This note just popped up in the Ambassadors mailing list. I think this
is some pretty prime content for the CommBlog.
Might be a good idea to encourage some of the FAmNA Ambassadors to port
a brief summary of LISA to the CommBlog!
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Subject: [Ambassadors] LISA quick report
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2015 13:35:49 -0500
From: Matthew Miller <mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org>
Just some notes while it's fresh in my mind. :)
We had 200-some scanned visitors to the booth (which was combined
CentOS/oVirt and Fedora).
- I did a demo of Fedora Workstation running three VMs with Fedora
Server, with Cockpit. Cockpit demoed very well -- the monitoring
graph drew in attention and people were quite curious about it.
- I'd say a third of people I talked to used Fedora in a mixed
environment with CentOS and RHEL servers. This seems like it's up
from last time I was at LISA (two years ago), but that's subjective.
Another third were just CentOS/RHEL shops, and those people at least
listened patiently to my spiel about why mixing in Fedora both gives
awareness of the future and the ability to participate and influence.
- As always at LISA, very, very positive and Fedora friendly. Lots of
people commented on how solid the last few releases have been, both
as desktop and server OS.
- No one I spoke to using Fedora Cloud in EC2 or OpenStack. Quite a few
people _interested_ in Project Atomic -- there were hats with the
logo, and when people heard "container optimized", they were _very_
interested, but very few people had heard of it before.
- Ben Cotton suggested a Birds-of-a-Feather, so I wrote that on the
whiteboard last minute. Something like 16 people attended, mostly
users new to Fedora
- Several people commented on yum->dnf switch (why not just make it the
next version of yum?) Got this both at the booth and the bof.
Comments mostly along the lines of "what are you going to do *next*
that's like that?"
- Only one _really_ complainy person, who wasn't a Fedora user and had
no interest in being one, but was very, very concerned that we know
that his friend had left for Ubuntu because KDE crashed. Came to both
the booth and the BoF to tell us this.
- Thanks to Fedora Ambassador Corey Sheldon for helping run the booth,
and for dealing with tricky hardware problems like "opening the
pelican case" and "folding up banner stands". I'm a software person.
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