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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 aren't looking to contribute to Fedora, but are simply seeking help, 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:
1. Do some 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. 1. 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. 1. 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. 1. Ask for help on IRC. If you need immediate help, you can usually find a mentor in #fedora-mentors on freenode .
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.
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.
|For Regular Users|
|[wiki:Self:DocsProject Documentation & Translation]|
|KarstenWade||Documentation, FLOSS contributing||-|
|PaulWFrields||How to get started with Docs, using DocBook XML with Emacs, how to write better||-|
|BartCouvreur||Translation (Software, Docs, Wiki)||-|
|DimitrisGlezos||Documentation, translation, wiki/websites||-|
|FabianAffolter||Translation (Software, Wiki), especially for german constributors||-|
|[wiki:Self:BugZappers Bug Triage]|
|AlexMaier||All things marketing, branding, copy writing, event organization||-|
|PatrickBarnes||Getting started with Marketing and Distribution, event organization||-|
|ThomasChung||Fedora Ambassadors Membership Service, FedoraEvents, Fedora Wiki||-|
|ChitleshGoorah||Fedora Ambassadors Membership Service, Ambassador assistance, Fedora Wiki||-|
|JoergSimon||event organization, Ambassador assistance, producing high quality SWAG||-|
|FabianAffolter||Fedora Ambassadors Membership Service, FedoraEvents, Wiki||-|
|ArmelKermorvant||Fedora Ambassadors Membership Service, Ambassador assistance, Hardware Compatibility Support||-|
|DianaFong||All things visual: graphics, layout, color usage...etc.||-|
|MairinDuffy||Help with icon/web/print design, GIMP/Inkscape/sodipodi 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||-|
|SankarshanMukhopadhyay||Usability / User Experience / Testing||-|
|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||-|
Volunteer to be a Mentor
Interested in volunteering to be a mentor? Check out the NewMentors page.
Please join the Fedora 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 #fedora-mentors on freenode.net .
There may not be people monitoring this channel at all times, so you may have to be patient. If there isn't anyone in the channel, or if nobody is responding, try the mailing list instead.
The Mentors Team
The Fedora Mentors program is currently being coordinated by GregDeKoenigsberg and PatrickBarnes. You may contact either of them for help or more information.