On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 1:52 AM, Matthew Miller <mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org>wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 03:30:43PM +1000, Ankur Sinha wrote:
> > I stole the last few steps from the infra team. I think they have the
> > best and easiest join process. They create a fi-apperentice group and
> They have a great process, but it also requires someone dedicated to
> mentor the apprentices and do the status report queries. That is definitely
> awesome and I'd like to see more of it across Fedora, but I don't know how
> we can demand it of every sub-team.
I'm not really sure how it currently works on other teams, but maybe we
should have an ambassador assigned to every team? Maybe multiple
ambassadors to accommodate several timezones per sub-team? Am I wrong in
thinking that ambassadors should take up responsibility of a particular
team for fixed days in a given timezone if they're going to become
ambassadors? I understand people are only volunteers, but I feel not being
guided by a human when starting out really puts off newcomers. It would be
nice to have rosters of ambassadors/contributors mentoring newcomers at
specific periods of time.
Just an opinion :-)
On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 2:08 AM, Cory Hilliard <coryhilliard(a)gmail.com>wrote:
> Hello there,
> I think this group is exactly what I've been looking for. I've been a
> computer admin/web programmer for many years. Around 2003 I became
> interested and started using Linux. Through all that I fell in love with
> Open Source and Linux and am now half-way finished a 3 year CS program. I
> did this because I want my whole future to be wrapped up in contributing to
> Linux and Open Source. (Specifically Fedora).
Hi Cory! Welcome to the Fedora Project!
> There never seemed to be a visible entry door for people like me. You all
> seemed like a tight-knit group of "geeks" that had a secret knock or
> passageway to get in... and unless you knew them, you weren't invited.
> Entry is almost overwhelming. I don't know anything it seems. I've
> wanted to learn how to write an RPM, how to contribute, how to test... but
> the methods to do so are so confusing and so obscure, unless someone either
> explains it or you read a manual that is thicker than a New York phone
> book, you'll never know how.
> I read the irc chat you guys had. If you want an understanding from the
> viewpoint of an outsider. Please ask me. I'll tell you how huge the
> castle wall looks like.
I can totally understand. I'm very glad you've appeared on the mailing
list. I'm not sure if I should ask a newcomer about ways to improve his
experience, but I have a quick question for you: would you rather ask for a
less intensive join procedure (less forms to fill, less groups to join,
just a take-me-to-where-I-do-stuff) or would you rather ask for a guided
approach where someone tells you the stuff (ok, go to this page and fill
out these points, next fill out this form introducing yourself)?
It's probably a difficult question to answer, but what was the first thing
you tried to do when you decided you want to contribute to Fedora? What
were your first hurdles? How did you reach here?
I'm hoping to devote some time this summer trying to work out an easier way
for folk to involve with Fedora, I think your answers will come handy!
Thanks, hope to hear from you and help you onboard!
Adam and I could use some help staffing the Fedora table at North West
Linux Fest this weekend, especially on Sunday.
We both have talks on Sunday, Adam at 10-11 and me at 1:30-2:30.
Reply to me or this message, or sign up on the events page:
We could also use a Fedora presence at the Friday game night sponsored by
Fedora at Fox Hall.
Helping out will earn you "The Panda is In" badge, some cool swag and our
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Greetings to all from Uruguay.
Let me introduce myself (a couple of weeks delayed by some technical
issues, but now here I am). I’m very glad to become a new Fedora Ambassador
Some years ago I joined to the community of the Project in our country,
thanks to Xigatec and Ein, all while we organised FLISoL 2010 in Montevideo.
Since that time I have been organising and participating in several events
with the rest of the local FOSS communities .
I am currently living in a small city of our country (Fray Bentos, Rio
Negro), working on IT and studying for RHCE.
Last days I have been organising FLISoL, which will take place in one of
the three public high schools in the city. One of our goals will make a
link between teacher, students and the community, taking advantage of the
OLPC project in our country (Ceibal Project ).
In a few weeks I will be participating of FISL15, with the sponsorship of
Fedora. I’m sure it will be a nice opportunity to meet other Fedora
Contributors and talk a bit about our plans for Fedora in Uruguay.
Keep in touch.