My name is Pavlos Papadopoulos in the eastern time zone of the Europe. I
have roughly 17 years working with computers and using linux.
Professionally, I've been working as RedHatCertified senior systems unix
and storage engineer for the last 15 years
I also Designing, implementing and hardening systems for multimillion
euro infrastructures on large scale customers and SAN infrastructures.
I am also a great problem solver and i like to manage issues.
I have also experience on devops infra operations like automation with
very known tools as Ansbile and Salt.
I'm using Fedora distro as my main operating system the last 12 years i
was started with version 14 and other linux distos before fedora.
I'm living in Athens Greece and i have also as a hobby cycling and
Thanks for having me!
My name is Tom Black (yetimaan) in the eastern time zone of the USA. I
have roughly 20 years working with computers and using linux.
Professionally, I've been working as a front end web developer for 14 years
and also doing team lead work with big enterprise-level companies like
Walmart, Sam's Club, Ford Motor Company, White Cloud, and J. B. Hunt
Would you believe the first linux distro I tried was Red Hat 9 in 2002? :D
I also got a RHEL Certification around 2008-ish when RHEL 4 was heavily
After spending the past 14 years (and counting) on closed-source web
applications, I'd like to give some of my time to the project so I can help
the community and make my work more public.
I've narrowed my initial interest in the infra: Web and Apps work as I have
a strong background working with UX/Creative (Sass) and FE JS frameworks
like Angular, React, and jQuery, but I'm also open to packaging.
I'm raising one daughter, two dogs, and three fish. Obsessed with mountain
biking and pretty much rubber to the trails when it's nice out.
Thanks for having me!
On Fri, Dec 17, 2021 at 08:46:56AM -0600, Me wrote:
> I've narrowed down my areas of interest and was wondering which would
> be the best for a new person?
> QA Testing
> Validate Releases
> Test Updates
> XFCE SIG
> Server SIG
All of these can be good! "Validate Releases" and "Test Updates" are
basically sub-tasks of "QA Testing". To get started with QA in general, head
over to the Fedora Test mailing list
and send a Self Introduction.
We're in the planning/development phase for Fedora Linux 36, so validation
isn't currently in progress, but you can start testing updates now simply by
enabling `updates-testing` on your systems and providing feedback to
updates using the Bodhi https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/ system. ((That front page
has links to "critical path" and security updates which really need
attention. Often these updates have linked bugs and test cases which you can
make sure are resolved. (This is a nice way to earn some Fedora Badges, too:
For the SIGs... if you're an XFCE user, _and_ really want to dive into
something where you have a lot of freedom but also a lot of everything is up
to you, that's probably a good one. That's because the XFCE spin is a side
project of one or two other interested people, and hasn't had a lot going
on. I'm sure they'd appreciate the help, but there isn't a lot of obvious
structure to plug into.
The Server SIG is a little more organized, with active meetings and
membership in a formal Server Working Group. See
for getting started there.
Fedora Project Leader
My name is Lilith, and I am currently a grad student. I have been using Linux on desktop for around a decade, and am looking to contribute to the community and help support a great project. This is my first time contributing to a FOSS project, so I am hoping to find a simple place to get started and become familiar with the general process of contributing here. I think I would like to contribute to documentation or qa, but if there is a better place for new contributors to start out, please let me know.
Hi! I'm new and wanted to introduce myself. I've been using Fedora for several years and would like to give back. I've been using Linux off and on for 20 years. I did some BASIC programing on my TI-99 4/A home computer when I was kid. I never did anymore programming though. <insert excuse here> I've been in I.T. one way or another for over 25 years. Yes, I'm older but not "Get off my lawn" old. 🙂 I've worked on hardware at IBM for 15 years, (don't hold that against me), then followed my passion and became a Linux Administrator. I'm currently learning Ansible. In my spare time I play video games, gardening, DIY, and make delicious BBQ on my smoker. I'm open to learning new things. Joining Fedora is going to be a whole new experience for me and I look forward to it.