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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.

Personal Information
Fedora is a very visible and transparent project, which means that its mailing lists are archived and mirrored in many places on the internet outside of our control. Please use caution when sharing personal information with Fedora on a mailing list, because it is not possible for us to remove any postings from the wider Internet universe after they are sent. For more details, please refer to Fedora's Privacy Policy.
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 Emeka Bethel and I live in Nigeria (location or timezone). My Fedora Account System (FAS) username is Bensoft, and my IRC I am new to IRC and would like help getting started!)

I learned about the Fedora Marketing team through Online research and Red Hat, and am interested in joining because i intend spreading Fedora to Public and Private Schools in Nigeria.

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: Linux Professional Institute, RHCT Partner, Gtbensmag (Open source Magazine in Nigeria and Seminars/Workshops for Open source events in the region).

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: Bensoft Enterprise - Linux Activist and Sponsor (DVD/CD, Free Linux Training in Nigeria, Linux Blogging and Consultation, Red Hat Reseller for Bensoft Enterprise in Nigeria.)

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

  • (Marketing Skills) - Blogging, Online Marketing, Advertising
  • (Other Skills) - Graphics, Web Design, Database
  • I'd also like to learn Publishing, Team Work, Community Driven Projects, Networking, Business Management.

When I'm not working on Fedora, I am Work at Pegrov GCC Group of Companies Ltd. (Studying at this school, working at this company, pursuing this hobby.)

A couple of goals I have for the Fedora Project are spread Fedora and empower kids and system administrators . I would also like to see African Events and More Collaboration happen in Fedora.

I am wondering about Long term projects. (What questions do you have?)

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

Please help me get started!

End with a brief description of what we offer our contributors (FSA, Planet, etc etc etc). Thank for the visit

Maybe a small feedback form here
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