Onboarding

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🚧 This section is still in active development and is subject to changes 🚧

Welcome to Seedcase

If you landed on this post, you are most likely a new team member on the Seedcase Project. Welcome!

To get you started, there are some first steps you’ll need to do and some posts for you to read and review.

First steps

  1. Send your GitHub username and Discord username to the Team Leader
    • We use Discord as our communication platform and this way so you can be added to the Seedcase Project server right away. If you don’t have a Discord account, you can go to discord.com and create one.
    • You will need to be added to the SDCA and Seedcase organizaions (and potentially other repositories) on GitHub. If you don’t have a GitHub account, you can go to github.com and create one.
  2. Set up GitHub two-factor authentication (2FA)
    • See this post (you will need 2FA to access the Seedcase repositories).
  3. Order IT equipment
    • Talk to the Team Leader about which IT equipment you will need (e.g., computer, mouse, keyboard, and dock station) and Team Leader will help you with ordering it.

Software

The software we use post lists the software you will need to install in order to effectively contribute as part of the team. Go to the post and install the software listed there.

Posts to read and review

In the Seedcase Project, we practice a “documentation first” culture. One of the things that means is that when you read through posts and encounter something that’s unclear or information that’s missing or outdated, we encourage you to create Issues (or Pull Requests) describing those issues you’ve found.

Therefore, before you start to read and review the pages in the list below, read the following posts with introductions and guidelines to our workflows:

  1. Documentation First Culture
  2. Workflow for developing software and documentation
  3. If you will need to add new posts, read the how-to “Adding posts”, which contains guidelines on that.

Now that you have read the above, you can review the pages below. As you review them, create any Issues in the respective GitHub repository (e.g. the team repo for things about the team website) for things you find confusing or unclear, if you have questions, or other suggestions for improvements.

  1. Onboarding SDCA website: This website is for general onboarding at SDCA and covers general onboarding, such as the general code of conduct and details on varous social activities and events.
  2. Our Seedcase Team Docs website: This website is where this post is located and covers the documentation, contributing guidelines, onboarding material, and event details/agendas for the Seedcase Project team.
  3. General contributing guidelines website: This website covers some general contributing guidelines for the Seedcase Project.
  4. Community pages: This website is used for content we want people outside the team, like an external reader, to read and browse, such as the roadmap, outreach material, and events.
  5. Our Decisions Posts: This describes why we made the choices we did.
  6. Overall design documentation: The design documentation covers stakeholders, design decisions, software architecture, data architecture, and more.

If something is unclear to you, you are more than welcome to reach out to the other team members on Discord. We’d love to help you out.