My name is Sören Möller and I'm working as statistician at a Danish University.

I have been using Linux for work and privately for at least 10 years, and Fedora for about 1.5 years

I have programming experience in C, C++, Java, Python and R, both from leisure activities, from my university education and from my current job, which includes some coding in R and C. Earlier I have done some patches for Libreoffice in my free time and work on some R-packages (both R and C code) for my day job.

I have followed Fedoras development for some months, and would like to become actively involved. I hope to take over maintainership of a small package as one of the first steps, and have been in contact with Randy Berry about maybe to take over the package "aldo" (a Morse code learning tool),.

i am in the process of completing the steps outlined in https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Join_the_package_collection_maintainers.
I already have read the packaging guidelines, created FAS and Bugzilla accounts, joined the important mailing lists (devel, test, package-announce and packaging) and set up git, fedora-packager and mock on my machine.

I have generated an aldo-0.7.7 RPM-package from the upstream soruces (the current version in Fedora is aldo-0.7.6). The packagese (binary and source) and the spec-file pass rpmlint, after some small corrections of the spec file (American English spelling and correcting an incorrect weekday in the changelog).

I now have build this package on koji (by "koji build --scratch ...") for f21, f22 and f23/rawhide:
https://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=10137982 (f21)
https://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=10137969 (f22)
https://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=10137468 (f23)
apparently with success, if I correctly interpret the build outputs.
Furthermore, I have build the package locally with mock for rawhide-x86_64 and rawhide-i386 without apparent problems.

I will try to comment on package reviews of other packages during the next few days, to get a feeling for the review process.

Afterwards I will try to find a sponsor( as outlined in https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_get_sponsored_into_the_packager_group), to become a packager.