On 04/27/2017 03:43 AM, Máirín Duffy wrote:
While Flock is going on, with a little bit of work up front to set a
solid / standard direction, I think we could come out of it having some
nicely collated & organized posts about the event, photos, as well as
better chat experience.
We actually have some data, thanks to Suzanne Hillman, about how
Fedorans use social media around Fedora events. She surveyed 141 Fedora
contributors across all geos (52.5% EMEA, 28.4% NA, 12.1% APAC, and 7.1%
LATAM) and asked about their social media / photo sharing preferences.
(24% of respondents were ambassadors.) I'll summarize the findings at
the bottom of this email and I'll refer to it as I made suggestions here.
So as suggested earlier , we'regoing to give funded attendees blog,
video nanny, or photo assignments to cover different Flock sessions.
This is as it's been for all Fedora eventswith the trip report
requirement, with a minor tweak that we're assigning specifictalks for
coverage rather than leaving it open-ended.
In order to fulfill the requirement of their assignment, funded
attendees should follow these instructions below.
For bloggers / note-takers:
For those who have been assigned to take notes / transcribe / blog a
particular session or sessions, we ask them to maketheir posts in the
Fedora community blog, following these instructions:
TheFedora Design Team can provide a selection of banners for the
articles that can be used, based on whether the article is a
transcription / notes of a session or a fully-fleshed out blog post.
They can also pull photos from the instagram and Flickr tags below.
We will need editors for the community blog to vet the posts and push
them through each evening. It might be nice to have Fedora magazine
summary posts each evening as well.
This would be awesome. I'm planning on putting some guidelines together
for the Community Blog for editors, so it should be easy to streamline
blog posts covering individual sessions / talks onto the CommBlog. It
would definitely be awesome if the Design Team could collaborate on
creating a base set of featured images to use. As a reference, the
Community Blog featured images are here:
As far as the Fedora Magazine goes, it might be helpful for some of the
editors to find time to get together once a day and do an hour power
session to do a daily overview or something along these lines. We had
wanted to do that with the keynotes last year, but it didn't end up
So from my perspective, big +1 to the above!
Those who have agreed to take on a photo assignment should agree to
release their photos under a CC-BY or CC-BY-SA license.
They should post photos either to instagram or Flickr (most popular pure
photo sharing apps). On instagram, they will put the tag #flockcod
posts. On Flickr, they will join a group (we'll set it up asopen join)
and posttheir photos to that group, also tagging them with #flockcod.
(Note that Facebook was popular for sharing photos too, but I have
direct experience with trying to get photos out via their API and unless
a very specific and finnicky workflow is followed, they are
irretrievable. So I'm recommending avoiding that.)
As an extra incentive, we can also tie these guidelines into what
determines if this badge is awarded or not:
For video nannies:
Those who have agreed to video nanny one or more sessions must, at the
end of the session:
1) Rename the recording file to reflect the title of the session.
2) Upload the video of that session to the Fedora Project YouTube channel.
Logistically, I'm not 100% sure of the best workflow here - we could
have the session laptops logged in to the account?
To have YouTube access, you have to have access to the Google+ account.
However, it is possible that we could add individuals who are video
nannying ahead of time as YouTube managers for the duration of Flock.
This would let them use their personal Google accounts to upload the videos.
Also, I'd like to try to put together some guidelines or a SOP for the
video uploads (like a common set of base tags, adding the right metadata
(e.g. location / date), etc. This is something I'll try to work on
closer to Flock, but I think it would be valuable to make sure we get
everything right in the first go.
Also, some sessions (eg hackfests) won't make sense to record.
ask on the CFP side if the session makes sense to record or not?
By far IRC is the most widely-used chat medium, so if there is one
official one, that should be it.
#fedora-flock - main channel
Signal was 2nd place; if we can set up a bridge between #fedora-flock on
IRC and a telegram channel that would be good.
For context, it is really easy to bridge a Telegram group to an IRC
channel. This is what the @fedora supergrouup is using for
#fedora-telegram and @fedoradiversity group is for #fedora-diversity.
We're using this as the bridge software right now:
It's a simple NodeJS bot that isn't too difficult to set up. I'd be more
than willing to help with this once IRC channels are established, if needed.
We need to set up:
And we need to subscribe all registrants to flock-attendees and all
speakers to flock-speakers. We might want to send out an announcement
email every morning for attendees and let them know it's coming so
they'll check. We could also post a link to the morning announcements on
Ok below is the research I mentioned.
Justin W. Flory