#37 Making a "Join" series on the wiki
Closed: Fixed None Opened 4 years ago by jflory7.

== What ==
Most sub-projects have a series of wiki pages for their project dedicated to on-boarding new members and providing a way for them to become involved with any given sub-project. It provides a clear, ordered list of "things to do" in order to become an official member of any given sub-project.

== How ==
To come up with a thorough walk-through of how to become a CommOps member, we need to identify key tasks and things that a new member would do to become fully integrated into the team. This might include adding your timezones to the wiki page, attending a meeting, and introducing yourself on the mailing list.

This part of the ticket demands the most discussion.

== When ==
Seeing as this is something that makes it easier for new people to become a part of CommOps, defining this as soon as possible is an urgent task. Therefore, the ticket escalation is set to reflect this.

== Why ==
The need for this is self-apparent -- having a Join series on the wiki will make it easier for someone to become involved with CommOps ''now'', and this will also make it easier for us later on when we get to defining our own on-boarding badge series, just for CommOps.

'''Discussed in [https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting-2/2016-02-09/commops.2016-02-09-16.56.html 2016-02-09 meeting].'''

We're going to begin putting together our own on-boarding process on the mailing list, watch your inboxes for more later this week. :)

'''Discussed in [https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/teams/commops/commops.2016-02-16-16.55.html 2016-02-16 meeting].'''

The 6-step process detailed on the [https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/commops@lists.fedoraproject.org/thread/BEIBVIIFGUOH3L32YSHFEDMO7IDGQOB5/ mailing list] was approved, with some slight revisions into an 8-step process.

= How to CommOps 101 =

  1. First, send a self-introduction to the CommOps mailing list explaining a bit about yourself.
    * Are you new to contributing to Fedora? If so, tell us why you're interested in contributing or what interests you most.
    * Already a contributor? Share what other areas of Fedora you are working in and your role in the Project. In addition to this, tell us what areas of CommOps you are interested in contributing to most and how WE can help YOU get started.
  2. After sending your self-introduction, add your name, timezone, and interest areas to the CommOps wiki page.
    * This will help map an idea of who is contributing to CommOps and what areas we are all wanting to work on.
  3. Register an account on the Fedora [https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/ Community Blog].
    * The Community Blog is a key area of what CommOps helps out with. Having an account will make it easy for you to see article drafts and look at final previews of articles before they are published. To make an account, you just need to sign in with your Fedora account.
    * [https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/how-to-log-in/ How do I log in with my FAS?]
  4. Join the #fedora-commops IRC channel on Freenode.
    * A lot of our discussion and planning happens in real-time on IRC, and it's the best place to meet some of the team and get a view of what's happening in CommOps.
  5. Begin working on earning the "''[https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/409 Bootstrapped]''" badge series.
    * The list of Fedora badges identified in this [https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/409 Trac ticket] will soon be incorporated as a series of badges to earn its own "Bootstrapped" badge. Earning these badges is an excellent way to get started and become familiar with some of the basics of contributing in Fedora.
  6. Join the "CommOps" FAS group after sending your self-introduction and adding your info to the wiki page.
    * In the beginning of your time contributing, you will remain pending in the group. After staying involved with CommOps for a while and helping out with tasks, your membership will be approved.
  7. Attend a Fedora CommOps meeting and introduce yourself during roll call.
    * Every week, the CommOps team comes together to discuss items on our agenda and check in on the tasks that everyone is working on. Introducing yourself during roll call is another great way to get involved and will let others know you are part of the meeting.
  8. Find a task to work on. All of CommOps tasks are mapped out in our Trac.
    * Tasks, problems, or objectives are added as "tickets" to the Trac page. Check and see what CommOps is working on now here to see what is happening this week. After that, look at all of the open tickets on our Trac? See something that looks interesting? See if the ticket has an owner. If it doesn't, you can step up and take ownership! If it does, contact the owner of the ticket and see if they need any help. This also provides a great opportunity to get mentorship and help with getting started on a new task!

= Vote =
As discussed in the meeting today, I would like to put this ticket to vote. Voting will be done in a lazy consensus manner. We will move forward with the next step on Thursday, Feb. 18 or later.

+1 for me. I guess that "The 6-step process" will only include the first 6 steps.

Replying to [comment:4 fale]:

I guess that "The 6-step process" will only include the first 6 steps.
The 6-step process I proposed on the list would be modified to this 8-step process I described above. With relevant hyperlinks added, of course. :)

'''Discussed in [https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting-2/2016-02-23/commops.2016-02-23-16.55.html 2016-02-23 meeting].'''

= 8-step process approved =
The 8-step process was approved as shown earlier in this ticket. This is the process we will officially recommend for those looking at officially becoming involved with CommOps.

= Join wiki page =
Now that the details are finished, a wiki page was the next objective. Fortunately, keekri wrote the [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/CommOps/Join entire page]! The page is mostly there as of now. The next steps are going to be publishing the Join page across pre-existing pages advertising "Join the Fedora Project!"

Earlier, I had identified the pages that would need updating. I can take on the remainder of this responsibility of publishing our Join page across the Project. I'll share a full list of all pages changed before closing the ticket.

= Our personalized Join page =
It's official! We have a static page documenting our "Join" process that new contributors can use to become on-boarded with our own team. This page lives on the [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/CommOps/Join wiki] (and will likely be replaced by Badges some day… but alas, a discussion for another day!).

= The mothership Join page =
And finally, the global [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Join Join page] on the wiki also has some new, snappy bullets added talking all about this new, hot-off-the-press CommOps team. :P Anyways, there were multiple sections I added CommOps to here, and I shared with the mailing list about reviewing my additions and seeing if I effectively covered all applications of what CommOps can do.

Thanks for creating the join page and this helped me a lot in joining the team :)

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