New OpenSUSE Community Manager – Joe Brockmeier

by Mark on February 4, 2008

Apparently the role of community managers is one of the coolest jobs around. Jono Bacon’s one for Ubuntu, andOpenSUSE Jeff Waugh did an awesome job before that. Jay Pipes does a nice job for MySQL. Dawn Foster is the community manager that "powers" community managers at Jive Software who makes wicked-cool collaborative software. 

Glyn penned an article about the proliferation of community managers. In his article he mentions Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier is the new openSUSE Community Manager.

In his inaugural address to the OpenSUSE community Joe sets the following agenda:

Iím also going to be focusing my attention on getting the word out about openSUSE to more potential users, and trying to bring in more new users to openSUSE Linux. And by ďnew users,Ē I donít mean people switching from another Linux distro ó if someone is using another distro and is happy with Linux, thatís great. I want to reach the masses of Windows users who are looking for a better computing platform, and find ways to address their needs with Linux.

Joe’s a real good guy. I met him this fall at the Ohio LinuxFest and I admired his work as the Editor-in-Chief of Linux Magazine. I think he will be a great asset to the OpenSUSE community. Congrats, Joe.

Update: Sorry Joe about the initial misspelling of your name. It’s been added to my spell checker. 

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Zonker February 4, 2008 at 10:37 pm

Mark, thanks much for the kind words, much appreciated.

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