LoCo Directory – Useful if kept up to date
We now have this fantastic all in one place information on teams, global and local events. It makes finding information for everyone a lot easier. It’s come on a long way and looks rather pretty also and is still being worked on there are bugs logged for some issues so with every week there are new improvements coming.
What I have noticed however is the amount of teams there on the LD with not up to date information, no wiki page listed, no mailing list, no website, no IRC channel listed or any information about themselves and in many cases most of the teams are providing this help. We need you to update your information, that’s either through your team leader, point of contact or you have admins set up on launchpad who can edit the loco directory, if you see your team has other resources that are not listed there PLEASE ASK OF YOUR TEAM TO ADD IT!
This morning there were 69 teams listed on the LD with no fix abode 🙂 they had no country listed against them. I’ve gone in and added them all, bar 5 which I need help on. In the LD Language is a mandatory field, I’ve added the one language against each team, you can select more, PLEASE SELECT MORE if you have more than one language in your team.
Think of the directory from a new persons point of view a yellow pages of information they can access. If someone was in your area and wanted to learn more about your team, that information should be visible. They shouldn’t have to join a mailing list or an IRC channel just to find out where your wiki page is located.
Also a really handy tool for people who are travelling is they can view the LD and see if there are any events going on in the area so they can drop by and say hi.
After spending some time on wikpedia and learning a lot about other countries and their languages I was able to reduce the list to following 5
*edit: All teams are now listed under a country! including the 5 homeless ones above! See I won’t be beaten! 🙂