Last year, we had:
67 speakers (for talks and workshops).
3 keynotes (2 + FPL)
34 talks across two days (five simultaneous tracks)
24 workshops across two days (four tracks)
In 2016, we have the same amount of days (4), but I wanted to open it
for discussion for changes to the scheduling and layout.
Do we want less tracks? Less talks? Less workshops per day?
Do we still want the keynotes in the mornings? Traditionally, we've
focused on bringing in external keynote speakers, but we had a lot of
difficulty doing this the last time we were in Europe. (It is also
unclear who is responsible for handling keynotes this year, as it was my
job in previous years.)
Also, it seems unclear to me when the CFP closes (it is open now).
Paul, Matt, Remy, Jen, Joe, I'm looking at you to drive answers to these
We have at least one sponsor considering providing "speaker gifts", but
we need to tell them how many speakers we expect to have.
This is a friendly reminder that the Flock submission deadline is less
than a month away, on April 8th 2016. If you have been thinking of
submitting a talk or workshop, now would be a great time to get that
The Council is particularly interested in talks that address any of
the current Council Objectives:
as well as discussions around new Objectives people would like to see.
Of course, innovation happens outside of Fedora itself and we'd love
to hear about that as well. If you've been using Fedora as a
foundation for other interesting Free and Open Source software and/or
community work, consider submitting a talk or workshop around it.
Remember, without your contributions we cannot have Flock. Let's work
together to make it great.