Recruiting Students (Campus Ambassadors)

Angel angel.fedora at gmail.com
Sun Jun 29 10:09:49 UTC 2008


Looks like, I have missed the conversation. Sorry for late reply. Add me in
there too.
I am from Bangladesh. Student of National University. I am also a Fedora
Ambassador and I am working as the President of ¨Dhaka City College Linux
User Group¨. Also I am working with Bangladesh Linux User Alliance.


On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 10:06 AM, Larry Cafiero <larry.cafiero at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Oops.
>
> Second paragraph should read:
>
> What I would expect from such a program is, essentially, support for
> our evangelism as promote Fedora on campus. Swag is always nice -- it
> may not appeal so much to me, a 50-year-old freshman, as it does to
> younger students -- and general promotional support in the form of
> providing software and other instructional materials to introduce
> students to Fedora, if they exist (and, to say the least, we can draw
> from our own experiences in promoting Fedora on campus).
>
> Sorry
>
>
>
> On 6/28/08, Larry Cafiero <larry.cafiero at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Jack --
> >
> >  I think the idea of getting a foothold into colleges is a good one.
> >  I'm not entirely clear how advocating for Fedora in the school setting
> >  differs from what we would normally do as ambassadors, but I'm willing
> >  to be educated. :-)
> >
> >  What I would expect from such a program is, essentially, support for
> >  our evangelism as promote Fedora on campus. Swag is always nice -- it
> >  may not appeal so much to me, a 50-year-old freshman, as it does to
> >  younger students -- and
> >
> >  But bright ideas? Hmmm. I'm open to new ideas, but I can tell you what
> >  we're doing so far at Cabrillo College.
> >
> >  The Cabrillo College GNU/Linux Users Group holds biweekly installfests
> >  during the school semesters (monthly during the summer). During new
> >  releases -- like the Fedora 9 release -- the installfests take on a
> >  "theme," and in the Fedora 9 instance it was "Hats Off to Fedora 9"
> >  back in May.
> >
> >  Generally speaking, there is always a Fedora presence at meetings and
> >  installfests (by me, for one, but we've also had another local
> >  ambassador, Karsten Wade, attend as well). There's no reason why we
> >  couldn't ramp that up to have info sessions and/or tech talk types of
> >  events on campus during the course of the school year.
> >
> >  One of the things we're doing at Cabrillo College is creating our own
> >  distro, called Seahawk GNU/Linux (the Seahawk is the Cabrillo mascot).
> >  Not that the world needs yet another distro, mind you, but we're using
> >  the project as a teaching tool more than an actual distro that will
> >  take the world by storm. Of course, it's based on Fedora.
> >
> >  How that translates into promotional value for Fedora is that those of
> >  us working on the project -- students in the Computer and Information
> >  Systems department primarily -- work specifically with Fedora and, as
> >  a result, gain a familiarity to it. Also, as Fedora is connected to
> >  the distro, those who get introduced to GNU/Linux through the
> >  school-based distro get a sort of introduction to Fedora as well (and,
> >  naturally, they might be inclined -- or urged -- to use Fedora).
> >
> >  For those who have stayed awake up to this point, thanks for reading.
> >
> >
> >  Larry Cafiero
> >  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Lcafiero
> >
> >
> >  On 6/28/08, Jack Aboutboul <jaa at redhat.com> wrote:
> >  > 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.
> >  >
> >  >  Thanks,
> >  >  Jack
> >  >
> >  >
> >  >  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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