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From Maxim Solodovnik <solomax...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Help Wanted! (it's a title, not a request!)
Date Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:36:08 GMT
Hello Daniel,

Could you please describe a bit how JIRA issues are selected to be
displayed?
this [1] query return no results :((

[1] https://helpwanted.apache.org/listitems.lua?project=openmeetings


On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 4:56 PM, Daniel Gruno <humbedooh@apache.org> wrote:

> On 02/08/2016 11:53 AM, Francesco Chicchiriccò wrote:
> > Just to show my appreciation: +1, looks very cool!
> >
> > Any idea of when we can start filling it up with real things?
> > Thanks.
>
> I've already started deleting the test entries, so you could start using
> it already if you like. I'll remove the warnings from the front page then
> :)
>
> With regards,
> Daniel.
>
> >
> > Regards.
> >
> > On 07/02/2016 17:01, Daniel Gruno wrote:
> >> Hi ComDev folks! Ramblings incoming :)
> >>
> >> As an aside to the 'Guiding volunteers' thread, I was talking with Rich
> >> (Bowen) while he was at DevConf this weekend, and we got to thinking
> >> whether it was possible to make a tiny tool that would solve one
> >> specific issue we often come across when someone says "I know X, Y and Z
> >> - What can I do to help Apache?".
> >>
> >> Traditionally, we've said "subscribe to our mailing list (which one?!)"
> >> or "Go look at JIRA/BugZilla", which in itself is fine, but off-putting
> >> to many people as we don't actively use neither MLs or bug trackers to
> >> advertise what we want done, and what tech/person skills would be
> >> helpful where (we're terrible!). Furthermore, it is our
> >> opinion/assessment that bug trackers are not that great from a "skills
> >> -> tasks" perspective. While great for bugs and larger tasks for an
> >> existing audience, they don't provide the right overview or search
> >> features that one could want, and keeping some sort of uniform setup for
> >> these tasks across the ASF is going to be a LOT of work.
> >>
> >> ...If only we had somewhere someone could just go and say "I'm great at
> >> marketing and documentation, what tasks are there that I can do?" and
> >> then get 10 different requests across 6 projects, some that you could
> >> start on right away and some that require more intimate knowledge with
> >> the project.
> >>
> >> ...Or the experienced C/Python programmer that wants to know which tasks
> >> at Apache they could hack on as a good introduction to that project,
> >> while at the same time helping the project accomplish something new.
> >>
> >> ...Oh, and wouldn't it be nifty if we could have a widget we could place
> >> on our web site that lists what we as a project or foundation are
> >> looking for right now in terms of work to be done, so when people visit
> >> our page, they can see that "hey, we're looking for a web dev guru - is
> >> that you?" ?
> >>
> >> Enter 'Help Wanted!'. It's a very small (and very much work-in-progress)
> >> tool that you can use to browse the tasks that all the Apache projects
> >> would like to get done, see the difficulty of it, language (whether
> >> spoken/written or programming) skills needed, what it's about and
> >> who/how to contact. You can also use the HW widget to plug your own
> >> project's requests into your web site, or you can display all the
> >> current tasks waiting in the system across the ASF. 350+ initiatives,
> >> 170+ TLPs, one uniform hub for requests that can help people get started
> >> with Apache.
> >>
> >> The code is "live" at: https://helpwanted.apache.org/
> >> A test widget is here: https://helpwanted.apache.org/wtest.html
> >> (the test widget shows what it could look like on the httpd site)
> >>
> >> It's open for all committers to go set up new tasks (universal commit
> >> bit, so to speak, just click on 'edit tasks'), and we hope it will be a
> >> hub for putting people on the right path - whether that be a pointer to
> >> JIRA, ML etc - to contributing to our projects. Or it'll crash and burn
> >> and we'll never speak of it again :)
> >>
> >> Contributions, feedback, quality control etc are MOST WELCOME, and we're
> >> only getting started with the proof-of-concept right now (as found in
> >> svn). Hopefully we'll have something stable and polished by the end of
> >> February? :)
> >>
> >> With regards,
> >> Daniel.
> >>
> >>
> >> PS: Yes, I know the admin area is a stylistic nightmare. That'll be
> >> fixed...eventually! And the task guide needs a LOT of work. Saying
> >> "contact the dev list" isn't enough, but I'll need a word smith for
> >> that :)
> >>
> >
> >
>
>


-- 
WBR
Maxim aka solomax

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