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== [[User:Igor|Igor Soares]] (igorps) ==
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* '''Please briefly describe your history with Fedora.'''
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** I started contributing to the Brazilian Portuguese Translation Team back in 2006. A year later I was coordinating the translation team and was invited to join the Ambassadors project where I started to work closely with local contributors from different parts of Brazil. I maintained the Fedora BrOffice.org Spin and helped on internationalization testing. In late 2009 I resigned the coordination of the translation team and now I have been concentrating my efforts on the Ambassadors project since then.
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** I have been attending to major FOSS events in LATAM such as FISL and Latinoware in the past four years. I also have attended to FUDCon Porto Alegre, FUDCon Santiago, FUDCon Tempe and FUDCon Panama.
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** In 2010 I was elect to FAmSCo and now I'm running for reelection.
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* '''Why do you want to be a member of FAmSCo?'''
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** Because I want to improve how FAmSCo works by using the lessons I've been learning on the current term.
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* '''What is the proper role for FAmSCo in a global project like Ambassadors?'''
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** FAmSCo should support Fedora ambassadors not only with budget but also with guidance, fostering the best practices of transparency, accountability and commitment within the wider Fedora community.
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* '''What are your particular goals related to FAmSCo?'''
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** FAmSCo has a long way to improve how its members communicate. Improving that is my main concern for the next term.
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** FAmSCo members should be aware of cultural differences between regions and cultures what does not mean that good local initiatives can't be used in different places. Exchange of experiences is something that I would like to foster between FAmSCo members.
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* '''What would you change about the way Ambassadors is run?'''
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** Ambassador is a pretty solid project with a good mentoring process. Even so we need to make sure that we proper allocate the budget and resources to provide a continuous improvement cycle.
  
  

Revision as of 00:46, 31 October 2011

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Nominations are open.
The nomination period ends on November 5th.

FAmSCo 2011 elections

Candidates must be a member of the Ambassadors group in the Fedora Accounts System. This helps ensure that FAmSCo members have some experience with the processes of Fedora Ambassadors, but still allows relatively new contributors to sit on FAmSCo and bring fresh ideas to the table.

Ambassadors will be following the Fedora election timeline.

You may self-nominate. If you wish to nominate someone else, please consult with that person ahead of time.

Nominations

Buddhika Chandradeepa Kurera (bckurera)

  • Please briefly describe your history with Fedora.
    • I started with Free Media group and then joined with the Ambassador group. Since then I am contributing to Design Team, Marketing Team and Localization work as well.
    • In community, I have organized some events including release parties, fedora events and FAD. I represent the Fedora project in events and initiated the fedora local community.
    • I expanded the Fedora project in University level locally, that makes the local community stronger and also working with APAC ambassadors towards a strong community by assisting them.
    • I manage APAC Bi-weekly and APAC Special meetings (in every week) with dramsey and tuanta.
    • The FAms Way, classroom series is also initiated by me.
  • Why do you want to be a member of FAmSCo?

FAmSCo is playing a major role with in the Ambassador Group, indeed they set the path to proceed. First, the main aim is to support the Ambassador Group. I need to provide a dedicated, effective support which Ambassadors need. Another thing is to improve the project, it is worth to get the ambassadors involvement. I would like to be a part of the team and be an active part of decision making process which lead shaping the project. Further I want to make the FAmSCo, a place which is more attentive, sensitive, responsive and assisted to ambassadors and their needs.

  • What is the proper role for FAmSCo in a global project like Ambassadors?

The main role of the FAmSCo is to provide the support that Ambassadors seek. The support should be fast and it should be effective. Such a support keeps the global ambassador effect active and useful. Therefore FAmSCo as the hub, should provide assistant and resources and ensure the ambassadors are getting what they need, when they need. Being align with the team is another very important role that FAmSCo should play. FAmSCo should be very sensitive with the ambassadors. Should identify their needs, ideas, thoughts and try to facilitate, encourage and even try to get novel ideas to shape the team and as well as the project. FAmSCo govern the ambassador team and as well as act as the central hub which connects other entities as well.

  • What are your particular goals related to FAmSCo?

As a candidate it is easier for you if I mention my vision clearly, that shows mainly How I see and What I ll do as a member of the FAmSCo if I am elected.

    • FAmSCo should be very responsive/ sensitive - As I have noted earlier FAmSCo should be sensitive with the ambassador group. They should have a proper understanding what is happening with in the group, regionally and what assistant they need and when.
    • FAmSCo should be very attentive - FAmSCo should be keep in touch with regional meetings and ML. When ever ambassadors ask for help, FAmSCo should try to assist fast and effectively. For most FAmSCo members can be easily contacted via IRC or Emails.
    • FAmSCo should be very motivational - Members in the group working hard to spread the word Fedora over the globe, FAmSCo should identify their effort and motivate them to reach higher. The best way to motivate is to be sensitive and assist them on time.
    • Develop the regions country wisely - As an ambassador in my experience I know the best way to make the region stronger is to develop the communities country wise. This practice is applicable to any region. Therefore first develop the communities country wisely and that helps to make the region stronger. Having frequent meetings and getting their participation ensures that ambassadors are keep in touch with the project and what is happening. Through the process, it is possible to spread the project and make it stronger. Because it expand the project and supply new contributors as well.
  • What would you change about the way Ambassadors is run?

Overall the ambassador group is running well. There are few things we need to make up.

    • More interaction is needed with in the group, so that we can encourage the ambassadors to participate to meetings and the FAmSCo can help them to make the meeting successful being actively engaging with those.
    • It is required to develop and make strong the fedora communities countrywide, it is possible to use FADs (more FADs) for that and later when we have strong communities so we can have FUDCons in various countries with in regions covering most of the parts.

Neville A. Cross (yn1v)

  • Please briefly describe your history with Fedora.
    • Fedora User since 2006 contributor since 2008
    • Ambassador, Freemedia coordinator, marketing, Mentor for Ambassadors, for some time helped wit Fedora Weekly News and currently FAmSCo.
    • Spreading Fedora all over Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama and mainly, my home country, Nicaragua)
    • Community Credit Card. I have one of those... I help with that and I deal with all the paperwork.
  • Why do you want to be a member of FAmSCo?
    • Empower other collaborators (not just Ambassadors) to do things for Fedora
    • Spread the idea that we have to reach out other fields to get new collaborators with new skills and perspectives.
  • What is the proper role for FAmSCo in a global project like Ambassadors?
    • Help others to act locally
  • What are your particular goals related to FAmSCo?
    • Help the appropriate use of budget
    • Help collaborators where there has been problems to allocate resources to get those resources. Divulgate how to get those resources.
    • Promote more initiatives for training ambassadors and others king of workshops for collaborating with Fedora
  • What would you change about the way Ambassadors is run?
    • FAmSCo needs more discipline with meeting schedule.
    • More transparent on FAmSCo agenda (we know what we are going to address at any given meeting, but it is no obvious to the public)

Igor Soares (igorps)

  • Please briefly describe your history with Fedora.
    • I started contributing to the Brazilian Portuguese Translation Team back in 2006. A year later I was coordinating the translation team and was invited to join the Ambassadors project where I started to work closely with local contributors from different parts of Brazil. I maintained the Fedora BrOffice.org Spin and helped on internationalization testing. In late 2009 I resigned the coordination of the translation team and now I have been concentrating my efforts on the Ambassadors project since then.
    • I have been attending to major FOSS events in LATAM such as FISL and Latinoware in the past four years. I also have attended to FUDCon Porto Alegre, FUDCon Santiago, FUDCon Tempe and FUDCon Panama.
    • In 2010 I was elect to FAmSCo and now I'm running for reelection.
  • Why do you want to be a member of FAmSCo?
    • Because I want to improve how FAmSCo works by using the lessons I've been learning on the current term.
  • What is the proper role for FAmSCo in a global project like Ambassadors?
    • FAmSCo should support Fedora ambassadors not only with budget but also with guidance, fostering the best practices of transparency, accountability and commitment within the wider Fedora community.
  • What are your particular goals related to FAmSCo?
    • FAmSCo has a long way to improve how its members communicate. Improving that is my main concern for the next term.
    • FAmSCo members should be aware of cultural differences between regions and cultures what does not mean that good local initiatives can't be used in different places. Exchange of experiences is something that I would like to foster between FAmSCo members.
  • What would you change about the way Ambassadors is run?
    • Ambassador is a pretty solid project with a good mentoring process. Even so we need to make sure that we proper allocate the budget and resources to provide a continuous improvement cycle.