On (Mon) 15 Feb 2016 [14:00:13], Justin W. Flory wrote:
Recently, in FAmNA, we have been discussing a proposed way to revitalize
the Campus Ambassadors program.
To help finalize the process, I have put together a new draft of the Campus
Ambassadors wiki page. It would be great to have others' ideas, thoughts,
and feedback about the rewrite.
This activity is promising to get new contributors and users, so good
job on getting it going.
A suggestion I have is we look at a few courses universities offer,
and what software they recommend for their labs or otherwise. We
could have a table suggesting FOSS equivalents of popular proprietary
software that gets used at universities.
Also, if we have experts (or even users) of such software
(e.g. gnuplot), we should invite such experts to write Magazine posts
about using such software, and also perhaps include a cheatsheet that
maps workflows from the prorietary sw to the FOSS sw. This can serve
two purposes: have the Magazine publicise free software (on Fedora),
and also link these articles to the table on the wiki page with the
FOSS sw counterparts.
With this info, when the campus ambassadors go to the univs, they can
readily suggest software available, and when the campus labs get
going, students know how to play around with the new(?) environment.