Joining the Fedora CommOps Project
If you're interested in helping with Fedora CommOps, please complete the following steps to become a member.
Create a FAS account
Update your wiki homepage
Use your Account System to login and start adding content to your wiki 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 CommOps 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 CommOps mailing list explaining a bit about yourself. This is one of the most important steps of the entire process. When writing your introduction, try to answer the following questions:
- Are you new to contributing to Fedora? If so, tell us why you're interested in contributing to Fedora or what interests you about the Project.
- Already a contributor? Share what other areas of Fedora you are working in and your role in the Project.
- From the things we help with, what interested you from that list? Where do you want to help contribute?
- What kind of experience do you have working in open source or in online communities? Anything that you think could be helpful for you in CommOps?
- How can we can help YOU get started?
Add yourself to the wiki page
After sending your self-introduction, add your name, timezone, and interest areas to the CommOps members page. This will help map an idea of who is contributing to CommOps and what areas we are all wanting to work on.
Register on Community Blog
The Community Blog is a key area of what CommOps helps out with. Having an account will make it easy for you to see article drafts and look at final previews of articles before they are published. You'll also need one if you ever write an article for the Community Blog! To make an account, you just need to sign in with your Fedora account.
How do I log in?
Join #fedora-commops on IRC
Your next step should be to join the #fedora-commops 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 in CommOps.
Now 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.
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 you can. Check if the ticket has an owner. If it doesn't, you can step up and take ownership! If it does, comment in the ticket and see if the owner needs any help. This also provides a great opportunity to get mentorship and help with getting started on a new task!
Attend a meeting
Every week, the CommOps 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.
Join the FAS group
After completing or beginning all of the above steps, you can apply for membership in the CommOps FAS group.
In the beginning of your time contributing, you will remain pending in the group. After staying involved with CommOps for a while and helping out with tasks, your membership will be approved.