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 http://wiki.ubuntu.com/FrobTeam/Frobishers

    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:


    Diego Turcios said...

    Is this an open source project?
    Where do you have it hosted?

    Ian said...

    See http://github.com/ian-weisser/asknot

    The README includes a lot of documentation.

    Anonymous said...

    Is there any way to list current participants?

    Ian said...

    One assumes by 'participants' you mean 'teams' or 'projects' instead of individual volunteers.

    If you are unsure if your team is participating, feel free to parse or search the page source. All the data is in the page source.

    It's only one web page, not an application, and there's no searchable database or admin backend for it. It did not seem necessary such a small (well below 50) number of volunteer roles.