I'm #hiring again!
Do you care about developer productivity? Do you want to help people make better software more easily and (hopefully) more quickly? That's what we're doing in the Release Engineering team at WMF.
I'm looking for candidates with wide varieties of backgrounds. The most important quality you possess is the ability to learn and a deep desire to make things better.
Join my team as a Software Engineer!
Did you know that https://communitywiki.org/trunk exists?
It's a new project where you can find people in the Fediverse and follow them by topic.
Also, you can request to be included. It's a really cool idea.
If you are new to Mastodon or you are looking for more interesting people to follow, you should check it out.
On another note: I could really use some test/development phones for #fdroid related stuff. Anyone got an old Android phone lying around they would like to donate?
Doesn't matter much what version or flavour of android they are running as long as touchscreen/display/WiFi is still working they could be useful.
The original team of the decentralized internet devroom at #FOSDEM is tired and want to step down because we are too tired and it would be great for another team or motivated energetic people to take the lead :)
It would be also great if this team can succeed where were failed: having a more divers panel of speakers.
Going forward, all new members who join our instance get a single message the next day with some helpful tips for getting started (how-to articles, app suggestions, etc).
These messages are sent as a DM, and only once, to avoid any sort of spamminess.
The entire project is open source and easy to deploy for other instances. https://github.com/indyhall/mastodon-welcome-bot
Enjoy, fediverse. And thank you for creating this @dave!
recommended instance block: raki.social Show more
suspend raki.social, it's ran by some techbro who seems intent on datamining the fediverse
so far it's tried to follow everyone with two bots, one clearly marked (@riker) and one unmarked as a "social experiment" (@swift)
the person running the instance isn't clear on their intent with these bots, but they have mused on the fact that you can datamine with federation bots (https://raki.social/@33b5e5/100675134230529744) which seems to me like they want to hide their intent
there is minimal collateral from suspending this instance -- only 22 users with 103 statuses, most of the interaction has been said datamining bots
Interests: programming languages, open platforms, art, craft, diy, and justice. #nobot
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here