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.

User Feedback on Modularity by Mary Clarke

Briefly describe your session:

I will actually have 6, 1-hour sessions during the course of Flock. They will be in the hour before the lunch break and the  hour after the lunch break on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The reason we are doing this is that my sessions are not typical talks, in fact, they are not talks at all. You could describe them as focus groups intended to obtain end-user feedback. These sessions are intended to be highly interactive where we will demo functionality and ask for attendees to respond with their thoughts. I have provided more information through my answers below.

What does your talk focus on?

My sessions focus on demoing functionality related to a new prototype called Boltron

What is the goal of your session at Flock?

I am interested in learning from attendees, their initial impressions of the functionality Boltron provides, how they think they could leverage that functionality and what changes if any they would like to see in the functionality.

What does it affect in the project?

The feedback from my sessions will provide the engineers working on Boltron with some very valuable insights into what they got right and what still needs to be tweaked in order to meet users needs. This information will be prioritized and worked on by the engineers for the next release of Boltron

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

Attendees can expect to see a demo of Boltron functionality and/or download Boltron and walk through that functionality themselves. Then, they will be asked to participate in a discussion about the functionality as a means to obtain their opinions on what is currently implemented and what they feel should change about that implementation.

Who should attend?

Anyone who currently installs or updates RPMs for their organization.

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

I am a UX Designer and have only been involved in Fedora for about a year.

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

I have built a career out of my passion for helping teams build products or systems that are easy to use and provide end users with exactly what they are looking for.