Fedora Hatches are still happening all around the world! Along with Nest With Fedora this year, Fedora is hosting local in-person hatch events. This is a great opportunity to connect with your fellow Fedorans and receive some amazing Fedora swag.
The Mindshare Committee publishes a Quarterly Report, with this post being our second edition. It covers activities from the Mindshare Committee and related teams for the months of January, February, and March of 2022. As always, we welcome feedback on how we can improve these reports in the related Mindshare ticket.
Help Wanted in Q2 2022
Take a look at the links below and see how you can get involved. For tickets and Discussion threads, make sure to comment your interest in getting involved.
Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a mentorship program where people interested in learning more about open source are welcomed into open source communities by excited mentors ready to help them learn and grow as developers. Fedora Project’s participation in the past has been successful, and we would like to continue being a mentoring org.
In the winter months, the Community Outreach Revamp team conducted a survey. We set ourselves to host, curate and report back our results, with some interesting conclusions. Furthering on the same train of thought, we are working with the Fedora Council and Mindshare Committee on community-oriented questions for an annual contributor survey. We hope to receive a greater and more diverse set of responses as the annual contributor survey will be targeted toward Fedora’s entire contributor community, not just Mindshare and Outreach teams.
The Community Outreach Revamp initiative held an Ask Me Anything on December 10th, 2020. Cco-leads Sumantro Mukherjee & Mariana Balla answered questions, with moderation by me (the FCAIC). We had some great questions and we are always open to more! Find us on #fedora-mindshare every other week at 15:00UTC.
If you have an interest in the future of Fedora’s Community Outreach please take a minute to fill out a short survey. The more perspectives we can get on outreach, the better a program we can build!
Fedora Mindshare has been actively trying to help Taskforce leads put together volunteers who will be helping revamp the Fedora Ambassador Program. As a part of this effort, the FCIAC and Taskforce lead put out a survey to folks who expressed interest.
This is part three of a four-part series recapping the Fedora Council’s face-to-face meeting in November 2019.
In addition to the big topic of the Fedora Project Vision, we used the opportunity to cover some other Fedora Council business. Because it’s a lot, we’re breaking the reporting on this into two posts, kind of arbitrarily — here’s the second of those.
With some rather unfortunate delays is my report from last year’s Open Power Summit. Let’s dive in it, without further delay.
It took place between 3th and 4th October 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is event organized by the Open Power Foundation, steward of the Open Power CPU ISA. It is open and builds on top of the heritage of the past Power architectures, enabling any vendor or individual to dive in to the technical deeps of it or even implement it on their own.
At the venue there have been booths of different foundation members and affiliated organizations. Like Raptor engineering with their Talos II and Blackbird platforms on showcase, Mellanox with accelerators cards, Yadro with big-data memory(RAM) dense servers or OpenCAPI consortium with bunch of accelerators from various manufacturers that are leveraging the OpenCAPI standard, just to note few. To add on the OpenCAPI it is open offspring of the CAPI that has been introduced by IBM with their Power8 architecture.
The Fedora Mindshare Committee represents the outreach leadership in Fedora. Mindshare aims to help outreach teams to work together better by providing them with a way to unify around Fedora’s messaging and work together to achieve goals.
We had a FAD where we we met to discuss how the committee is going to work and to discuss the initial issues we had on our hands. We did a little recap of good things and challenges:
Events: Ambassadors organizing minor events and presenting at main events
Budget process: Mostly working in part to a dedicated role in Fedora
Design & Web: Two teams collaborating together and offering a good user experience and a model for collaboration
Marketing: Fedora Magazine and generating talking points
Docs: We have Docs, but at Flock when this was originally presented, the team was small; Docs FAD was last week and may impact this
Communication: Missing effective communication between teams
Best practices: Not shared between teams, some teams have efficient processes that could be used by others
Reporting: The events we attend are not informing the project and helping us set direction
Marketing: Disconnected from other teams and its messages need to drive outreach teams again
Local communities: Strong interest from local communities but support is not in place to help engage and include them in the project
Having this list in our hands, we started a discussion, about the topics, our challenges and taking advantage of our good points. The first thing we did was create a list of objectives:
Improving communication between teams
Better collaboration and sharing of best practices between teams
Supporting management of budget for impact
More informed event planning with inputs from several groups