FinOps Ambassadors (FOAs) are practitioners who are passionate about the FinOps Foundation community, recognized for their expertise, and willing to help others learn and succeed.
Successful ambassadors are people such as bloggers, influencers, and evangelists who are already engaged with the FinOps Foundation in some way including contributing to the framework, participating in working groups, attending community events, etc.
The FinOps Ambassador program exists to empower community members with tools and resources needed to:
Meet our current FOAs here.
Examples of behavior that contributes to a positive environment include:
Examples of unacceptable behavior include:
Are you interested in becoming an official FinOps Ambassador? Apply now!
FinOps Ambassador program follows the FinOps Ambassador Code of Conduct.
We review applications monthly, but can only accept a few new FOA Ambassadors from the pool of highly-qualified individuals at a time. We do this in order to make sure we grow this program responsibly and provide the right local communities with the appropriate level of support. We will do our best to provide feedback on every application we receive within a month of submission.
No, once you formally apply you are part of the pool of applicants that get reviewed on a monthly basis.
No. After we send you our initial feedback, we will only follow up if your application is accepted.
Unfortunately, there is too much potential for conflict of interest and code of conduct violations due to the nature of your jobs. You are absolutely welcome to continue contributing and supporting local meetup groups. In fact, we find that local ambassadors that team with a consultant/vendor have even greater success than by organizing meetups on their own.
However, in order to remove the potential commercial conflicts of interest, we cannot grant consultants and vendors the official role of Ambassador. FinOps Ambassadors speak on behalf of the FinOps Foundation. As we are cloud, consultant and vendor agnostic, we cannot have vendors or consultants representing us in an official capacity without there being a conflict of interest.
Yes! If you are doing the role of FinOps practitioner for the company that you work for, you are a practitioner. If you are selling FinOps services and engagements or you are developing services and tooling to sell to FinOps practitioners, then you are considered a Consultant or Vendor and cannot hold the title of FinOps Ambassador.
We have an Emeritus status to address Ambassadors who’d like to step down from active engagement temporarily or indefinitely but still be invited to participate in calls and the community. If you decide to become more active again, emeritus ambassadors are always welcome to be reinstated as full FOA Ambassadors. Please reach out to Joe in order to start this process.