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Fedora Mentors Program

About the Program

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 HelpWanted 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Ask for help on IRC. If you need immediate help, you can usually find a mentor in #fedora-mentors on irc.freenode.net.

Rave Reviews

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.

List of Mentors

Name Email Expertise Available Hours Rave Reviews
AurelienBompard fixme at fixme dot org Extras (packaging, processes) xx00-xx00 UTC+1 (France) none yet!
ChristopherAillon fixme at fixme dot org Extras (Packaging, processes) xx00-xx00 UTC-5 (US Eastern) none yet!
TomCallaway fixme at fixme dot org Extras (Packaging, processes) xx00-xx00 UTC-6 (US Central) none yet!
KarstenWade fixme at fixme dot org Documentation (various) xx00-xx00 UTC-8 (US Pacific) none yet!
PaulWFrields fixme at fixme dot org Documentation (getting started with docs, using DocBook XML with Emacs, how to write better) xx00-xx00 UTC-5 (US Eastern) none yet!
RahulSundaram fixme at fixme dot org Documentation, Marketing, Bug Triaging xx00-xx00 UTC+5.5 (India) none yet!
RunaBhattacharjee fixme at fixme dot org Translation xx00-xx00 UTC+5.5 (India) none yet!
MairinDuffy fixme at fixme dot org Artwork (Help with icon/web/print design, GIMP/Inkscape/sodipodi), Bug Triaging, User Experience xx00-xx00 UTC-5 (US Eastern) none yet!
AlexMaier fixme at fixme dot org Ambassadors, Marketing, Events xx00-xx00 UTC-5 (US Eastern) none yet!
PatrickBarnes fixme at fixme dot org Marketing, Distribution, Events, Mentors, Wiki xx00-xx00 UTC-6 (US Central) none yet!
DianaFong fixme at fixme dot org Artwork (graphics, layout, color usage, etc.) xx00-xx00 UTC-5 (US Eastern) none yet!
DavidEisenstein fixme at fixme dot org Legacy xx00-xx00 UTC-6 (US Central) none yet!
SatishMohan fixme at fixme dot org Usability / User Experience xx00-xx00 UTC+5.5 (India) none yet!
SankarshanMukhopadhyay fixme at fixme dot org Usability / User Experience / Testing xx00-xx00 UTC+5.5 (India) none yet!
GregDeKoenigsberg gdk at fedoraproject dot org Mentors, Ambassadors 1000-1800 UTC-5 (US Eastern) none yet!
ThomasChung tchung at fedoraproject dot org Ambassadors (Membership Service), Events, Wiki 1000-1800 UTC-8 (US Pacific) none yet!
JoergSimon jsimon at fedoraproject dot org event organization, Ambassador assistance, producing high quality SWAG xx00-xx00 UTC+1 (Germany) none yet!

Volunteer To Be A Mentor

Interested in volunteering to be a mentor? Check out the NewMentors page.

Communicate

Mailing List

Please join the 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.

IRC

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.