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Outreachy 2017: Meet the interns!

The results of Outreachy are out! Outreachy is a paid, remote internship program that helps traditionally underrepresented people in tech make their first contributions to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) communities. Fedora is participating in this round of Outreachy as a mentoring organization. We have two interns for this round which started on December 5 and goes until March 5, 2018. We found some time to interview both of Fedora’s Outreachy interns!

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Fedora 27 Release Party – Bengaluru

Poster

Poster

I have been a part of Fedora community for last 4 releases and have seen a lot of changes. Among things that have not been changed, Fedora Release Party in Bangalore is one of them.

Thanks to a bunch of very active contributors and an ambassador & mentor (Sumantro Mukherjee), it has now become a custom to celebrate Fedora Release Party in  Bangalore.

Different venues, different topics, different cakes but similar faces joining us and sharing their experiences in Fedora community to encourage new contributors to continue their noble work, and users to start contributing. The success story of a student who got an internship in a big company then became an employee always boosts the energy of college students.

Last RP, we tried to on-board few students for QA contributions and this time they came with a lot of reports. They are now active contributors and they introduced themselves to others. I invited my juniors to be a part of RP so that we can help them see the benefits of Open Source contributions.

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Fedora 27: Let’s have an awesome release party!

Fedora 27 is now in Beta status. With another Fedora release not so far away, it’s time for the Ambassadors to plan their activities around the release. The most common activity for Ambassadors to do is organize release parties. A release party is also a great way for other contributors in the community to get involved with advocacy in their local regions. Learn how to organize a release party and get a badge for it in this article.

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Teaching metrics and contributor docs at Flock 2017

The Fedora Community Operations (CommOps) team held an interactive workshop during the annual Fedora contributor conference, Flock. Flock took place from August 29th to September 1st in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Justin W. Flory and Sachin Kamath represented the team in the workshop. CommOps spends a lot of time working with metrics and data tools available in Fedora, like fedmsg and datagrepper. Our workshop introduced some of the tools to work with metrics in Fedora and how to use them. With our leftover time, we discussed the role of contributor-focused documentation in the wiki and moving it to a more static place in Fedora documentation.

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Using the WordPress App with the Community Blog

Occasionally the CommBlog has had an issue with the WordPress interface that allows you to edit articles. The visual editor gets stuck and the interface stops working. I use the WordPress Desktop App. This application allows you to edit and manage a wordpress.com blog, but it also allows you to edit and manage a self-hosted WordPress blog through JetPack. This app will allow you to post on the CommBlog from your laptop without any problem. The requirement is to have a wordpress.com account.

Installation

There is no package or installation required, just download the binary and run it. First download the latest version of the app from the wordpress desktop app site. Choose the tar.gz file. At this moment, the latest version is 2.7.1

After downloading the file, unpack it:

tar xzf wordpress-com-linux-x64-2-7-1-tar.gz

This will give you a folder called WordPress.com-linux-x64, which has the binary app called WordPress.com inside of it.

Wordpress Folder Content

WordPress Folder Content

You also need to have the dependency, libXss.so.1, that is provided by libXScrnSaver. This is available via a dnf install:

sudo dnf install libXScrnSaver

Finally, you just need to excecute the WordPress.com file.

Configuration

To configure it, just execute the app and follow the steps shown on the screen.

Login:

WordPress.com App Login Screen

WordPress.com App Login Screen

You will be prompted to use the My Sites widget to add a new site:

My Sites changer widget

My Sites changer widget

Click on “Add New Site” and in the next screen select “Add an existing WordPress site with Jetpack” and write communityblog.wordpress.com:

Jetpack association

 

You will prompted to login with your fas account (in the default browser) and then it will make the link between your wordpress.com account and the Jetpack plugin in the CommBlog. After a few minutes you will see the blog configured in the app:

Final Screen with Blog added

Final Screen with Blog added

You will need to close your browser and then you can use the app to write and manage the CommBlog without any problem.

The Cons

Right now the only failure I found is that I can’t upload media to the Media Library. My solution has been to upload the media files from the browser and then switch to the app to write the articles.

FESCo Elections: Interview with Till Maas (till)

Fedora Engineering Steering Council badge, awarded after Fedora Elections - read the Interviews to learn more about candidates

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This is a part of the FESCo Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Tuesday, August 8th and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Monday, August 14th. Please read the responses from candidates and make your choices carefully. Feel free to ask questions to the candidates here (preferred) or elsewhere!

Interview with Till Maas (till)

  • Fedora Account: till
  • IRC: tyll (found in #fedora-releng #fedora #fedora-devel #fedora-admin #fedora-apps  #fedora-social #fedora-de  #epel )
  • Fedora User Wiki Page

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FESCo Elections: Interview with Dominik Mierzejewski (rathann)

Fedora Engineering Steering Council badge, awarded after Fedora Elections - read the Interviews to learn more about candidates

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This is a part of the FESCo Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Tuesday, August 8th and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Monday, August 14th. Please read the responses from candidates and make your choices carefully. Feel free to ask questions to the candidates here (preferred) or elsewhere!

Interview with Dominik Mierzejewski (rathann)

  • Fedora Account: rathann
  • IRC: Rathann (found in #fedora-devel, #fedora-pl, #fedora-science, #ffmpeg-devel, #mplayerdev, #rpmfusion)
  • Fedora User Wiki Page

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FESCo Elections: Interview with Randy Barlow (bowlofeggs)

Fedora Engineering Steering Council badge, awarded after Fedora Elections - read the Interviews to learn more about candidates

Fedora Engineering Steering Council badge

This is a part of the FESCo Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Tuesday, August 8th and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Monday, August 14th. Please read the responses from candidates and make your choices carefully. Feel free to ask questions to the candidates here (preferred) or elsewhere!

Interview with Randy Barlow (bowlofeggs)

  • Fedora Account: bowlofeggs
  • IRC: bowlofeggs (found in #fedora-apps, #fedora-admin, and #fedora-devel)
  • Fedora User Wiki Page

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Council Elections: Interview with Justin W. Flory (jflory7)

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Fedora Council Elections begin soon

This is a part of the Council Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Tuesday, August 8th and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Monday, August 14th. Please read the responses from candidates and make your choices carefully. Feel free to ask questions to the candidates here (preferred) or elsewhere!

Interview with Justin W. Flory (jflory7)

  • Fedora Account: jflory7
  • IRC: jwf (found in #fedora-admin, #fedora-ambassadors, #fedora-atomic, #fedora-commops, #fedora-council, #fedora-design, #fedora-diversity, #fedora-games, #fedora-join, #fedora-magazine, #fedora-mktg, #fedora-outreach, #fedora-summer-coding, #fedora-telegram, #fedora-websites)
  • Fedora Wiki User Page

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FAmSCo Elections: Interview with Sumantro Mukherjee (sumantrom)

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This is a part of the FAmSCo Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Tuesday, August 8th and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Monday, August 14th. Please read the responses from candidates and make your choices carefully. Feel free to ask questions to the candidates here (preferred) or elsewhere!

Interview with Sumantro Mukherjee (sumantrom)

  • Fedora Account: sumantrom
  • IRC: sumantrom (found in #fedora-qa #fedora-test-day #fedora-classroom #fedora-india #fedora-meeting)
  • Fedora User Wiki Page

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