another self-introduction

Karsten Wade kwade at
Tue Feb 13 09:48:33 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-02-12 at 16:12 -0500, Andy Grimm wrote:
> I will follow in the trend of self-introductions:

Not just trendy, but it's the thing to do to get "in" with the "in
crowd".  Andy, welcome.  You rock for making the trek for FUDCon Boston
this year; I hope the experience was rewarding for you.  It was good to
hang out/conference/hackfest with you.  Welcome to FDP.

> Up until last year, my "programming" experience was mostly perl and C,
> and nothing particularly fancy.  Now i spend more time with python and
> java, though it's mostly fixing other people's code rather than creating
> anything of my own from scratch.

Aside from writing cool documents, are you interested in doing some
programming-related work for this project?  All Python:

I keep asking around because one option is to put together a small team
from this project, with varying degrees of Python and packaging
experience, to make this happen.  There is already someone maintaining
the Moin Moin package for Fedora, so we just need to get the upstream
integration work completed.

> I have a good bit of experience mucking with HTML and CSS (mostly from 5
> to 10 years ago), and I even wrote some documentation in DocBook format
> at my last job, and convinced some of my coworkers to do the same.

There is a strong crossover of resources (people, skills) between FDP
and the Fedora Websites team; you'll have a chance to exercise both
those skills, if you wish to.

> I am hoping to make some valuable contributions to the Fedora docs, and
> I also hope to gain knowledge from this group that I can use to make the
> Ingres documentation process better and more open.

One of our specific goals is to make a toolchain that can be adopted
easily by others.  Our having an end-to-end, 100% FLOSS solution
(editor-of-choice through to automatic build outputs of all formats) is
a clear goal that is this close: > <

Squint a bit and you can see the lines connect together.

Other than that, do you want to look around yourself and find your way?
Or do you want some direction to follow, one that is based on your

> I have started lurking on #fedora-docs occasionally, under the nick
> "mull".

See you at the water cooler,

Karsten Wade, RHCE, 108 Editor    ^     Fedora Documentation Project 
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