A new guide for newbies

Gerard Ryan mail.gerardryan at gmail.com
Fri Nov 26 21:51:07 UTC 2010

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On 11/26/2010 04:24 PM, Eric "Sparks" Christensen wrote:
> On 11/24/2010 11:28 AM, Dilip P Kumasi wrote:
>> Hello Everyone.
>> I am a newbie, and unfortunately, have been a newbie for a very long
>> time now. The two biggest hurdles that are stopping me from making any
>> progress are
>> 1. I am afraid I might break something
> I wouldn't be afraid of breaking anything.  Our source repositories have
> the ability to roll back any changes that were made.
>> 2. I can't figure out where I can fit in the docs team.
> I haven't seen you in the Docs IRC room or at any of the meetings.  Have
> you been interacting with other members?  I wonder what your interests
> are and if those interests could translate into work in an existing
> guide or a new guide.
>> To solve the first problem, I want to ask if it is possible to start a
>> "Hello World" doc: A doc meant exclusively for newbies, that never gets
>> published for any release, where everyone is welcome to jump in and get
>> comfortable with the process without worrying about breaking something. 
> I like this idea.  Of course you could do this on your own by generating
> a guide, new or existing, on your own computer.
>> Can this be done?
> If you would like to have a git repository to experiment with I'm sure
> that can be arranged.  Otherwise you can create and build your own
> guides on your computer using Publican.
>> --Dilip 
> --Eric
Hi Dilip and welcome!

I also like the idea of people creating a sandbox doc so they can get
comfortable with all the different tools. This could be done using a
fedorapeople account I think, since that now has git support. [0]

As Eric said though, I think the best first step to really get involved
would be to get onto the #fedora-docs IRC channel. If you don't already
use IRC, this [1] should help!

[0] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/fedorapeople.org
[1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_use_IRC

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