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Re: [Ambassadors] fact gathering from other groups



On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 1:18 PM, Clint Savage <herlo1 gmail com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 8:50 AM, Francesco Ugolini
> <fugolini fedoraproject org> wrote:
>> 2008/10/3 Karsten 'quaid' Wade <kwade redhat com>:
>>
>>> In meeting with these groups, if we do two things with that (overview of
>>> what their project does/how they do it; and how to join), we have
>>> something that we can teach to Ambassadors so they can talk about the
>>> various projects (becomes part of our own Joining/learning process).  It
>>> also gives us a nice record of the join process for _everyone_.
>>
>> Yes, that could be helpful.
>>
>>> If we can find some programming resources to start on a join wizard,
>>> knowing what each group needs to join is a great fact gathering for
>>> that, without over-committing Ambassadors to "own the new Join tool".
>>
>> I, personally, agree with this idea. I think if we create a easy to
>> understand tool, it could help people figuring out where and what they
>> can do.
>
> While it's great to desire programming resources to complete this
> task, I think we could actually design and build much of what we need
> without a programmer.  Essentially, we need to figure out the flow,
> mock up some web pages and then develop the project.  It would be nice
> to have the developer up front, but it isn't necessary if we have a
> well defined plan as to how the project should look and feel.
>
> I'd suggest even that we start discussing the decision tree here in
> this email to find out what direction we think future contributors
> might take and what the best approach would be to this structure.
> Also, it would be good to spend some research time asking people who
> are new to the project why they joined and what they'd like to see to
> make it easier to get involved.
>
> I'm guessing some of this research has already commenced/completed.
> However, I do not have any knowledge. of these resources, please share
> :)
>

Moreover why don't we solicit the opinion of some new contributors. I
can think of a couple who I am sure would be happy to tell us their
thoughts.


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