Joining Ambassadors

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Joining the Fedora Ambassadors Project

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If you have any question on your Fedora Ambassadors Membership, please contact FabianAffolter, JoergSimon or RodrigoPadula for Membership Service.

Following steps are imperative to join Ambassadors project:

  1. Sign up in the Fedora Account System.
  2. Complete the CLA through the Account System.
  3. Join the 'Ambassadors' group in the Account System.
  4. Follow the Instructions you will receive from Fedora Ambassador Membership Administration (AMA).
    1. Create your personal wiki page in the Fedora Project Wiki https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Your_FAS-username . The page must contain: valid contact informations, who you are, what your are doing, what you will do, what are your goals as a Ambassador and so on. A Template can be found at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Template:Userpage . As a Ambassador you represent Fedora also through your personal presence and you should constantly keep an eye on the quality of your wikipage.
    2. Subscribe to Fedora Ambassadors Mailing List It is an imperative rule that, if you want to be an Ambassador (in FAS) you have to be subscribed in the only, official list of ambassadors!
    3. Send a Message to AMA that you have done the Steps
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During first 30 days on probation, the new Ambassador would not normally be able to request money or materials from the project. Exceptions can be made in extraordinary cases.

If a person already actively contributing to another project with Fedora joins the Ambassadors team, they may skip the "probation" status.


Find regional Ambassador Mentors (DRAFT)

If you need help with special regional Requirements you can find help by this Mentors:

Be active as a Ambassador

  • Participate in regular meetings for your region on irc.freenode.org in the channel #fedora-meeting (the time of the next meeting is usually posted in the topic of the chat and on the mailing list). See Fedora Ambassadors Meeting Minutes to catch up.
  • Have your name on Ambassadors Country List so the people can find and contact you.
  • Be a speaker at an event. Clubs, Linux User Groups (LUGs), school/college/university groups can all benefit from hearing the good word about Fedora. Talk to people. Casually, in a suit, it doesn't matter.
    If you were asked to talk at an event, don't panic-—browse fedoraproject.org wiki and you will find some material to get you started. FUDCon pages might be a good place to start, as most of the talks that were given at past conferences are available there for download.
  • Collect press articles about Fedora and post them to the Press Archive
  • Collect feedback from community members and submit it to the Fedora Marketing List or talk about it with any Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee member.
    Consider posting Fedora success stories on Fedora User Testimonials page .
  • Promote Fedora events. We organize a FUDCon, about once every three months - use contact base to gain speakers, attendees, gophers, et al.
    If you want to help out organizing a FUDCon or other Fedora event, visit FUDCon/Organization to see what tasks are there to be taken care of.
  • Distribute Press Releases to local press, translating them into a local language, when required.
    Need a press release? Here is the Press Release Repository .
  • Support and coordinate offline Fedora and Open Source activities, like Software Freedom Day, handing out flyers, the distribution on DVD, and so forth.
    Watch this list of upcoming offline FedoraEvents
  • Sign up Fedora Project for regional events-—it need not be a computer-related event to be relevant. Go to a music trade show to talk about free culture and open music formats, go to a university event to talk about Fedora to students and faculty, go to a local Linux event and get some space for a booth in the .ORG pavilion...
    Once you have secured participation in an event, please add it to the FedoraEvents list!
  • Just make sure to coordinate with Fedora Marketing so you get support in form of money for travel, space, booth signage, trade show infrastructure, giveaways, etc.
    Event Organizers' Resources page is a good place to start.
  • Communicate eloquently. Fedora Ambassadors should be the conduct leaders for the community. Make sure you dont trash talk or be rude to anyone while wearing a 'Fedora' or even in general to the community. See CommunityConduct page for general guidelines and Ambassadors conduct for specific information.
  • Become an expert at Fedora (both the project and the distribution). This way you're a constant resource to your local userbase, which will make new users more welcome to the project/distribution. When in doubt however, ask.
  • Keep Up with Current Issues - Fedora Ambassadors should keep up with Current Issues by tracking and reading various news resources such as Fedora News Project , Red Hat Magazine and even Planet Fedora .
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If you are unsure of messaging, Fedora Talking Points is always a good source

Need Stuff?

If you need stuff/money for an event make sure that this event is listed at Event page before the deadline passed for the period where the event is in. If you miss the deadline for the budget it would become more complicate to get the money or even impossible. Because you have to ask other event owner if they can pass you some money.

Any questions? Ask FAmSCo