I proposed and now coordinate the "Streamlined Onboarding" goal for the KDE community and I'm also a member of the Promo team.
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May 5 2019
A new date is set for the Streamlined Onboarding Sprint 2019. It will take place on July 22-23 in Nuremberg, Germany. Please register your interest on https://community.kde.org/Sprints/Onboarding/2019!
New date is set for July 22-23 in Nuremberg, Germany. Please register your interest on https://community.kde.org/Sprints/Onboarding/2019!
Apr 16 2019
Apr 14 2019
As the sprint in May did not gather enough participants, we will have to move it to a later date. I will let you know once more info is available.
Mar 17 2019
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Mar 9 2019
Mozilla is successful in building a community and onboarding new members. For KDE onboarding is now also a goal, so we might be able to learn from Mozilla'a experience here.
Plasma Mobile uses a fork of Mozilla's whatcanidoformozilla.org website for the Find your way page.
Mar 7 2019
Feb 28 2019
Pinging everyone subscribed to the task in order to register their date preferences, as we need to inform the venue by early March:
@bshah @vijaykrishnavanshi @nicolasfella @dkardarakos @dkazakov @albertvaka @aacid @ervin @sharvey @gladhorn @dfaure @elvisangelaccio @valorie @lydia
Feb 27 2019
closing this as it is now done. If we end up switching to gitlab, we should remember to reintroduce a similar tag.
Feb 20 2019
Hey everyone, it took a while but I am thrilled to announce that we have finally found a place to host us in Athens. It will be available for the 3 out of 4 weekends of May 2019.
Feb 17 2019
We should definitely list the #kde-welcome channel and if possible highlight it so it stands out. It's a new one created as part of the onboarding goal and it suits the purpose of this page perfectly. =)
Jan 19 2019
Would it make sense to split this list to FOSS related and non-FOSS related events?
Dec 30 2018
Looks great to me, keep it up! =)
Nov 25 2018
FYI, I've asked @bcooksley and he was kind enough to create the workboard immediately, so everyone can now easily view all the pending junior jobs.
Nov 18 2018
Do it and let us know when it's out! =) It's a great way to publicize this task, share your experience and hopefully inspire new contributors.
Great to see the interest for this sprint increasing!
Nov 3 2018
Judging from the responses so far, it seems like a good candidate would be Berlin/Germany, the week before or after FOSDEM.
Oct 20 2018
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Sep 30 2018
Ι sent a reminder around a week ago to the people I've been in talks with here in Athens to see if they can provide the place after all but I haven't received any answer yet, other than the acknowledgement that they are indeed late to respond.
Sep 25 2018
Done, thanks for your work @acrouthamel!
Sep 23 2018
Sep 12 2018
@ngraham are you suggesting to form a group for mentors on Phabricator? If yes, I have some suggestions on that, but we should probably continue this discussion on T8713. Let me know and I'll post my comments there.
Thank you so much for taking the time to respond here @acrouthamel . Hopefully as we gather more responses we will be able distinguish some common themes among newcomers' feedback.
Sep 10 2018
There's a minor typo in the drop down "Kontact" menu on the top bar, Akregator is misspelled as Akreagtor.
This is indeed a good idea, I added it as a subtask of T8712.
Aug 7 2018
Hi @dkazakov, it's great that you are interested and I'm sure your experience would be valuable.
Unfortunately I can't help this time, but here's the announcement for Applications 18.04 that can be used as a template for the structure:
Aug 2 2018
Thanks for responding everyone!
Thanks @obogdan! I've reserved a spot for this objective on Tuesday 14th. What time are you leaving? It would be great if you were around.
Jul 25 2018
Jul 21 2018
Here's a more complete attempt:
Jul 20 2018
Good to know, I had tried also with 15min slots but iirc there are events that start or end at time-frames such as XX:50, so that was an issue if we were going for accuracy.
Jul 18 2018
I had a quick go at this on LibreOffice Writer using a table, but to fit the 5min time-slots between 0830 and 1900 on an A5 page in landscape mode, the letters need to be 2.5 in size, which means really tiny. Would that work? Here's a draft sample.
I suggest using a 24h format for the clock to correspond to international standards. For the timezones, I would just use an indication of the time in UTC next to the city, for example, Berlin: UTC+2.
I suggest sending an SMS over calling. It's less intrusive, gives people a chance to respond at their own time and will probably cost less also. =)
Jul 3 2018
Thanks @sandroandrade , I 'll reach out to the author and try to get some first hand insight on mozilla's procedures and experience.
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May 26 2018
Excuse my ignorance, but can you please share a link to the svn sources you mention here? Thanks!
May 19 2018
I'm not a developer, so perhaps I'm missing important aspects here, but how about using a common template with the things that would interest people, so they can quickly review what's it about before going into the details?
May 18 2018
I really like the announcement @jriddell shared. What I would suggest as an improvement is making sure that the topics that are mentioned in the introduction are then further expanded in the sections that follow and that the topics that are expanded in those sections are all mentioned in the introduction.
May 15 2018
It's great to see so much valuable feedback rolling in to this thread, especially from people that are new to KDE. Many thanks for that!
May 3 2018
May 2 2018
We can choose any topic from the sub-tasks listed on the overarching Onboarding Goal task. I will be adding some more sub-tasks there in the following days (like improving documentation, gathering feedback etc). Feel free to leave a comment there if you came up with anything that needs to be tackled and is not mentioned already.
Apr 26 2018
Apr 16 2018
Thanks @rkflx for reworking the text, it does flow much better with your changes. We'll see if we can improve the style with the next major release.
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Apr 5 2018
In regard to UNCOFIRMED/CONFIRMED status, there's a relevant discussion here:
And more about bugzilla's usefulness here: