Hi Drew! Sorry for the late response to you too, I'm catching up on my
inbox now. ;)
On 04/25/2016 11:01 AM, Drew Meigs wrote:
Hi, everyone. I am new to this community and wanted to take a minute
introduce myself. My name is Drew and I have used Linux off and on for
about eight years or so. My background is in Debian-based systems, but I
think I am quickly getting the hang of Fedora. I am looking forward to
working with this community, as I feel like this is really what I was
missing when I was trying to get involved with Debian.
Welcome aboard to Fedora CommOps, Drew! We're glad to have you here.
Having a background in Debian will definitely be useful for you to get
started. As someone who was once in the same boat, I think CommOps is a
really cool place to contribute as there's not quite anything like it in
many other open source projects, so it's a new way people can contribute
to open source in general.
Hopefully someday soon we might see more teams like CommOps pop up
across other open source projects too!
Though I am not as technically-minded as the developers, my
is in IT and I (at one point) taught people to use their software. So
while I may never be skilled enough to volunteer with the packagers and
other developers, I feel I can still bring something to this community.
I have the ability to take complicated tasks and break them down into
either more manageable tasks or instructions for those who don't
understand the initial information.
I think this is another important point worth noting too. Packaging and
developing software in Fedora is one of the most obvious ways of
contributing to an open source project, and it is definitely one of the
most vital aspects too. However, it is *not* the only meaningful way for
someone to contribute to the project. Across Fedora, there are several
sub-projects that are not heavy on programming, such as the Ambassadors,
Marketing, Design, and sometimes CommOps too.
In short, even if writing up beautiful, sleek code isn't quite in your
skillset, there are without a doubt plenty of ways you can contribute
and make a mark in open source projects like Fedora. I'm looking forward
to seeing what you help with and choose to get involved in, and we want
to help *you* with every step along the way!
With that being said, I feel like I could be an asset on this team. I
willing to give pretty much every aspect a try, but what I really like
at face value is the idea of the hubs, the wiki and anything that has to
do with the "internal communications" section of the wiki page. I would
like to help bring the community together in any way that I can.
I look forward to working with you all,
So it was mentioned earlier in this thread, but obviously the best place
to start is with the wiki page, which I think you have already found
If you can make it to today's meeting (in about twenty minutes from
right now), that's one of the best ways to get involved and participate
with the team too. However, we realize there a lot of people from
different timezones and dayjobs too. So if you are unable to make the
meeting, check out the tickets in the CommOps Trac and see if any tasks
here look exciting or interesting to you. Contact the ticket filer,
owner, or leave a comment in the ticket itself if some extra help is
needed. More often than not, especially here, others would be glad to
help someone else get involved with a ticket.
Hope all this info is useful to you, Drew. Welcome aboard, officially,
to CommOps, and if you have any questions for anything, don't be afraid
to drop a line to the mailing list!
Justin W. Flory