[Ambassadors] Fwd: Request for mentor

Jose Manimala josemanimala at gmail.com
Fri Jul 9 00:16:54 UTC 2010

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From: Aaron Faanes <dafrito at gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 12:13 PM
Subject: Request for mentor
To: wiki <wiki at lists.fedoraproject.org>

Hello all,

I've already contributed a bit, but as I was reading Mike McGrath's
"How to be a successful contributor" Wiki article[1], I realized that
I hadn't really introduced myself. I also realized that I'd like a
sponsor/mentor. This is my attempt to remedy both of those. ;)

First of all, some quick facts[2]: My name is Aaron Faanes. My FAS
account and IRC nick is dafrito. I live in the central timezone.

I've been using *nix in some form for the past few years. I ran
FreeBSD a few years ago, then Ubuntu for about a year. I saw a talk by
Greg Kroah-Hartman that praised Fedora and Red Hat for their
commitment to upstream, so I switched and have been using it almost
exclusively ever since.

I'm a jack-of-all-trades sort of person. I've got a few years of
coding experience (python, java, lua, bash, javascript) working on the
tooling/docs/support side of things. Consequently, I feel like I could
have posted this sponsor request to the test, docs, and websites
mailing lists all with similar levels of enthusiasm.

However, I decided to request a wiki mentor since the wiki seems to be
where I've found my groove. I've done some writing[3], some template
work[4], and I'd be interested to continue that work. I've also made
some suggestions (some good, some not-so-good ;) ), and I'd like to
work with a sponsor to guide me towards the ideas that have consensus
and interest. I've also had an interest in being an admin for the
Wiki, so a sponsor could help see if I'm up for that task as well.

I'd like to start small. I feel like there's a tendency, at least for
myself, to dive into too much and get overwhelmed, so I feel like a
sponsor would help ensure that things don't get too crazy. As far as
timing is concerned, I can commit two to three afternoons (10-15
hours) a week.

Thank you for your consideration,
Aaron Faanes

[1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_be_a_successful_contributor
[2] For some more information: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Dafrito
[3] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Dafrito
[4] Templates that I've worked on:
 * https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Template:Infobox_package
 * https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Template:Infobox_group
 * https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Template:Delete
wiki mailing list
wiki at lists.fedoraproject.org

Kind Regards
Jose M Manimala(ജൊസ് മനിമല)
Ph: +64221033100
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