Building a large(r) SUMO community

David Tenser


We’ve been thinking a lot lately about creative ways to grow the SUMO community. Of course, this has constantly been hot topic within the SUMO team since we really depend on a vibrant community in order to be successful. More recently, Seth from the evangelism team has added to the think pool with his incredible coolness and wisdom. One idea that has come up a few times now is to launch a contest (yep, yet another one!) that would encourage people to contribute and have fun at the same time, while competing for glory and fame.

Let’s say we’d launch a contest about creating videos (also known as screencasts) for the most popular Firefox support articles. Those who created the best screencasts would see their videos used in the knowledge base articles, get credited for it, and why not also awarded with e.g. a cool Firefox 3 t-shirt? Maybe we could even award the best overall video with a grand prize?

We’re really just brainstorming here. If you’re interested in SUMO or perhaps already involved with the project, we’d love to hear your thoughts on this! The basic idea is to drive more participation, improve the content on SUMO, and have fun at the same time. The thing is that Firefox 3 will be released pretty soon now, so if we were to launch such a contest, we’d have to do it sooner rather than later. What do you think?