Joining the Fedora Diversity and Inclusion Team
If you're interested in helping with the Fedora Diversity and Inclusion Team, please complete the following steps to become a member.
Create an FAS account
Update your wiki homepage
Use your Account System to login and start adding content to your homepage. It's recommended you put some of your activity or involvement, inside or outside of Fedora, on this page. It's helpful for others to know more about you, what you are involved with in the project, and more.
Join the mailing list
To join the mailing list, you must subscribe on lists.fedoraproject.org. Our mailing list is a key part of how Diversity communicates, and a lot of important news and discussion are shared through our mailing list.
Send a self-introduction
Send a self-introduction to the Diversity mailing list explaining a bit about yourself. This is one of the most helpful steps for the rest of the Diversity and Inclusion Team members. When introducing yourself, here's some key points to make sure to include in your introduction:
- Are you new to contributing to Fedora? If so, tell us why you're interested in contributing or what interests you most.
- Are you from another community? Tell us about your role and what you're doing in those other communities.
- Already an active contributor? Share what other areas of Fedora you are working in and your role in the Project.
- Involved with any local events or programs? If you do any in-person advocacy for Linux, Fedora, or diversity in tech, tell us about how you're involved. (Also consider adding your event to the Diversity Events wiki page!)
- What interests you in the Diversity and Inclusion Team? What are your interests for wanting to become involved or what motivates you up to want to participate?
Join #fedora-diversity on IRC
Your next step should be to join the #fedora-diversity IRC channel on the FreeNode IRC network. A lot of our discussion and planning happens in real-time on IRC, and it's the best place to meet some of the team and get a view of what's happening with the Diversity and Inclusion Team.
If you don't have some of these badges yet, you should begin working on earning the "Bootstrapped" badge series.
The list of Fedora badges identified in this Trac ticket will soon be incorporated as a series of badges to earn its own "Bootstrapped" badge. Earning these badges is an excellent way to get started and become familiar with some of the basics of contributing in Fedora and what the community is like.
Attend a meeting
Every week, the Diversity and Inclusion team comes together to discuss items on our agenda and check in on the tasks that everyone is working on. Introducing yourself during roll call is another great way to get involved and will let others know you are part of the meeting.
Get your hands dirty
After that, look at all of the open tickets on our Pagure repository. See something that looks interesting? Be sure to leave a comment and feedback if possible. Check if the ticket has an owner. If it doesn't, you can step up and take ownership! If it does, contact the owner of the ticket and see if they need any help. This also provides a great opportunity to get mentorship and help with getting started on a new task!
Join the FAS group
After completing or beginning all of the above steps, you can apply for membership in the Diversity and Inclusion Team FAS group.
In the beginning of your time contributing, you will remain pending in the group. After staying involved with Diversity for a while and helping out with tasks, your membership will be approved.