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** I shall work towards mentoring new faces, and work with APAC countries (which I promised but could not do very well).
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* '''Contributor profile''': [[user:susmit]]
* '''Contributor profile''': [[user:susmit Here]]
* Future plan: That I leave upon the ambassadors. Whatever problems they put forward, I am ready to work on it.
* Future plan: That I leave upon the ambassadors. Whatever problems they put forward, I am ready to work on it.

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Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee Election 2009: Nominations

Candidates may be any member of the Ambassadors group in the Fedora Accounts System. This helps ensure FAmSCo members have some experience with the processes of Fedora Ambassadors but still allows relatively new contributors to sit on FAmSCo and bring fresh ideas to the table.

Ambassadors will be following the Fedora general election timeline.

You may self-nominate. If you wish to nominate someone else, please consult with that person ahead of time. Wiki nomination pages carry additional details about the nominee which the nominee is expected to write.

Rodrigo Padula de Oliveira (RodrigoPadula)

  • Candidate statement
  • Contributor profile
  • Future plans

Joerg Simon (kital)

  • Candidate statement

I am proud that major goals i had planned last year for my first FAmSCo candidature are achieved:

But i also failed with some goals:

  • the process to find new ways to encourage people for contributions needs improvement
  • i was not sustainable enough to enforce that the Ambassador Group has liasons to the other important Groups in the Fedora Project

Once doesn't count ;) - i would be really happy if you trust me again. As a FAmSCo member i will further do all my best to help all Fedora Ambassadors to achieve their best contributions.

  • Contributor profile

After a history as Linux user/enthusiast/contributor since 1995, my involvement with Fedora started with my first FUDCon in 2005, today i contribute to multiple groups in the Fedora Project. My main focus in Fedora right now is: the work on membership Community Development and Mentoring, Fedora as Security Testing Platform and the Fedora Security Spin, Fedora mailing list- and membership-administration and working on strong support for the Fedora Community in underrepresented regions in the world! Promoting Fedora on Events is another major part of my work and so i work as organizer, driver, helper, slogger, promoter on a lot Events every year and i produce, store and ship a lot of the EMEA SWAG and Booth Material.

  • Future plans
  • more transparency for the work that is done by FAmSCo
  • further - enhance Fedora´s presence in underrepresented Regions - concrete: a translation marathon in Kyrgyzstan in 2010 and more focus on Africa!
  • further - improve the Membership and regional Mentoring Process
  • establish measurability not only for Membership also for Success of Events!
  • ongoing - Establish liasons to other subprojects! - especally to marketing, artwork and docs!
  • ongoing - Invent new ways to encourage people to contribute to the Fedora Project

Shakthi Kannan (mbuf)

  • Candidate statement
 * Streamline delivery of content to scale down the learning curve in using F/OSS with the help of Fedora.
 * Fedora marketing to regions that require attention and support.
 * Work on providing more hands-on workshops for newbies starting to work with Fedora.
  • Contributor profile

I help with the following:

 * Conduct free workshops, and training sessions during weekends /work.
 * Create F/OSS content /downloads.
 * Assist newbies on starting to work on F/OSS projects.
 * Work on Fedora Electronic Lab packaging Fedora Electronic Lab.
  • Future plans

I don't make long term plans, but would like to focus on the above mentioned objectives for the next one year (to begin with).

Maria Gracia Leandro (tatica)

Quieres leer mi Declaración en Español? Accede a: 
(Would you like to read my Statement in Spanish? Go to: )

Nominated by Paul Mellors

  • Candidate statement

As a Fedora Ambassador, I have been able to help several users and new ambassadors on this learning and teaching journey. My main goal is to make users heard and understood, make them be part of everything and give them answers to their needs. We all know that ambassadors are the knowledge gate into fedora and a connecting part between users and developers.

Fedora is one of the best communities, solid and organized but fedora is a lot more. We need to encourage our ambassadors not only to spread fedora to users, we also need to spread fedora to governments, developers, schools and also to ourselves. We need to teach people how to use fedora, but also how to contribute.

I'm really unsure about getting into FAmSCo, I know I'm one of the newest ambassadors running for this position, but maybe we need a new approach to get some issues solved, new ideas, more feed back, something. Let's keep fedora be what it is for us and work to grow up.


  • Future plans
    • Reach more people than I do now, and be able to make them be part of fedora community and help with in our organization, planning and presence tasks.
    • Get to countries and communities where there aren't fedora users or built communities
    • Help to improve fedora merchandising on LatinAmerica.
    • Increase communication/cooperation with Red Hat in LATAM
    • Motivate all ambassadors to share their knowledge/experience in terms of how to organize/run a event/booth.
    • Possibly I will run a research about what do we need as community, what are we doing wrong and what can we improve, because all these efforts is for our users.
    • Next month will be release Fedora-Latam Magazine.
    • Help to latinamerican community and try to set a new strategy for merchandising supply to all.
    • We start the "fedora-route" in Venezuela, and I'll like to get some support, ideas and help to make this an international event; making several events with a close schedule (maybe a month or two)
    • Help to improve Freemedia project held on LATAM
    • I have a big concern about inactive ambassadors, I've see some numbers growing up and we need to do something about it. Maybe offer some prize, bi-monthly contest (just for fun) or something else
    • more ideas are coming.

Jean-Francois Saucier (djf_jeff)

  • Candidate statement

As some of you may already know, I am an Ambassador from Canada, specifically from Quebec City. One thing that I would like to do as a FAmSCo member would be the creation of a well defined workflow to help Canadian Ambassadors represent Fedora by :

 * Setting up a Canadian Event Box (already started)
 * Helping Canadian Ambassadors in getting resources they need
 * Help them with the sponsoring of events in Canada
 * Represent Canada in FAmNA and FAmSCo meetings

The big goal I have for this term is to have Canada be an included part of FAmNA.

I know that my goals sound very Canada centric but I think that creating and documenting this process will benefit Ambassadors in regions less represented.

  • Contributor profile

I started working with Linux ten years ago when I was in high school. Since that moment, the interest in learning more never left. That led me to work in an Open Source related environment. Currently, I mostly do deployment, development and security work with RHEL.

My involvement in the community is with bugzilla and trying to help people on irc and multiple boards across the net. I recently started to use Rawhide daily on a separate box at home, helping with tests and use cases. I plan on doing some packaging effort, submitting some packages that I maintain for my personal use.

I am also very active in local events, mainly "Install Fest" and LUG meetings. I love to make presentations, sharing knowledge with other people in the room, having some great discussions about a subject, etc.

  • Future plans
 * Promote Fedora in Quebec and Canada
 * Be sure to have a strong Fedora image and presence across Canada
 * Recruit and mentor new Canadian Ambassadors
 * Try to facilitate new Ambassadors contributions
 * Document every step to make them accessible to other Ambassadors

Max Spevack (spevack)

  • Candidate statement -- My goal in running for FAMSCo is to continue to be the primary worldwide budget coordinator for the Fedora Project. In the past year, my primary goal with FAMSCo was to initiate and kickoff the Fedora Activity Day idea, which is an expansion of the Fedora Ambassador Day. I am very proud of the achievements in mentoring that FAMSCo achieved this past year. My small contribution to that was to teach a "How to be a Fedora Ambassador" class in #fedora-classroom a few times, and to produce a template for that class which anyone can use.
  • Contributor profile -- I've been doing Fedora stuff for quite a while now. See my user page for more information.
  • Future plans -- Just to keep doing what I'm doing.

Susmit Shannigrahi (susmit)

  • Candidate statement:
    • I won't list the things that I did during my last tenure. However, if you are really interested, please take a look at my [| my blog]. Or you may also google it. I am not being rude but as I was a part of a team, and I can not claim those as my accomplishment. :)
    • I shall work towards mentoring new faces, and work with APAC countries (which I promised but could not do very well).
  • Future plan: That I leave upon the ambassadors. Whatever problems they put forward, I am ready to work on it.

Scott Seiersen (sseiersen)

  • Candidate statement-To be updated in the near future.
  • Contributor profile-Will be updated.
  • Future plans

Robert Scheck (rsc)

  • Candidate statement -- As Fedora Ambassador and a Fedora Mentor, I would like to link our ambassadors a bit more with other teams and groups around Fedora, for example with technical parts like packaging, QA, bugzapping or artistic parts like our Artwork team. As Fedora only lives by contributors, we should try to get new ambassadors at parts and regions where we actually really need ambassadors to make Fedora better. That includes countries with (right now) less or even no Fedora Ambassadors as well as new (wo)manpower in understaffed teams or groups around Fedora.
  • Contributor profile -- I'm using Linux since Red Hat Linux 6.2, thus Fedora from the very first beginning. I started contributing with Red Hat Linux 9; later in Fedora Core and Extras days, I got packager and with the Core and Extras merge, I got an ambassador. Today I'm maintaining about 60 packages on all active Fedora and EPEL branches (if technically possible). I'm supporting the websites team as well as the German translation team, too. Beside of that, I try to be a good mentor for new Fedora ambassadors and packagers and if there's still time, I use my provenpackager status to give a bit love to broken packages.
  • Future plans -- Try to help FAmSCo whenever and whereever needed to get work somehow done.

Luca Foppiano (lfoppiano)

  • Candidate statement

I'm an Ambassador coming from Italy, I'm and I was involved also in different project under Fedora's hat. The main goal is to bring new ideas and new ways to operate and communicate around the world, in order to improve and simplify the way people are involved in event and within the fedoraproject.

  • Contributor profile
    • Ambassador since 2008, Fedora User since 2007, Linux user since 2002
    • I've Joined some EMEA and Italy events: FOSDEM, Linux TAG, Linux Day for e.g.
    • Actually running the Italian Fedora Community
  • Future plans
    • Keep FAmSCo up to date on Local groups activities/problems/improvements;
    • Improve communication within and outside the FAmSCo and the fedora ambassadors project
    • Help Ambassadors with events organization, supporting Ambassadors ideas and initiatives.

prename surname of next candidate (copy+paste this template) (ircnick)

  • Candidate statement
  • Contributor profile
  • Future plans