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Re: [opensuse-ambassadors] openSUSE Mentoring Program
  • From: Kostas Koudaras <warlordfff@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 12:03:33 +0200
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Ok when it is ready let me know how I can contribute on it ;-)

2010/12/16 Jos Poortvliet <jospoortvliet@xxxxxxxxx>:
On Thursday 16 December 2010 08:37:59 Kostas Koudaras wrote:
Ok, if you like a wiki page is fine with me, but I wonder who could
write such a page? Chuck maybe you?

He offered, yes :D

2010/12/15 Jos Poortvliet <jospoortvliet@xxxxxxxxx>:
On Wednesday 15 December 2010 18:26:29 Chuck Payne wrote:
On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 8:53 AM, S.Kemter

<buergermeister@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Am Montag 13 Dezember 2010, 12:39:37 schrieb Jos Poortvliet:
On Monday 13 December 2010 01:00:51 Buddhika Chandradeepa Kurera
Dear PUP,

I really love this writing.
You spoke to the point and really relevant.
Who and what ambassadors are???
Nice to have a guy like you.
100% agree with you.

‎"We need to be like Sale
Engineers, Marketing, Developers, Writes, Artist and End Users all
rolled into one. I know many will disagree with this, but we to
wear all hats as an Ambassador." - by Chuck Pup Payne
Great definition +1

Ok, so there seems a consensus, let me try and do something about
that ;-)

I agree we should all be helpful on the list. I also agree that most
if not all of the current ambassadors don't need any other help than
what they can ask for on this list or to ppl they already know.

But I also think that if you're new here, it'd be very nice if the
welcoming team would make sure you are 'anchered' into our team. If
you became an ambassador because Carlos jumped you at a conference
in Brazil and made you help him, that is not a problem. Carlos will
make sure you're not bored ;-)

Same with many others, MR C is an example here. But what if you have
been doing a little local stuff but don't know any others in your
area? The welcoming team could then look for someone and ask him/her
to try and help you out. After all, if you don't know anyone here
asking on the list *might* be a bit daunting. Also, that person
could check up on you, keep you a bit more motivated. That was the
initial idea behind this.

Doesn't have to be anything special - doesn't need a wiki page or
anything formal as far as I'm concerned but I know that for me - the
personal relationship with Fabrice Mouse (I think nobody knows him
here hehe) was a huge factor in me getting involved in KDE. And I
think for most of you, the personal relationship with someone helped
you in openSUSE. So I only propose to make SURE every ambassador who
is new HAS such a personal relationship. Most already do, but it's
not a big thing for the welcoming team to check that, and if not,
find someone to fullfill that role.

Again, formalities are not really needed as far as I'm concerned, but
just a little mail can make a difference between a new ambassador
that leaves after a few months or stays...



Jos the point is easy, if the "welcome team" does there job right, the
new one would know where he can get help. And the first one who answer
him to this place or put him to the person ther would be automaticly a
connection builded.

br gnokii
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I like to propose a page for the wiki team.  "How to mentor -- or a
guideline to be successful", those that like to help and be a mentor.
Please I like to see ambassadors that been here for a while and are
very active. Sign up on the page when it is done. Then the welcome
team can then reach out to those people ask them to help new
ambassador with issues and items that might come up.

Ok, it's a bit more formal than what I had in mind, but if the welcoming
team thinks they could use this to find ppl, why not? Let's just do it
instead of say no no - you want to do the work, great!


me I am not me
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