I just want to join up the Campus Ambassadors as that's exactly what I
am already doing for a while now.
For those who do not know me yet, I am working at the ETH in Zurich
and am (together with red_alert) responsible for the Linux deployment
infrastructure. We have already ported about 500 studroom PCs to
Fedora this summer which was a great success.
Together with theAlternative (a group of students who are interested
in digital sustainability), we are organizing an bi-yearly event
called Linuxtage where students can join up and are getting help in
(mostly in German but a few English notes below)
It consists of an introduction course, two install evenings (one at
the ETHZ and one at the University Zurich) and an advanced course.
Due to the fact that the students already know Fedora now from their
studroom computers they are really interested in having it on their
own computer to.
As it's not really limited even ppl from the region could join the
events (and also do :))
So what's next: I am going to write a blog about the last install days
(and even about some problems we had/have) and try to promote it a bit
more. If it makes sense I could even Link the event on an event page.
We try to streamline it with the Fedora release dates (which does not
always work) but if so we could perhaps even announce it as a "Launch
Dear Sir/Ma'am,I am Ayush Khanna, a 2nd year Engineering student majoring in Computer Science and Engineering at Thapar University(Punjab, India). I subscribed to the Campus Ambassador Program being conducted by the Fedora Project. Unfortunately I found the information provided on the website a little ambiguous and wanted to clear a few doubts.
Firstly, how long does it take for the decision to induct someone into this program take?Secondly, how will the intimations and discussions take place once someone is selected?Also, is there any time duration for which one can be a campus ambassador?
Looking forward to hearing from you soon,
How ya doin'? :) So this semester is just about wrapped up all over the place,
I'd imagine, I've been doing some thinking ahead on next semester. But first,
introspection, what's everyone been up to? Any good CampusAmb stories?
I guess I"ll start.
As some of you know, this semester is my first at Arizona State University,
of the largest public schools in the USA, majoring Computer Science. It's been
blast, and I've met all sorts of really incredible folks. I've fallen in to a
group of really cool upper classmen, most using either Ubuntu or Fedora, and
some KDEheads (important to me ;). We put on an InstallFest (more like a
meeting, I guess, not much installing it seemed) for the university LUG, which
went off fairly well; we're going to transition from only meeting in a mailing
list to having in-person monthly meetings. Woot! I've also got involved in
ASU's robotics club, which uses a ton of open source, and targets linux
to be exact) as one of their remote control systems. yay! :)
And now talk about your plans for next semester!
Next semester is FUDCon, which ASU is hosting, mostly due to the awesome work
Marketing team lead and The New Girl fedora project manager. :) AWESOME
opportunities there, we're working with a few different groups on campus,
including ASU's law department as a few Red Hat lawyers will be speaking at
conference. Much win!
I'm also considering running for ASULUG office, depending on who is
We have a great platform, and a nice community, we just need someone to *do*
something with it, and that's kind of my goal.
As a longer term goal, I'm planning a POSSE event
(http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/POSSE) locally which will bring ASU's
professors together with various other schools locally and some really awesome
developers to Make Awesome Happen, and get these professors involved in FOSS.
Because that's the end goal, right? :)
Feel free to discuss what everyone else is doing, even if it's "talking to
friends about Fedora", because that's still awesome. :)
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