As you probably know, there is annual convention called Flock. This year’s is happening in Cape Cod, Hyannis, MA and will begin the morning of Tuesday, August 29. Sessions will continue each day until midday on Friday, September 1.

I have asked all of the session leaders from Flock some questions.

And now you are about to read one of the responses.

Let’s create a module by Tomas Tomecek

What is the goal of your session at Flock?

The goal of my session is for people to get their hands dirty by trying to do module builds themselves on their laptops. I’m aiming to have a practical session.

What does it affect in the project?

Well, a lot actually! First of all, plenty of people will understand the workflow and therefore will be capable of creating new modules themselves. Once these people create missing modules, we are much closer to full-blown, Fedora 27 Modular Server edition. On top of it, I assume that people will suggest improvements to the toolchain which will result into more quality workflow.

What does your talk focus on?

On building modules.

Without giving too much away, what can attendees expect to learn or do in your session?

They can learn how to design, create and build modules. They should get familiar with modulemd, the data format which describes modules. And finally, they should understand what are the plans for development of Fedora 27 Modular Server edition and be part of the process.

Who should attend?

Everyone who is interested in the topic. I’m assuming that “average” attendee will be a maintainer of several Fedora RPM packages.

What do you do in Fedora/how long have you been involved in the project?

I’m a dock worker (not a typo). I usually make sure containers on ships are properly loaded. I do this for a couple of years.

What attracts you to this type of work or part of the project?

I like to get my hands dirty. The job in docks is tough but there is always something going on so one is never bored.