I had a wonderful opportunity to go to Fedora’s annual contributor summit, Flock to Fedora in Budapest, Hungary. This is me penning down my takeaway from a week full of learning!Continue reading
Come and discuss Modularity at Flock! There are three sessions ready that will help you decide when to make a module, how to make them, and a discussion about making everything Modularity work better.
Are you a maintainer of packages in Fedora and can’t decide when to use modules? Well, this talk is right for you. In about 15 minutes it will cover a few specific use cases and demonstrate what Modularity solves and what it doesn’t. We’ll have about 30 minutes to discuss any other topics the audience comes up with.
If you decided you want to use modules, this might be a talk for you. Merlin will walk you through the steps of putting together a module, building it, testing it, and more! All of this in 25 minutes!
Making modules has not been always an easy process. The technology is very new and there are still some things to finish. Come and help us make it better! We’ll have half a day dedicated to discuss, design, make plans, hack, and more.
It’s hard for me to believe, but it’s been more than five years since we launched the “Fedora.next” initiative. At the end of Fedora’s first decade, we knew it would be important to think, plan, and adjust so the project could continue successfully in the decades to come. Now we’re halfway into the next one, and this Flock conference will be an important time for reflecting on our progress and charting our path for the next five years and beyond.
Because Flock is focused specifically at our contributors and developers, this is a unique conference and we’re looking for talks and sessions that reflect that.
Today is Day 2 of Fedora Appreciation Week. To help celebrate the Fedora Project, our fifteen-year anniversary, and the community of people that make Fedora what it is, the Community Operations team collected Contributor Stories from the community to feature here every day of Appreciation Week.
Have someone you want to thank? Do you want to share your appreciation with Fedora? See how you can celebrate 15 years of Fedora and participate in Fedora Appreciation Week over on the Fedora Magazine.
Today’s Contributor Stories come from three people: Chhavi Shrivastava (chhavi), Solanch (solanch69), and Justin W. Flory (jflory7 / jwf).Continue reading
The annual Fedora contributor conference, Flock, took place from August 8-11, 2018. Several members of the Community Operations (CommOps) team were present for the conference. We also held a half-day team sprint for team members and interested people to participate and share feedback with the team.
This blog post summarizes some of the high-level takeaways and next steps for CommOps based on the feedback we received.
Our team sprint was significant for planning future goals and milestones for CommOps. Our sprint was a hands-on session split between Fedora Appreciation Week planning and exploring new questions to answer in fedmsg metrics.
This August, I attended my first ever Fedora’s Annual Developer Conference, Flock and boy! What an amazing experience it was. I got a chance to meet so many amazing people who I had known by their IRC nicks only. There was fun, food and of course lots of Fedora!
The Fedora Community Operations (CommOps) team held an interactive workshop during the annual Fedora contributor conference, Flock. Flock took place from August 29th to September 1st in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Justin W. Flory and Sachin Kamath represented the team in the workshop. CommOps spends a lot of time working with metrics and data tools available in Fedora, like fedmsg and datagrepper. Our workshop introduced some of the tools to work with metrics in Fedora and how to use them. With our leftover time, we discussed the role of contributor-focused documentation in the wiki and moving it to a more static place in Fedora documentation.
It is time to start the bid process for this year’s Flock. Flock 2018 will be held in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. If you’d like to help host the event in your city, it’s time to start putting together a bid.
The bid process has changed this year to be easier to complete and more streamlined. To propose a city, please visit the Flock Pagure Repository and open a new issue using the bid-2018 template. The template will guide you through 10 questions that the bid committee needs to know the answers too. You don’t have to contact or confirm things yet with a venue, this just gets us started. You’re of course free to go ahead and contact venues if you would like.
Bid submissions are due on
29 October 2017 12 November 2017.
Once the submissions are in, the committee will read them and pick a few to explore in detail. At that point we will begin contacting venues and making firmer plans.
While we have tried to make bidding easier, it is still something you will need to put some thought into, so don’t wait until the last minute. Also, take advantage of the Pagure issue format and solicit feedback on your proposal and update your original post as you get information.
Keep in mind that committing to help plan a conference is a lot of work and shouldn’t be approached lightly. It’s a big time commitment, and as the local contact, you’re critical to the success of the event. Flock has been held successfully on college campuses and in hotels. We need to make sure that the space will work for both the conference and be affordable. Every dollar we spend on activities, rooms, etc. is a dollar we cannot spend on funding travel for Fedora contributors. Therefore keep costs in mind as you think about potential locations. You may find checking the Flock budget from last year helps you understand how money gets spent. Note: All 2017 costs have not yet been posted.
Not sure where to begin? You can view some of the previous winning bids (that used the old system) for past years as a reference point for building your own bid. Check out some of these for examples:
Feel free to ask questions or request help getting your bid together on the flock-planning email list. If you’re not already subscribed to that list, you should do so.
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Note: The deadline was extended as part of the committee is unavailable at the beginning of November. Rather than have bids sit, we wanted to give greater opportunity.
I had two session at Flock this year, one done by me and another in support of Robert Mayr in the Mindshare one, if there were been any need for discussing.
Here I’m talking about my session: Marketing – tasks and visions (I will push the report about the second one after Robert’s one, for completion).
In order to fit the real target of a Flock conference (that is a contributor conference, not a show where people must demonstrate how much cool they are; we know it!) is to bring and show something new, whether ideas, software, changes and so on, and discuss with other contributors if they’re really innovative, useful and achievable.
We have four foundations and two of them are fitting this concept, friends and first because I’d like to see always news shared with friends.
This year talk was focused on the Marketing activities and how we can make it easier and smarter.
My presentation (after the usual “who am I” and “where you can find us”) started showing what we’re doing, assuming the statement Marketing have in Fedora (What we do), the release tasks (Tasks), the release activities (Releas Activities), and the tickets in Pagure (Tickets) along with other more general activities.
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