lesser-known fedora contributors, part 6
Gerold is an example of Organization and Determination. I've worked with him at various times in the past 2 years or so on building the Fedora community in Europe, and if it were not for his desire to get events organized and planned, I do not think we would have as strong a group there as we do.
Gerold has been the organizer for Fedora's presence at LinuxTag in 2006, 2007, and 2008. It is probably the biggest Linux show in Europe. Even more important, from a community point of view, Gerold has organized a series of Fedora Ambassador Days, which have gathered together 10-15 folks from all over Europe, and planned out their Fedora Ambassador strategy for the coming year.
I remember vividly the first Fedora Ambassador Day. Aside from a small snafu regarding the payment of the bill (my fault), the results of it have been fantastic. They presented me with a plan for Fedora's presence in Europe during 2007, and made it very easy for me to allocate budget, plan for them to get resources, and in the end we were even able to coordinate the Fedora 7 release to coincide with LinuxTag 2007.
If you are looking for a model Fedora Ambassador, Gerold is a good example to emulate.
Gerold Kassube, (no longer a) lesser-known Fedora contributor!