Is there any use for a non-coder?

Rory McCann rory at
Mon Jan 19 13:50:33 GMT 2009

On 19/01/09 13:26, Donal Buckley wrote:
> Self-explanatory. Is there anything a non-coder could do to help in the 
> bug-jam or as part of the larger Ireland LoCo team?
> Donal

Hi Donal.

The answer to your question, is yes. There's lots of things a non-coder
can do at a bug jam.

Perhaps there's a bit of confusion about what a Bug Jam is. It's a short
session, in which bugs get 'triaged'. There will be very little
programming and coding done.

Basically lots of people are adding bugs to the Ubuntu bug tracker,, sometimes they are incomplete, missing certain
steps, or maybe that problem has been fixed already. In short the bug
tracker probably needs some TLC and a bit of a spring cleaning.

In a Bug Jam, people get together and have a look at the bug tracker and
look at the bugs. Is this still a problem? Then add a comment saying "I
can reproduce this bug", Is this bug missing details? Try to reproduce
it and fill in details, or mark it as 'Incomplete'. and so on.

So there's very little actual coding. It's very approachable for people,
and you get to learn about how Ubuntu is developed. This will be a ladi
back relaxing fun event. There's also a mild form of competition between
various LoCos. :)

Hope that helps!


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