On 03/09/2016 02:32 PM, Jessica Mack wrote:
Hi, my name is Jessica (I also go by Jess) and I'd like to work
My interests are web scraping, documentation, analytics, web development, and security.
This is my first time working with Fedora, though not open source. I have made
contributions to Wikipedia and Ceph.
I'm also an active member of my local branch of Code for America, and a fan of FOSS
I look forward to working with you all!
Hi Jess! We already talked in IRC yesterday, but I figured replying to
the email as well couldn't hurt either.
That's awesome to hear you've had some past experience with Wikipedia
and Ceph! So you'll be coming in with a little bit of past experience.
What kind of conferences have you been to before?
You probably remember the "short-term" and "long-term" kinds of things
mentioned in IRC. I'll briefly go over them again just so you have a
place to refer to other than our IRC conversation.
== Getting Started ==
In terms of things you can get started with right away, I would first
look at our "Join" page and look over the process listed there. This is
the documented pathway towards becoming an official CommOps contributor
and there are things you can begin working on now to help introduce you
to the Fedora community and become a little more familiar with how we
== Farther down in the future ==
Your interests with data and web development are both definitely things
that can be used! If you've had a chance to look over the CommOps wiki
page, you may have noticed a "Toolbox" section towards the bottom that
has a list of all the "hot tools" that we have available for completing
some of our tasks.
I'd recommend taking a brief look over that and see if anything looks
familiar. These tools are very powerful and useful, and you may remember
when I linked fellow CommOpser Bee's blog post where she analyzed
Fedora's participation at the FOSDEM conference in Europe from 2014 to 2016.
This is a great example of the things that are possible with the tools
we have available now.
Additionally, from a more web development side of things, Fedora Hubs is
the big, upcoming project that is in progress for 2016. It's a tool that
aims to integrate all of the different areas and pieces of Fedora
together into a single, federated platform. You can read more about it
on the wiki and scroll the repository on Pagure for more info on getting
started using it.
Hubs is a fairly big project, so don't feel intimidated to jump in on
everything all at once. Small steps is the best for you to ease your way
into contributing, and starting with the Join page linked above is the
best place to start with this.
Hope this helps! Happy to have you aboard here on CommOps. If you have
any questions about anything, feel free to ask!
Justin W. Flory