Outreachy 2024 kick-off! Mentors & applicants, introduce yourself here!

Hello, and welcome to the Outreachy May 2024 round! :wave: On March 4th, 2024, the application phase kicked off for the Outreachy 2024 internship program. Fedora is proud to continue our participation in Outreachy again this year. We are offering three internships that will run from May to August 2024.

This topic is for mentors and applicants to Fedora Outreachy projects this year. This is a chance for us to get to know each better and know who is who. If you are a mentor or an applicant for Outreachy, please introduce yourself here so we can get to know you better!

For Outreachy applicants

  1. Your name, location/time zone, and Fedora Account System username[1].
  2. Which Fedora Outreachy project are you focusing on this round?
  3. What is your background with open source and/or Linux? Are you totally new or do you know a few things already? Either is fine!
  4. What is something you are excited to learn about during this Outreachy application phase?

For Outreachy mentors

  1. Your name, location/time zone, and Fedora Account System username.
  2. What project are you mentoring for this round?
  3. How long have you contributed to Fedora?
  4. How did you get started in open source?
  5. How did you get started contributing to Fedora?[2]

Get connected!

Here are some general tips for all Outreachy applicants to Fedora:

  • Fedora Account System (FAS): Every Fedora contributor needs to register an account in the Fedora Account System, shortened to FAS. Your FAS account is like your digital passport in Fedora. You will use this account to log into different apps and services across the Fedora community.
    • Tip: Make sure to fill out your profile completely, including time zone, Matrix ID, and a profile picture. This will help others get to know you and also know when you might be asleep or offline!
  • Fedora Discussion: Our online forum. You use a FAS account to log in here. We use this for long-form discussions or things that need wider community input.
  • Fedora Chat: Our Matrix homeserver. You can use a FAS account to get a free Matrix account, or you can register one using Element. Anyone with a Matrix account can join Fedora Chat rooms. We use Matrix chat rooms for quick discussions or short-term planning and coordination.
  • Git forges: A git forge is a platform which uses git to collaborate. This can be for code or for issues to track, discuss, and plan work. Depending on what part of Fedora you are contributing to, this could be on GitLab, Pagure, or GitHub.

So, with that out of the way, let’s get to know each other better! Reply to this topic with your introduction. Welcome to the Fedora community! :rocket:


  1. Don’t have a Fedora Account yet? Register one now at account.fedoraproject.org. You use the same account to log into this website and reply to this topic. ↩︎

  2. If your story of contributing to open source and Fedora are the same, you can answer this in one go! ↩︎

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I will start! :grinning:

  1. My name is Justin. :wave: I live near Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. My FAS username is jflory7.
  2. I am co-mentoring with @joseph for " Create an outreach strategy, write documentation, run a marketing campaign, and measure results."
  3. I started contributing to Fedora in 2015. I was 18 years old when I first got started in Fedora!
  4. Before I started contributing to Fedora, I made my first start in open source by being a forum moderator for an open source Minecraft server called SpigotMC. Here is my profile!
  5. Most people get started online first, but my first major encounter with Fedora happened in-person at the Flock to Fedora conference in 2015. Coincidentally that year, Flock was in the city where I was moving to start my undergraduate studies. You can see the full story on my blog.
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I guess, I will go next.

Please feel free to reach out if you are participating in the aforesaid project or if you need help with anything.

Happy to be here.

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  1. My name is Alexander Faith Ifeoluwa and i live in Lagos, Nigeria. My FAS username is @faithalexander.

  2. I am focusing on the “Create an outreach strategy, write documentation, run a marketing campaign, and measure results.” Project.

  3. I am totally new to Open source and Linux.

  4. I am excited to learn all that there is to learn about Open source and Linux.

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  1. Hello everyone, glad to be here. My name is Jennifer Obuseri and i live in Lagos, Nigeria. My FAS username is @jhennifer .
  2. I am focusing on the “create an outreach strategy, write documentation, run a marketing campaign, and measure results” project.
  3. I am not new to open source I have contributed to projects in the past including Fedora.
  4. I am very exited to be her and contribute my best to this project and also learn more about Fedora and all it has to offer.
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Hello everyone, My name is Aishat Ijiyode. I live in Osun State, Nigeria and my time zone is WAT. My FAS username is @aishat .
I am focusing on project 3 which is the “Create an outreach strategy, write documentation, run a marketing campaign, and measure results” project on this round.
I am new to open source and Linux and I am very excited to learn and be proficient with open source and linux, as well as to hone my marketing and practical skills for successful outreach

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  1. My name is Roseline Bassey, and I reside in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, within the (UTC+01:00) West Central Africa timezone. My FAS username is @roseline-bassey.

  2. I am interested in contributing to the project: “Create an outreach strategy, write documentation, run a marketing campaign, and measure results."

  3. My journey into open source began nearly a year ago. I began contributing to the CNCF-Notary Project as a mentee through the Linux Foundation Mentorship program in June 2023. I contributed by developing content for Notary documentation and blogs during this time. You can view my GitHub contribution activity for the Notary Project via link 1 and link 2. Furthermore, I am familiar with the Linux system.

  4. Something I am so excited to learn about during this Outreachy application phase is to understand the behind-the-scenes of running marketing campaigns for a global organization like Fedora. I am equally excited about collaborating with the marketing team and gaining insights into the Fedora community and its users.

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1 My name is Oluwakanyinsola Obadeyi. :wave: I live in Lagos, Nigeria. My FAS username is @kanyin

2 I am focusing on Fedora Project #2 (Create an outreach strategy, write documentation, run a marketing campaign, and measure results)

3 I know a few things about open source and Linux, but I’m still relatively new to this.

4 In this Outreachy application phase, I am very excited to learn about how contributions can be made in open source, the team work that goes into carrying out tasks and everything about Fedora.

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1.Hello everyone.My name is Devaganga . Iam from Kerala,India . My username is @devaganga18
2.Iam focusing on Creating an outreach strategy, write documentation, run a marketing campaign, and measure results for Fedora as part of Outreachy internship.
3. Iam totally new to open-source and have some exposure to Linux.
4. Iam really excited to be here and contribute my level best towards the successful completion of this project .Iam hoping to connect with you all to learn and grow.

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  1. My name is Nancy Nwankwo. I live in Enugu, Nigeria. (UTC+01:00) West Central Africa timezone. My FAS username is @nancywrites .
  2. I am focusing on the “Create an outreach strategy, Write documentation, Run a marketing campaign, and Measure results.” Fedora Project.
  3. I am experienced and have contributed to Open source project. I am however totally new to Linux.
  4. I am looking forward to learning about Linux, Fedora, marketing, strategy and team work.
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Welcome everyone! It is great to get to know you all better. I wish you all the best on this journey over the next month! :rocket:

If you have not yet seen our orientation blog post that published this morning, take a look and work on setting up your “Fedora toolbox”:

Also, I see that a lot of folks are totally new to open source… if this is all new to you, I suggest watching this webinar that I gave last year in Lagos for CHAOSScon Africa. This talk will introduce the basics of open source and how and why open source got to be so important in the world. It also talks about the ways you can build a career in open source. :muscle:

We could do a Q&A session on open source and Fedora generally if folks would find that useful. But for now, I suggest started with this video to get oriented on the basics!

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  1. Michael Adekanye, Africa/Lagos, @nature365

  2. The “creating an outreach strategy, writing documentation, running a marketing campaign, and measuring results” project.

  3. I am a beginner in Open Source and new to Linux.

  4. I am excited about contributing to an open source project through non-coding.

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My name is Lois Omonaiye. I live in Lagos, Nigeria. My FAS username is @loisdee
I am focusing on the project: create outreach strategy, write documentation, run a marketing campaign, and measure results.
I’m new to Open source and Linux but open to learning
I’m excited to learn more about Fedora, Linux and the project overall.

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  1. My name is Tomisin: I live in Akure,Ondo state Nigeria. My FAS username is `omojokunoluwatomisin’
  2. I am an focusing on ''Create an outreach strategy, write documentation, run a marketing campaign, and measure results."
  3. I am new to Fedora and open source.
  4. i am looking forward to learn about linux, fedora, marketing strategy. i am really excited to also contribute my knowledge toward the project. i am hoping to learn also from amazing people on this platform.
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Hi Everyone!

My name is Oluwatosin Olatunji. I live in Lagos, Nigeria. My FAS username is @tosindoreen

I am focusing on the project: Create Outreach Strategy, Write Documentation, Run a Marketing Campaign, and Measure Results.

I’m new to Open source in full force, but I have read a couple of things about it in the past, I am also new to Linux and very excited about learning everything required to excel on this project

I’m excited to learn more about Fedora, Linux, and the project in full-scale

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Hiii, I’m honored to be here.

My name is Lisa Eze, I’m from Nigeria and I reside in Lagos (South-Western Nigeria)

I selected the Fedora Project #2 to ‘Create an outreach strategy, write documentation, run a marketing campaign and measure results’

I am totally new to Open source and Linux though I have heard of these platforms and I know what they entail but I’ve never used any of them until now.

However I am very eager to learn, contribute meaningfully and look forward to collaborating with anyone and everyone.

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Hello everyone

  1. My nams is Bamidele-Alao Hamidah, residing in Lagos Nigeria and my FASID is @meedarhh

  2. I picked the project "Create an outreach strategy, write documentation, run a marketing campaign, and measure results.”

  3. I am very new to open source and Linux and I look forward to learning about them

  4. I am looking forward to knowing more about open source and creating meaningful strategies and marketing campaigns

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  1. Hello my name is ifeoma Okpara Anumege and I reside in Abuja, Nigeria. My FAS username is @sylviaify

  2. I am focusing on the Fedora project: “create an outreach strategy, write documentation, run a marketing campaign, and measure results” project.

  3. I’m actually new to open source and Linux and im excited in contributing to the community, connect and learning new things.

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  1. Joseph Gayoso, US Eastern Time, @joseph
  2. I am mentoring the Create an outreach strategy, write documentation, run a marketing campaign, and measure results project
  3. I’ve been contributing for about 2 years as a volunteer - my job is not to work on Fedora full time
  4. I got started in open source and contributing to Fedora because the project seemed cool, I enjoyed using the distro, I believed in the mission and goals of open source software, and I saw a need in Fedora for non-technical contributors who have marketing experience and business acumen.

Welcome to all the applicants! I hope this experience can serve you well. If you find that contributing to Fedora’s marketing and community engagement is something you want to do, there is great experience to be gained for your career and there are many open source projects who could use a motivated marketing contributor to manage their brands. Whether you stay in Fedora or not, don’t sleep on the open source world when it comes to gaining experience.

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