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Arvixe ocPortal community liaison position

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Hi all,

Arvixe (our web hosting partner) is looking for a new community liaison for ocPortal (the predecessor, who did a great job, is too busy to continue).

This is a part-time job (a few hours a week) that pays you some money but also helps us improve our ocPortal proposition and puts even more value on going with our recommended webhost (i.e. Arvixe).

The job involves:
  • Writing tutorials for ocPortal, first published on the Arvixe blog (later on they will be folded into the ocPortal documentation too)
  • Manning the Arvixe support boards
  • Maintaining a presence on the ocPortal forums (i.e. here)

People applying should have a track record of being active in the ocPortal community (e.g. be able to demonstrate they have picked up some points here), and be able to write decent documentation (clear and well structured, accessible to new users, with good grammar and spelling).

To be clear, this is a role with Arvixe rather than ocProducts, but it's a role that helps all of us. In particular it's allowing us to really grow out the amount of ocPortal documentation. Arvixe has been a great partner to us.

Whoever takes on the role can email me directly to ask for rough notes on how to do something, plus I am often putting up notes onto the community documentation and ocPortal tracker (set "ocPortal documentation" project in the top right), as I notice things that would make good tutorials.
(Actually I'd recommend others also contribute notes or ideas because it's a great way for us to support users who don't necessarily have the budget to pay directly for our official support service.)
Through this, there's lots of ideas and source material for putting new tutorials together.
Of course, we don't want any tutorials out that already have been covered on Arvixe by Steve Jarvis or are already well-covered in the official ocPortal tutorials.
Additionally, ideas can be found by looking to see what questions people are asking on both the ocPortal and Arvixe forums. Preferably ones that help more than just one user of course ;).

If you're interested please drop me an email.

Last edit: by Chris Graham

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  • If so, please let others know about ocPortal whenever you see the opportunity.
  • If my reply is too Vulcan or expressed too much in business-strategy terms, and not particularly personal, I apologise. As a company & project maintainer, time is very limited to me, so usually when I write a reply I try and make it generic advice to all readers. I'm also naturally a joined-up thinker, so I always express my thoughts in combined business and technical terms. I recognise not everyone likes that, don't let my Vulcan-thinking stop you enjoying ocPortal on fun personal projects.
  • If my response can inspire a community tutorial, that's a great way of giving back to the project as a user.
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