Reaching out to college students to contribute
Based on Pagure ticket #30 Recruit Marketing students to help with release deliverables
To preface, I think this is a big picture thing to think about if it's something we get around to at all.
If we're looking for contributors, I think that colleges are a great opportunity to connect with technical and non-technical people. It would require an investment because a half-hearted attempted would probably be felt by the students. I think there could even be opportunities to partner with technical and non-technical teams long-term as well.
Some of the cons:
- Once we start anything it may require sticking around long-term, so if it's not something we can commit to it may be better to not damage the Fedora brand.
- We should probably discuss this with Fedora Ambassadors because I think they may already be doing something like this or would serve as important points of contact and relationship managers.
- It may require physical presence at some point. I don't think folks should be flying to campuses, but if we reach out to schools around individual contributors, we may want to limit some kinds of outreach only to schools where we have someone willing to visit the campus every so often for like a presentation for a student organization or something like that.
In general, this is a big idea with potential, but we can work out the details and define scope and strategy later, if at all. Just putting this out there are something to think about.