Self-introduction: Ryan Rix (PhrkOnLsh)

Robyn Bergeron robyn.bergeron at
Thu Nov 26 21:18:44 UTC 2009

Yay Phoenix! :) how 'bout this chilly 82-degree thanksgiving weather?


-robyn (a former north canyon rattler!)

On 11/26/09, Ryan Rix <phrkonaleash at> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> After talking with Mel Chua and Ankur Sinha on the #Fedora-mktg channel last
> night, Ankur and I have decided to embark on a Marketing project[1] for
> either
> F13, or the F14 feature track. As a result, I've decided to actually join
> the
> Marketing team, so here is my formal self-introduction :)
> *Full legal name (as you use it is fine)
> Ryan Rix
> *City, Country; you may use your timezone if you have a compelling reason
> not
> to specify your city or country
> Phoenix, AZ, USA
> *Profession or Student status
> High School Student
> *Company, School, or other affiliation
> Deer Valley High School
> *Your goals in the Fedora Project
> To see Fedora Linux and the Fedora Project shine, and for the project to
> lead
> the FOSS community as a whole. Getting Fedora's awesome community involved
> is
> a key part of this happening, and it's what I am also trying to accomplish
> in
> becoming a local Fedora Project ambassador.
> *What do you want to talk about?
> Fedora, of course! I'm a member of the KDE SIG, so that's where my expertise
> in the distro lies, but pretty much anything related to the project, the
> distro or the people is open territory :)
> *What would you like to see in Fedora?
> Fedora's Four Pillars are one of the major reasons I was so attracted to the
> distribution and community. I think that making sure the distro follows
> these
> four goals will help to propel Fedora to the forefront of the GNU/Linux
> community as a whole. We should always be striving to package, integrate,
> ship
> and promote cutting edge software, services and designs to the Fedora
> community and the FOSS community as a whole. We should strive to lead by
> example in not embracing proprietary software solutions at all costs and we
> should be willing to fight for our freedom.
> *Anything else you'd like to do?
> As I said above, I'm going to be working with Ankur Sinha on bringing his
> awesome idea to light within the F13 or F14 feature period, and that's
> probably what I will be focusing most of my initial work in Marketing on. It
> sounds like a very exciting project and could have a huge impact on Fedora's
> new users, and attracting possible contributors.
> *Historical qualifications
> High School Newspaper? Not much :) I'm an ambassador, if that helps :)
> *What other projects or marketing effors have you worked on in the past?
> (List
> what you think is relevant)
> Null
> *What level and type of marketing skills do you have?
> Not much besides a veracity and will to make Fedora as awesome as possible
> :)
> *What other skills do you have that might be applicable?
> Minimal coding skills, in C++ and python, which I'll be expanding via a few
> small projects and fedora-tour in the near future. I may also have a tablet
> PC
> in the near future to help express my (pathetic) artistic skills :-)
> Happy Thanksgiving for all your Americans, and happy Thursday for everyone
> else,
> Ryan Rix
> Ambassador, KDE SIG, News (and now Marketing) :)
> [1]:
> --
> Ryan Rix
> Fedora KDE SIG Member, Phoenix AZ Ambassador, News KDE Beat writer
> |
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> AIM:  phrkonaleash                    | Yahoo: phrkonaleash
> IRC:  PhrkOnLsh at,#plugaz,#fedora-kde and
>       countless other FOSS channels.

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