[Ubuntu-ch] Fwd: Ubuntu's Campus Plans?

Myriam Schweingruber schweingruber at pharma-traduction.ch
Tue Mar 17 09:15:46 GMT 2009


It would be a nice idea if we had some Ubuntu representatives in the
major universities and technical high schools of Switzerland. I know
of quite some of our members being at ETHZ and EPFL, I think it could
be useful if we had a complete list of people who are available as
Ubuntu contacts at these places.

This would also solve the problem with events in these
universities/high schools been announced and known about earlier for
us to react. See the previous post about the LinuxDays in Zürich
during the same day as OpenExpo in Bern...

We really should avoid such collisions in the future and if we want to
promote Ubuntu actively as a team we should be notified about events
much earlier. It's pretty hard to be everywhere at the same time,
especially if nobody notifies us about, and it's not like Switzerland
being so huge and crowded that we can afford to have multiple LoCo
Teams in our country.. So far we,  the Swiss Team, have always
notified our events to every notable group in Switzerland, it would be
great if this could work the other way round too...

Regards, Myriam.

PS. We really should organize another Switzerland-wide meeting of the
relevant groups being active in the country and agree on a far more
efficient way to communicate in the future. If only such a meeting
could be organized and announced in a reasonable time frame to allow
people to be present (like, getting your day off and having enough
money to afford travel through half the country on that particular
day, not everybody gets reduced fares). Yes, I know, my usual rant...

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Fouad Bajwa <fouadbajwa at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 09:36
Subject: Ubuntu's Campus Plans?
To: "Ubuntu local community team (LoCo) contacts"
<loco-contacts at lists.ubuntu.com>
Cc: billy.cina at canonical.com

I came across the following post on various FOSS forums and was
wondering how other LoCo Teams may be catering to similar Ubuntu led
initiatives or is there even one?


== What is the Campus Ambassadors program? ==

* To build up individual Fedora communities on campuses, and provide
resources for students to organize events and contribute their code
and ideas to Fedora.
* To help students network with other open source and Fedora
contributors, and lay the groundwork for potential summer internships
* To create a fun and exciting network of passionate, dedicated people
to spearhead Fedora's presence on college campuses
* To work with faculty and students both to promote free and open
source software on campus

== What do Campus Ambassadors get? ==

The Fedora Campus Ambassadors program receive many benefits, amongst
the following:

* Learn and Increase your knowledge about Fedora, Linux and Open Source
* Become a member of the foremost Open Source community
* Create a name for yourself and network with a world class team of
people who put together and run the most cutting edge Distro and
community out there
* Have your blog aggregated on the Fedora Planet blog site
* A great opportunity to learn and develop communication skills
* Lots of experience doing community driven marketing
* Stipends for running an event (pizza, soda, etc.)
* Schwag to give out at events and a cool exclusive Campus
Ambassadors, t-shirt
* Earn a trip to FUDCon!!!

== What is required of Campus Ambassadors? ==

* One tech talk per semester highlighting Fedora and/or Fedora-related
* Let us know an event is taking place by posting to the wiki and the
mailing list
* An event report and blog post as a followup
* Work with faculty and staff to find new ways and opportunities for
Fedora on your campus
* Be a self-starter and identify other ways in which we can help YOU!
* Attend periodic irc meetings to help coordinate efforts
* Collaborate and coordinate with other Fedora presence on/near your campus

== How do I become a Campus Ambassador? ==

* Sign up for a Fedora account at
[http://fedoraproject.org/join-fedora here], click the "set up an
account link"
* Join and introduce yourself the mailing list [http://linkhere
campus-ambassadors at list.fedoraproject.org] - not active yet
* Join the IRC Channels #fedora-campusamb and #fedora-ambassadors at
[irc://irc.freenode.net irc.freenode.net]
* Get going!!


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