#2 Helped with IRC bouncer!
Closed: archived 2 months ago by jflory7. Opened a year ago by bee2502.

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  • Name: Bee
  • FAS username: bee2502
  • Do you want to Remain anonymous? : No

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  • Who is your story about?: Justin Flory
  • What is their FAS username?: jflory7


I had never contributed to any open source project before Fedora. I found open source intimidating - and I used to think a thousand times before sending any message on IRC. During those first few days, I used webchat to connect to IRC days - simply because I didn't know any other alternative. The internet connection I was using was also not that good and I was worried it would drop off and I would miss a message. I am not sure if I missed any messages but after a few days, Justin reached out and helped me set up my IRC bouncer. I am pretty sure I asked him stupid questions but he didn’t show it and I am glad for that! That act of empathy gave me a new found motivation to contribute to Fedora and I have continued since (even though the bouncer hasn't!).

Metadata Update from @jflory7:
- Issue set to the milestone: Fedora Appreciation Week 2018

2 months ago

Hi, thank you for submitting a story for Fedora Appreciation Week 2018! We were happy to feature a number of stories on the Community Blog this year and you were a part of this effort.

You can find all 2018 Contributor Stories here.

Thanks again, and please consider sharing another story here for Appreciation Week 2019. :smile:

Metadata Update from @jflory7:
- Issue close_status updated to: archived
- Issue status updated to: Closed (was: Open)

2 months ago

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