New website and some questions for you
Aug, 06 mei
As you can see we renewed our website. The previous one was a bit hard to maintain, and we believe with this website we can communicate even easier. This also implies we no longer have our own registration system. From now on we will use EventBrite as a registration tool. Shouldn’t be a problem, but if you do experience once feel free to contact us.
There’s a few things we like to tell/ask you
In theory we can use this website for a lot more than posting events. Obviously this is our main reason of existence, and that’s where our main focus will be. Where we try to get better event after event.
But on the other hand we have a nice creative community of 1200+ people and it might be interesting to “do something more” with this. We tried in the past with a forum, but this doesn’t seem to work anymore.
Right now we think becoming a knowledge center for the creative industry is a better plan. This implies we collect information from our 6 Special Interest Groups (SIG’s) and store it on our website. As a reminder, these are our SIG’S: design, print, web, photo, video and enterprise. All these SIG’s have one or more leader, which you can find on the contactpage.
But collecting and maintaining content is not something we can do ourselves, and therefore we we’re asking you. If you think you are the right person to collect, write and maintain content in a specific SIG, please send an email to the corresponding SIG leader with Steven and/or Bart in cc. We are looking for 1 or more content managers per SIG.
We expect you to keep an eye on things and if you find content that suits your SIG, post it to the website. A link and a bit of explanation will do. But obviously you can write full posts as well: give your opinion, insights, maybe interview some people, showoff work of fellow AUG members, .. you’re in control. As far as we are concerned, you can write in English, Dutch or French.
We need sponsors
Let’s tell it how it is. To run the user group we need funds. The last couple of years have been tough, we’re still making up for some investments of the past. Please remind we’re all volunteers, no one ever earned 1 single euro. In contrary, we usually have to spend some of our own money to make things happening and worse we can’t even give our speakers a thank you present.
We’re not wining though, but to keep doing what we do we still need some money. No, we’re not funded by Adobe (they’re a sponsor like any other sponsor), we have to find our own means. We can’t thank the sponsors of the last 2 years enough (yes that’s you iDA Media Foundry, Xerox, Catena, De Bie, Combell), but have to find new funds as well to keep things going.
That’s about it.
Oh, don’t forget to follow us on twitter as well: @augbe
Thanks for being an AUG member and have a nice day!