Self-Introduction: Steven Shaffer

Steven Shaffer stevenbshaffer at
Wed Mar 28 15:39:43 UTC 2012

Hi, my name is Steven Shaffer and I live in Gilbert, Arizona, U.S.A.
My Fedora Account System (FAS) username is stevenbshaffer, and my IRC
nick is N/A (Yet!)
I learned about the Fedora Marketing team through Robyn "first female
leader" Bergeron, and am interested in joining because I am a geek
with Marketing talent who loves open-source.
This is the first FOSS project I have worked on though I'm quite
familiar with many OSS projects. Some of the projects I've worked on,
or communities I've been involved with, include ...(None yet, this is
the first.)
I've worked in Marketing in the past, I have roughly 10 yrs
experience. Some of the projects I've worked on, or roles I've had,
include: Marketing Manager, Marketing Communications Manager, Product
Manager, Marketing Consultant, Director of Marketing, Product
Marketing consultant, Market Research Analyst, Copywriter, Social
Media Manager, blah, blah, for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to

My skills, which I hope to utilize in Fedora Marketing, include all the above
I'd also like to learn why marketing for open source projects other
than Wordpress stinks so bad in general.
When I'm not working on Fedora, I am (currently) a marketing
consultant for small businesses and studying database programming and
web development at Mesa Community College in Mesa, AZ.
A couple of goals I have for the Fedora Project create a
couple of goals for the Fedora Project. I would also like to see
something awesome (any ideas?) happen in Fedora.

I am wondering about how I can... help Fedora's Marketing rock!

Sorry this is such a lifeless intro. Truly I'm usually much more dynamic!


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