There was a discussion on the mailing list about communications, and I chimed in with a “LOPSA sucks at communications”, followed by a little naive rant about how LOPSA should be using social channels. At which point Matt Simmons sniped me with a, “Hey, sounds like you want to help out!”
I had spent the last year or two trying to breath life into a network/sysadmin group in the geographic area near me. I really tried. I was unable to find a single person (in my geo area) who was willing to passionately jump in and help pull the sled in the tractor-pull. I learned a lot while trying (and I mean that in a positive way.) Anyway, I’m ceasing my efforts on a local chapter; I wasn’t spending a lot of time, but I’m going to use the little bit of time I was spending to . . .
Volunteer to help LOPSA!
Turns out that LOPSA has a functioning social media setup based around HootSuite. All that was really needed was another pair of hands to pull the levers and spins the knobs.
Hey, this monkey can do that! ook ook OOK!
…and, maybe there’s something you too can do to help LOPSA? :)
Update Feb 2015: LOPSA social media 9 months in.