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