I’m 2 month late to write this post, but on the other hand, I adjusted my thought with last three months experience and give you a better perspective.
When I think about Fedora-IT community origin, I start smiling. I remember clearly when on #fedora-it IRC channel were only two (me and Matteo), and two Fedora Ambassador (Francesco & Francesco). Today we are officially a community. We are about 10/15 people on IRC and 5/7 active Fedora Ambassadors. This is nothing respect to French and German communities but for now is enough.
Since 2009 I have been decided to enhance the community by add short regular activities:
- We have to do at least one meeting for month (no matter who is the owner or who ask for it, it’s important to keep in touch regularly, have brainstorming, discussions and involving all interested people.
- We have few localized pages on fedora wiki to keep and track internal informations:
- Event page with a list of Italian events where we my participate (for example LinuxDay, Document Freedom Day, Software Freedom Day ,etc). This page has multiple goals: track every event may be interesting for us, give to Ambassador people the possibility to choose which event they want to attend, Today this page is incomplete but next year we will have a really valuable event list.
- Inventory page collects gadget location and owner, this page exist because gadget are distributed all around Italy. This list give you the possibility to know what is available and who ask to.
- Meeting page with transcript and summary meeting.
I think we are on the right way.Stay tuned!