On 03/02/2016 03:20 PM, James Bishop wrote:
My name is James, and I live in Nova Scotia, Canada (AST). My FAS
username is jamesbishopca, and my IRC username is the_jza. I am
currently a student of marketing and I am set to graduate within the
next couple of months, so I thought the marketing team would be a great
fit. Outside of class, I am a web developer, where I work primarily
with Wordpress and Python.
I have been a user and advocate of Open Source software for more than
15 years, but this is the first time I have formally participated in an
Open Source project. I am looking to move past being a passive consumer
of Open Source software and would like to do my part to help make the
projects I love the best that they can be. I am also a huge proponent
of small business, and would love to see Open Source help
entrepreneurs, especially those just starting out.
The skills I bring to the table are as follows:
Marketing - Marketing Research, Internet Marketing, and Writing
Web Development - Python/Flask, Wordpress, MongoDB, and MySQL
Some things I would like to do are promote the use of Fedora and other
Open Source software within my local community, especially among
students and small businesses. I'm also interested in marketing
research. That being said, I am willing to help out in any way I can.
If anyone has advice on some tasks I can get started with, please let
Thank you for reading. I look forward to getting to know you all.
Hi James! Welcome to Fedora Marketing.
Matt pretty much said everything I was planning on saying as well.
There's definitely a high need for people with your type of skill sets.
There's also a significant push in 2016 for marketing Fedora towards
Pythonista folks in the development world and "on the ground" via the
There's plenty of places for you to get involved and help out! My best
recommendation would be to check out one of the Fedora Marketing
meetings if the time slot works for you. We meet at 22:00 UTC on
Wednesdays (5pm US EST), and it generally only lasts for that hour slot.
If you're free, definitely try to make it out to the meeting in
#fedora-meeting-1 and join the party!
I would take a look through our Trac for an idea of the type of tasks
we're working on in Marketing. Tickets are how we keep tabs on tasks we
have going on and it also is how we track progress on those tasks.
Take a look through it and see if anything interests you!
Looking forward to seeing you around these parts for the Marketing team. :)
Justin W. Flory