Earlier I had the idea to have a bigger press presence about and
around Fedora, so I made a ticket on the marketing trac (#144), that
would be a good idea or not to have one of the best and known linux
podcasters - The Linux Action Show - on our upcoming Flock. They are
running pretty long time an recurring linux show, and lots of users
are waching it.
If you don't know them: check at www.jupitebroadcasting.com
Also not so long ago I have sent an request as the LAS team has
interest to visit us in Rochester or not, and I have received an
response and a contact.
Here is the last response:
"As a Fedora user I would LOVE to come to your event and checking my
Google calendar it doesn't look like we have anything on the books for
August. I can't say for sure as neither Chris nor I have the brain power
to think about this until after SELF.'
Thank you for reaching out, I hope I can make it!
Noah J. Chelliah <linuxactionshow(a)jupiterbroadcasting.com>"
So, if we returning after SELF event (June 12-14, 2015) to this, I try it
again to have a confirmation, and some key members too to have interviews,
or live show at the event place if that is possible. But I also wanted
to share with the main FLOCK event organisers, and that's why turned
towards you guys.
Here are my questions:
- Is it a good idea to have an LAS show hosted in FLOCK, and do we
have capacity for have them on board, and between the participants?
Ps: Cheilliah is a long term Fedora user (since core 1) and real deep
Zoltan Hoppar (FAS: zoltanh721)
Over the past few weeks the Flock staff has dealt with a number of
issues regarding talks and votes. We'd like to address these shortly,
so as to limit similar issues in the immediate future.
It has come to our attention that at least one Flock talk received a
large number of votes from people that have no realistic intention of
attending the conference. We have also had requests to swap out
accepted talks with a talk that wasn't even on the ballot, or to
combine the scores of two low voted talks into one talk about both
topics. While none of these actions or requests are against any
rules, they certainly go against the spirit of voting for Flock talks.
The vote is to allow people attending the conference to have a large
hand in setting the agenda for it, therefore making it the best
possible conference for the participants.
None of the aforementioned actions or requests have had any impact on
the actual Flock agenda, but they are still disappointing. The Flock
staff will be reevaluating talk votes, the process we use for them,
and the eligibility of voters for the next Flock. We welcome
discussion on these topics so that we can reach a plan that best meets
the Fedora Project's goals.
josh, for the Flock staff.
On Friday 29 May 2015 01:09 AM, Ruth Suehle wrote:
> Thanks for your submission to Flock! We had more submissions this year than ever before, with a lot of strong proposals. Your talk:
> Audit of defaults font in Fedora
> was one of those that received the highest number of votes from the community, and we're excited to add it to the schedule.
Thanks for accepting my talk. Its my privilege.
> IMPORTANT NOTES
> Because Flock is the premier Fedora event for North America and Europe/Middle East/Africa, we are prioritizing travel funding for those groups this year, as Asian and Latin American contributors have their own premier FUDCon events. If you are traveling from Asia or Latin America, unfortunately we will not be able to subsidize your travel to Flock this year. We hope that you will still be able to join us but understand if you cannot.
IMHO there should be criteria. Contributor irrespective of region should
get chance to attend flock if he is deserving and make sense to Fedora
to be in conference.
1. Talk is selected.
2. Fedora contributions.
3. Other activities in conference. Workshop etc..
4. Out of 78 talks may be 80% talks can be from host region contributors
and 20% from other regions contributor.
Agree there might be budget crunch. In that case why not try for partial
sponsorship if contributor is fine with it?
in worst case, if other regions required more travel subsidy give them
same subsidy used for "North America and Europe/Middle East/Afric"
As far as i think Fedora is global contributors project and it make
sense to bring some of them on same platform at least once a year.
These were few points i wanted to share.
I want to meet people with whom i work mostly on irc/bugzilla and want
to discuss for future development. I am still trying to get subsidy from
other resources, if i get it, i will be there :)
So far it looks like Local Motion is the best bang for the buck.
We used this vendor previously for Fedora's FUDCon Toronto 2009
conference and the experience was good. They were on time as needed,
and the vehicle (56-passenger bus) and driver quality were good. The
bus turned out not to be wifi-equipped, but this was because their
outfitter didn't deliver in time as expected. That was six years ago,
and they've upgraded several vehicles since then.
The bus this time is a newer and different (40-seat) model. Local
Motion says it's power and wifi equipped too. The one thing I don't
know yet is whether we have to put the drive up on either end at the
hotel -- but even if so, the cost would still be considerably below
the other vendors.
I noted that one vendor (the one Westford uses for their shuttle
service) didn't respond to my RFQ. I'm not terribly driven to track
them down since we got several other responses.
Are there any objections to going ahead with this vendor?
Paul W. Frields http://paul.frields.org/
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I am curious about community sponsor tables at FLOCK. I am circling the wagons with local tech meetups and hacker/maker spaces in Rochester, and would like to encourage them to participate. Is there a process for such arrangements outside of gold/silver/bronze sponsorship for local/community projects?
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