New Contributors

Paul W. Frields stickster at
Wed Oct 21 15:42:14 UTC 2009

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 08:56:56AM -0600, Clint Savage wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 8:51 AM, Mike McGrath <mmcgrath at> wrote:
> > Is anyone currently working on a better wizard for new contributors?  I've
> > had several come to Infrastructure in just the last couple of days.  Many
> > of them had no idea what to do next other then "they wanted to be a
> > developer" or "wanted to contribute to Fedora."  I've noticed the more
> > lost they are (IE: the more wide their focus is) the more lost I am to
> > tell them where to go next.
> >
> >        -Mike
> Mike,
> To answer you question. Yes, we are.  Now I can't say that our
> solution considers many of the items you mentioned, but it directly
> addresses Joining the project and deals with the knowledge and flow.
> However, it's currently only intended to be used at conferences.  The
> project is called Fedora Event Splash (or FEZ if you don't like the
> long name)
> We had a FAD about it at UTOSC 2009 and the overwhelming thing that
> kept coming up was how confusing it was to join the project if you
> didn't have any idea how you wanted to proceed.  Ian and I have a
> hackfest for it at FUDCon where we plan to start development on it so
> we could sure use some input.

This could easily be the first step in a larger process, which Luke
Macken has also been discussing with a number of people.  Clint had
mentioned at UTOSC the idea of having this new splash be a Moksha app
to make it easier to grow and integrate later with the Fedora
Community portal.  He also posted this a couple of weeks ago:

Paul W. Frields                      
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