Why attend LISA17?
LISA is the annual vendor-neutral meeting place for the wider system administration community. The LISA17 program will address the overlap and differences between traditional and modern IT operations and engineering, and offers a highly curated program around three topics: architecture, culture, and engineering.
Who attended LISA17?
Our main booth staff were Nick Bebout (nb), Ricky Elrod (codeblock), and Beth Lynn Eicher (bethlynn). Karsten Wade (quaid) was also at the event, representing both CentOS and Fedora.
What is the focus of the event?
Our primary focus of the event is to talk to people about Fedora Server and Fedora Cloud and make more people aware of these products and that Fedora is not just only a desktop.
How does our attendance at this event build users of or contributors to the Fedora platform overall?
Since this convention is a draw for container, cloud, and general Linux and Open Source audience, this diverse crowd is an ideal environment to reach out to potential contributor and users.
People will be enthusiastic to learn about the latest applications and features of Fedora 27.
How does our attendance at this event build users of or contributors to specific Fedora solutions — and why are those particular solutions strategically important?
LISA is geared towards sysadmins/SRE. We want to talk to people about Fedora Server and Fedora Cloud to build awareness that Fedora is not just the traditional desktop operating system, but rather has great cloud/server solutions.
We asked people to get the Fedora Badge for LISA17 if they want a t-shirt, which will allow us to track the number of people we engage with at this event and then we can measure their future contributions to Fedora. We had 45 people get the LISA17 Fedora Badge.