[Ambassadors] FAmSCo elections coming your way

Truong Anh. Tuan tuanta at iwayvietnam.com
Sat Oct 22 01:51:32 UTC 2011

Hi Christoph, Max, Buddhika et all, 

It's highly appropriated and I totally agree with you. 
@ Buddhika: this should be a nice topic to be discussed in today meeting. Hope to see all of you there. 

P.S. sorry because of top-posting, but there are a lot of really interesting things which should not be cut off. 

Kind regards, 
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From: "Buddhika Kurera" <bckurera at fedoraproject.org> 
To: ambassadors at lists.fedoraproject.org 
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2011 7:08:18 PM 
Subject: Re: [Ambassadors] FAmSCo elections coming your way 

Great ideas, actually I really like the point you are bringing up with 10 FAms for region. 
It is time to make the country wise contribution strong and hence make the regional support strong. 
Every FAm should make sure that they have building up their community in their Cities, Countries. 
That is what is know as Divide and Conquer :) 

One thing we can use to make regional communities strong, we can use Regional meetings. In APAC we host one meeting per week. 
That helps us to keep the track of all the things happening under the sun. Personally I believe; mentors should play a major role and should emphasize the importance of those when newbies are stepping in to the project. 

More ideas make the journey smoother and perfect, so we need ideas to shape the next leadership body for the Fedora Project. 

On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 12:50 AM, Max Spevack < mspevack at fedoraproject.org > wrote: 

Hi Ambassadors, 

It's been a few months now since I no longer had an active role in the 
resource side of Fedora Ambassadors, and even longer since I was a 
formal member of FAMSCO. 

Even so, I wanted to take a few moments to write about some of the 
topics that I'd like to see FAMSCO take a look at over the next year, in 
order to make sure that Ambassadors overall is healthy, and to make sure 
that FAMSCO itself is providing value to the Fedora community at large. 

I've organized my thoughts into a few categories: 


For each region (NA, LATAM, EMEA, India, APAC), make sure you can list 
out 10 Ambassadors who are obviously go-to leaders in that region. 
Folks who are active on the list, organizing and coordinating events, 
keeping resources flowing, mentoring contributors, etc. Make sure that 
someone on FAMSCO making a personal connection with each of those people 
at least once per month, for a private IRC chat or a phone call. If you 
can't come up with 10 names in a region, treat that as a red flag and 
work with the folks who are active and leaders in that region to reach 
out to other members of the FOSS community. 


Come up with a list of 5-7 basic things that FAMSCO wants to ensure 
exist for Ambassadors across the globe, and make sure it exists, working 
with and in the regional Ambassador groups to do so. 

Some possibilities: 

* HOWTOs for event organization 
* HOWTOs for media production and event kits 
* Budget guidance and categories that need approval, that don't need 
approval, etc. 
* List of the 5 most important non-FUDCon and non-FAD events in the 
region, and ensure they have owners and budget. 
* etc. 


Here's an idea that I have given the boring name of 3x3. The goal -- 
each Ambassador's goal is to introduce (or re-energize) 3 contributors 
to 3 different parts of the Fedora Project. Find these folks, mentor 
them into different parts of Fedora, introduce them to the Fedora 
community on your blog or mailing list as part of the 3x3 challenge, and 
then make sure that they are having some success in the part of Fedora 
that they have joined. Set aside some funding to incent people who are 
embracing this challenge (either current or new contributors) with 
sponsorships for FUDCons or FADs. 


Make sure that the regional Ambassador credit card program is still 
working, and not having any issues in terms of bill payment by Red Hat. 
Consider expanding the program by another 1 or 2 people, and work with 
Red Hat's Fedora leadership to determine the best way to do this. 

Keep a wiki page that lists every expense that could *not* be paid with 
the community credit cards, and work with Red Hat's Fedora leadership to 
figure out how to get those reimbursed in other ways. This wiki page 
can be as simple as a list of trac tickets. 

Make sure that there is a reimbursment SLA that is followed by the 
community credit card holders and Red Hat's Fedora leadership who are 
able to reimburse. Collaborate w/ Red Hat to come up with a good policy 


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