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<<BR>>We are an '''open team''' and anyone can join us to learn and teach how to contribute to the Ubuntu community. Help the community and make new friends by joining the Beginners Team. :)

Please [[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu-beginners-team|visit our IRC channel]] #ubuntu-beginners-team on Freenode to talk and learn more about the Beginners team. You can also use our[[https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-beginners | Beginners Team mailing list]] to introduce yourself and ask your questions about helping out in the community. We recommend all members join the mailing list.
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If you are interested in joining the Ubuntu Beginners Team, follow the following steps.  If you are interested in joining the Ubuntu Beginners Team, we recommend following these steps.
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 {*} Read the [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam|introduction]] and [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/MissionStatement|mission statement]] and familiarize yourself with the current focus groups.<<BR>>
 {*} Subscribe to the [[http://lists.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-beginners|mailing list]] to ensure that you remain up-to-date with what the team is doing.<<BR>>
 {*} Send an Email to the mailing list introducing yourself and stating your Ubuntu related interests. If you know which Focus Group you wish to work with, include that. If you are not sure which Focus Group you want to work with we can go over your interests with you and find the right one. Be sure to include the names of any Ubuntu teams you have worked with, along with how long you have been working with them.<<BR>>
 {*} Add your name to the ''Seeking Guide'' list [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/Membership#Seeking Guide | here]].<<BR>>
 {*} Come hang out with us in the [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InternetRelayChat|Internet Relay Chat]] channel '''#ubuntu-beginners-team''' on Freenode, most members are active in the channel and it's a good way to introduce yourself and meet us all quickly. You can also take a look at our irc [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/IRC|guide]] which has a selection of chat clients and reviews our rules for using irc.
 {*} Read the [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam | Beginners Team front page]] and [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/MissionStatement| mission statement]] and familiarize yourself with our goals and values. <<BR>>
 {*} Once ready to join visit our Launchpad page and sign up [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-beginners/+join | here]] <<BR>>
 {*} Subscribe to the [[http://lists.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-beginners|mailing list]] to ensure that you remain up-to-date with what the team is doing. We also use the mailing list to ask and answer questions from members.<<BR>>
 {*} Add yourself to [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/WhoWeAre | Who We Are]] Page <<BR>>
 {*} We have what we call community paths. These are places you can find information about the different areas of the community and the steps you can take to get started on your journey to join that area of the community<<BR>>
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If you are not sure about joining the Beginners Team, please [[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu-beginners-team|come by our IRC channel]] #ubuntu-beginners-team on freenode we would be more then happy to answer any questions you might have.  {*} Come hang out with us in the [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InternetRelayChat|Internet Relay Chat]] channel '''#ubuntu-beginners-team''' on Freenode, most members are active in the channel and it's a good way to introduce yourself and meet us all quickly. You can also take a look at our irc [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/IRC|guide]] which has a selection of chat clients and reviews our rules for using irc. If you find a lot of people away from their computers and the IRC channel a little slow use our mailing list as sure way to reach out to the team.
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== Requirements ==
The following requirements must be met in order to become a member of the Ubuntu Beginners Team. Your BT Guide will help you complete each of these items.
If you are not sure about joining the Beginners Team, please [[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu-beginners-team|come by our IRC channel]] #ubuntu-beginners-team on freenode or send us an email on the [[http://lists.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-beginners|mailing list]] we will be more then happy to answer any questions you might have.

== Reccomendations ==
If you have any questions we can help you complete each of these items.
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    ''Here are some resources: ''
    A screencast showing you how to make a key and sign the code of conduct [[ http://bit.uz/TSx | can be found here]]. <<BR>>
    Their is also some good information on [[ https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SigningCodeofConduct |help.ubuntu.com]] <<BR>>
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 {*} Have a wiki page describing yourself and your contributions. For help on creating an Ubuntu wiki page [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/Membership/BTWikiGuide|See here]].<<BR>>  {*} Have a wiki page describing yourself and your contributions. For help on creating an Ubuntu wiki page [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/Membership/BTWikiGuide|See here]]. this page will be important not only to introduce yourself to others but also to document your community contributions.<<BR>>
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== Examples ==
=== Introduction Letter ===
{{{
Subject: Introducing $NAME ($NICKNAME)
To: ubuntu-beginners@lists.ubuntu.com
##My first draft please let me know if you have any constructive ideas.
We are adopting a system where all members will be more accessible to help with questions and concerns. If you want to know more about a topic please post the question on our mailing list. This will gain the most exposure across the most members. We also recommend asking in our IRC channel (actually I recomend this frist). If in IRC you do not get an immediate answer dont give up. Sometimes it takes a while for members to log in and see your message. Many members have a persistent IRC connection to catch all questions, answers, and conversations. We are just starting to transition to this new system. Please help us decide what works and what does not. Our main goal is to help members get involved in the community and learn as much as possible about Ubuntu. Our hope is that new members will gain knowledge and continue to pass the knowlede on to upcoming Ubuntu users.
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Hello,
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My name is $NAME [1][2], and I have been contributing in the Ubuntu community for $LENGTH with the $TEAM.
I am interested in joining the Ubuntu Beginners Team. I believe that I can help with the $FOCUS_GROUP,
and some prior examples of my work related to this team can be found here [3].
##(Please contact us on #ubuntu-beginners-team as mentioned in the top of the page. We are working on ##formulating a structure for the team).
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Thanks,
$NAME
##If you would like to join the team and have not yet been sponsored by a Guide please add yourself to this ##table.
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[1] https://launchpad.net/~$LPNAME
[2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/$WIKINAME
[3] http://examples.of.work.com
}}}
##||<rowstyle="background:#592441;color:#F1F1DD;font-weight:bold;"> # || Applicant || Timezone || Date added ##|| Contacted by || Contacted on || Corresponding FG ||
## Addition note: in the DateTime section, you fill in your current local time with the change in UTC ##timezone. E.g. your timezone is UTC +9 and your local time is 08:20:34 on 8th July 2011, then DateTime will ##look like this:
## <<DateTime(2011-07-08T08:20:34+0900)>>
## || 0 || [[MarkShuttleworth]] || UTC +1 || <<DateTime(2011-06-14T13:40:25+0100)>> || [[MrChrisDruif]] || ##<<DateTime(2011-06-14T13:45:25+0200)>> ||
##|| 1 || [[rx007|rx007]] || UTC +9 || <<DateTime(2010-12-08T22:03:59+0900)>> || || ||
##|| 2 || [[luca-faggianelli]] || UTC +1 || <<DateTime(2011-02-01T16:47:19+0100)>> || [[coalwater]] || ##<<DateTime(2011-07-05T15:11:00+0200)>> ||
##|| 3 || [[CagriEmer]] || UTC +11 || <<DateTime(2011-02-11T22:15:22+1100)>> || || ||
##|| 4 || [[simar]] || UTC +5:30 || <<DateTime(2011-02-29T03:05:41+0530)>> || || ||
##|| 5 || [[igumus]] || UTC +2 || <<DateTime(2011-03-13T04:12:02+0200)>> || [[coalwater]] || ##<<DateTime(2011-06-11T14:35:00+0200)>> ||
##|| 6 || [[JavierBravoConde]] || UTC +1 || <<DateTime(2011-03-23T01:28:24+0100)>> || || ||
##|| 7 || [[mortiy]] || UTC +2 || <<DateTime(2011-04-03T23:55:42+0200)>> || || ||
##|| 8 || [[unict-signorello]] || UTC +1 || <<DateTime(2011-05-14T16:06:00+0100)>> || [[coalwater]] || ##<<DateTime(2011-07-05T15:04:15+0200)>> ||
##|| 9 || [[sarimura]] || UTC +2 || <<DateTime(2011-05-22T19:32:26+0200)>> || || ||
##|| 10 || [[skorkmaz88]] || UTC +2 || <<DateTime(2011-06-09T14:23:29+0200)>> || || ||
##|| 11 || [[loitranduc]] || UTC +7 || <<DateTime(2011-06-14T20:26:40+0700)>> || || ||
##|| 12 || [[INdek]] || UTC +1 || <<DateTime(2011-07-07T21:13:00+0100)>> || || ||
##|| 13 || [[benny]] || UTC +10 || <<DateTime(2011-07-08T15:29:27+1000)>> || [[Unit193]] || ##<<DateTime(2011-08-12T22:00:00-0400)>> || [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/FocusGroups/Development|Devel]], [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/FocusGroups/Docs|Docs]], and ##[[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/FocusGroups/Bugs|Bugs]] ||
##|| 14 || [[AhmedShams]] || UTC +2 || <<DateTime(2011-08-13T03:28:30+0200)>> || [[Unit193]] || ##<<DateTime(2011-08-12T22:00:00-0400)>> || [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/FocusGroups/Support|Support]], and [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/FocusGroups/Bugs|Bugs]] ||
##|| 15 || [[ScottSanbar]] || UTC -5 || <<DateTime(2011-09-12T16:12:54-0500)>> || || ||
##|| 16 || [[eyadof]] || UTC +2 || <<DateTime(2011-09-13T18:15:54-0500)>> || || ||
##|| 17 || [[philipballew]] || UTC -7 || <<DateTime(2011-09-13T12:11:30-0500)>> || || ||
##|| 18 || [[Snicksie]] || UTC +2 || <<DateTime(2011-09-19T12:00:00+0200)>> || || ||
##|| 19 || [[jfussion]] || UTC +8 || <<DateTime(2011-10-01T18:13:01+0800)>> || || ||
##|| 20 || [[moijes12]] || UTC +5:30 || <<DateTime(2011-10-25T22:51:50+0800)>> || || ||
##|| 21 || [[Pucho]] || UTC -5 || <<DateTime(2011-11-06T21:41:25-0500)>> || || ||
##|| 22 || [[matt-linscott]] || UTC -8 || <<DateTime(2011-12-22T20:25:43-0800)>> || || ||
##|| 23 || [[peter.ahlgren]] || UTC +1 || <<DateTime(2011-12-22T20:25:43+0100)>> || || ||
##|| 24 || [[ian]] || UTC +1 || <<DateTime(2012-01-10T20:23:43+0100)>> || || ||
##|| 25 || [[joby]] || UTC +5:30 || <<DateTime(2012-01-17T20:01:43+0530)>> || || ||
##|| 26 || [[frank-villasenor]] || UTC -6 || <<DateTime(2012-02-15T06:46:43-0600)>> || || ||
##|| 27 || [[christoph.fischer]] || UTC +1 || <<DateTime(2012-02-26T21:29:06+0100)>> || || ||
##|| 28 || [[HectorLouzao]] || UTC +1 || <<DateTime(2012-06-04T00:31:59+0100)>> || || ||
##|| 29 || [[Penreturns]] || UTC +8 || <<DateTime(2012-06-20T18:41:01+0800)>> || || ||
##|| 30 || [[smartboyhw]] || UTC +8 || <<DateTime(2012-08-04T15:41:01+0800)>> || || ||
##|| 31 || [[mesutcang]] || UTC +3 || <<DateTime(2012-08-09T11:51:01+0300)>> || || ||
##|| 32 || [[SamuRay]] || UTC +4:30 || <<DateTime(2011-08-09T11:51:01+0300)>> || [[JamUnix]] ##||<<DateTime(2010-08-09T11:51:01+0300)>> ||||
##|| 33 || [[cunningham5]] || UTC -5 || <<DateTime(2012-10-09T17:35:40+0300)>> || || ||
##|| 34 || [[lantzr]] || UTC -8 || <<DateTime(2013-02-07T03:24:00-0800)>> || || ||
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=== Application for Vote ===
We value the input of the community. If you are an established member of another team who wishes to become a Guide for a related focus group please have your team leader or two other team members leave a testimonial for you. An example testimonial looks like this:
{{{
[[$NAME]]I have worked with $CANDIDATE for the past $LENGTH on the $TEAM. He has been doing some terrific work on $STUFF.
I can support the quality of his work, and believe $CANDIDATE is here to stay.
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Some examples of his work can be found:

 n: link
 n+1: link
  ...
 n+m: link

@ S I G @
}}}

Please note that @ S I G @ should be written as &#64;SIG&#64; on the page.

{*} If you are new to the Ubuntu Community and not yet a member of another team a recommendation from your Beginners Team Guide must also be included on your wiki page with the other recommendation. An example of this type of recommendation is below:

{{{
As the Guide of $CANDIDATE I would like to vouch for the effort and work that $CANDIDATE has put into the team.
He is $DescriptionOfCharacteristics, and would make a great addition to the team.
He has my support for Beginners Team membership. @ S I G @
}}}

Please note that @ S I G @ should be written as &#64;SIG&#64; on the page.

{*} After receiving either set of recommendations and placing them on your wiki page you will send an email to the Beginners Team mailing list announcing you wish to be voted on for membership at the next council meeting. You should also update the [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/Meetings|Meetings]] wiki page to add yourself to the agenda under "New Member Nominations" for the council meeting.

== Seeking Guide ==
If you would like to join the team and have not yet been sponsored by a Guide please add yourself to this table.

||<rowstyle="background:#592441;color:#FFFFFF;"> # ||Applicant||Time Zone||Contacted by||
|| 1 || [[rx007|rx007]] || UTC +9 || ||
|| 2 || [[luca-faggianelli]] || UTC +1 || ||
|| 3 || [[CagriEmer]] || UTC +11 || ||
|| 4 || [[simar]] || UTC +5:30 || ||
|| 5 || [[igumus]] || UTC +2 || [[coalwater]] ||
|| 6 || [[JavierBravoConde]] || UTC +1 || ||
|| 7 || [[mortiy]] || UTC +2 || ||
|| 8 || [[unict-signorello]] || UTC +1 || ||
|| 9 || [[sarimura]] || UTC +2 || ||
|| 10 || [[skorkmaz88]] || UTC +2 || ||
|| 11 || [[benny]] || UTC +10 || ||

This team is now deprecated. Official announcement about the team's closure can be found here.

Info (!) Ubuntu Help and Support IRC Channel: #ubuntu-beginners on irc.freenode.net Info (!)

Info (!) Community and Team IRC Channel: #ubuntu-beginners-team on irc.freenode.net Info (!)




We are an open team and anyone can join us to learn and teach how to contribute to the Ubuntu community. Help the community and make new friends by joining the Beginners Team. Smile :)

Please visit our IRC channel #ubuntu-beginners-team on Freenode to talk and learn more about the Beginners team. You can also use ourBeginners Team mailing list to introduce yourself and ask your questions about helping out in the community. We recommend all members join the mailing list.

Process

If you are interested in joining the Ubuntu Beginners Team, we recommend following these steps.

  • Ubuntu Read the Beginners Team front page and mission statement and familiarize yourself with our goals and values.
    Ubuntu Once ready to join visit our Launchpad page and sign up here
    Ubuntu Subscribe to the mailing list to ensure that you remain up-to-date with what the team is doing. We also use the mailing list to ask and answer questions from members.
    Ubuntu Add yourself to Who We Are Page
    Ubuntu We have what we call community paths. These are places you can find information about the different areas of the community and the steps you can take to get started on your journey to join that area of the community

    Ubuntu Come hang out with us in the Internet Relay Chat channel #ubuntu-beginners-team on Freenode, most members are active in the channel and it's a good way to introduce yourself and meet us all quickly. You can also take a look at our irc guide which has a selection of chat clients and reviews our rules for using irc. If you find a lot of people away from their computers and the IRC channel a little slow use our mailing list as sure way to reach out to the team.

If you are not sure about joining the Beginners Team, please come by our IRC channel #ubuntu-beginners-team on freenode or send us an email on the mailing list we will be more then happy to answer any questions you might have.

Reccomendations

If you have any questions we can help you complete each of these items.

  • Ubuntu Sign the Ubuntu Code of Conduct.

    • Here are some resources: A screencast showing you how to make a key and sign the code of conduct can be found here.
      Their is also some good information on help.ubuntu.com

    Ubuntu Have an account on Launchpad
    Ubuntu Have a wiki page describing yourself and your contributions. For help on creating an Ubuntu wiki page See here. this page will be important not only to introduce yourself to others but also to document your community contributions.

We are adopting a system where all members will be more accessible to help with questions and concerns. If you want to know more about a topic please post the question on our mailing list. This will gain the most exposure across the most members. We also recommend asking in our IRC channel (actually I recomend this frist). If in IRC you do not get an immediate answer dont give up. Sometimes it takes a while for members to log in and see your message. Many members have a persistent IRC connection to catch all questions, answers, and conversations. We are just starting to transition to this new system. Please help us decide what works and what does not. Our main goal is to help members get involved in the community and learn as much as possible about Ubuntu. Our hope is that new members will gain knowledge and continue to pass the knowlede on to upcoming Ubuntu users.

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