Bay Area Mentoring Fedorans - BAMF
BAMF started as a Local Fedora Community for Silicon Valley. It has since evolved. We have a growing list of Ambassadors (and various FOSS folks)to help foster this venture.
- Internet Relay Chat: #BAMF on Freenode. Direct IRC connection [webchat.freenode.net/?channels=bamf&nick=BAMFgeek here] using default nickname of BAMFgeek
- Facebook page
Events are held at members houses as well as hackerspaces. We do basic classes to help recruit our future geeks and contribs. We have group projects to help get anyone involved. Members bring personal projects that benefit from group brainstorming.
Group consensus decides direction. Tech decisions made by Dev Steering Board. 3 devs vote agenda for next meeting. A fourth alternate is available to keep an odd number (and continuity).
There are plans to have elected leadership. No pressing need at the moment. Creating a formal mentoring and teaching process is a bigger priority. We do basic classes to help recruit our future geeks and contribs. At this point it's basic Pi, dd, with ARM viewed as future for many reasons.