Request for CollaborationToday Curators

CollaborationToday has become a key place to stay updated on all ICS platforms. In an exciting year for Domino, Connections and Portal we would like to expand the small team currently curating blog posts. We want to make sure posts are specifically relevant to our community and provide best value to those using the site. The effort required is minimal, reviewing and creating an entry with brief details and publishing. So if you're interested in helping out, please contact Oliver Busse or one of the other board members via social media or via the OpenNTF Slack channels.

Part of the improvements we made last year to minimise the effort required was auto-tweeting of content posted there to the CollaborationToday Twitter Stream. Those stopped running for a while, but have been re-enabled now. These pick up RSS feeds for particular areas of focus, so if you want to stay updated on specific areas via a feed reader, you can use URLs in the format of https://collaborationtoday.info/ct.nsf/feed.xsp?filter=appdevweb. The filter can be found by clicking on one of the categories in the right-hand menu of CollaborationToday.

If there are other HCL products that it would be useful for CollaborationToday to cover blog posts for, and you have a specific expertise in that area, we are open to adding categories for those too.

Watch a short intro to how to moderate articles on CollaborationToday.info here.


New Channels on OpenNTF Slack

Following this week's announcement about the end of Watson Workspace, the various members of the community asked for channels relating to IBM Collaboration Solutions / Collaborative Workflow Platforms technologies to be set up in OpenNTF Slack community. So following consultation we have channels for Connections on premises, Connections Cloud, Sametime, Domino admin, Domino dev and IBM Domino Mobile Apps. If you want to join, you can at https://slackin.openntf.org/ and then access the channels at https://openntf.slack.com.

For XPages there was already a separate community at https://xpages.slack.com/ and there are no plans to bring that thriving area into OpenNTF channels at this time. If you're working on XPages and are not yet in that chat, you can join by going to https://xpages-slack.herokuapp.com/.

If you're a new joiner and new to Slack, click on the word "Channels" and you get a list of channels you can choose from. Once you click on one, you're only browsing the content and will not yet get joined to it. To join the channel, click the link at the bottom of the chat. Clicking on the star under the bold channel name at the top of a chat adds it to your Starred channels. We would recommend everyone to click on their name, go to "Profile & Account" and set a display name. That ensures an understandable name appears when you ask questions.

It's great to see more IBM Champions already joining OpenNTF's slack and I'm sure this will help the breadth of conversation appearing in the general and random channels, as well as improving the excellent feedback members can get.