On 06/21/2018 04:51 PM, James Thornber wrote:
I'd like to join your team, as it seems really interesting! :)
Hi James, thanks for introducing yourself here on the CommOps mailing list!
Why are you interested in contributing to Fedora?
I like the fact that Fedora ships cutting-edge but very stable
products, and it seems like a really nice community. I've only
recently been seriously interested in linux, and I've built my own
PC and only running Fedora28 workstation on it. I've been using
HP-UX, and more recently RHEL and CentOS at work, so my home pc is
my play-pit to be able to keep ahead of new linux packages, and try
things out that I don't have time to do at work really!
I think for many of us volunteering on Fedora, this is what got us
interested in Fedora in the first place. The balance between cutting
edge and stability has always been what has brought and kept me running
Why are you interested in contributing to CommOps?
To me it's about people; it's the people that make a community and
that's a huge part in what I think helps make Fedora successful.
I'd like to help to be able to shine a light on interesting
packages/technology that's in the dev-pipeline for upcoming
releases, or showing people how others use Fedora. I think also
because I can't code to save my life then I see CommOps as being a
better fit for me, and my skills i.e. i'm much more of a people
Awesome – the storytelling is one of the hardest things to explain and
describe, but I also think it's one of the most important. We always
need help sharing and communicating some of the interesting things
happening in the Fedora community each release.
Do you have any experience in open source or online communities?
I'm an admin for a couple of genealogical DNA groups, does that count?
Any experience working with online communities is helpful. :-)
What parts of CommOps were interesting to you?
Helping to support different teams, communicating relevant info to a
wider audience, meeting interesting people and helping them to share
a story or information, and aligning this to technology that
supports the community as a whole. I'm quite happy planning, and
organising things too :)
This is really what the non-technical parts of CommOps are all about.
They can also be the most challenging. What makes CommOps different from
Fedora Marketing is that instead of looking at users or people outside
of the Fedora community, CommOps looks inside the community: the people
working and contributing to the community. It's a large community and
comes with many unique challenges with its size and diversity of teams
New ideas are always welcome and appreciated, because sometimes we can't
always see all the angles on how to best approach this either.
Do you have any questions for us? How can we help /you/ get
I can see that you have some tasks in pageur without an assignee, if
you would like me to get involved in one of those tasks then I'm
more than happy to - just email me; if you feel I'd be better
suited in a different team then please feel free to signpost me :)
Thanks for being proactive and taking a look at Pagure. In various open
source projects and definitely Fedora, the motive is less about being
assigned work and dutifully fulfilling it as requested – this is more
like a day-job. :-) For a project you are spending your free time on,
you should work on things that are actually interesting or fun for you
to work on and spend time on.
So I would reverse the question and ask: of the things you noticed, are
there any things you are interested in working on? What things made you
curious? Of those things, what can we do to help you get started? We
want to help you be successful in working on things you enjoy doing too.
Thanks again for introducing yourself here on the list. And thanks for
your patience on a reply too! Hope to see you in Pagure or stop by at
our next meeting on Monday.
Justin W. Flory