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Wrapping up the Fedora Websites and Apps Community Initiative: Part IV

This is the fourth post in a series covering details about the journey of the Fedora Websites and Apps community Initiative, those who were involved in making it a grand success, and what lies ahead down the road for the team. If you have not already, read the previous post before delving into this one.

Promising community diversification

By October 2022, the experiment of me stepping away to assess the team’s strength began to show promising results. Niko Dunk, Jefferson Oliviera, Deepesh Nair, and many others, joined the development efforts. Likewise, Madeline Peck, Jess Chitas, Dawn Desmarais, and numerous others contributed to the design aspects. Hari Rana also participated in testing, alongside others who were already involved. I am immensely grateful to Ashlyn Knox, Francois Andrieu, and Niko Dunk for their effective collaboration with members from Fedora Infrastructure, Fedora Design, Fedora Marketing, and other teams. Together, they gathered requirements and provided valuable feedback. This development initiative commenced on GitLab itself, making it the first project to be entirely developed there. The team utilized planning tools such as epics, stories, issues, and timelines. In addition to Fedora Websites 3.0, we began collecting testimonials to gauge community interest in maintaining Fedora Badges.

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Wrapping up the Fedora Websites and Apps Community Initiative: Part III

This is the third post in a series covering details about the journey of the Fedora Websites and Apps community Initiative, those who were involved in making it a grand success, and what lies ahead down the road for the team. If you have not already, read the previous post before delving into this one.

Processes and Visibility

Around April 2022, I shifted my focus to rewriting our team documentation. I aimed to maintain high codebase standards for our websites and applications while ensuring a clear understanding of our team processes. This would ensure that the team’s work could continue even after completing the community initiative. We actively participated in community events such as Fedora Linux Release Parties and Nest With Fedora, where we shared updates on our projects and discussed special team initiatives. Ashlyn Knox and Onuralp Sezer went the extra mile by organizing interactive workshops during these events, both personally and on behalf of the team. Their efforts aimed to onboard new members and educate the community about the latest developments in web technologies. Meanwhile, Ojong Enow and Subhangi Choudhary diligently pushed forward with their assignments as we neared the completion of our cohort.

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Wrapping up the Fedora Websites and Apps Community Initiative: Part II

This is the second post in a series covering details about the journey of the Fedora Websites and Apps community Initiative, those who were involved in making it a grand success, and what lies ahead down the road for the team. If you have not already, read the previous post before delving into this one.

Off track and back on again

We started off with having recorded meetings on video conferencing platforms like Jitsi Meet. Around August 2021 we decided against to accommodate more fruitful and open discussions. Eventually, we developed rules and regulations for in-call discipline to ensure that everyone in the meeting got equal representation.

Months passed by with us slowly moving into rewriting our first application, Meetbot Logs, and our first website, Fedora Easyfix. That is when one of our founding members, Nasir Hussain, had to leave for a while. For a fast-moving and quickly evolving team that takes on multiple projects at once, this also was unfortunately the time when many disagreements among the ambitious members plagued the team’s progress. Development stalled for some weeks before we were again helped by Justin W. Flory (J.W.F.) and Marie Nordin.

Adding interns

Back on track now — around October 2021 — we started looking for interns to mentor under our wings for the Outreachy 2021 winter cohort. We looked at the existing projects that we maintain and the new projects we wanted to prototype and develop. Vipul Siddharth helped me and Onuralp Sezer to create a mentored projects proposal. Soon after, Francois Andrieu joined me and Michael Scherer joined Onuralp Sezer to mentor the Outreachy applicants.

To ensure that we are well equipped to lead the Council objective, Ramya Parimi, Justin W. Flory, Matthew Miller, Marie Nordin, and I started having a Fedora Websites and Apps Objective Leads meeting every couple of weeks. We made a lot of progress with a two-track approach to development and planning with the help of one of the Fedora Websites veterans, Rick ElrodGregory Lee Bartholomew and Graham White joined us then from the (now, defunctFedora Program Management team.

Departures and additions

The time of December 2021 was yet again a time for setbacks. Life became increasingly busy and our council objective co-lead Ramya Parimi announced she was stepping down. This dealt a great impact on me as with Ramya Parimi and Sayak Sarkar looking into the planning and documentation side of things. Before that, I could spend most of my time doing what I liked to do — developing and maintaining the codebase of our projects with the team. To this date, I like to think that we have not yet recovered from that loss and I do look forward to her return to the community as well as the team. Also, the development of Fedora Easyfix, which I was doing for a long time under Pierre-Yves Chibon’s guidance and Masha Leonova’s assistance, had to be abandoned due to the lack of interest within the community in using the project. Thankfully, we had some things going well at around the same time – which included Graham White stepping up as the new Council objective co-lead and the project led by Onuralp Sezer for making the Fedora Project organization chart as an interactive website.

With the vast amount of knowledge around program management that Graham White brought to the table, he also became a part of the Fedora Websites and Apps Objective Co-Leads team and joined the efforts for revamping our Fedora Websites and Apps Team. By around February 2022, we had Pawel Zelawski bringing in a wave of positive change by helping lead the efforts of revamping our main websites. With him, a variety of stakeholders like Ankur SinhaTimothee RavierPeter BoyAllan DayLuna JernbergKevin Fenzi, and many more joined us in the Fedora Websites and Apps Stakeholders Team – helping us understand what our renewed websites offering Fedora Linux really need. This is also right around the time when the community efforts around building our Fedora Linux websites slowly started off and the team got two Outreachy interns, Subhangi Choudhary, and Ojong Enow, getting mentored and working on extending my rewrite of Mote called Fragment and Onuralp Sezer’s project about interactive Fedora Project organization chart called Fedora Graphs 1.

Wrapping up the Fedora Websites and Apps Community Initiative: Part I

With the Fedora Websites 3.0 out alongside the release of Fedora Linux 38 and the redevelopment of Fedora Badges in full swing, it could not have been a better time than now to close the community initiative as a success. Let’s look back at how far we came from where we started. This is the first in a series of five posts detailing the journey of Fedora Websites and Apps Community Initiative, those who were involved in making it a grand success, and what lies ahead for the team.

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February 2023 Council hackfest summary

Last month, the Fedora Council gathered in Frankfurt, Germany for our first in-person meeting since January 2020. It felt great to see folks again, but it wasn’t all fun and games (actually, we didn’t even play games until after we’d wrapped up on the last night). With three years of work to catch up on and a five year strategy to develop, there was a lot to do. If you want the Zodbot form, we logged the minutes. For more detail, read on.

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You’re invited: Fedora Ambassador Call

A couple weeks ago the Fedora Community Outreach Revamp(FCOR) team announced that we would be organising an Ambassador Call Kick-off and collected feedback about availability. Based on the results from the whenisgood, we are excited to invite you to the Ambassador Call Kick-Off, on May 18th at 3PM UTC.

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Fedora Websites and Apps Objective Revamp Update: April 2022

Our websites are our face to the Fedora Linux users and the community members. We started with a successful Council objective proposal to revamp the websites and applications. As part of that, we want to revitalize and organize the community that maintains them. Allow me to share with you the things that we have been up to so far.

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You’re invited: Fedora Ambassador Call Kick-Off

A couple weeks ago the Fedora Community Outreach Revamp(FCOR) team announced that we will be organizing a Ambassador Call Kick-off and collected feedback about availability. Based on the results from the whenisgood, we are excited to invite you to the Ambassador Call Kick-Off, on March 31st at 3PM UTC.

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Fedora Community Outreach Revamp Update #6

It has been almost a year since the Fedora Community Outreach Revamp started. Some pretty nice events have occurred since the last Revamp update. We retired the Trello board with the Revamp’s tasks and notes. Now all of the Revamp notes are publicly available on a HackMD file. Here is some of what the Revamp team has worked on in the last few months.

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Proposed Objective: Fedora Websites & Apps Community Revamp

The effort to revamp the Fedora Websites Team to Fedora Websites & Apps Team was initiated in March 2021. Co-leads Akashdeep Dhar and Ramya Parimi, collectively started working on preparing the ground work for this effort, with guidance from Mathew Miller, Marie Nordin, and Justin W. Flory. Currently, Jon Trossbach from Red Hat’s Open Source Program Office (OSPO) and Vipul Siddharth from Community Platform Engineering (CPE) are supporting the team’s progress as well. The team has been meeting weekly to develop outcomes. It quickly became evident that the revamp would take massive effort involving a lot of contributors, coordination and hours to implement successfully.

Based on the work required, the Fedora Websites & Apps Community Revamp qualifies to fall under the category of a Fedora Objective. This revamp aims to play a pivotal role in modernizing and maintaining various dynamic applications that are widely used across the Fedora Community. There is a ticket open with the Fedora Council based on our Objective Proposal. We are looking forward to your feedback in the Discussion Topic. The Council will begin voting on this in two weeks.

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