Recruiting Students (Campus Ambassadors)

Jack Aboutboul jaa at
Sun Jun 29 02:18:54 UTC 2008

Hey All,

I appreciate all the enthusiasm, I know you guys are eager to join, but 
I was more curious in what you guys felt about the actual idea and what 
you would expect out of such a program?  I want it to be different than 
the current ambassadors setup.

I know you guys have some bright ideas--let me hear them.


Jack Aboutboul wrote:
> Hey All,
> I'm sorry I missed the marketing meeting earlier today, but I was told
> that there was discussion of recruiting students to help out with Fedora
> and Fedora marketing efforts.  I have been working for the past couple
> of weeks to put together something modeled after the ambassadors which I
> tentatively call "Campus Ambassadors".  The mission of the campus
> ambassadors is something similar to what Mozilla does with the Firefox
> Campus Rep program--to have someone who can speak to the student body
> about Fedora and represent Fedora at relevant campus events.
> Also, I am looking to require campus ambassadors to hold one info
> session or tech talk type thing per semester to make sure that there is
> constant action and interest in Fedora.
> There will be a community architecture team meeting in Raleigh next week
> at which I would like to present the final plan for this and officially
> launch.  I have already been in contact with a number of students from
> various universities (Berkeley, Oswego, CMU, Auburn, Texas A&M) and so
> far there is interest.
> Just thought I would kick the idea out to the list and see what people
> had to say.  My plan is to put up a wiki page for this tomorrow or over
> the weekend, so that it can be presented next week.
> Thanks,
> Jack

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