#300 add become an ambassador page
Merged 2 years ago by sumantrom. Opened 2 years ago by siddharthvipul1.
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  *** xref:ambassador-role.adoc[Role Handbook]

  *** xref:ambassador-logo.adoc[Logos]

  *** xref:ambassador-badges.adoc[Badges]

+ *** xref:become-an-ambassador.adoc[Become an Ambassador]

  *** xref:ambassador-emeritus.adoc[Ambassador Emeritus]

  **** xref:ambassador-emeritus-role.adoc[Role Handbook]

  **** xref:ambassador-emeritus-badges.adoc[Badges]

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+ = Become an Ambassador


+ == Introduction


+ Do you think you might want to be a Fedora Ambassador? Here is some of

+ what you can expect:


+ * You give a face and a name to Fedora. You are a person, friendly and

+ approachable. Fedora can be big and scary, but you are going to help

+ make sure that _one person_ finds their way through all the confusion

+ into the place where they can contribute.

+ * You are the glue. You help connect different people in different parts

+ of the Project because you are always dealing with people whose

+ interests are different. You should be eager and happy to work with

+ other parts of Fedora to solve problems.

+ * People are the key. Everything that we do -- events, budgets, swag,

+ membership verifications, blogging -- it's all done as an attempt to

+ make personal connections with folks who either want to use or

+ contribute to Fedora. Places, where Ambassadors get together, are one of

+ the few times that Fedora contributors have an opportunity to meet face

+ to face (other than FUDCons and FADs).

+ * You are the expert in your region. You understand the culture, the

+ needs, and the best ways to communicate about Fedora and FOSS in your

+ region. Mindshare and other "leaders" in Fedora _work for you_, and need

+ to listen to the needs of the local Fedora communities. We can't ignore

+ the global picture, but we need to be flexible in adapting to local

+ needs.


+ == Get Started with Fedora Ambassadors


+ To become a official Fedora Ambassador, there are a few steps you need

+ to complete.


+ === Step 1: Create your user wiki page


+ !!! Requires CLA+1 status to complete !!! To edit the wiki, you now have

+ to have CLA+1 status (which means you belong to at least one other group

+ in FAS than the CLA-related groups). If you are unable to edit the wiki,

+ skip this step and work with your mentor on a temporary workaround. Once

+ you have CLA+1 status, make sure to create a user wiki page. To learn

+ more about the Fedora CLA, visit this

+ https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Legal:Licenses/CLA[page].


+ Creating your user page lets you introduce yourself to the Fedora

+ community. These pages let you collect useful information, like your

+ email, your real name, or your IRC nick, in a public place so that

+ others may contact you. Your user page is your own space, so feel free

+ to make it look as you wish. Here's what you'll need to do to create

+ your user page:


+ 1 Go to https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Special:MyPage[your user page].

+ 2. Click create, at the top, to start editing your user page. If you've

+ already created a user page, click edit. 3. Write your introduction in

+ the textbox. Your introduction can contain whatever you'd like, but

+ please have an English translation. 4. When you're finished writing,

+ click Save page.


+ Here's some ideas on what you can include in your introduction:


+ * Email address

+ * Homepage or blog

+ * Fedora Badges

+ * IRC channels you're typically in

+ * Pictures, headings*

+ * What you do, or would like to do, in the Fedora Project


+ _While a wiki user page can be created with just plain text, you'll

+ likely want to add some headings, bold text, or a picture. These can all

+ be added using markup. Every page on this wiki is made of this markup,

+ so you can use any of them as an example. Learn more about wiki syntax

+ and markup

+ https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Help:Wikisyntaxandmarkup[here]._


+ If you're interested in examples, this user page template provides a

+ basic layout that you can copy. You can also look at the markup for

+ other users' pages. Here's a selection of some that have stood out:


+ * https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Bcotton[Ben Cotton]

+ * https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Siddharthvipul1[Vipul Siddharth]

+ * https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Duffy[Máirín Duffy]

+ * https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Jonatoni[Jona Azizaj]


+ === Step 2: Explore the Fedora Project


+ 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.

+ You're most likely well versed in your area of interest, but there is a

+ lot happening in Fedora.


+ * Login to and explore

+ https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/[Discussion.fedoraproject.org].

+ Follow the #ambassor & #mindshare tags

+ * Read the

+ https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/commops/contribute/successful-contributor/[how

+ to be a successful contributor] page.

+ * Read https://fedoramagazine.org/[Fedora Magazine] and the

+ https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/[Community Blog] regularly.

+ Think about which parts of the Fedora Project capture your attention and

+ imagination.

+ * Read the http://fedoraplanet.org/[Planet Fedora] regularly.

+ * Read https://opensource.com/[opensource.com] for more open source

+ news.

+ * Peruse the https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/[Fedora Mailing

+ lists] as a lot of communication in Fedora happens on mailing lists.

+ ** Read the

+ https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Mailing_list_guidelines[mailing list

+ guidelines].

+ ** Here are possible

+ https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Communicating_and_getting_help?rd=Communicate#Contributors_Mailing_Lists[lists

+ to join].

+ ** You will be asked to join the ambassadors list later on in this

+ process.

+ * Join and observe in a variety of the Fedora chat channels from your

+ chat platform of choice.

+ ** Element/matrix is the recommended chat platform, learn more

+ https://element.io/[here].

+ ** #fedora-ambassadors is recommended, but a full list can be found

+ https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Communicating_and_getting_help?rd=Communicate#IRC[here]


+ === Step 3: Subscribe to the Ambassadors Mailing List


+ Subscribe to

+ https://lists.fedoraproject.org/admin/lists/ambassadors.lists.fedoraproject.org/[Fedora

+ Ambassadors Mailing List].


+ !!! There are a lot of people on the list, so make sure your mail is

+ relevant to the broader Ambassador audience. Please keep the discussion

+ focused on Fedora Ambassadors and save any introductions for chat

+ channels. This includes invites to social-networking sites, technical

+ support questions or advice, or anything else which is not Fedora

+ ambassador related. !!!


+ === Step 4: Find a mentor


+ A Mentor is your partner to get sponsored!


+ 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 do an acceptable job of representing Fedora.


+ !!!


+ * Most mentors have full time jobs, families, and many responsibilities

+ within Fedora. Please be patient and do not expect an immediate reply.

+ * Mentors do not initiate contact, please contact a mentor to see if

+ they can support your Ambassadorship.

+ * Please note that even if you contact a mentor, they may already have

+ enough current obligations that they are committed to. In that case,

+ they may decline, and you should try to find a different mentor. !!!


+ Finding a Mentor


+ Reference the link:[Ambassador Mentors Wiki Page] to find a potential

+ mentor. Please contact the Mentor via email and introduce yourself. This

+ email will help the Mentor understand your interest in Fedora

+ Ambassador. Please include the following information:


+ * Your main purpose for joining the Fedora Ambassadors.

+ ** Note: The mentor may ask you to expand upon this if it's incomplete,

+ or seems inconsistent with the goals of the Fedora Ambassadors.

+ * A link to your Fedora User wiki page

+ * A bit of information about what you have done so far to promote Fedora

+ amongst your peers/friends.


+ === Step 5: Get approval to become an Ambassador


+ Confirm you completed the following steps to become a Fedora Ambassador:


+ . Create User Wiki Page

+ . Explore the Fedora Project

+ . Subscribe to the Ambassadors mailing list

+ . Find a mentor


+ Once you have verified the steps above, the approval process below will

+ then begin. The approval process can take 60-90 days on average. If a

+ Ambassador candidate is actively contributing to another Team within

+ Fedora, their mentorship period may be shortened.


+ Approval process After you have completed all of the above steps, your

+ mentor will approve and sponsor your membership to the Ambassador Group

+ in FAS. Once you're official, comment on the "Welcome New Ambassadors"

+ thread on Discussion.fedoraproject.org.

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