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NeuroFedora update: 2019 week 13

More software has been submitted for review and included in NeuroFedora. We keep making steady progress on that front. Please keep an eye on our documentation to see what new tools are now available for use in NeuroFedora

We have also submitted an abstract for CNS*2019 to present at poster at the conference introducing NeuroFedora to the computational neuroscience research community. So, we do hope to see you there (Ankur will be at CNS*2019 anyway).

We are always looking for more people to join the team. At the moment, we are looking for people to fill these two roles:

  • Spin/Lab master: to have a ready-to-use downloadable ISO, we'd like to work on a Fedora based NeuroFedora "lab". We are looking for a spin/lab master to lead this goal. (What is a Fedora spin/lab?). The skills needed for this task are:
    • knowledge of Git and Git based workflows: Pagure/Gitlab/Github/Bitbucket.
    • knowledge of how DNF works.
    • knowledge of the Fedora Spin process and associated tools (kickstart files, for example).
  • Documentation master: given how important end-user documentation is, we are looking for a documentation master to ensure ours is up to the mark. For this role, the required skills are:

If any of these roles interest you, please get in touch with the NeuroFedora team. You needn't have these skills already---you can learn these from the NeuroFedora team as you go along.

The next Open NeuroFedora meeting is on the 26th of March at 2200GMT/UTC. We will discuss our progress, and what we need to do next. It is time we started preparing for CNS*2019 too, so we will discuss what software we would like to showcase there.

The meeting will be held on our IRC/Telegram channel. It is open for all to attend. Please pop by!

NeuroFedora is volunteer driven initiative and contributions in any form always welcome. You can get in touch with us here. We are happy to help you learn the skills needed to contribute to the project. In fact, that is one of the major goals of the initiative---to spread technical knowledge that is necessary to develop software for Neuroscience.