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Why work with Fedora?
Our project is large and diverse. We are very experienced at working with new contributors and helping them be successful.
Many of our contributors are long-time contributors. They remain because they want to keep growing the project and to lend their expertise, advice and mentoring to you! People who stay around the community and do good work are noticed. They get hired for jobs from it, including being hired by Red Hat. Past Google Summer of Code students were hired by Red Hat, as well as interns in various positions. This is just an example, as experience and reputation in the Fedora Project communities is influential in your career in many ways.
As a long-standing community with many facets, it is possible for you to find many rewarding sub-projects to work on.
You should know that contributing to FOSS doesn't require you to have super programming skills, or super-anything else. You just need be interested, curious, and willing to become comfortable being productively lost. This is the state of learning. You learn by finding your way around and figuring things out with the support of your mentor and the community.
If you are new to the Fedora Project, the following material will help you to get started.
link:https://docs.fedoraproject.org/fedora-project/project/fedora-overview.html[Fedora Project Overview]
link:https://docs.fedoraproject.org[Fedora Technical and Community Documentation]
link:https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_use_IRC[How to use IRC]
link:https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Development[Information about Development in Fedora]
Student Responsibilities
You are the key ingredient for your project's success. This project is important to you, your mentor, and the entire Fedora Community.
Your responsibilities include:
Communicating early and often with your mentor.
Blogging every week about what you're learning, how you're doing, challenges and successes. This is key way to keep the entire Fedora Community informed.
Working with your mentor on realistic achievable milestones that provide for regular deliverables and feedback.
Attending the brief student calls, as announced
Being accountable for your success and your actions
Student Application
Please read and follow the xref:application.adoc[student application process].