Category: CommOps (page 2 of 5)

All articles in this category are related to the Community Operations team in the Fedora Project. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/CommOps

Outreachy 2016 remote internships and Fedora

Outreachy 2016 rounds and Fedora

GNOME Outreachy is a global program that offers historically underrepresented students of gender and race stipends to write code for several participating FOSS organizations. Applicants must be able to make the project their primary focus during the internship. Participants work remotely from home, while getting guidance from an assigned mentor and collaborating within their project’s community.

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WiTNY 2016: Event Report

January has been a rather busy month. The Women in Technology New York (WiTNY) conference was my first big conference of the new year. It is also one that falls squarely in line with one of CommOps’ big priorities for this year to increase the involvement of women and underrepresented groups within our project.

Using regular posts to social media, I was able to keep a sort of log of segments of the WiTNY journey.

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“Top Badgers” of 2015: William Moreno (williamjmorenor)

What is “Top Badgers”?

“Top Badgers” is a special series on the Fedora Community Blog for 2015. In this series, we interviewed some of the top badge earners of 2015 in the Fedora Project. Not familiar with Fedora badges? No worries, you can read more about them on the Badges website.

This article features William Moreno (williamjmorenor), who clocked in at the #7 spot of badges earned in 2015, with an astonishing 44 badges! As of the writing of this article, Robbie is also the #7 all-time badge earner in Fedora.

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“Top Badgers” of 2015: Major Hayden (mhayden)

What is “Top Badgers”?

“Top Badgers” is a special series on the Fedora Community Blog for 2015. In this series, we interviewed some of the top badge earners of 2015 in the Fedora Project. Not familiar with Fedora badges? No worries, you can read more about them on the Badges website.

This article features Major Hayden (mhayden), who clocked in at the #3 spot of badges earned in 2015, with an astonishing 48 badges! As of the writing of this article, Major is the #42 all-time badge earner in Fedora.

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Women in Computing and Fedora

Article co-authored by Bee Padalkar and Justin W. Flory


In the past year to current day, women in computing is a hot topic in many discussions about diversity in computer science. Particularly in free and open source software, women are underrepresented, even more than average numbers in other computer science fields.

Diversity in Fedora is also a discussion that has resurfaced in the past few months, including the creation of a Fedora Diversity Adviser, a position now held by María “tatica” Leandro. As part of the objectives identified by the Fedora Council, an initiative to promote Fedora to new contributors of various backgrounds is being emphasized for 2016. Fedora has a strong and powerful base of women contributors in the community, focusing on various parts of the Project.

Looking back on 2015, there are many highlights of increased diversity in Fedora and many more plans in the future to promote a stronger presence of women in the Fedora community.

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I contributed! 2015 Gource Video Series (2/3)

I contributed!” is a special series on the Fedora Community Blog which helps Fedora contributors understand and get a feel of the activity happening in different areas in Fedora, especially areas other than what they personally participate in. These visualizations for 2015 are made using Gource videos generated by threebean using fedmsg2gource  – a CLI tool used to generate Gource videos from fedmsg history,

In this second part of the series, we highlight two of the subsystem videos that in particular correspond with new services that the infrastructure team launched this year – ‘mdapi’ and ‘mailman’.

To help better understand what these videos represent as well as to learn more about Gource  and fedmsg2gource, check out the first article in the “I contributed!” Gource series.  .

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I contributed! 2015 Gource Video Series (1/3)

I contributed!” is a special series on the Fedora Community Blog which helps Fedora contributors understand and get a feel of the activity happening in different areas in Fedora, especially areas other than what they personally participate in. These visualizations for 2015 are made using Gource videos generated by threebean using the fedmsg2gource repo.

In this first part of the series, we demonstrate the aggregate Gource visualization for all of Fedora in 2015.

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CommOps – Year in Review

2015 was an important milestone for the Community Operations (CommOps) team in so many ways. CommOps is the newest official sub-project in Fedora, and the team’s role is to assist other sub-projects in Fedora. This is done by building and improving interactions within the internal Fedora community, as well as by increasing communication across the Project as a whole. In other words, CommOps is all about bringing more “heat and light” to the different areas of Fedora.

Fedora CommOps wiki banner

Since 2015 was the inaugural year of CommOps, the past year was a busy and engaging one. For many of us, it felt like the lists of tasks we completed (and list of tasks to be completed) grew, and continues to each day.  For CommOps, this is fantastic and exciting, as it represents concrete actions we can take to improve Fedora Community Operations.

There are a few particular highlights from the past year that helped us really define our role in the Project, and we have some concrete goals we think will help Fedora succeed in the coming year.

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“Top Badgers” of 2015: Robert Mayr (robyduck)

What is “Top Badgers”?

“Top Badgers” is a special series on the Fedora Community Blog for 2015. In this series, we interviewed some of the top badge earners of 2015 in the Fedora Project. Not familiar with Fedora badges? No worries, you can read more about them on the Badges website.

This article features Robert Mayr (robyduck), who clocked in at the #4 spot of badges earned in 2015, with an astonishing 47 badges! As of the writing of this article, Robbie is the #10 all-time badge earner in Fedora.

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“Top Badgers” of 2015: Piotr Popieluch (piotrp)

What is “Top Badgers”?

“Top Badgers” is a special series on the Fedora Community Blog for 2015. In this series, we interviewed some of the top badge earners of 2015 in the Fedora Project. Not familiar with Fedora badges? No worries, you can read more about them on the Badges website.

This article features Piotr Popieluch (piotrp), who clocked in at the #5 spot of badges earned in 2015, with an astonishing 46 badges! As of the writing of this article, Piotr is the #70 all-time badge earner in Fedora.

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