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From: "Jiri Eischmann" <eischmann(a)redhat.com>
Sent: Monday, December 8, 2014 6:36:49 PM
Subject: Plans for EMEA events and activities in next year
we had an EMEA planning FAD last weekend and main purpose of the FAD was
to plan activities, events, and then a budget for the next fiscal year
(March 2015-February 2016).
We discussed what events to attend and on what kind of events we want to
focus on. I'd like to ask other EMEA ambassadors to come up with events
where you think the Fedora should be. If you have a concrete idea you
can add it at the end of the etherpad: https://titanpad.com/C13BPojw05
Please state what event it is, what kind of audience it has, what flavor
of Fedora we should promote there primarily (Workstation, Server, Cloud,
spins,...), why we should be there. It's not necessary for the start,
but before we add it to the budget I'd like to know who will represent
Fedora there and what the budget estimation is.
When considering events, please bear in mind our target audience:
At the FAD, we agreed that we should be at events which are attended by
people who are currently out of our reach because they don't go to
traditional Linux/open source events and don't follow the news in the
Linux world. But yet there is still our target audience. It could maker
fairs, developer conferences, local meetups of interest groups... if you
know of such an event in your location, please propose it.
NOTE THAT THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO GET FUNDING FOR EVENT PARTICIPATION.
IF YOU PROPOSE THE EVENT AFTER THE BUDGET IS FINISHED AND APPROVED, IT'S
MUCH HARDER TO FUND IT BECAUSE WE NEED TO USE RESERVES WHICH ARE
DEADLINE FOR FINALIZING THE LIST OF EVENTS FOR THE BUDGET IS JAN 15TH.
You can also add a country report to the etherpad if your country is not
it's 2015 and it's already time to plan 2016! I actually mean the fiscal year 2016
which is just 3 months away, so it's really time to plan :)
A little follow-up:
I've created a wiki page that should help us make the plan of events for FY2016:
If you want to represent Fedora at an event, and you need your support, add it to the list
and tell us more about the event. Even if you don't need any support, add the event,
too, we'd like to know about it.
See the bottom of the wiki page to learn where our weaknesses are. For example, we
don't have a single event outside Europe, only Central Europe is well-covered.
We're too focused on traditional Linux/FOSS events and no one wants to go to events
where our target audience is and which are a bit out of our comfort zone.
Remember we need to finish the plan and budget for FY2016 by the end of January.