Thursday, January 22, 2015

Is your team using Find-a-Task?

Find-a-Task is the Ubuntu community's job board for volunteers.


Is your team listed?

It's the place for volunteers to find new, interesting, fulfilling ways to contribute to Ubuntu.
It's the place for them to discover your team or project.

Get listed today!

We have made it super easy to get your team onto Find-a-Task: No login, no editing. Just jump into #ubuntu-community-team with a volunteer role in mind:

  • Category: Programming
  • Role: QML De-frobber
  • Very short description: Get rid of QML Frob with the Ubuntu Frobbing Team
  • Landing page:

That's can list technical roles, too.

Nah, I don't want volunteers

If the old way is working for you, and your team has lots of spare capacity, then more power to you! Please share your secret sauce.

But if you could use a few more hands to grab a work item or two, a Find-a-Task listing is fast and simple.

You really should, you know.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Introducing Ubuntu Find-A-Task

The Ubuntu Community website has an awesome new service: Find-A-Task

It's a referral service - it helps volunteers discover teams and tasks that match their interests.

  • Link to it!
  • Refer new enthusiasts toward it!
  • Advertise your teams and projects on it!

Give it a try and see how it can work for your team or project.

How do I get my team listed?

So easy and so fast.
  1. What volunteer role do you want to advertise?
  2. What's a very short, exciting description of the role?
  3. Which Find-A-Task paths do you think this role is appropriate for? 
  4. Create a great landing page on the wiki. (example)
    • Drop by #ubuntu-community-team and let us know.
      • Role: Frobishers, 
      • Description: "Help Frobnicators add fabulous Frob!"
      • Path: One, in the Coding and Development submenu
      • Landing URL

    Your landing page:

    This is a volunteer's first impression of your team. Make it shine.

    When volunteers show up at your wiki page, they are already interested. They want to know how to set up, who to contact, and how to get started on their first easy work item. They want instructions and details.

    If you don't provide what they want, they may move on to their next choice. Find-A-Task makes it easy for them to move on.


    Tremendous thanks to: