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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Apache Ambassadors
Date Tue, 25 Jun 2013 18:26:37 GMT
+1 thanks Rich
On 25 Jun 2013 13:42, "Rich Bowen" <> wrote:

> I'd like to do some things to make it easier for our members and committers
> to be ambassadors for Apache, and I'd like to propose a concrete step,
> inspired by Roy, from a thread on another list.
> (Eventually it might be fun to have an official Apache Ambassadors program,
> which, like the other AA, is a 12 step program. However, I've only figured
> out steps one and two: 1) Be Shane (which he's already doing), and 2) Be
> like Shane (which encompasses many of the other steps.) )
> Anyways, here's the concrete suggestion:
> Design and print t-shirts for our committers that plan to attend any event,
> containing a word cloud or artistic rendering of project names within the
> outline of a huge feather and underlined with a specific message that we
> want to convey ... like "I volunteer at Apache / ask me how".
> We can buy them in bulk and send two to each committer that volunteers to
> be bright and happy whenever someone asks them about Apache while wearing
> the t-shirt. They should not be specific to a single event.
> Here's what we need:
> 1) Several someones to design it, so that we can have a few to vote on for
> the first run. Or just a single someone to design something that we select
> by default.
> 2) Someone to research places (or who already knows of good places) that
> will do a tshirt order - say, 100 to start with - and get a price on that.
> Preferably something that will be high enough quality to last for more than
> one event, and nice enough that folks will actually want to wear it more
> than once.
> 3) Someone to estimate what it'll cost to ship these out to various people
> in various countries. Should someone just take a sufficient number to
> events, or should we ship to each individual? Get prices.
> 4) Someone to take the combined price and get approval from the foundation
> to spend that money.
> 5) Someone to take delivery of the tshirts, and volunteer to send them out
> to deserving volunteers. (And coordinate with Melissa regarding how to go
> about paying for and/or getting reimbursed for shipping.)
> 6) Someone to determine what "deserving" means in step 5, and write up the
> email to members@ or committers@
> From where I sit, #1 looks like the hardest step, so I'd be glad to do any
> other the steps for which there are not volunteers. Since most of these
> steps can be done in parallel, I'm going to assume that someone will step
> up for #1, and proceed with other steps as I have time, but please speak up
> and claim tasks.
> I figure (and Roy figures) that this is a super-cost-effective way to get
> the word out about what the Foundation really is, simply by volunteering to
> answer questions about it in informal settings. Particularly when compared
> to the cost of getting a booth and handing out swag to people who won't
> make eye contact as they walk past.
> --
> Rich Bowen -

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