- Email: laubersm AT fedoraproject dOt org
- IRC: laubersm on freenode (mostly in #fedora-docs but also others)
- Fedora Account System: Laubersm
- GPG key:
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I am a general contributor to the Docs Project which includes wiki gardening and assisting with the various guides such as the Users Guide and the Installation Guide which are updated each release. I would like to do more with the security related guides.
I am a member of the Ambassadors group. When I looked at the list of Ambassadors, I was surprised at how few are from North Carolina. I also found that I could answer yes to all three of the questions raised on the join page and that as an Linux instructor in my $dayjob I already do many of the other tasks listed under how to be an active ambassador.
I am still interested in assisting the Infrastructure team and am on several of the mailing lists from when I joined several years ago. It is an excellent way to watch a large project make use of cutting edge technology and if I could just dedicate some more time to it, I could learn so much about products I am aware of, interested in, but have not had a chance to really implement.
As I was getting started, I took notes in hopes of helping the DocsProject/WorkFlow so it is easier for other people to also Join. Over the 2008 Christmas holiday and through the Docs Project Holiday Virtual Hackfest and FUDcon, I added tips and reminders. These are now located at
- User:Laubersm/Getting started with the docs project notes
- User:Laubersm/Notes and links from FUDCON F11
I have "herded cats" for updates to the User Guide and was the lead for that document for a couple of releases.
When I had more time to dedicate to the wiki each week, I was the Docs Project contact person for the Packaging Guide and related documentation. Tasks were listed in Docs_tasks_for_Packaging_Guide_and_related_materials. The first step was wiki cleanup. Then looking into using the CMS for better workflow and access control with the actual Packaging Guide documentation. As the testing of the CMS started, I also applied to the Infrastructure team. Toshio was nice enough to ask and to sponsor me so that I can at least be involved in the testing of the CMS. I am interested in being on the team but concerned that I do not have the time to contribute as much as is necessary. Time will tell (pun intended).
Self Introduction - a.k.a "How I got here"
I had been meaning to get more involved with fedoraproject for a while. And for all that I use and recommend opensource, this is the first project I have actually joined (better late then never I guess).
I am interested in all things related to learning and teaching - documentation, corporate training, university settings, and youngsters too.
I have been a contract instructor for Red Hat since 2000 and involved in network operating system support and training since 1992 (and *nix user even longer). I have contributed to Red Hat course materials including general bug reports, testing updated labs, helping to update the online training from RHEL3 to RHEL4, and providing content for the first release of Red Hat Academy materials (with docbook).
I started with the docs project because it seemed that I had most of the skills needed, felt confident that I could quickly pick up the remaining skills, and it seems to most flexible on time commitments. I have taught and used cvs, seen subversion, and have quickly been figuring out git. I was new to wiki syntax and irc etiquette and usage but I after poking around and reading some of the intro and FAQ docs I am feeling more comfortable with these tools as well.
Susan Lauber, (RHCX, RHCSS, RHCA, RHCVA, CISSP)
Lauber System Solutions, Inc.
gpg: 15AC F794 A3D9 64D1 D9CE 4C26 EFC3 11C2 BFA1 0974