Self Introduction : Akhilesh R Kumar

Nelson Marques nmo.marques at
Fri Jul 2 17:30:03 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-07-02 at 22:51 +0530, Akhilesh wrote:
> Hi, 
Hi Akhilesh,

 Welcome. I'm Nelson, and I'm Portuguese. If by any means I can help,
that would be awesome. It's interesting to have people willing to help
in fields like market research, maybe you can join the currents efforts
being developed in that field.

 One of the barriers I've found when I joined the Marketing Team was to
understand acronyms for example. Don't be shy in asking anything.

 All the best and once more thanks for joining the ranks!


> My name is Akhilesh R Kumar and I live in Chennai, India. My Fedora
> Account System (FAS) username is rakhilesh, and I am new to IRC and
> would like help getting started.
> I learned about the Fedora Marketing team through the Fedora Project
> site, and am interested in joining because I believe I can contribute
> to a certain extant in promoting Open Source Software. 
> This is the first FOSS project I have worked on. I've worked in
> Marketing in the past. Some of the projects I've worked on, or roles
> I've had, include conducting National level and international
> conferences where I played a leading role in the planning and event
> management. I have also performed a Market Research for a Telecom firm
> in order to improve the promotion of its products at the Retail level.
> My skills, which I hope to utilize in Fedora Marketing, include:
>       * Marketing Skills - 
>             Knowledge of marketing communication mix to promote
> product, Experience in conducting Market research. I am currently
> learning             Marketing skills of managing a product and
> developing a brand. 
>       * Other Skills - 
>             Event management skill, art-work design using GIMP. 
>       *   The learning which I am looking forward to is applying the
>         marketing techniques which I am learning as part of my course
>         in a practical scenario. 
> When I'm not working on Fedora, I am pursuing Post Graduate Diploma in
> Management Studies (Specialising in Marketing) at Loyola Institute of
> Business Administration, Loyola College, Chennai. 
> A couple of goals I have for the Fedora Project are to position Fedora
> as a product which is user friendly and promote Fedora in the local
> market which is currently overwhelmed by Microsoft. I would also like
> to see Fedora provide the users with a custom set of software which
> can be chosen prior to downloading and installing it from the internet
> and user created database of open source alternatives for some
> essential programs happen in Fedora. In a Marketers perspective I
> would say perfecting on our product so that other essentials of the
> Marketing mix can fall in the right place.
> I am wondering about the possibility of including simple tips on
> installing software in Fedora at post installation which I find as a
> major set back people have after installing Fedora for the first
> time. 
> That is basically about myself and I would really like to contribute
> to the Fedora Project. Please help me get started!
> Regards,
> Akhilesh R Kumar
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