Self-Introduction: James Blake

Robyn Bergeron robyn.bergeron at
Mon Jun 21 01:19:32 UTC 2010


Welcome aboard!

We have a weekly IRC meeting on Tuesdays at 20:00 UTC - I'm not sure
if that time works out well for you, but it is a great way to see some
of the stuff we're working on currently, and there are always tasks
big and small for newcomers to work on.  (If you aren't familiar with
IRC, let us know on the list and we can help orient you - if you are,
the marketing folks usually hang out in #fedora-mktg on, even during non-meeting time.)  IRC Meeting info is
on our wiki page.. and speaking of that....

I'd also recommend checking out our wiki page -

If there are specific ideas or interests you have, let us know!

Thanks for joining - always great to have new people with us :)



On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 4:14 PM, James Blake <jimmyblake at> wrote:
> Hi everyone, my name is James Blake (but you can call me Jimmy) and I
> live in Kent in the United Kingdom. My Fedora Account System (FAS)
> username and IRC nick is jimmyblake.
> I learned about the Fedora Marketing team through the Join Us page,
> and I am interested in joining because I've long been a consumer of
> FOSS and it is about time I gave something back to the community and
> as I can't really code for toffie my marketing skills are probably of
> more use!
> This is the first FOSS project I have worked on but I have several
> years worth of experience in product marketing and product management
> within commercial environments.  My background has a definate
> information security and business continuity slant and I currently
> work as the Chief Security Officer for Mimecast, a global cloud
> services vendor specialising in email management that utilises a lot
> of Red Hat / Fedora / CentOS instances.
> I am hoping that my experience in the articulating the value of
> technical products and how they can be used, as well as the FOSS model
> and its place in cloud computing, will prove a benefit to the Fedora
> marketing team.  At work I spend a lot of my time assessing risk on
> our combined Linux, Mac OS and Windows real estate, I am particularly
> interested in how FOSS (including initiatives such as OWASP) can
> produce more secure software than commercial models.
> As I said, this is my first step in contibuting to a FOSS project, so
> I don't really know my way around but I am keen.
> Jimmy
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