#219: Create Python talking points for Ambassadors
Reporter: jflory7 | Owner:
Type: task | Status: new
Priority: critical | Milestone: Fedora 23
Component: Talking Points | Severity: urgent
Keywords: python, nextmeeting | Blocked By:
Originally discussed in a
cross-posted mailing list thread].
= What =
As was identified by mattdm at DevConf CZ (and earlier discussions),
Python, Python developers, and Python communities are a major target
audience for Fedora in 2016. Ambassadors are encouraged to attend and
promote Fedora in these communities and share how Fedora makes working
with Python easier, more effective, etc. However, we are not sending them
out with any documented talking points! Marketing can help with this area.
= How =
We have a limited set of resources from the past we can work with. Ruth
pointed out on the list that there is an existing
[https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing/Python_brochure Python brochure]
that was created, but the information on it is old, outdated, and it needs
some touching up.
== Brochure update ==
The solution to this I proposed on the list was:
1. Identify "hot topics" of Python and create a list.
* "What makes Python so great on Fedora?"
* "How is working on Python in Fedora easier than other distros?"
* "What tools and resources does Fedora offer for Python developers?"
* "What kind of support is there for Python developers in the project?"
* "I'm a Python developer and want to help contribute. What can I do to
2. Submitting a ticket on the Design Team Trac with this info and a
request to update the flyer for distribution in 2016.
== Building our resources ==
Like was mentioned on the list, there are not many resources available
showing or teaching how Fedora is Python-friendly. Perhaps working with
our Infrastructure team to get a list of some of the hottest Python
projects they have and using this as a base is in our interest.
= When =
This is an urgent need. Our Ambassadors either are going out or will be
going out to Python events soon across the world and providing them with
the resources to effectively market Python + Fedora is the first step.
* **Tentative Due Date**: End of March, absolute *latest*
= Open Discussion =
Thoughts, ideas, or ways we can tackle this are welcome. I am intending to
add this ticket to the
2016-03-02 Marketing meeting agenda].
Ticket URL: <https://fedorahosted.org/marketing-team/ticket/219>
Marketing Team <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing>
The Trac site for the Fedora Project Marketing team. This Trac serves as a place to list out tasks, define objectives, and work on monitoring our progress with key tasks and goals.
I have missed this step, so I send a self-introduction to this list now.
My name is Luca Ciavatta and I am from Ravenna, Italy. I have studied
Environmental Science and I'm also a qualified IT technician. I like to
learn and I'm trying to be a developer doing something in the Android
world. I wanna contribute to Fedora as I can. I'm also interested in
contributing as a Developer or Tester. I started reporting bug in
Bugzilla and answering questions on AskFedora, now I would like to do
My Fedora address is cialu(a)fedoraproject.org but the alias still not
working because actually I missed a membership to a non CLA group, so I
used my personal email to send this message.
I'm Elio, 21 years old and an open designer grown up in Germany, but currently based in Tirana, Albania. I'm pursuing my Bachelor at the University of Arts in Tirana for Multimedia, but spend my time mostly within open source projects. I'm board member of Open Labs Hackerspace , a non profit in Tirana devoted to promote FLOSS and open source. I'm also a Representative at Mozilla  where I mostly am involved with design and lead community efforts regarding everything design.
To make a living, I work as a freelance designer and author, mostly for SitePoint  where I lead the SitePoint Ambassadors volunteer program as a Community Manager (with inspirations from Fedora Ambassadors, I must admit).
I have been contributing to Fedora mostly locally in the last year, doing promotional materials and images for our events at Open Labs, organized by Jona Azizaj, fellow Fedora Ambassador in Albania. Although I still need Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop in my daily life, I am in the early steps of getting into GIMP and InkScape in order to disattach myself from proprietary software even more. I also speak about Open Source Design at many events, where I emphasize the importance of bringing designers and developers closer together, having a better and more open work ethic and using open formats and licenses. I pride myself thereof to be part of the Open Source Design organization . I recently gave 2 talks about it at FOSDEM 2016 .
I write about Design, Mozilla, and Open Labs mostly on my blog  and post some design snippets on my Dribbble from time to time .
I'd be happy to contribute with some of my time to CommOps at Fedora too, as I love the feeling of belonging in an open source community, and Fedora is one of them which stays true to its ideals. I have already some experience with Design Team and have done my first design contributions, which got me sponsored in that team. Currently I'm working on updating the Cheat Cubes for Fedora 24  also.
I recently was in Prishtina, Kosovo also for our Fedora and Mozilla Activity Days. Here is my trip report .
Looking forward to work with you!
I've reached out to jflory7 about moderating r/Fedora subreddit on reddit. He told me that I should post here.
Anyway, I am open to help moderating the mentioned subreddit if there is a need for another moderator.
I am a frequent reddit user, and read r/Fedora (and some other Linux/FOSS subreddits) quite often. I am also
moderating the r/Toshiba subreddit which is similar (some news articles, mostly people asking for help) to r/Fedora,
albeit much smaller. I am in the UTC+2 timezone. I should also probably mention that I am an ambassador in EMEA. :)
My wiki page is: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:nmilosev
Also, no worries if the team doesn't need another moderator, I just wanted to reach out and offer my help if it is needed.
Have a great day, all.
Ok Skamath :) I'll complete it.
On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 9:14 AM, Community Operations (CommOps) <
> #63: Populate on-boarding calendar with Outreachy + GSoC events
> Reporter: jflory7 | Owner: skamath
> Type: task | Status: accepted
> Priority: major | Milestone: ASAP
> Component: Outreach | Severity: not urgent
> Resolution: | Keywords:
> Comment (by skamath):
> Replying to [comment:5 jflory7]:
> > skamath, Dimuthu: How's the progress on this ticket coming so far?
> jflory7, the GSoC timeline is done. Upto you now, Dimuthu :)
> Ticket URL: <https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-commops/ticket/63#comment:6>
> Community Operations (CommOps) <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/CommOps>
> Community Operations (CommOps) aims to build and improve community
> infrastructure to better communication across the Project and to help tell
> the story of Fedora.
Department of Computer Science & Engineering,
University of Moratuwa,
Mobile : +94712924287
I'm Tristan Barber, and I'm actually an extremely new Fedoran! I really
like what I've seen of the community so far and I decided I would observe
CommOps until I felt comfortable enough to help.
I've only been a Linux user for a few years now and I have lots to learn!
Ready for the opportunities,
I'm forwarding this email on behalf of Chaoyi (cydrobolt) – he was
having issues posting to the mailing list and this was a time-sensitive
topic. I chose a somewhat ambiguous subject to keep it low-key for if we
go with this to keep the surprise element.
* * * * *
As you may know, April Fool's is coming up this Friday. For those
unaware, it is a day where many people and organisations play "pranks"
by writing interesting articles.
For instance, Microsoft recently has posted an article about "bash in
Windows 10", which also includes a section joking about the availability
of Ubuntu binaries within Windows 10.
Justin and I were thinking about publishing an April Fool's article on
Fedora Magazine. Some ideas included "Internet Explorer now default
internet browser in Fedora 24" or "Fedora will support sticky keys in
If we made an April Fool's article about Internet Explorer (r), we would
be using a Microsoft trademark. However, the usage should be covered
under fair use because it is a parody and “use of some elements of a
prior author’s composition to create a new one that, at least in part,
comments on that author’s works.” (Campbell v. AcuffRose Music, Inc.)
I think the post about Internet Explorer could be interesting, and
sticky keys would also be a quite interesting post. It would help us
garner free publicity and enjoy a good joke :)
After April Fool's, we can mend the article to show that it was an April
Fool's prank. It seems only fair since Microsoft has made April Fool's
pranks about Linux for many years in a row :)
Any input is appreciated! You may also ping us on #fedora-mktg
If either of these ideas are good, I can draft an article and get it
ready to publish before April 1st :)
* * * * *
Justin W. Flory
Hi all, I'm forwarding this message along for anyone who might be
interested in helping give a talk on diversity at Flock this year with
tatica. If you are interested, please get in touch with her on the
diversity(a)lists.fedoraproject.org mailing list!
-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Flock Proposal = "Diversity Panel: Building an inclusive
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 09:45:55 -0430
From: María Leandro <tatica(a)fedoraproject.org>
I'm about to propose a Panel for Flock, where we can have
representatives from diverse minorities to speak up about their
experience. The idea is to let people know how diverse we are, how we
come up with that and how we keep doing great work within Fedora.
I would be interested on have at least 3 members to work out this with
me, but time is running out, we don't have much time.
Please, share this email with your friends and let them know what's
NOTE: It can be either people who will attend to Flock or people that is
willing to do video (hangout or recordings)
Thank you all!
Maria Gracia Leandro
LinuxUser= 440285 GPG Public Key: E1CDCC56
I've just looked at https://twitter.com/fedoracommunity and I've noticed
1) we got only 140 followers
2) it's basically an RSS feed
We once had that issue a few years ago, when I was in charge of Czech
Online Linux magazine LinuxEXPRES. The thing we realized was that people
are most likely to share the tweet and click the link, etc. when the
tweet is different than the article name and it no longer feels like RSS
Going several tweets back, I'd do something like:
* We've been at #FOSSASIA in #Singapore and it was great
* Third and last part of “I contributed!” video series (attach one
video to the tweet)
* #Fedora now has a Diversity Adviser. What that means?
Those might not be perfect, but it illustrates the idea. A Twitter
account has to be managed by a real person, not just by a robot, in
order to attract some followers.