Campus Ambassadors

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What is the Campus Ambassadors program?

  • To build up individual Fedora communities on campuses, and provide resources for students to organize events and contribute their code and ideas to Fedora.
  • To help students network with other open source and Fedora contributors, and lay the groundwork for potential summer internships
  • To create a fun and exciting network of passionate, dedicated people to spearhead Fedora's presence on college campuses
  • To work with faculty and students both to promote free and open source software on campus

What do Campus Ambassadors get?

The Fedora Campus Ambassadors program receive many benefits, amongst the following:

  • Learn and Increase your knowledge about Fedora, Linux and Open Source
  • Become a member of the foremost Open Source community
  • Create a name for yourself and network with a world class team of people who put together and run the most cutting edge Distro and community out there
  • Have your blog aggregated on the Fedora Planet blog site
  • A great opportunity to learn and develop communication skills
  • Lots of experience doing community driven marketing
  • Stipends for running an event (pizza, soda, etc.)
  • Schwag to give out at events and a cool exclusive Campus Ambassadors, t-shirt
  • Earn a trip to FUDCon!!!

What is required of Campus Ambassadors?

  • One tech talk per semester highlighting Fedora and/or Fedora-related technologies
  • Let us know an event is taking place by posting to the wiki and the mailing list
  • An event report and blog post as a followup
  • Work with faculty and staff to find new ways and opportunities for Fedora on your campus
  • Be a self-starter and identify other ways in which we can help YOU!
  • Attend periodic irc meetings to help coordinate efforts
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other Fedora presence on/near your campus

How do I become a Campus Ambassador?

  • Sign up for a Fedora account at here, click the "set up an account link"
  • Join and introduce yourself the mailing list - not active yet
  • Join the IRC Channels #fedora-campusamb and #fedora-ambassadors at
  • Put your name in the list below.
  • Get going!!

Current Campus Ambassadors

  • Adam Miller (maxamillion) - Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas)
  • Trever Fischer (tdfischer) - The University of Akron (Akron, Ohio)