GeekOut 365 has been live for over a week now, and so far people seem to really like it. We’ve received some great feedback via email and Twitter, and I've even found myself using it to locate old BriForum videos that were difficult to track down before.
Now that we've got the launch out of the way, we're focused on tweaking the site and finding more content, and we want your help with both. We're compiling a list of changes we'd like to make, so if you have any suggestions for how to make the site better, we'd love to hear them. You can email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
More importantly, we need content! We've already got a session or two lined up for the next release, including new material from Jack and I, but we always want more. If you want to contribute, we'd love to hear what you have in mind.
How to contribute
There's really no need to bring surveys into this since we can add content whenever we want, so we're going to take a less formal approach this time around and simply ask that you email Jack or I with:
- The session title
- A short abstract
- Your name
- Your title
- Your company
- Your phone number
Our goal is to have the next sessions chosen by Friday, August 18th, for release sometime in September after the VMworld craziness dies down, so if you're the kind of a person that needs a deadline, use that date. However, you can always email us with ideas and we’ll figure out the logistics as they come in.
What content are we looking for?
We're interested in anything that aligns with End User Computing, which could mean desktop virtualization, enterprise mobility, identity, public cloud platforms, security, performance, best practices, monitoring, IoT, and much more. Basically, if you're a reader of this site and it's interesting to you, odds are it will be interesting to us.
If you’ve submitted sessions to other big shows like Citrix Synergy or VMworld that weren’t accepted, run them by us. Like it or not, those shows are run by vendors, and the number of independent sessions they can accept are limited. Since GeekOut 365 is independent and constantly running year-round, we can showcase more community content.
Can vendors submit?
As usual, we have our eye out for sessions from people that work for vendors with content that aligns closely with what the vendor sells, so if you think your "Why Active Directory is scary and you shouldn't use it" article is great, we may disagree when we see that you work for Bob's House of IDaaS. Employees of vendors can contribute, but there has to be clear separation between the content of the session and what the vendor sells.
What is GeekOut 365 anyway?
If you haven't checked out GeekOut 365 yet, get over there and check it out! You can click the link at the top of this site, or head to GeekOut365.com.
GeekOut 365 is a video platform focused on providing the EUC community with independent content led by experts from around the world. The content comes from members of the community, not from corporate marketing departments. GeekOut 365 features real-world EUC information from people that use these products every single day.
Of course, we have sponsors, but we've taken the time to make sure that the material they submit is of value to the audience as well. Our sponsors, NVIDIA, Nerdio, and Pure Storage have worked with us to produce content that meant to be engaging and spur conversations.
From top to bottom, GeekOut 365 is the kind of site WE would like to use, and we think you'll like it, too.