Introduce yourself to the marketing group

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This page is part of the instructions on joining the Fedora marketing project. Please see that page for an overview of where this fits into the process.

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We're trying a different format for our "introduce yourself to the Marketing team!" emails after seeing a nifty article on how mad-libs style forms are friendlier to newcomers. See how we made this page together and Tell us what you think!

Part of joining the Marketing team is introducing yourself to the Marketing mailing list. This will give people a chance to get to know you and help you get started.

A template to help you write your introduction email is below. Feel free to write your own email if this template doesn't meet your needs - basically, we are looking to learn:

  • Your name
  • Your FAS account username
  • Your background/skills
  • What you're interested in doing within Fedora Marketing
  • How we can help you get started

Sample introductions

Here are a few introduction emails that have been sent to the Marketing mailing list in the past, to give you an idea of how other people have done this.

Introduction template

Usage instructions: Send this email to the marketing list with Subject: "Self-Introduction: Your Name" (replace "Your Name" with your name, of course). Note that you will have to join the list before you can post to the list.

Hi, my name is _________________ and I live in _______________ (location or timezone). My Fedora Account System (FAS) username is __________, and my IRC nick is __________. (OR: I am new to IRC and would like help getting started!)

I learned about the Fedora Marketing team through ___________, and am interested in joining because _________.

This is the first FOSS project I have worked on! (OR: I've worked in open source and/or Free Software in the past. Some of the projects I've worked on, or communities I've been involved with, include: ____________________.)

This is the first Marketing project I have worked on! (OR: I've worked in Marketing in the past. Some of the projects I've worked on, or roles I've had, include: ____________________.)

My skills, which I hope to utilize in Fedora Marketing, include:

  • (Marketing Skills) - _________________________________________
  • (Other Skills) - _____________________________________________
  • I'd also like to learn _________________.

When I'm not working on Fedora, I am _________ at ________________. (Studying at this school, working at this company, pursuing this hobby.)

A couple of goals I have for the Fedora Project are ____________ and ________________ . I would also like to see _____________________ and _______________ happen in Fedora.

I am wondering about ________________. (What questions do you have?)

(And then put anything else you'd like to talk about here!)

Please help me get started!


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