This is a part of the Mindshare Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Thursday, May 31st and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018.


Interview with Nick Bebout (nb)

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  • Fedora User Wiki Page


Is there a specific task or issue you think that Mindshare should address this term?

I think Mindshare’s first objective is to define it’s goals, since it is a new group. I think then we should work on defining our plans, given the blog post from Matthew about aligning our efforts with the objectives set forth by the Fedora Council. See question #3 for more thoughts. We have made some good progress on this at the Mindshare FAD and I would like to continue to be a member of the Mindshare committee to further work on helping move this forward.

Please elaborate on the personal “Why” which motivates you to be a candidate for Mindshare.

I have been involved in Fedora Ambassadors for many years, and I have also been involved with other projects that are part of Mindshare, such as Docs, Design, etc. I believe that outreach is a critical component to the success of Fedora. If we make an awesome distribution, but no one knows about it, then we wouldn’t have users.

What are your thoughts on the impact (as an individual and then as a Mindshare group) that the group will have on the Fedora Mission?

I think Mindshare will be a great thing for Fedora, since this will allow us to better coordinate our “outreach” related teams.