On 12/27/2016 06:33 PM, Alvin Abaya wrote:
Thanks for the warm welcome! I'll keep on reading the wiki until then.
Enjoy your holidays and Happy New Year!
On Dec 27, 2016, at 13:20, Benson Muite <benson_muite(a)emailplus.org
> Hi Alvin,
> Welcome to Fedora marketing! Things are quiet this week due to
> Christmas and New Year celebrations in some parts of the world. In
> marketing, we hope to get your journey off to a great start. One of
> the roles is to provide material and information for ambassadors, so
> linking between the two groups would be very helpful. We are likely
> to change the current meeting time early next year - it is currently
> on Tuesdays from 9:00am to 10:00am US eastern time, hope you can make
> it then.
> On 12/27/2016 03:08 PM, Alvin Abaya wrote:
>> Alvin Abaya
>> I decided to try and get involved with the Fedora Project around
>> 2014. I always wanted to get into Linux growing up; however, I never
>> was able to get my network/wifi card to work. Luckily when I tried
>> again a few years ago, I was lucky to have a brand that worked with
>> the default drivers - I was finally able to begin my journey and
>> start learning after all these years.
>> My jobs revolved around data centers for most of my I.T. career.
>> Recently it has been with VMware and SAP. Since we’re a heavy RHEL
>> shop, I chose Fedora to help me further develop my skills.
>> *Email*: mOUs3y(a)gmail.com <mailto:mOUs3y@gmail.com>
>> *IRC **name*: mOUs3y
>> *IRC channels*: #fedora-ambassadors, #fedora, #fedora-mktg
>> *GPG key*: EDDE55E5
>> *Fedora Account*: mousey
>> Activities within Fedora
>> Initially I wanted to try and join the package maintainers group
>> but I couldn’t think of anything that was open-source and not yet
>> in the repos. As of today, I still can’t think of anything! But
>> I’ve been lurking at #fedora-admin to see if there’s anything I
>> can help with since I’m currently in Infrastructure related
>> duties at work.
>> Since I’m still new to the Fedora Community, I decided to be a
>> part of the Ambassadors Project to try and share to others what
>> Linux is, to not be scared of it, and to learn it through the use
>> of Fedora. It helped me improve my system administration skills
>> and confidence and I wanted to give back to the community that
>> helped me achieve that.
>> Since I want to be involved with the Ambassador Project, I
>> thought I should be involved with Marketing as well since they go
>> hand and hand. I would love to help as much as I can but would
>> probably like to work helping clean the wiki first. After a few
>> weeks of attending the meetings and hearing the events going on
>> within Fedora, hopefully I’ll learn enough to be able to branch
>> off and help with other parts of Fedora’s marketing strategies.
>> Please help me get started! :)
Hi Alvin, welcome to Fedora Marketing! Awesome to hear about you wanting
to get involved in several different places. There's several different
areas for you to help out with. Benson mentioned some in his reply for
Marketing, like helping communicate information with Ambassadors about
the upcoming release.
Marketing also helps develop some of the campaigns that we use to
promote Fedora, like "Fedora <3 Python". This is part of an ongoing
effort for Fedora to identify some of its target audience and try to
specialize to specific needs. We have found this to be more successful
than trying to please everyone – when we can focus in a specific area
and develop supporting material for it (e.g. like the Python brochures,
logos, shirts, stickers, etc.), we can have a greater impact this way.
If you have any ideas about how to help with things like this, we'd love
to hear your ideas and suggestions!
Also, outside of just marketing, there's also other areas for you to
check out in Fedora based on some of the things you mentioned in your
introduction. Feel free to visit these following links to help guide you
along to some of the other teams and sub-projects in the Fedora community:
Hopefully all of this info is helpful to you for getting started. Next
Tuesday, January 10th, we should be back on track with our meetings (9am
- 10am US EST). If you are free then, we'd love to have you join us in
#fedora-meeting! Otherwise, updates will be posted to the mailing list.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out! We're
here to help you get started and answer any questions you might have as
you get involved. Hope you have had a happy New Year thus far!
Justin W. Flory