Ahmad Fattahi

On Users' Communities

Blog Post created by Ahmad Fattahi Employee on Dec 8, 2010

We have been having a good time in OSIsoft vCampus Community for the past two years. Thanks to every single community member (read "you"!) who has made OSIsoft vCampus a vibrant and progressive "developers' community".


Now that our beloved vCampus is beyond infancy, we can start thinking about a parallel and complementary world. Once in a while we see questions and comments in the forums where we need some feedback and/or exposure from end-users of our products as developers. This brings me to the main point of this post.


What do you think of creating a parallel universe in the virtual world in which end users and PI System administrators get to participate, respond to inquiries, bring up their concerns, and get exposure to the world of developers? Would that be of interest to our community? How do you think the relationship between the two should be? Would it help nourish vCampus as the provider of solutions to the actual end users? Do you see it as a win-win for developers and end users? Isn't it time to bring end users and PI System administrators with similar strategic interests under one umbrella, as OSIsoft vCampus has done for PI developers community?


Please share your thoughts!