In the Council meeting this week, we noted that Flock lands in late
August/early September and this is high tourist season in Europe. It
is also a time when many take vacation. This drives prices up across
many of the regions.
We wondered aloud if we could shift Flock to dates outside of this
window. The two most likely alternatives would be sometime in July or
sometime in November. We also noted that we should try and avoid
conflicting with any other major open source conference, and that July
and November seem to fit within that small goal. There are pros and
cons with each date window, but we wanted to see how feasible people
thought this would be.
We have a rough draft of a Krakow proposal posted at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Flock2016-Krakow-proposal
Your feedback is greatly appreciated as we work to firm things up.
Please be aware that because August is such a heavy tourism month in Poland (and most of Europe), we may need to act quickly if there is interest. The challenge is sleeping rooms ...
bex & Dominika
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The Vienna bid has been updated, and can be found here:
I'm going to respond and ask the proposal leads to include more
granular airline information. Right now they list US->Berlin, but we
should get direct flight info from like JFK and IAD at the very least
Any other feedback or input we can provide would be timely, and I'll
tell them to bring the convo back here onto planning, now they it is
an active bid again :)
Fedora Community Lead & Council
On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 4:08 PM, Daniel Jahre <daja(a)linuxwochen.at> wrote:
> Hello Remy,
> just updated the wiki page. The prices are estimated only, it is
> possible to get a lot of discount if we book early and know how many
> people will arrive. As far as I can see it the Toulouse prices are not
> very different to ours, so please tell us which prices hurt you most,
> so we can focus on getting the right venues and prices everyone is
> comfortable with.
Thanks for updating your bid :)
I have a few suggestions/questions from the flock-planning list:
1) Be sure to join the flock-planning mailing list, and keep an eye on
the threads there. I already posted a link to your updated bid there
just a lil while ago :)
2) To your bid, add more granular information about flights/travel
from the US to Munich. The Flock bid page calls for "Estimated costs
of flights from BOS, RDU, BOM, CDG, and PRG". Perhaps other transport
options too (flying into Heathrow, taking a train/bus) or other ground
transport from international hubs would be good to have also for other
people traveling from other parts of EMEA.
3) We need to know how much the venue itself would cost and what that
cost includes (Catering, lunches, audio/video, etc...)
4) Also is the prices section at the bottom just for the social event?
Again, thank you for your interest in supporting the Fedora community,
and we look forward to your bid.
P.S. - I'm cc'ing the Flock planning list on this reply, to keep the
other organizers/leadership in the loop too.
> 2015-12-08 21:18 GMT+01:00 Remy DeCausemaker <decause(a)redhat.com>:
>> Daniel and Chris,
>> Hope all is well :)
>> I wanted to follow up with you both and see how your bid is coming
>> along for Vienna. We really appreciate your enthusiasm for supporting
>> the Fedora community, as FLOCK is one of the biggest events of the
>> year for all of us.
>> If you folks are still looking to pursue your bid, there is still some
>> information we need that is missing from your wiki page. Here are some
>> of the winning bids for previous FLOCKs as an example:
>> The Toulouse proposal was very complete (though over budget) if you'd
>> like to look at that for inspiration:
>> Hope this helps, and we look forward to your bid :)
>> Remy DeCausemaker
>> Fedora Community Lead & Council
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I put together a wiki page with the plan for software/site support for
Flock 2016 here:
We're working to move the content site to a simple fedora-websites
module (as we do with other Fedora sites like getfedora.org). I'm
putting a request in with the Design team to help with the theming so
it looks and feels like a Fedora site. Robert Mayr, Ricky Elrod, Ryan
Lerch, and some other folks have already agreed to help with this and
I expect we'll have something up and running quite soon.
If anyone sees something missing from this page, please let me know
and I'll hop right into amending it.
Jen, if you or anyone else has questions, we'll be having a meetup
about the Flock sites/software 3pm EST on Thursday in IRC Freenode
#fedora-meeting. You're welcome and encouraged to attend.
Paul W. Frields http://paul.frields.org/
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