[Ambassadors] Issue raised at 2nd FAmSCo townhall

Igor Pires Soares igorsoares at gmail.com
Mon Nov 22 03:48:11 UTC 2010

Em Seg, 2010-11-22 às 07:32 +1000, Caius 'kaio' Chance escreveu:

> IMHO, the requirements to become a mentors could be put into three
> parts:
>       * Organizationally, mentor knows the procedures of checks listed
>         on the FP wiki pages, such as FAS account set up, CLA cert set
>         up, user page on wiki, subscription of ambassador list, etc.
>       * Spiritually, mentor knows the meanings of ambassadors beyond
>         code of conduct on the FP wiki pages, such as how to find and
>         fit in the existing Fedora or general Linux community in their
>         town/city/country, how to introduce Fedora to non-users, how
>         to take all opportunities for telling people that you are a
>         proud Fedora Ambassador and Fedora Contributor.
>       * Physically, mentor knows how to handle all questions raised
>         from ambassadors. If mentor does not know the answer, would do
>         their best to research it with the ambassadors timely. Mentor
>         is patient and out-going, too. As Neville said, they should do
>         workshops in fedora-class also.
> At the end of the day, it is may not be an academic way with textbooks
> and exams, but mentor way with communication and reviews.

IMHO it is highly important to take in consideration if the ambassador
is a person who is a reference for others and if s/he is already
recognized as a "mentor", although not a formal one, by those
ambassadors that s/he is already helping. That would help new and
current ambassadors to know who they should ask for help, specially in
local communities with a lot of ambassadors.

Igor Pires Soares
Fedora I18N/L10N QA
Fedora Ambassador (Brazil)

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