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The Fedora Mentors program allows new Fedora contributors to work together with seasoned developers, authors, translators, testers, and other experienced contributors. If you are simply seeking help but don't desire to contribute to Fedora, you might want to look to our other resources to get help .
If you haven't yet chosen how you would like to contribute, you should check the Join page for ideas. Alternatively, you can talk to a mentor to see where your skills can be put to the best use.
Finding a Mentor
Some quick tips for finding the right mentor for you:
- Do your homework. Please spend some time looking around the wiki before you ask for help. The more homework you do, the happier your mentor will be to work with you.
- Choose a mentor with the right expertise. All of the mentors list their areas of knowledge. If you're not sure what you need help with, any mentor should be able to lead you in the right direction.
- Choose a mentor who is available when you need them. There are Fedora Mentors all over the globe to help you, and they all post their general hours of availability -- but you won't get any help if the mentor you choose is asleep.
- Ask for help on IRC. If you need immediate help, you can usually find a mentor in http://freenode.net . on
Clicking a mentor's name will bring up their personal wiki page, which should contain the necessary contact information and a bit about that person, which may help you decide if they are the right mentor for you.
|Shakthi Kannan||Packaging, Processes||-|
Documentation & Translation
|PatrickBarnes||Getting started with Marketing and Distribution, event organization||-|
Find your Regional Mentor here.
|MairinDuffy||Help with icon/web/print design, GIMP/Inkscape/Scribus/Blender usage, advice & idea bouncing :), design critiques||-|
Desktop and Interface Design
|MairinDuffy||UI design critique & advice for application or web page developers||-|
|SatishMohan||Usability / User Experience||-|
|DamienDurand||Usability / User Experience / Testing||-|
|MarcWiriadisastra||Getting started as a mentor, taking advantage of the Mentors Program||-|
|PatrickBarnes||Getting started as a mentor, taking advantage of the Mentors Program||-|
On the Wiki
|PatrickBarnes||Writing wiki pages, the Fedora wiki, what to work on||-|
|DamienDurand||Writing wiki pages, the Fedora wiki, what to work on||-|
|ChitleshGoorah||Writing wiki pages, the Fedora wiki, what to work on||-|
|FabianAffolter||Writing wiki pages, the Fedora wiki, what to work on||-|
|Ian Weller||Wiki syntax and templating||-|
Volunteer to be a Mentor
Interested in volunteering to be a mentor? Check out the NewMentors page.
If a mentor helps you, it's extremely important to let other people know it. The best way to do that is by offering a rave review.
If you'd like to rave about a mentor, please send a quick note to rave-review at fedoraproject dot org, telling us who the mentor was, and how they helped you. The Mentors team will then update the wiki with your rave review.
Please join the Fedora mentors mentors mailing list.
Once you have joined this list, you may get in contact with mentors here. Much of the help that the mentors provide is also reported here.
You can find http://freenode.net.on
The Fedora Mentors meet every other Sunday @ 16:00 UTC in IRC, in on Freenode. Please come and join us to help provide a better mentoring experience for our up and coming contributors.
Our meeting information, next meeting, archives, etc., is available on our Mentors Meetings page.
Logs of our meetings can be found in the Archive