# How to Join Fedora Session This is an agenda and sources proposal for the talk (25-50 minutes), any comment is welcome. ## List of topics to be included in the presentation deck This list is empty for now. 1. First item 2. Second item 3. Third item and so on. You could help by expanding it by adding points from the "I want to contribute to the Fedora Project. Now what? (Agenda)" section. Every serial number in the above list talks about a specific slide. We would want to strike a balance between a too-short-to-be-remembered count of slides and too-long-to-potentially-cause-stress count of slides. ## Chronological order of the presentation 1. **How do I join the community?** After the introduction gets over, this is the part where we talk about the people-over-processes approach of maintaining community members and go about explaining the purpose of Join SIG. Then, proceed on to explain about why they would need a FAS account and how they can create one. Finally, elaborate upon the ways they can stay in touch with the community by explaining about the mailing lists, IRC channels, Telegram channels etc. 2. **Where do I start contributing?** Here is where you go on to explain why it is important for people to find the subprojects that they are genuinely interested in, both for the community and for them as a contributor. Then, we can go about going in detail regarding the subprojects in Fedora, what they do and how they can be a part of it. The last part is necessary only when we have an influx of new folks (which we do) in the release party. 3. **How do I become a successful contributor?** This is what I (personally) think to be the most important part of the presentation deck as being a successful contributor is tied to a great extent on their retention and being with us for a long time so we need nail this right. Explaining how one can become a successful contributor and the contributor code of conduct, preferrably with right examples is the way forward here, followed by a perfect conclusion to our part. ## I want to contribute to the Fedora Project. Now what? (Agenda) * [Fedora’s Mission and Foundations](https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/project/) * [How is Fedora Organized?](https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/project/orgchart/) * Contribution areas: * [Technical](https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/engineering/) * Fedora Engineering Steering Committee — FESCo is the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee. It is a fully community elected body and represents the technical leadership in Fedora. * Fedora Modularity — Modularity introduces an optional Modular repository that provides additional versions of software on independent lifecycles. * Fedora Containers — Here you will find Documentation and Guidelines regarding creation, usage and maintainance of Containers in Fedora. * NeuroFedora — NeuroFedora is an initiative to provide a ready to use Fedora based Free/Open source software platform for neuroscience. * Fedora Teleirc SIG — The Teleirc SIG is a volunteer-driven group to manage Teleirc bridge bots. * Fedora CI — Fedora Continuous Integration Portal * Fedora Infrastructure - Documentation covering the development and administration of the many projects that make Fedora work. * Fedora ELN — Buildroot and compose process using Rawhide to emulate Red Hat Enterprise Linux * Fedora Minimization Objective — Home of the Fedora Minimization Objective. * Fedora QA — This docs outlines all the activities you can get involved in to help with Fedora QA (Quality Assurance) and is meant to guide you through the QA ecosystem. * CPE - The Community Platform Engineering Team is a Red Hat team dedicated to the Fedora and CentOS projects where they contribute to the infrastructure and release engineering. * i3 SIG - Documentation for the Fedora Special Interest Group centered about the i3wm window manager. * Fedora Gaming — Learn all about gaming and game development on Fedora. * [Non-technical](https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/mindshare/) * Fedora Mindshare Committee — The Mindshare Committee fosters communication amongst the Mindshare teams and helps facilitate Council strategy. * Fedora Community Operations (CommOps) — Community Operations (CommOps) provides tools, resources, and utilities for different sub-projects of Fedora to improve effective communication. * Fedora Documentation (Docs) — The group behind this very documentation site. Includes contributors' guidelines to Fedora Docs * Fedora Badges — The group behind Fedora Badges — a fun website built to recognize contributors to the Fedora Project, help new and existing Fedora contributors find different ways to get involved, and encourage the improvement of Fedora’s infrastructure. * Fedora Magazine — Guidelines around contributing to the Fedora Magazine. * Fedora Websites - Documentation covering maintenance and expansion of Fedora Project websites. * Fedora Join SIG - The Fedora Join SIG aims to set up and maintain channels that let prospective contributors engage with the community. * Ask Fedora SOPs - Standard operating procedures for the Ask Fedora forums. * Fedora Localization Project - The Fedora Localization Project. * Fedora Docs Localization Stats - Statistics about the Fedora documentation localization progress. * [Fedora Accounts](https://accounts.fedoraproject.org/) * Create an account * Signing CLA * [Fedora Join SIG](https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/fedora-join/) * Fedora Join Channels * Welcome ticket * [First Steps](https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/commops/contribute/first-steps/) * [Tips to be a successful contributor](https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/commops/contribute/successful-contributor/) * [Maintaining a happy and healthy community (CoC)](https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/project/code-of-conduct/)