Foss.lk meeting 8th July at WSO2


(Ruwan Senarathne) #1

Hi Everyone,

Here is the summery of last meeting we had at WSO2 on 8th July 2018.
We had around 18 participants and discussed about below areas.

  • FOSS.LK Ambassador Program
  • Monthly Magazine
  • Software Freedom Day
  • Branding and theming
  • School and University Chapters
  • Workshops and Meetups for public

FOSS.LK Ambassador Program
We will select one ambassdor from each university to represent foss.lk
Pilot program documents can found here : https://docs.google.com/document/d/14s9IiWpZUU3aMz44nyC-2fTiksbUTa1UViNnJXvjip4/edit

Monthly Magazine
We will print and publish monthly magazine where we distribute them to subscribed users or organizations.
( need owner )

Software Freedom Day
This year SFD hosted by foss.lk with many other support organizations where most of them already onboard with planning . event will be happening at SLIIT on 20th September 2018.
planning document can be found here :
Etherpad :: https://public.etherpad-mozilla.org/p/remo-mozilla-lk-sfd_2018
All the documents and designs :: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18pTleSyQpMgJWRsto3Ybp6gjFF-ETKE5

Branding and Theming
We decieded that it’s good time to rebrand foss.lk logos and design guidlines.
New logos : https://foss.lk/forum/t/assets-for-the-site-design/7
Design guildlines : @Asith Wijenayake to be share.

School and University Chapters
Chapters will be base on ambassador program, each chapter will have sub-forum at the foss.lk/forum and we will appoint 2 members from each university to be moderating the sub-forum and increase activities.
On-prem events series need to design and owned by a team. please let us know if you are interest.

Workshops and Meetups for public
We have a public meetup.com/fosslk group, will be hosting public meeetups base on trends and technologies monthly,
need people to own organizing.

Apart from that we need to prepare documents for sponsorships and partnerships.

@ManeeshaDedigama, @Devon_wijesinghe please update if anything I’ve missed here.

Images :


(Dhanushka C) #2

How are we going to get articles for the magazine?

Workshops and meetups :heart_eyes:


(Milinda Arambawela) #3

SFD on 22nd September @ SLIIT


(Ruwan Senarathne) #4

I think our blog team can be reanmed to media team or something,
@tharindu had ideas about Interviews, current trends , events , tutorials etc, basically targetting IT companies where we see potential sponsors for the magazine .


(Ruwan Senarathne) #5

We need to move from that etherpad and have a google doc instead , wdyt ?


(Gobiga Rajalingam) #6

So are we getting those articles from public or are we preparing them ourselves?


(Milinda Arambawela) #8

Already in doc. check SFD thread on this forum. Software Freedom Day 2018 LK


(Ruwan Senarathne) #9

Awesome idea, we can ask public to submit couple of articles,
Care to takeover the magazine work ? you can teamup with devon, Maneesha and the blog team .


(Gobiga Rajalingam) #10

Sure, I’ll be glad to. If they’re alright with it, I can join them on this.


(Dhanushka C) #11

That’s a good idea. I will also can help in both Sinhala and English contents. But mostly in Sinhala. Printing a magazine monthly is a little bit hard work. I have tried this at my time in the uni. The hardest part was to get enough amount of articles. That’s why I asked that. In very small way we can create newsletter with two or three articles. Hope we have email list. Anyway let’s make it happen :v:


(Ravindu Fernando) #12

@Ruwan , I have suggested some changes on the document that has been shared under FOSS.LK ambassador programs.