Joining Ambassadors

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Joining the Fedora Ambassadors Project

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If you have any question on your Fedora Ambassadors Membership, please contact FabianAffolter, JoergSimon for Membership Service.

The following steps are imperative to join the ambassadors project:

  1. Sign up in the Fedora Account System.
  2. Complete the CLA through the Account System.
  3. Join the 'Ambassadors' group in the Account System & follow the Instructions you will receive from Fedora Ambassador Membership Administration FAmA
  4. Pick a Mentor! The Mentor is your Partner to get sponsored! Contact and start working with one of these mentors in your region: Regional Ambassador Mentors . The recommended way to start is, contact the Mentor via email and introduce yourself through your WikiPage.
  5. Create your personal wiki page in the Fedora Project Wiki https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Your_FAS-username . The page must contain: valid contact information,i.e. who you are, what your are doing, what you will do, what are your goals as a ambassador are, etc. A template can be found at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Template:Userpage . As an ambassador, you also represent Fedora through your personal presence, and you should constantly keep an eye on the quality of your wiki page.
  6. Subscribe to Fedora Ambassadors Mailing List It is an imperative rule that, if you want to be an ambassador (in FAS), you have to be subscribed in the only, official list of ambassadors!

After FAmA get your request approved by your mentor, and you have completed all of the above steps, FAmA will sponsor and approve your membership to the Ambassador Group in FAS.

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During first 30 days of probation, the new ambassador would not normally be able to request money or materials from the project. Exceptions can be made in extraordinary cases.

If a person, already actively contributing to another project with Fedora, joins the ambassadors team, they may skip the "probation" period.


Find regional Ambassador Mentors

If you need help with special regional requirements, you can obtain help from one of these mentors:

Your Mentor will tell us when you are ready, by sending an Email to fedora-ambassadors-list-owner AT redhat DOT com

Be active as a Ambassador

  • Participate in regular meetings, which take place in the channel #fedora-meeting on irc.freenode.org. There is a meeting for each region (the time of the next meeting is usually posted in the topic of the chat and on the mailing list). See Fedora Ambassadors Meeting Minutes to catch up, if you missed a meeting.
  • Add your name to the Ambassadors Country List so that, people can find and contact you.
  • Be a speaker at an event. Clubs, Linux User Groups (LUGs), schools/colleges/Universities can all benefit, by hearing about Fedora, what we do, and how people can participate to benefit from Fedora. Talk to people after events or other gatherings. This can be as informal or formal as you like.
    If you were asked to talk/make a presentation at an event, do NOT panic-—browse our fedoraproject.org wiki and you will find some material to get you started. FUDcon pages might be a good place to start too, as most of the talks that were given in the past, are available for download.
  • Collect press articles about Fedora and post them to the Press Archive
  • Collect feedback from community members and submit it to the Fedora Marketing List or let any Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee member know about it.
    Consider posting Fedora success stories on Fedora User Testimonials page .
  • Promote Fedora events. We organize a FUDcon, about once every three months (different regions) - use your contact base to engage speakers, attendees, helpers, et al.
    If you want to help out organizing a FUDCon or other Fedora event, visit FUDCon/Organization to see what tasks need to be done.
  • Distribute Press Releases to the local press, translating them into a local language, if required.
    Require a press release? Press releases can be found at the Press Release Repository .
  • Support and coordinate offline Fedora and Open Source activities, like Software Freedom Day, handing out flyers, the distribution on DVD, and so forth.
    Watch this list of upcoming offline FedoraEvents
  • Sign up Fedora Project for regional events-—it need not be a computer-related event to be relevant. Go to a music trade show to talk about free culture and open music formats, go to a university event to talk about Fedora to students and faculty, go to a local Linux event and get some space for a booth in the .ORG pavilion...
    Once you have secured participation in an event, please add it to the FedoraEvents list!
  • Just make sure to coordinate with Fedora Marketing so you get support in form of money for travel, space, booth signage, trade show infrastructure, giveaways, etc.
    Event Organizers' Resources page is a good place to start.
  • Communicate eloquently. Fedora Ambassadors should be the conduct leaders for the community. Make sure you dont trash talk or be rude to anyone while wearing a 'Fedora' or even in general to the community. See CommunityConduct page for general guidelines and Ambassadors conduct for specific information.
  • Become an expert at Fedora (both the project and the distribution). This way you're a constant resource to your local userbase, which will make new users more welcome to the project/distribution. When in doubt however, ask.
  • Keep Up with Current Issues - Fedora Ambassadors should keep up with Current Issues by tracking and reading various news resources such as Fedora News Project , Red Hat Magazine and even Planet Fedora .
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If you are unsure of messaging, Fedora Talking Points is always a good source

Need Stuff?

If you need stuff/money for an event make sure that this event is listed at Event page before the deadline passed for the period where the event is in. If you miss the deadline for the budget it would become more complicate to get the money or even impossible. Because you have to ask other event owner if they can pass you some money.

Any questions? Ask FAmSCo