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Flock Talk & Session Proposal Reminder

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.

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FAW 2018 Day 2: “Change the world through Open Source. He said.”

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).

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CommOps takeaways from Flock 2018

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.

What we talked about

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.

  • Fedora Appreciation Week
    • Revisited timeline, updated roadmap (see latest comments in #110)
    • First draft of new roadmap in Etherpad
  • Metrics, fedmsg, and data analysis
    • Grimoire dashboard delayed – but how can we start answering questions now with tools we have today?
    • Interactive activity to generate ideas on most valuable / interesting metrics to review
    • Tentative plan on how to start
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Flock : Best 4 Days of 2018

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!

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Teaching metrics and contributor docs at Flock 2017

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.

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Flock 2018 Bidding Open

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.

Tips and advice for Flock 2018 planning

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.

Banner Image Courtesy of Martin Petr

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.

Flock 2017 – A Marketing talk about a new era to come.

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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Flock interviews: Fedora i18n

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.

Fedora i18n by Jens Petersen

What is the goal of your session at Flock?

The Fedora i18n do-session will focus on planning and discussion of priorities for Fedora 28 and 29, and how we can contribute more to upstream and other ongoing Fedora initiatives
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Flock interviews: Marketing – tasks and visions

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.

Marketing – tasks and visions by Gabriele Trombini

What is the goal of your session at Flock?

I don’t have any main goal, I think Flock isn’t the right place to get goals. My purpose is to have a great discussion amongst attendees in order to gather ideas and new path to follow for improving the Marketing works. Continue reading

Flock interviews: Discussing Kubernetes & Origin Deployment Options

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.

Discussing Kubernetes & Origin Deployment Options by Jason Brooks and Yu Qi Zhang

What is the goal of your session at Flock?

Discussing with the community the deployment methods and issues involved for Kubernetes and Openshift Origin, and to know where to better focus community efforts.

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