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{{Admon/note | If you have questions about your Fedora Ambassadors Membership, please contact the [[Ambassadors/MembershipService|Ambassadors Membership Service]] at <fama AT fedoraproject DOT org>.}}
 
 
 
=== Get your global Fedora account ===
 
 
 
The first thing that you need is a Fedora Project account.  This is handled by the [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/login Fedora Account System (FAS)].
 
 
 
[https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/user/new Create your FAS account] and (as part of that process) sign the contributor license agreement (CLA).
 
 
 
=== Let people know that you exist ===
 
 
 
Now that you have your FAS account, make your personal page on the Fedora wiki.
 
 
 
Create your personal wiki page at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Your_FAS_username
 
 
 
Need help?
 
 
 
Either borrow from our [[Template:Userpage|template]] or steal from someone who has a nice page, like:
 
* [[User:Jsimon]]
 
* [[User:Ianweller]]
 
* [[User:Pfrields]]
 
 
 
=== Explore the Fedora Project ===
 
 
 
Ask yourself how well you understand the different moving pieces that make up Fedora.  As an Ambassador, you'll be asked about numerous parts of the Fedora Project.  You don't need to have all the answers, but you need general familiarity with Fedora, and you'll need to know how to ''find'' answers.
 
 
 
Read [[FWN|Fedora Weekly News]] every week.  Think about which parts of the Fedora Project capture your attention and imagination.  Read [http://planet.fedoraproject.org Planet Fedora] every day.  Read [http://lwn.net LWN].
 
 
 
If your attention and time doesn't get completely monopolized by some other part of Fedora, come on back to us and join the Ambassadors.
 
 
 
=== Join the Ambassadors group in FAS ===
 
 
 
If you are logged in to the Fedora Account System, you should be able to view, and then join, the [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/group/view/ambassadors Ambassadors group].
 
 
 
=== Pick a mentor ===
 
 
 
Your mentor is your partner to get sponsored! || Contact and start working with one of these [[Ambassadors/Join#Find_regional_Ambassador_Mentors | regional mentors]]. The recommended way to start is, contact the Mentor via email and introduce yourself. A wiki page will help the Mentor to assess your suitability to be an ambassador. Further, the email should contain a bit of information about, what you have done so far, to promote Fedora, amongst your peers/friends and what you intend to do.
 
 
 
{{admon/note | A mentor will NOT initiate contact with you. You MUST initiate contact with a mentor. Also note that a mentor is under no obligation to accept you, you may have to try several mentors, before you find one who has the time and availability to mentor you. Please don't expect an immediate reply. Most mentors have full time jobs, families, and many responsibilities within Fedora, Please be patient }}
 
 
 
=== Subscribe to the Ambassadors mailing list ===
 
 
 
Subscribe to [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/ambassadors 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 mailing list of ambassadors! {{Admon/caution |'''DO NOT SEND ANY NON-AMBASSADOR RELATED MESSAGES to the fedora ambassadors mailing list!!!!''' This includes invites to social-networking sites, welcome messages to new ambassadors, technical support questions or advice or anything else, which is not deemed Fedora ambassador related!}}
 
 
 
=== Then what? ===
 
 
 
{{admon/note | After [https://fedorahosted.org/fama/ FAmA] gets your request approved by your mentor, and you have completed all of the above steps, [https://fedorahosted.org/fama/ FAmA] will sponsor and approve your membership to the Ambassador Group in FAS. FAmA (fedora-ambassadors-list-owner AT redhat DOT com) will make group introductions as soon as your ambassadors request has been approved.}}
 
 
 
{{Admon/tip | During the mentoring process, the new candidate would not normally be able to request money or materials from the project. Exceptions can be made in extraordinary cases.<BR><BR>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 ===
 
 
 
{{Admon/note | You can obtain help from one of these mentors from your region. Please note that the status indicates whether an ambassador is available or unavailable. Sending an email to an unavailable mentor will result in an unspecified delay. A mentor will NOT initiate contact with you. You MUST initiate contact with a mentor.  Also note that a mentor is under no obligation to accept you, you may have to try several mentors, before you find one who has the time and availability to mentor you. Please don't expect an immediate reply. Most mentors have full time jobs, families, and many responsibilities within Fedora, Please be patient.  Mentors are experienced ambassadors who can help you quickly become acclimated to the work expected of Ambassadors as well as ensuring that Ambassadors within Fedora understand and does an acceptable job of representing Fedora. Prospective mentors are nominated by existing Mentors and confirmed by the FAmSCo [http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting/2010-01-07/fedora-meeting.2010-01-07-18.06.html FAmSCo mentor appointment process ]}}
 
 
 
*NorthAmerica
 
**[[User:lcafiero|Larry Cafiero]] (available)
 
**[[User:Herlo|Clint Savage]] (available)
 
**[[User:Ke4qqq|David Nalley]] (available)
 
**[[User:inode0|John Rose]] (unavailable)
 
**[[User:bpowell01|Brian Powell]] (unavailable)
 
**[[User:jbwillia|Ben Williams]] (available)
 
*SouthAmerica
 
**[[User:Tatica|María "tatica" Leandro]] (available)
 
**[[User:Yn1v|Neville Cross]] (available)
 
*EMEA (Europe, Middle-East, Africa)
 
**[[RobertScheck]] (available)
 
**[[User:bochecha|Mathieu Bridon]] (available)
 
** For United Kingdom
 
***[[User:Paulmellors|Paul Mellors]] (available)
 
**EMEA-Africa
 
***[[NayyarAhmad]] (available)
 
*APAC (Asia-Pacific)
 
**[[User:Azneita|HehersonPagcaliwagan]] (available)
 
**[[User:Bbbush|Yuan Yijun]] (available)
 
**[[User:Susmit|SusmitShannigrahi]] (available)
 
*India
 
{{admon/note | If you are a student from India, we encourage you to participate in one of the various projects within Fedora before applying to become an Ambassador. We believe that this provides you with the necessary skills and experience to handle the responsibilities expected of a Fedora Ambassador. The various projects can be seen at [http://join.fedoraproject.org join.fedoraproject.org]. Please subscribe to the [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/india fedora-india] mailing list and introduce yourself there.  Join us at #fedora-india on [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_use_IRC IRC] for guidance. If you still insist, or if you are not a student, please open a "Mentoring Request" ticket [https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-india/ Here]}}.  Do not mail the individual mentors directly. 
 
**[[KushalDas]] (available)
 
**[[RahulSundaram]] (available)
 
**[[User:Susmit|SusmitShannigrahi]](available)
 
 
 
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