On 5/23/20 4:46 AM, onyeibo(a)schemefusion.com wrote:
First off, if mentoring was the issue with Ambassador Programme then
Join SIG seems to be addressing that --although it might be helpful to
find out what went wrong with the Ambassador's Mentor programme.
In the 2010's, Ambassador mentorship focused first on events. Sometimes
mentors guided for other things in Fedora.
Today, the Join SIG focuses on general mentorship. The Join SIG can
provide mentorship and guidance on planning events as an Advocate. They
also provide mentorship on Fedora packaging as a Fedora Packager. The
Join SIG might also point someone to translation or localization.
So, Ambassador mentorship and Join SIG mentorship are similar, but still
unique. The Join SIG wasn't meant to replace Ambassadors. It was meant
to provide general mentorship for anyone who wants to contribute to
Fedora. This could be event organizing or something else.
I tend to think being an Ambassador is much more than the mentoring
process. It is mostly what happens after being mentored or after you Join.
How is the Join SIG managing the following?:
1. Event Planning
2. Fedora Representation in Events
3. Event Reporting
4. Fedora Representation in Local or Regional areas
Join SIG does not manage these things. This is what the Mindshare
Committee manages (at least since 2018).
I want to call out two things:
1. Fedora Advocates
2. Marie Nordin's proposal for future of Ambassadors
First: In the last two years, Mindshare Committee tried to improve event
organizing process. This is done through the Advocate program, managed
by Mindshare Committee. I see this process working well for folks who
use it. But I don't think we have done great at getting the word out:
Second: Marie Nordin (riecatnor) wrote a proposal for "Digital
Ambassadors" and "Event Advocates". It is still under discussion but I
encourage others to share their feedback on this proposal:
I like this path forward so far, but still thinking on it.
Justin W. Flory (he/him)