[Ambassadors] Ambassador Group Role for 2011 - was [FAmSCo] almost done with current year's budget

Larry Cafiero larry.cafiero at gmail.com
Sat Feb 12 02:59:55 UTC 2011

I agree with Neville here, and for the same reasons. I, too, am not (much
of) a programmer -- but I'm working on it -- and my skills around media, as
in "news media," make being an Ambassador (and working in Marketing, which I
don't do enough of, I confess) the best fit for me. And I think it's a good
practice for Ambassadors and Mentors -- especially Mentors -- to guide those
who may have a special talent or interest to match the Ambassador with the
department in Fedora that best suits him or her.

One thing that hasn't been discussed -- or I missed it -- is that many
people who want to participate in Fedora and don' t know where to start
usually start in Ambassadors and make their way to QA or other departments
on the programming/engineering side because they do have the skill set.
While we end up "losing" them in Ambassadors, they usually find a home in
some other part of Fedora, and that's a win for us.

Larry Cafiero

On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 6:30 PM, Neville A. Cross <neville at taygon.com>wrote:

> On Fri, 2011-02-11 at 11:21 -0800, Jesús Franco wrote:
> <snip>
> > IMHO, every Ambassador should be first at all, contributor in another
> > Fedora project.
> >
> <snip>
> I fully understand why may be useful for an ambassador to start
> somewhere else as fedora contributor and later become ambassador. There
> are several reason for that I agree with the statement. What I like to
> sugest is not make it a rule. My only reason for saying so, it because
> otherwise I wouldn't be here. I am not a programer, I am not a designer,
> and I wanted to spread Fedora so I joined Ambassadors. I am not ashamed
> of my starts on the project just as a "talk-giver" and event organizer.
> It is a difficult balance to keep easy to get onboard of the project and
> still keep up quality. I adhere to this as a guideline, but as a rules
> is a bit too hard.
> I feel that my role as ambassador is to direct people to contribute with
> fedora where their talents may be more useful. What sometime is not as
> easy, as people some times want to do things that are not their best.
> (Let's hope is because of the learning experience and not because of
> sturburness). Ambassador role is about undersatnding the project as a
> whole, and about soft skills dealing with people.  You may gain some
> insight on the project joining one team, but that will be not enough. It
> is a ongoing task for every day.
> So, let's help people to help us. Let's direct people to different parts
> of the project. But please don't discard people that may be useful on
> ambassador team just because they haven't been able to engage in other
> tasks.
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