On Fri, 2010-07-02 at 22:51 +0530, Akhilesh wrote:
Welcome. I'm Nelson, and I'm Portuguese. If by any means I can help,
that would be awesome. It's interesting to have people willing to help
in fields like market research, maybe you can join the currents efforts
being developed in that field.
One of the barriers I've found when I joined the Marketing Team was to
understand acronyms for example. Don't be shy in asking anything.
All the best and once more thanks for joining the ranks!
My name is Akhilesh R Kumar and I live in Chennai, India. My Fedora
Account System (FAS) username is rakhilesh, and I am new to IRC and
would like help getting started.
I learned about the Fedora Marketing team through the Fedora Project
site, and am interested in joining because I believe I can contribute
to a certain extant in promoting Open Source Software.
This is the first FOSS project I have worked on. I've worked in
Marketing in the past. Some of the projects I've worked on, or roles
I've had, include conducting National level and international
conferences where I played a leading role in the planning and event
management. I have also performed a Market Research for a Telecom firm
in order to improve the promotion of its products at the Retail level.
My skills, which I hope to utilize in Fedora Marketing, include:
* Marketing Skills -
Knowledge of marketing communication mix to promote
product, Experience in conducting Market research. I am currently
learning Marketing skills of managing a product and
developing a brand.
* Other Skills -
Event management skill, art-work design using GIMP.
* The learning which I am looking forward to is applying the
marketing techniques which I am learning as part of my course
in a practical scenario.
When I'm not working on Fedora, I am pursuing Post Graduate Diploma in
Management Studies (Specialising in Marketing) at Loyola Institute of
Business Administration, Loyola College, Chennai.
A couple of goals I have for the Fedora Project are to position Fedora
as a product which is user friendly and promote Fedora in the local
market which is currently overwhelmed by Microsoft. I would also like
to see Fedora provide the users with a custom set of software which
can be chosen prior to downloading and installing it from the internet
and user created database of open source alternatives for some
essential programs happen in Fedora. In a Marketers perspective I
would say perfecting on our product so that other essentials of the
Marketing mix can fall in the right place.
I am wondering about the possibility of including simple tips on
installing software in Fedora at post installation which I find as a
major set back people have after installing Fedora for the first
That is basically about myself and I would really like to contribute
to the Fedora Project. Please help me get started!
Akhilesh R Kumar
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