#56 Welcome to Fedora @tomapc
Closed: C: Inactive a month ago by t0xic0der. Opened a year ago by shehroz.

Hello @tomapc Welcome to Fedora!

Before we begin, please subscribe to the Fedora join mailing list at
We use this list for general discussion, and it is also where the community
shares tasks that need help.

Then, could you please introduce yourself (preferably on the list) so that the
community can get to know you? (interests, skills, anything you wish to say
about yourself really)

In the meantime, these links would be a good read. They tell you what the
Free/Open Source community is about, and then they'll introduce you to Fedora:
what Fedora is all about, and what we do, and of course, how we do it:

If you have any questions at all, please ask! We'll use this ticket to keep in
touch! :)

Metadata Update from @alciregi:
- Issue assigned to tomapc

a year ago

Metadata Update from @alciregi:
- Issue tagged with: C: Introduction requested, S: Hello Fedora world, S: Subscribed

a year ago

Hey Folks,

First of all, I just want to say a MASSIVE thank you to the people over on #fedora-join. I joined a few days back, just watching to get my bearings, and when I plucked up the courage to message, I was met by "We would love to counsel you the way forward." THIS made me feel at ease straight away, and a great welcome to the Fedora family. Massive kudos to both alciregi and shehroz on the IRC channel, you've made my entry to the FOSS world just that bit easier!

Now on with the introduction - my name is Tom and I am a SysAdmin from London, looking to cut my teeth in the FOSS world, both by expanding the skills I currently have as well as learning a new thing or 2!

Having worked in big tech for the last 6 years in a variety of roles, coming from IT Inventory through tech writing, program/project management and then to full SysAdmin, I hope this gives me a breadth of knowledge and experience I can hopefully bring to the Fedora family. The first part that caught my eye looking through some documentation was the Fedora Infra team. This of course will help build on my current SysAdmin skillset, which is admittedly built on the bubble of in-house procedures and tools we have (something I want to change!), as well as learning how the infrastructure of a large FOSS organisation keeps millions of devices and users working! Having been in the IRC channels for the last few days, it would be great to help with the documentation side of things as well, as it's always a challenge in all the teams I have worked in to keep it up to date and relevant, and makes a great way to learn how an infrastructure works :)

The second area that took my eye is CommOps - having been a program manager for a while before moving back to individual contributor, I do miss discussing in groups the future direction of a project! So maybe this may be a good path to look into as well?

I'm sorry this has ended up being a bit of a ramble! I hope it starts to make sense the more I get introduced to the project more and get my teeth stuck in. Glad for any advice that you all have on potential directions, and how to get started.


Tom (FAS & Telegram: TomAPC)

Metadata Update from @shehroz:
- Issue tagged with: S: Introduced myself

a year ago

Metadata Update from @shehroz:
- Issue untagged with: C: Introduction requested
- Issue tagged with: I: Documentation-Writing

a year ago

Metadata Update from @shehroz:
- Issue tagged with: I: Infrastructure

a year ago

Hello @tomapc,
it is a while that this ticket is not updated.
How are you? How it is going?
Did you find something interesting? Do you have any question?

Metadata Update from @alciregi:
- Issue tagged with: C: Progress check 1

10 months ago

Hey @tomapc, it has been a while since we have heard from you. How is it going? Did you find anything interesting to work on? Also, should you have questions or queries - feel free to comment under this ticket and we'd be pleased to answer.

Metadata Update from @t0xic0der:
- Issue tagged with: C: Progress check 2

7 months ago


It has been a while since the last time we heard from you. I hope you are doing well and I just dropped by to see if you have found something interesting to work on. :-)

We love interacting so please feel free to reach out to us if there are any questions/concerns that you may have regarding how you can contribute to our projects.

According to the "Welcome" workflow, this ticket would be closed if no response is received within two weeks of time. That is, of course, not to say that the doors are closing as you can always come back and continue from wherever you left off previously.

Metadata Update from @t0xic0der:
- Issue tagged with: C: Progress check 3 - Final

2 months ago

Metadata Update from @t0xic0der:
- Issue tagged with: S: User unresponsive

a month ago

Metadata Update from @t0xic0der:
- Issue close_status updated to: C: Inactive
- Issue status updated to: Closed (was: Open)

a month ago

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