|| ||"Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier" <jzb-AT-zonker.net> |
|| ||openSUSE Marketing <opensuse-marketing-AT-opensuse.org>,
openSUSE Project <opensuse-project-AT-opensuse.org>,
|| ||[opensuse-announce] Announcing the openSUSE Ambassadors Program |
|| ||Wed, 27 May 2009 09:05:12 -0400|
|| ||Article, Thread
Want to help spread the word about the openSUSE Project and encourage more
people to become part of the openSUSE Community? Are you ready to roll up your
sleeves and spread the word about the openSUSE Project? Do you want to teach
new users about Linux, speak about openSUSE at local events, help distribute
openSUSE media, and mentor new contributors to the openSUSE Project? Then
you're ready to become an openSUSE Ambassador!
What do Ambassadors Do?
Since this is a new program for openSUSE, the Ambassadors will help define the
role over time. But the general scope is clear: openSUSE Ambassadors help
introduce openSUSE (the distribution and the project) to new users and
Ambassadors act as evangelists for the openSUSE Project and free and open
source software. They help to mentor new users and contributors by answering
questions on the mailing lists and in forums, by assisting users at
installfests, or by helping new contributors get started with the openSUSE
openSUSE Ambassadors help to spread openSUSE DVDs at events, to local Linux
User Groups, schools, universities, and businesses that might benefit from
using openSUSE. Ambassadors staff booths at Linux events and answer questions
about openSUSE, and explain the benefits of the project and how to get started
Ambassadors promote the project and spread openSUSE by speaking at events, LUG
meetings, computer user groups, or any group that might be interested in
learning about the openSUSE Linux distribution and openSUSE Project.
Ambassadors help bring new contributors to the project and help them become
productive within the project.
In general, openSUSE Ambassadors are friendly openSUSE enthusiasts who help
introduce openSUSE to new users and contributors. Ambassadors make "first
contact" with new Linux users and help them get started and excited about
openSUSE and Linux. They spread excitement about the project and (of course)
have a lot of fun.
If you'd like to sign up for the openSUSE Ambassador Program, see the "How do
I Join?" section on the openSUSE wiki. If you have questions about the
Ambassador's program not answered on the wiki, feel free to bring them up
on the openSUSE Marketing mailing list.
You don't need approval to get started. Just follow the steps on the openSUSE
wiki and have a lot of fun!
Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier <email@example.com>
openSUSE Community Manager: http://zonker.opensuse.org
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