Introduction: Colin Zwiebel

Mel Chua mel at
Mon Mar 8 17:06:31 UTC 2010

On 03/08/2010 11:23 AM, Colin Zwiebel wrote:
> Hi, my name is /Colin Zwiebel/ and I live in /Needham, MA/ (near
> Boston). My Fedora Account System (FAS) username is /computercolin/, and
> my IRC nick is /computercolin/.
> I learned about the Fedora Marketing team through /Mel Chua, /and am
> interested in joining because /I love OSS, would like it to expand with
> average users, and am interested in seeing how it is being marketed/.
> I worked last year on OLPC for a period of time, organizing a Jam-style
> event. Though I've used many Linux variants, and submit bug reports
> regularly, this is my first time really contributing to a FOSS community.
> This is the first Marketing project I have worked on!
> My skills, which I hope to utilize in Fedora Marketing, include:
> (Marketing Skills) - _Graphics, event organization_
> (Other Skills) - _web-application development_
> I'd also like to learn /strategy and big picturing thinking/.
> When I'm not working on Fedora, I am /playing at F. W. Olin College of
> Engineering/.
> A couple of goals I have for the Fedora Project are
> /reach more "average" users and/
> /Better inspire hackers and developers to create great OSS software/.
> I would also like to see
> /Fedora and OSS in general become a more natural community for young
> tech-oriented people to join (IE, the Facebook generation)/
> I am wondering about
> /the focus of F13 and how this gets set/
> /how projects are organized within Fedora, who designers, developers,
> leaders interact./
> If you have any tips for exploring the community, let me know!
> Colin

Welcome, Colin! Great to see you here. I've approved your FAS 
membership, and you'll be seeing a firehose of information over the next 
few weeks as we continue cranking out deliverables 
( for the 
upcoming F13 release. Feel free to dive in, ask questions, etc - that's 
how we all started, and how we all learn.

We often hang out on IRC ( in the 
#fedora-mktg channel on

Folks - Colin is going to be starting by helping us with marketing of activities over the next 
2 weeks (mostly the week after this one, during spring break). We'll see 
him around IRC once school gets out. :)


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