As we celebrate Fedora Linux 34 with the upcoming Release Party, we are also looking forward to our next event: Nest with Fedora. As I mentioned in my last update, the 2021 edition of our annual contributor conference will again be virtual. I am happy to announce the dates for this year’s contributor conference: August 5th-8th, 2021. The Fedora Project has been thriving, and I am sure that this years event will be full of exciting content.

I am also happy to announce that the Call for Participation for Nest with Fedora is now open. Submit your proposals by opening a ticket in the Flock repo on Pagure. We will have a rolling deadline process with acceptance dates of July 9th and July 16th, 2021. On behalf of the review committee, I look forward to your proposals. If you have any questions, please email

What to submit?

Generally the sessions will be in one of these formats:

  • Lightning Talk
  • Session (25 minutes)
  • Session (50 minutes)
  • Workshop/Tutorial (110 minutes)
  • Half Day Hackfest

Submissions can span a broad range. We are currently open for proposals for the following:

  • Keynote speakers/topics
  • Informational sessions
  • Team/SIG meetups
  • Panel sessions
  • Project sprints
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops
  • Social sessions

There is also an opportunity to incorporate external activities that fit with our community. For example last year we had a Minecraft instance, with some really fun builds! This year someone has asked about integrating some streaming into the event. We will also be trying Work Adventure at the upcoming Release Party. After we try it for the RP, it could be nice to incorporate some improvements and customize it for Nest. To sum it up, we are interesting in creating unique virtual social experiences for the Fedora community, and we are open to your ideas!