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  • Email: laubersm AT fedoraproject dOt org
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Current Projects

I am a general contributor to the Docs Project which includes wiki gardening and assisting with the various guides such as the Users Guide and the Installation Guide which are updated each release. I would like to do more with the security related guides.

I am a member of the Ambassadors group. When I looked at the list of Ambassadors, I was surprised at how few are from North Carolina. I also found that I could answer yes to all three of the questions raised on the join page and that as an Linux instructor in my $dayjob I already do many of the other tasks listed under how to be an active ambassador.

I am still interested in assisting the Infrastructure team and am on several of the mailing lists from when I joined several years ago. It is an excellent way to watch a large project make use of cutting edge technology and if I could just dedicate some more time to it, I could learn so much about products I am aware of, interested in, but have not had a chance to really implement.

I do not post to Fedora Planet often enough and I am a newbie player at Fedora Badges . Outside of Fedora, mostly in my $dayjob, I am getting involved with Hadoop and OpenStack as well as continuing my InfoSec activities.

Past Projects

As I was getting started, I took notes in hopes of helping the DocsProject/WorkFlow so it is easier for other people to also Join. Over the 2008 Christmas holiday and through the Docs Project Holiday Virtual Hackfest and FUDcon, I added tips and reminders. These are now located at

I have "herded cats" for updates to the User Guide and was the lead for that document for a couple of releases.

When I had more time to dedicate to the wiki each week, I was the Docs Project contact person for the Packaging Guide and related documentation. Tasks were listed in Docs_tasks_for_Packaging_Guide_and_related_materials. The first step was wiki cleanup. Then looking into using the CMS for better workflow and access control with the actual Packaging Guide documentation. As the testing of the CMS started, I also applied to the Infrastructure team. Toshio was nice enough to ask and to sponsor me so that I can at least be involved in the testing of the CMS. I am interested in being on the team but concerned that I do not have the time to contribute as much as is necessary. Time will tell (pun intended).

Self Introduction - a.k.a "How I got here"


I had been meaning to get more involved with fedoraproject for a while before I finally made the commitment. For all that I use and recommend opensource, this is the first project I actually joined (better late then never I guess).

I am interested in all things related to learning and teaching - documentation, planning, consulting, corporate training, university settings, and youngsters too.

I have been a contract instructor for Red Hat since 2000 and involved in network operating system support and training since 1992 (and *nix user even longer). I have contributed to Red Hat course materials including general bug reports, testing updated labs, contributing to online course content and videos, updating existing courses, and providing content for the first release and later updates of Red Hat Academy materials (with docbook). I also teach courses related to other Linux distributions and general computing security topics. In addition to teaching formal classes, I also do some consulting and really enjoy the short assignments that are often mostly an informal skill transfer.

I started with the docs project because it seemed that I had most of the skills needed, felt confident that I could quickly pick up the remaining skills, and it seemed to be the most flexible on time commitments. I had taught and used cvs and seen subversion so I quickly figuring out the basics of using git. I was new to wiki syntax and irc etiquette but I after poking around and reading some of the intro and FAQ docs I quickly felt comfortable with those tools as well.

I am interested in learning new software through the infrastructure team and expanding my rpm packaging skills.


-- Susan Lauber, (RHCX, RHCSS, RHCA, RHCVA, CISSP)
Lauber System Solutions, Inc.
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My self introduction to the docs project list. My introduction to the packaging and devel lists concerning wiki cleanup.