[Excuse this if it is a duplicate, not sure the first try went through.]
Sorry I missed the meeting Thursday, I cannot make the meetings on the
week they are at 22:00. I have been an ambassador for awhile now, but I
have my first big event coming up. Pat McKelvey was going to be the
lead on this event, but due to health issues will be unable to do so. I
will need to get up to speed on the proper ways to request materials, etc.
A little background on the Ohio Linux Fest. It started in 2003 at The
Ohio State University and has now moved to the Greater Columbus
Convention Center. In the past Red Hat, Novell, the Apache Software
Foundation, Samba Team and others have had speakers present. Last years
attendance was ~750 people. This year they are planning for ~1200.
There is exhibit area space available at varying price levels. How does
this portion work? Do I register for space and get reimbursed? How
much does Fedora typically pay for booth space? The available options
There are also opportunities for speakers (deadline July 31st). In
looking at past meeting logs I see where Pat asked about a Fedora or Red
Hat guest speaker. It was suggested there by Thomas Chung to send an
email to the FAMSCO list, so I will also send an email there tonight on
this front to see if a higher profile speaker is necessary/available.
I will request material via the form once I know how arranging the
exhibit space is supposed to work.
So let me know if I am on the right track, have tips or other suggestions.
So Sponsored Media has been doing well lately -- they've managed to
fulfill 100% of the requests that have hit their queue. Looks like
they're ready to take a more prominent role.
Anyone have any good ideas for publicizing their capabilites?
Greg DeKoenigsberg || Fedora Project || fedoraproject.org
Be an Ambassador || http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors
I just join the Fedora Ambassadors Program and I am very glad to be
a part of this great community.
I am from Brazil and I already contribute with the Fedora
Translation, currently I am maintaining the Brazilian Portuguese
of the modules desc and summary. I also help users in local forums and
internet Fedora related communities and I expect to spread
the Fedora word in order to make the project as widest as its quality.
Igor Pires Soares
Paul W. Frields wrote:
> NOTE: Followup set to fedora-marketing-list(a)redhat.com
> Fedora Weekly News, in association with the Fedora Documentation
> Project, is soon to start a new regular column devoted to giving answers
> to common user problems. The result would be similar to "Ask Shadowman"
> in Red Hat Magazine -- somewhat like a weekly FAQ, with the significant
> difference being that it's completely Fedora-centric, and we have the
> ability to be a bit more current through dipping into the input stream
> in real time.
Sorry I couldnt respond to this while the earlier discussion came up but
if we are starting a column, we should be expanding the scope of it a
bit more. "Ask Shadowman" is useful because it doesnt limit the column
to merely tech support questions. We can ask things like say " Why
should I switch from Slackware to one of the Red Hat products" and still
get an answer.
So in my opinion we are better off renaming the column as "Ask Fedora"
or something like that and let the community ask whatever they want to.
I was about to start my own blog series
(http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/asa/archives/008505.html) or 108
community "Ask Rahul" and get all the glory but I will sacrifice that
now for the greater cause.
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I am resigning as an Ambassador as my health will not permit me do all
the things that an Ambassador needs to do. I will be supporting Linux
and Fedora as best I can.
One additional thing, the idea of producing Swag locally increases the
level of difficulty to have a booth or do anything involving Fedora
Ambassadors. It is converting the ambassador job from a volunteer job
to almost a full time job. Setting up DVD production, T-shirt
production, banner production and etc. You may want to reconsider that
But I would need to resign anyway, regardless of what was done about the
Patrick C. McKelvey
FOR THE LAST TIME:
Fedora Ambassador to the Midwest USA
Patrick C. McKelvey PE
(License E-45489 expires 12/31/2006)
3315 Ashwood Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45213
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