Pascal Calarco pcalarco at
Mon Feb 22 00:23:49 UTC 2010

Hi Alex --

Welcome, and thanks for providing an introduction!  I am the current FWN 
editor, and am always glad to see new team members!  What areas are you 
interested in contributing to FWN?  There is certainly room for new 
weekly columns or beats, if you have the time to write a weekly or less 
frequent piece on a particular area of the Fedora Project.  You can see 
the current active and inactive beats at:

The beats marked NOT HAPPENING are currently dormant and are open for 
new writers to pick them up.  Additionally, you can propose a new beat 
to cover a different topic too!

The workflow for putting an issue of FWN together is described here:

Basically, most beats are written each week, completed by Monday 
morning, and then the next FWN issue is edited by myself and sent out to 
the announce at list and available on the Fedora 
wiki as well.

We are also slowly engaging in a project to move FWN to a broader 
Content Management System, called Fedora Insight 
(  We're currently 
working through design and customization of the platform, which uses a 
CMS called Zikula (, and once we go live with the 
system, hopefully next month if the design bits can get worked on, there 
will be new opportunities as Fedora Insight is meant to also leverage 
multimedia contributions, not just written beats.

Okay, I'll stop there and let you explore and think about this a bit. 
Let me know if you have any questions!

    - pascal

Pascal Calarco
FWN Editor
Fedora Ambassador, Indiana, USA

On 02/20/2010 11:06 PM, Alex Gorski wrote:
> Hello All,
> My name is Alex - and I want to express my very keen interest in
> spending time collaborating with and contributing to the Fedora Weekly
> News.  I am 26 and live in New York City where I work in Finance, but
> grew up on the 'left coast' in California.  I went to college in the
> midwest where I majored in Economics and Political Science and minored
> in Art History.  I fancy myself somewhat worldly for my age, as I have
> traveled extensively through Asia, Europe and South America. Most
> recently, I spent just under two years working at an investment bank
> contributing to the build-out of the firm's newly opened Emerging
> Markets hub office in Mumbai, India.
> In terms of my interest in technology and computing, it has been a hobby
> and a passion of mine since I was in my teens.  So while I'm not a
> professional in the I.T. arena, I am at worst a very experienced hobbyist.
> I feel I could add a lot to what seems like an already very thoughtful
> and articulate team of individuals.  I really find the concept of a
> meaningful and serious endeavor such as the Weekly News very unique and
> would be something I would absolutely embrace being a part of.
> Anyhow, thanks for your time and hope to speak to someone soon!  In the
> meantime, I look forward to being on the mailing list going forward...
> All the best,
> Alex

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