Re: [ljc] Happy New Year / Meet a Project first event

From: Andrew B.
Sent on: Friday, January 4, 2013 11:29 AM


On 4 January[masked]:17, Ben Evans <[address removed]> wrote:
Really great to see this - thanks Barry. Unfortunately, I won't be able to make the 24th :(

One of the best projects I ever worked on started with my first task being: "Fix the onboarding docs". Why was this important / good?


Ben - this is a really interesting point. I have been involved in two projects  and  feel documentation (and possibly other forms of introducing material) is important. In the one case there was some material but it was a bit old. I did a little updating of it. Other case I am not aware of any such material (but only just got involved).

I the project is aware the need that is great. If they are not what next - if in an "interview" situation you ask probing questions you might come across as awkward. I the core devs arent aware of the need, do you offer to help or do you decide this project isnt for you.  Guess there is no right  answer here....

Same issue applies to day jobs as well I think.
Andrew

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