In 2012, we did some outreach including the Santa tracker and various talks. As Cesium grows and more apps are written this year, we will have great opportunities for developer outreach to grow our user and contributor community.
In addition to what we’ve already been doing, here’s a few things on my mind:
- Cesium itself is very cool, but it’s killer apps that drive adoption. We need to highlight folks developing these apps, and build a gallery showcasing them (like the Santa tracker) as previously mentioned.
- Chrome Web Store - Post the next-generation Cesium Viewer (or really, just an incremental polished version) on the web store as a free app as another way for users to discover us.
- Chrome Experiments - A popular experiment can generate significant buzz.
- MDN Demo Studio - Similar to Chrome Experiments.
- Continue our blog with useful content, not marketing fluff.
- Create a Wikipedia page for Cesium.
- FOSS4G NA (May. MN) and/or FOSS4G (September. UK). I’d like to see presentations on general Cesium, CZML, our work with OpenLayers, and, of course, user success stories.
- SIGGRAPH (August. CA) - Several things in the works. TBA.
- GEOINT (October. FL), ITSEC (December. FL), and OSSI events. Ideas welcome.
- There are many other conferences like Where, OSCON, and Web3D. I’m curious to hear where folks think Cesium will have the most impact.
- Some types of publications are more useful than others for outreach, but (1) they are great for credibility and (2) they are fun. I’m really only in touch with the graphics literature, here’s a few I like:
- The Journal of Computer Graphics Techniques.
- The call for authors for GPU Pro 5 is open until March.
- It is not out of the question for Christophe and I to start another volume of OpenGL Insights, but nothing is planned.
- In addition, articles on HTML5Rocks and Mozilla Hacks (like NORAD Tracks Santa) would be cool.
Thoughts and other ideas?