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When a new contributor joins the Marketing Documentation SIG (Project), we ask that he/she introduces themselves on the [[MailTo(marketing AT lists DOT fedoraproject DOT org)]  mailing list. To sign up for the list, visit [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/marketing the fedora-marketing-list signup page] .  The primary purpose of this is to begin the process of building trust by learning about the contributor.
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{{Admon/note | We're trying a different format for our "introduce yourself to the Marketing team!" emails after seeing
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[http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1007 a nifty article] on how mad-libs style forms are friendlier to newcomers. [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/marketing Tell us what you think!]}}
  
{{Admon/note | The below items in bold are '''Requested''' while the other items are optional but recommended.}}
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Part of joining the Marketing Team is introducing yourself to the [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/marketing Marketing mailing list]. This will give people a chance to get to know you and help you get started.
  
The purpose of all this is to break anonymity and foster real-world community within the project.  You are under no obligation to reveal personal secrets.  The objective is to establish a level of trust with yourself and the other members of the project.
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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:
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A question to keep in mind is:
 
  
'''~+What do you want to know about people before working with and trusting them?+~'''
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* Your name
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* Your FAS account username
Then tell us what you would want to know about yourself.
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* Your background/skills
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* What you're interested in doing within Fedora Marketing
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* How we can help you get started
  
'''Subject'''
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== Introduction template ==
  
* Self-Introduction: Your Name Here
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'''Usage instructions: Send this email to the [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/marketing 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.'''
  
'''Body'''
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Hi, my name is _________________ and I live in _______________ (location or timezone).  My [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts Fedora Account System (FAS)] username is __________, and my [[IRC]] nick is __________. (OR: I am new to IRC and would like help getting started!)
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I learned about the Fedora Marketing team through ___________, and am interested in joining because _________.
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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: ____________________.)
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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: ____________________.)
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My skills, which I hope to utilize in Fedora Marketing, include:
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(Marketing Skills) - _________________________________________
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(Other Skills) - _____________________________________________
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I'd also like to learn _________________.
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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 ________________.
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(And then put anything else you'd like to talk about here!)
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Please help me get started!
  
* Full legal name (as you use it is fine)
 
* City, Country; you may use your timezone if you have a compelling reason not to specify your city or country
 
* Profession or Student status
 
* Company, School, or other affiliation
 
* Your goals in the Fedora Project
 
* What do you want to talk about?
 
* What would you like to see in Fedora?
 
* Anything else you'd like to do?
 
* Historical qualifications
 
* What other projects or marketing effors have you worked on in the past? (List what you think is relevant)
 
* What level and type of marketing skills do you have?
 
* What other skills do you have that might be applicable?
 
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<!--  * Your GPG fingerprint is 40 hexadecimal characters long, while your KEYID is the last 8 digits.
 
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<!--  * Below is an example of a block of text suitable for cut & paste into your self-introduction e-mail.
 
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<!--pub  1024D/54A2ACF1 2002-11-25 Warren Togami (Linux) <warren@togami.com>
 
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<!--    Key fingerprint = 785A 304B 08C1 F291 F54F  9A68 6BDD FE8E 54A2 ACF1
 
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<!--sub  2048g/4AD75982 2002-11-25 [expires: 2007-11-24]
 
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Revision as of 20:21, 26 February 2010

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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. 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

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 ________________.

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

Please help me get started!