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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Skills, Resources and Mentors
Date Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:02:05 GMT
On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 5:43 PM, Kay Schenk <> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 8:58 AM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
>> This projects depends on volunteer efforts.  We have many routine
>> tasks that need to be performed during a release cycle and even during
>> ordinarily operation of our website and other public-facing services.
>> In many cases a given task is well-understood and many members of the
>> project understand how to do it.  For example, moderating the mailing
>> lists.  In other areas we might only have a single person who really
>> understands how to do a task.   We also have many volunteers, signing
>> up on the mailing list and asking how to help, on nearly a daily
>> basis.
>> There should be a way that we can more clearly identify what the
>> routine tasks are, who knows how to do them, who wants to learn how to
>> do them, and who is willing to mentor or teach others how to get
>> started.
>> So I've started the following wiki page to track some of the most
>> common tasks in the project:
>> Feel free to insert additional tasks, or to add your name as an
>> expert, mentor or someone who wants to learn.
>> (Of course there are many other routine tasks performed by Apache
>> Infra and not listed here.  I'm focused on the tasks that are owned by
>> the AOO project)
>> This might also help is identify areas where we are currently
>> dependent on a single person and want to train a backup, to cover for
>> holidays, etc.
>> Regards,
>> -Rob
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> I think this is lovely idea but I'm a bit confused over what you mean by
> "Learning Resources" -- are you thinking people, or web resources or ???

I was thinking of web resources.   So overall the page lists tasks and
skills, and also the resources needed to learn how to perform those
tasks: web resources and experts/mentors in the project.


> Thanks.
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> MzK
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