Recruiting Students (Campus Ambassadors)
linux at elfshadow.net
Sun Jun 29 19:48:19 UTC 2008
On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 10:18 PM, Jack Aboutboul <jaa at redhat.com> wrote:
> 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 think ambassadors targeting colleges and universities is an
excellent direction. These are the folks that are going to influence
various decisions and how work is done in the future. Exposing them
to open source tools, philosophies and Fedora while in school is a
great way to both bolster the number of contributors to the project
and build a user base.
Several have already made excellent suggestions already as to more
specific areas to target and such.
> I want it to be different than the
> current ambassadors setup.
Given that many of the responders to the thread are already Fedora
Ambassadors and ready to help, why do you want a different setup than
the current ambassadors? If the current isn't seen as working well -
then lets focus on fixing that so both ambassadors working on a
college campus and those of us working at open source conferences and
events can all benefit.
What do we gain by not working within the Ambassador framework for
this? I think this is a project that fits under the Ambassador group
quite nicely and would let us build on lessons already learned by that
group and also allow for lessons learned by ambassadors working on
college campuses to feed back into the ambassador group as well.
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