I'm putting on the second annual Northeast GNU/Linux fest at Worcester
State University. Since it is at a University the majority of people
that will be attending are computer science majors or students
interested in technology. It would be great if Fedora was there at a
table to represent Fedora at the conference. If someone can go you can
have a free table. Here is the website
Thanks for your time and help.
Let's do some stuff! And to both points/questions, how about having the first meeting be a sort of review session of goals and things the team has done before as a refresher for old people and an intro for newer ones who aren't sure how to get involved?
Robyn Bergeron <rbergero(a)redhat.com> wrote:
Helloooooooooo Marketing Fans,
So...... I will be the first to admit that I've been a little lax (okay,
actually, super-lax) in the Marketing area lately. Some of this has
just been my time, or lack thereof, especially when it comes to meetings
and having them, and some of it is simply that nobody else is really
insisting on meeting and getting things done and kicking me in the pants
about it, either. :)
In the spirit of Getting Things Done, and more generally, having a bit
more excitement around this joint, I'd like to get an idea for who's
interested in getting the Marketing Train back on the tracks and up to
speed. This means: meetings, being a bit more active in IRC, knocking
out some of the release-time items, and most importantly, thinking about
NEW THINGS we can do either around raising awareness, new things that
new contributors can do, or just generally doing new things because
doing the same stuff over and over and over is, let's face it, super boring.
In short, just two questions:
1: Who's interested in coming to marketing meetings again, and working
on release-related activities?
2: Does anyone have any new and cool ideas in the marketing area that we
can pick up and work on?
I'm here with my marketing defibrillators! Let's get it back together,
folks. I'd like to just pick up with getting back at least on the
meeting train next Tuesday, and we can adjust the time and whatnot if
necessary as we go forward.
Other thoughts or comments are welcomed. Flames too. I'm expecting those. :)
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I just joined the list and wanted to say 'hello' so... hello!
I'm looking forward to learning more about Fedora projects. In a previous life, I started the UbuCon community events, which may or may not still be active at the moment. I've been involved in open source-y things since 1998, when I started with Red Hat 5.0. Soon after, I joined VA Linux, rode the IPO gravy train, and then crashed and burned like most people out here on the left coast.
I've been doing quite a few community things since - the UbuCon, LinuxWorld Conference, speaking at OSCON, SCALE, and a few cloud events, and co-founding the Open Cloud Initiative. Back in the day, I was on the marketing SIG for Linux International. So, I hope I can be of use here and looking forward to hearing from the rest of you.
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