Hi there! My name is Anna. I go by the username Algogator on IRC and elsewhere.
- I study computer science at the University of Texas at Arlington.
- Python is my favorite language. Been using it for everything for the past 6 years.
- Huge open source fan. I started a Firefox club at my university. Currently president of the Python user group at UTA (PyMavs).
What I’ll be working on and why
The Happiness Packets is an open source platform to spread gratitude and appreciation among contributors in the community. For Fedora Appreciation Week 2018, having a Fedora themed Happiness Packets site will encourage and make it easier for people to send positive feedback to their peers (anonymously if they like). I’ll be mainly working on integrating fedmsg (to award a Fedora Badge for sending a message) and adding authentication (for FAS) to the Django project. Read more about my work on Fedora Happiness Packets over the summer on my personal blog.
I picked this project since I have coded web applications in Python (Flask) before, worked on implementing an SSO solution (SAML) to authenticate with ADFS, and created a Bonusly replica while working at my previous company.
Gratitude is a muscle. Open source communities work because of the time and effort put in by volunteers and a heartfelt thank you or pat on the back can go a long way.
Community bonding period
During the community bonding period, I spent some time collecting these adorable Fedora badges to get my feet wet. It’s a fun way to learn about the community and set up your account before you start contributing. I recommend getting the Involvement and Crypto Badger badges first. And voilà!
Joining the CommOps team
I started working my way through the Join Community Operations list.
I spent most of the time googling, saving and organizing links that I thought would be useful.
From the fedmsg website: