[SPAM] Self-Introduction: Mel Chua

Justin O'Brien three at threethirty.us
Fri Feb 26 21:41:44 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-02-26 at 15:58 -0500, Mel Chua wrote:
> Note: This is a test of the new template at 
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Introduce_yourself_to_the_marketing_group, which 
> is part of the Join process, 
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Joining_the_Fedora_marketing_project.
> It's a rewrite of my own self-introduction 
> (http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2009-May/010230.html) using 
> the new format, so this is the email as I would have written it in May 2009.
> Join me in testing the template! ;)
> --------
> Hi, my name is Mel Chua and I live in Boston, MA, USA (but I travel a 
> lot). My Fedora Account System (FAS) username is mchua, and my IRC nick 
> is also mchua.
> I learned about the Fedora Marketing team through Jack Aboutboul, Max 
> Spevack, and Greg DeKoenigsberg, and am interested in joining because it 
> seemed like an interesting place to really start contributing to Fedora 
> (though I've been a user for years, and have worked in downstream and 
> upstream projects before).
> I've worked in open source and/or Free Software in the past. Some of the 
> projects I've worked on, or communities I've been involved with, include 
> OLPC (http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Mchua) where I did QA, support, and 
> community-organizing work, and Sugar Labs 
> (http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/User:Mchua) where I do more of the same.
> This is the first Marketing project I have worked on!
> My skills, which I hope to utilize in Fedora Marketing, include:
> Marketing skills:
> * None to speak of, really. I had to look "Marketing" up on Wikipedia, 
> actually... my background is in engineering, so I wasn't quite sure. 
> That's what I'm here to learn. ;)
> Other skills:
> * mediawiki ninja. I keep/make pages good-lookin', spam-free, 
> well-linked, content-o-riffic, and push stuff that should be on the 
> wiki, to the wiki.
> * documentation nerd. teach me something and I'll write it up so well 
> you'll never have to teach it to anyone else again.
> * hackathon/event wrangling. I've run unconferences, hackathons, 
> workshops, and most kinds of grassroots events you can think of, and can 
> do it well enough to teach others.
> * breaking things. I used to be in QA, and my specialty is breaking 
> things (technology and content) like a very creative newbie might. Point 
> me towards something and I will get confused and tell you exactly why.
> I'd also like to learn: How to spark up the open-source mentality in 
> academia through working on stuff like 
> http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/POSSE. Fedora is a great example 
> of a learning ecosystem that's done way better than academic 
> institutions at creating folks who can Make Real Stuff For Real people, 
> so figuring out how that happens and how to spread the word of it is the 
> first thing I'll be hurtling towards. Not sure exactly what that means 
> yet, but I'll listen for a while and let you know.
> When I'm not working on Fedora, I work with the Community Architecture 
> team at Red Hat. (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Community_Architecture)
> A couple of goals I have for the Fedora Project are to have the 
> Marketing team have more people with marketing backgrounds participating 
> in it (I know my presence doesn't help that statistic much ;) and to be 
> able to do something with all the data we gather 
> (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Statistics) but don't seem to use to 
> shape our future actions very much. I would also like to see a Marketing 
> FAD and a Join-Process FAD happen in Fedora.
> I am wondering about what has been done in Marketing in the past.
> Please help me get started!
> --Mel

Looks like its working pretty well

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