UPDATE: This thread was originally in the staff forum, but has been moved into the open to get more feedback from the community.
UPDATE: I think it’s worth talking about what I do, and thus what my successor would also need to do. It isn’t a lot, to be fair, but will need someone to keep an eye on these things.
- look after the birminghamio and builtinbrum Twitter accounts (I don’t do much with them, to be fair, so if you’re someone that knows how to get the most out of social media, then go for it).
- accept new members into the Free Code Camp group on Facebook (this is a casual way of advertising the forum to local members of the Free Code Camp).
- look after the birmingham.io domain name (renewal once every 2 years or so, funded by donations)
- keep the forum software up to date (this is mostly automated, via a click of a button, but occasionally you’ll need to ssh into the server)
- look after the birminghamio GitHub team (again, not much to do here, just accept relevant pull requests)
- and some other bits (which I’ll update when I remember them)
- keep an eye on the freelancers’ spreadsheet
With my move to Worcester due to take place in just over a month, and the fact that I’ve been pretty withdrawn from the community at large for a while now anyway, I think my time as the administrator of this community is coming to an end.
I’m keen on continuing to be a part of the community, and - as weird as this might sound - the fact that I won’t be in Brum any more will probably force me to become a bit more active (where I can), but I think I’ve done as much as I can for this community, and think it’s time for someone else to take the reins.
I’m not sure I ready for this to become public knowledge yet, as I’d rather name my successor first - but herein lies the issue - I don’t know who should take over.
So, what I’m looking for are some suggestions. If you yourself fancy taking over, let me know. If you can think of someone else who might be suitable, put their name forward.