Hello! I’m a software developer specializing in DevOps. I’ve been using Linux as my daily driver for about 9 years and tried Fedora for the first time in 2019. I instantly fell in love and haven’t looked back!
I’m in the same boat. Long time lurker and wanting to contribute. I’m job hunting soon but after I get settled at the new place I want to prioritize giving back to this fantastic distro. I’m mostly skilled with web related software so I’ve always found it a bit intimidating (not for the community’s lack of approachability though!). I guess there’s some overlap with DevOps in some ways so I’m probably being a bit timid for no reason. Let’s call it one of my new years resolutions
Hi Steve, I am kind of in the same boat but not entirely, I’m an ex-Linux sysadmin with a few years of career gap and moving from Croatia to the UK. I was advised to look into the Fedora Infrastructure webpage here and hopefully will start contributing within the next 2 weeks. Please let me know if this works for you.
On a personal note, I did many non-coding contributions in the early 2000s, later on I worked as a Linux professional, but never did a proper FOSS contribution, so hopefully this will be the resume of my journey. Hopefully we shall meet again as contributors
Exciting to see some new folks thinking about Fedora in the new year!
The single best advice I can think of to start contributing is to find the team that works on something you’re interested in, and then find wherever they talk. It’s probably an IRC or Matrix room, but it could also be a specific tag in this forum or on the mailing lists. Say hi and ask how you can help.
Hello there! My name is Pablo and I’ve been working at Red Hat since 2011 and apparently I tend to overshare.
I’ve been doing technical support at Red Hat since 2017 and am currently supporting Ansible Automation Platform as a back-line engineer handling code-level issues and other problems that require either delving in greater depth into the product or that require multi-product expertise. Software Maintenance Engineer is the job title that I carry with honor.
I’ve previously worked at Red Hat’s Training department (I once reached RHCA level 4, yay!) and also as an IBM developerWorks blogger and as editor at Linux Magazine in Brazil.
I’ve been using Silverblue for ~12 months now. I just tried Kinoite for a couple weeks until last Monday because GNOME’s lack of customizability annoys me sometimes. I didn’t stick with Kinoite because I dock and undock my laptop too often and KDE’s handling of multiple displays proved to be significantly inferior to GNOME’s: KDE was forgetting my multi-monitor layout so I had to redefine the layout every single time I docked the laptop back to the thunderbolt brick, whereas GNOME just_works. (sigh)
I’ve used Fedora on my work laptop since 2017, I think. Prior to this I was using Red Hat’s internal RHEL desktop version on my work laptop. My home lab was running Gentoo from 2003 to 2017 and Gentoo still has a firm place in my heart, but Fedora is where I feel most comfortable and most productive.
Hullo! I finally made the switch to Fedora Workstation on my Thinkpad with the New Year - let’s see if it makes it to my desktop (currently running Ubuntu MATE) by the end of 2023! I’m an open source community and tea enthusiast, currently doing a lot of watercolor painting and job searching (I was at Canonical for a year and a half) and it’s nice to be here.
It was pretty reassuring to read that there are no stupid questions, so I am already feeling right at home, at least until I get a better handle of Fedora and Silverblue.
It took me many years to finally take Linus Torvald’s advice: “just use Fedora”. I was losing hope after my first Fedora 37 experience has gone so haywire. After installing Fedora 37, I was elated with its speed and running BtrFS and Gnome was my perfect combination. It was my intent to get my feet wet with Fedora and explore the world of immutable systems.
This is not my first Linux rodeo. I first started with Mandrake and have experimented through the years, while always using Windows, Mac and even FreeBSD, as an allround computer technician.
Today, I am on fixed income and retired, so open source has never looked so good to me. A little over a week after installing Fedora 37, and having everything running perfectly with Gnome just the way I like it, my onboard audio disappears. I figure its just a driver issue and it will be updated soon, but now it’s been down for over 2 weeks. I asked on other forums and no-one even replied, even though I listed lspci output and grep | audio, I decided to wipe all my setup work and try out Silverblue, which I learned about trying to solve this audio problem. So glad I found Silverblue, but alas the audio still did not work and the advice I could get was, buy a DAC, onboard audio is garbage. After getting no useful help on the audio, I tried everything including different drivers
So here I am, Silverblue is humming along, but still no audio.
I saw pipewire got apdates in last night’s
rpm-ospree upgrade --check
But it did not fix it. Should I create a thread? Where should I create it?