Who is taking ownership of this? I keep seeing requests come up in
I see that only 6 or so have actually been awarded.
I am not sure who can even award this badge, if it was me, I'd try to
get on it :)
Peter, can you provide a list of speakers from the database?
I'd like to share few of my post-Flock thoughts mostly
focusing on what we did wrong. Please take it as my
personal feedback in order to improve organization of
the future conferences. First of all, I must admit that
most of the things went OK so these nitpicks are really
minor and small.
0. If you offer your phone number as an emergency number
for the conference attendees make sure the phone is always
charged and you always carry it with you. According to
Murphy's law, whenever you leave your phone at your place
or let it be discharged one person gets lost or needs
your help for whatever reason. :-)
1. We should have issued a "ticket" system for the buses
to the Browar Lubicz party. We ordered two cruises of one
bus for two reasons: first, 250 people were not supposed
to fit into one bus, second, the minimum order of a bus
is large enough to make 2 or maybe even 3 cruises.
It turned out that the second cruise took only 7 passengers
while the first one was full. One bus should take about
160 passengers. Unfortunately, there is no system which
stops more passengers to enter the bus. According to what
we nicknamed Student's theorem during my university years,
every bus can take one more student. :-) I guess we managed
to fit 240 people into the bus. Alternative explanation
is that there were only 170 people at the party. There
was no such problem on other events because we had
intercity quality buses with sitting places only, there
was a simple rule: no more seats = no more passengers.
Somehow this problem also did not arise at the ship
party: we had to split into 2 groups, one was eating
and another was cruising and then we had to swap and
as far as I noticed we did split into 2 roughly equal
2. IMHO we should not also worry about splitting all
attendees into 2 separate groups during the ship cruise.
Originally we were trying to make sure we are all
at the same place and it led us to the problem that there
was no large enough ship in Krakow to take 250 people
for a cruise. The aim was to ensure we all integrate.
But we actually were split and I don't find it was
a problem. You can't integrate with 250 people at the
same time. You can integrate with 10 or 20 or slightly
more but even 100 is impossible.
3. The last official conference event was the wallpaper
hunt, attended by 8 people only. We took a long walk
to the tram balloon loop and now I think it was an
unnecessary waste of time. It would be better to spend
one more PLN and take a bus from the hotel to the tram
stop. Also it would be better if one person collected
the money and bought tickets for everyone instead of making
a queue and letting everyone to buy tickets for oneself.
The system I proposed would be good if we were a group
of 10-20 people and bought one group ticket. OTOH I hope
the attendees enjoyed the tram ride.
On the Marketing list, Natalie Ardasevova is working on creating the
"big" report of Flock 2016 on the Fedora Magazine. I wanted to highlight
her email here on this list since she was asking for guidance on key
points to highlight and what amount of content would be good to cover. I
figured it might be good for some of the folks in Flock organization /
planning to have some input on this since it will be a prominent article
summarizing Flock for the entire community.
If you could, please direct replies to the Marketing list in this thread:
Email is quoted below as well for your convenience. Thanks all!
-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: [Marketing] Flock summary article for the Magazine
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:55:35 -0400 (EDT)
From: Natalie Ardasevova <nardasev(a)redhat.com>
Reply-To: Fedora Marketing team <marketing(a)lists.fedoraproject.org>
I promised you I would write a Flock summary article about Flock for the
Magazine. I should do it soon, and wanted to ask if you have any points
which you'd like to see there? The suggestions you gave me for the
pre-event article helped me a lot. It would help now as well so I know
what to focus on. Should I highlight the keynotes? Conference life? It
is not as much a personal view like a blog post, but a more general
information... so I need your help :) I assume it would also include
links to the videos and transcriptions?
Natalie Ardasevova nardasev(a)redhat.com Marketing Communications Specialist
Fedora Marketing mailing list
I just wanted to share that I went through the "Flock bid process" page
and attempted to bring it up to date for Flock 2017 and anyone
interested in putting together proposals for next year. I tried making
the page a little more date-agnostic, but would appreciate if someone
with more information would also take a look.
Justin W. Flory