Fedora 25 is currently in Beta status. With another Fedora release not so far away, it’s time for the Ambassadors to plan their activities around the release. The most common activity for Ambassadors to do around a release is organize release parties. A release party is also a great way for other contributors in the community to get involved with advocacy in their local regions. Learn how to organize a release party and get a badge for it in this article.
Organizing a release party
How do you organize a release party? There is a wiki page that has the full details. You will find some hints of what you can start doing now and how to do it. You can also see the Ambassadors schedule for the time frame that a release party should be held. You can also read other Ambassador release party reports on the Community Blog.
With the current release schedule, this would be between November 15th and December 16th.
So how do you do that? First, you can check out this page in our wiki. You find some hints there about what you can do and how to do it. You should check the Ambassadors schedule for the time frame the release party should be hold (15. November to 16. December 2016).
First steps for a release party
If you decide to host a party for the Fedora 25 release, you should first make a wiki page for it. Please follow the naming convention for the wiki page:
You should then link that page to the overview page of all release events, which you can find here.
Check out with your regional Ambassadors if you can get media at your planned time. If not, you can offer the creation of USB flash drives for Fedora 25. Also, check for swag (t-shirts, stickers, pins, etc.) if you need some. For creating posters, banners, or other similar items, check and see if they exist somewhere already. If they don’t, you can create a ticket for the Design Team.
Have fun and earn a badge
Then you can have your party! Just make sure you write a report of it (only people with reports get a badge awarded) and have some nice pictures with happy faces. Then you will surely earn the badge for release party organizers.