A little over 2 years ago when we entered public beta, to drive traffic to the site and engage our then avid users we came up with the idea of scheduled chats where we picked an active "celebrity" in the Blender community, invited them to a chatroom and bombarded them with fun and interesting questions for an hour or so.
Granted this quickly failed for several reasons.
the site didn't have active moderators back then so we had to have a super mod sit in the room
we didn't have enough people participating (had to beg people from other rooms to join :)
With us becoming a permanent member of StackExchange and having a very active community and many chat regulars it's a good time for this to resurface. The two events we had were very successful and informative, we had Jonathan Williamson (author at CGCookie) and Campbell Barton (main Blender developer) lend us their time. Find the transcripts here scheduled-chat.
To bring this back better than before, here's what we want to know
- who should we interview next?
- thoughts as to how to make this a regular thing,
weeklyevery last friday interviews anyone?
- what we can do to ensure this becomes a thing and encourage our community to participate.
- should we center these around a theme, have different segments or just pop questions on the fly etc?