See also: https://kolinahr.fedorainfracloud.org/
for logic models.
On Thu, Oct 20, 2016, at 10:50 PM, Justin W. Flory wrote:
> On 10/20/2016 04:45 PM, Brian (bex) Exelbierd wrote:
> >> On Oct 20, 2016, at 2:51 AM, Gerold <gerold(a)lugd.org> wrote:
> >>> 2016-09-19 19:36 GMT+02:00 Zacharias Mitzelos
> >>>> Hello everyone,
> >>>> It's time to start planning for our annual EMEA FAD!
> >>>> The EMEA FAD is an annual planning event for the EMEA community.
> >>>> ambassadors from various countries get together to discuss what
> >>>> activities we should do in the next year, what events to attend,
> >>>> what swag to produce. The main outcome of this event is the EMEA
> >>>> proposal for the next fiscal year which includes a list of events
> >>>> will spend money on, Fedora media production, and swag production.
> >>>> This 2-day event is usually hosted in early December, and we
> >>>> a location yet, so I'd like to ask you all to consider
submitting a bid
> >>>> for a potential location to host the EMEA FAD this year.
> >>> Hi Zacharias,
> >>> I'm sorry for chiming in so late, but I feel I have to clarify
> >>> We did not have a FAD last year and to my understanding, this was due
> >>> to the changes in Red Hat's schedule and Budget.Next. This being
> >>> I am not sure how much sense it makes to have a FAD this December.
> >>> Let me give you some background: Traditionally, regions needed to
> >>> submit their budgets by end of January and that's why we had a FAD
> >>> December. Due to organizational changes within Red Hat, this deadline
> >>> has been moved to October. At this point, the Council needs to submit
> >>> the budget to Red Hat. Before that, it needs to gather the different
> >>> budgets, check and approve them and add their own share on top. All of
> >>> this takes some time, that's why the budget proposal deadline has
> >>> moved to July, means half a year earlier than in the past. We are not
> >>> happy about it, but we cannot change it.
> >>> For more details about the process and the schedule, please refer to
> >>> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Budget.next#The_Fedora_Budget_Process
> >>> Due to the switch to Budget.Next and the changes on Red Hat's side,
> >>> the council was facing some problems. We had to submit a budget before
> >>> we had any requests. decause, who had designed and coordinated the
> >>> Budget.Next process, had just given up his job as Fedora Outreach and
> >>> Impact lead. Last but not least our reporting and controlling are
> >>> really bad, we are having a hard time to catch up with what we
> >>> actually spend. Without proper reporting, it's hard to justify an
> >>> increase of the budget, so we ended up doing some scenarios (regional
> >>> spending vs. premiere events vs. outreach etc.) and just requesting
> >>> the same amount of money we had the year before.
> >>> This means:
> >>> * The Council already submitted the budget for FY18 to Red Hat.
> >>> * Once we know how much we actually get, we need to share it among the
> >>> regions. See https://fedorahosted.org/council/ticket/58
for the FY17
> >>> shares.
> >>> * Whatever we decide at the FAD will not impact the budget. Only good
> >>> reporting will get us more money.
> >>> * We not only need to show how we spent our money in the past but also
> >>> need a vision of what we want to achieve with it in FY18.
> >>> * Budget.Next was a big change. It goes into the right direction, but
> >>> has some flaws. We will probably see more changes in the process,
> >>> which will make planning for us even more complicated.
> >>> * With bexelbie's help, we should be able to to iron out the kinks,
> >>> but it's probably going to cost some time.
> >>> This being said, I'm not not sure if it makes sense to have a FAD
> >>> December as we used to. Unless there is urgent business (event
> >>> planning, swag production) we cannot do virtually, we should target
> >>> something in March next year.
> >>> Please don't get me wrong: I'm not against holding a FAD,
I'm sure we
> >>> can get a lot of things done. But I'm unsure about the timing
> >>> we already missed the deadline for this year.
> >>> Best regards,
> >>> Christoph
> >> unfortunately all are correct and some other circumstances causes the
> >> issue, that the legacy FAD in Rheinfelden was not hols last year and also
> >> not this year (in december).
> >> The legacy Rheinfelden FAD (if I'm allowed to call it so) has just one
> >> topic:
> >> Define the dates, where EMEA Ambassador want to join an event in the next
> >> Red Hat fiscal year and fix the money we (in EMEA) need from Red Hat to
> >> sponsor that events/attendance/accomodations.
> >> Beside that we mostly also talked about swag and what we want to have and
> >> what we want to getdone but moste, nothing happened in that area;
> >> unfortunately ...
> >> So I'd like to come up with an other idea:
> >> Most of the responsible and involved Ambassadors are at FOSDEM (anyway).
> >> Why don't we spend the friday in front of FOSDEM for our annual Budget
> >> (for EMEA Ambassadors) having a social event (called beer event from
> >> FOSDEM) and have one strong day to discuss, argue and point out what to
> >> do, who and when.
> >> If that is fixed, we can create tasks for fixing everything and can have a
> >> second (virtual meeting) aroung eastern to get it "write in stone"
> >> give it to Red Hat for approval.
> >> Other topic in that idea is also to maybe get the FPO (just one day
> >> earlier than FOSDEM) to our EMEA event and have a "responsible Red Hat
> >> person" on the table where we get better in touch than in IRC and maybe
> >> get the chance to have him exclusively (because during the year he is not
> >> that often in our community present in person).
> > I like the idea of holding this with FOSDEM to reduce costs. I will be at the
meeting if at all possible and I live in Brno. I'm not the FPL, but hopefully the
FCAIC is enough :)
> > Have you considered the Monday after FOSDEM?
> > As prep for this FAD, perhaps people could think about how their proposed
activities align with the Fedora Objectives, not just general user attraction and
> > Regards,
> > bex
> As an example for resources to consider, there is a logic model template
> available that you can use to help drive planning for a FAD. It
> definitely helps guide the thoughts behind planning in a certain
> direction and I recommend using it as a resource. The link to the source
> and then to an example is below:
> >> If you all agree, I'll be happy to check if I can organize everything
> >> such a FAD (location and budget [*g*] etc.).
> >> So let me know your opinion
> >> C u soon
> >> Gerold
> Justin W. Flory
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