Request to join as a developer
by Charalampos Mitrodimas
My name is Charalampos Mitrodimas, a compiler engineer from Greece.
I've been using Fedora for more than three years now and I'd like to get involved
in the development of the Fedora Project.
I have already registered an account and I can enter Pagure, can you please guide
me through the next steps?
I'm also pasting my GitHub profile in-case it's relevant for approving: https://github.com/charmitro
Introduction - Brian Carey
by Brian Carey
I'm Brian, 32 years of age and I come from the beautiful west coast of Ireland. Currently working as a software engineer and living in Dublin, Ireland. Interests (outside of tech) include photography, rugby, cooking, reading, coffee, casual gaming & taking my cat, Toddy, for walks.
I have been trying to remember when I first came across the Fedora project. I think it was about 8 or 9 years ago while I was working at my first company - all of the workstations had CentOS 6 installed which was nice and stable but I was looking for something with fresher packages and my search quickly led me to Fedora. I have been pretty much using Fedora as my main OS since then. These days I'm running a number of Fedora variants here at home including Silverblue, Workstation, Server and ARM. Fedora has allowed me to learn so much over the years and that is one of the reasons why I want to contribute back.
My day job involves working with the KubeVirt community as one of the CI maintainers for the project so I do have some experience working with open source software communities. Most of my previous work has been focused around the areas of CI/CD, Automation, Tooling and Infrastructure (including production cloud and bare-metal environments). I am also reasonably comfortable with Go, Rust and Python. I would be interested in contributing to Fedora in these areas but also in other areas of the project such as Docs and QA.
For communication platforms, I have experience using mailing lists and I find them quite useful. No strong feelings towards any chat platforms really. I have joined Matrix so you should be able to find me there(brianmcarey).
Initially I would be looking to commit to about 4 hours a week and depending on how that goes maybe increase it over time. If anyone has a good first issue which they think might be a nice fit for me after that brief introduction, please let me know. For now, I am going to join a few of the relevant mailing lists & matrix rooms to get a better idea of the processes and how the community works together.