How to attract / acquire new talent
One of the point coming out of the Barcelona Community Summit 2019 was the need to attract new talent. This could be specifically developers but also broader: how do we maximize the change that people thinking about career moves or at the beginning of their career become aware of CiviCRM as an option.
From the past and from our technical background the "easy" answer is to target the Drupal/Joomla/Wordpress/Backdrop developers. That makes sense as they are already aware of our CMS. The downside is that we uphold our own limits? And also it is my personal belief that a CMS is a totally different kind of animal from a CRM. In our (Björn Endres from Systopia and me) search to do some marketing initiative in the Scandinavian marketplace we had a discussion with a marketing professional who gave the feedback that we should not look for CMS developers but developers that want to do social good and have an impact on the world as to him that was much more defining in our stories.
Anyway, this issue is really about collecting the ideas in the community on how to attract new talent, share experiences and see if there are chances of doing things together. Feedback highly appreciated!!