Oracle Mix: The next 100 days
By tbonnema on Oct 23, 2009
As I'm sure you know by now, we're back from Oracle OpenWorld 2009 and are now focusing our attention on Mix yet once again.
Over the coming 100 days, we'd like to give Mix a major push. This includes (but probably won't be limited to) the following:
- Rolling out several ready-to-go features which we didn't get a chance to deploy in time for OpenWorld
- Implementing a few important infrastructure changes (we'll talk about those in more detail later)
- Cleaning up our backlog of bugfixes and minor improvements
- Revamping our feedback management process
- Updating the Mix roadmap as we head into 2010 (and get started on implementing the first few iterations)
Especially with regard to this last piece, we'd like ask for your help. Following our efforts earlier this year to solicit input from our key group admins, we want you to tell us where you want us to take Mix in the next year.
When Mix launched in 2007, it didn't come fully baked. It was a prototype of something potentially much bigger, but the feature set we've managed to implement since then is still lacking behind what most people expect from a social network today (Facebook, LinkedIn and Xing being prominent sites Mix is commonly being compared to).
So with that, why don't you tell us where you want Mix to be headed? What's your biggest gripe? Where do you see the most promising usecases? We'll figure out a way to capture and organize this feedback in a more structure way, but for now please go ahead an leave us a comment here. If you've already made a feature request or posted an idea for improvement on Mix, please make sure you link to it so people can follow up.
Thank you, and enjoy your weekend!