Hello all, there isn’t really a place for this so, into the Users category it goes…
I have had this discussion a bunch of times with different people, but can we please try and get the brand out there. I appreciate at events “everyone knows Ubuntu” but in reality, if you’re getting people over to your stand to ask what Laptop they should buy, or whether the latest LTS works or not, that is fully skewing your metrics.
At the event last week, Ansible had “Ansible, by Redhat” on their stand. If you’re that determined to get Ubuntu in there at least work the platform name in there somehow. Its such a slog trying to sell platform no one has heard of and could spend 3 days at an event and still haven’t heard of. Sure you’re selling a story, not a product, but not having anything to google afterwards, makes the challenge all the more tricky.
Secondly, I like whats happened to the website, and I appreciate its a work in progress as things diverge into new site vs old site.
One thing I’d like people to think about when reorganising stuff, and I appreciate I come at this purely from a big data angle, not any other way, but when I go to Cloudera for example, Hadoop barely gets a mention, but Products and even more so, Solutions, all get mentions. Now, I know we’re not yet in the best place to advertise solutions, but we’re not far off. Can we try and come up with a way for people to buy solutions. We can do better at Spicule to provide solutions, and I feel you guys can do a better job in providing people who are “just browsing” rather than looking for Juju specific stuff, in guiding them to these solutions as we make them available. We need to drive people more effectively.