On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 01:43:00PM -0430, María Leandro wrote:
2013/5/31 Matthew Miller <mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org>
> On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 05:02:07PM -0400, Robyn Bergeron wrote:
> > > Well keynotes are usually tied into the theme of a conference.. so
> > > the Red Hat CEO might not be good if that is not the theme. What is the
> > > theme of Flock? [And sorry if I am missing something obvious.]
> > I hope it is "get together and get things done/planned" :)
> I haven't been involved in planning this, so apologies for commenting from
> the sidelines, but I think we need to do a better job at marketing this as
> something new, special, and exciting. I've heard comments along the lines
> "Oh, I thought it was just a new name for FUDCon" from multiple people,
> coupled with that on investigation, the idea that FUDCon was (or had
> devolved into) a kind of LUG meeting. Not that there's anything wrong with
> LUG meetings, but it's my understanding that the intention is bigger than
> that, and we need to bring out that message.
> The "about" page on the Flock to Fedora site says
> For eight years, Fedora users and developers have gathered at an event
> for them, the Fedora Users and Developers conference (FUDCon). But we’ve
> grown, and it’s time for a new approach: Flock.
> Flock is a brand new conference where Fedora contributors can come
> together, discuss new ideas, work to make those ideas a reality, and
> continue to promote the core values of the Fedora community: Freedom,
> Friends, Features, and First.
> but the main page just says "Flock is a new Fedora conference that will be
> held August 9-12, 2013 in Charleston, SC."
> Can we bring more emphasis on _what_ is new?
> Can we make a subset of the quote above into *the* theme:
> Flock: Making new ideas into reality.
thank you for this feedback; I just add the text to the website, however, I
think we could change the banners and make them more attractive with some
more explicit content.
I would be happy to work in some ideas, however, I might not be that good
with the messages (my english is tricky sometimes) so if you could come up
with, lets say, 3 or 4 slogans; I could easily work on some banners to
place at the main slider.
thank you again!
I agree that we want the text on the site to be as accurate as
possible. But I think the further point Matt was making is that it's
not clear what, exactly, is different about Flock yet. As someone who
is not keeping up daily with all Fedora activities these days, if
there's some major differences between Flock and FUDCon beyond the
name and the broader attendance, it's not yet clear to me.
There are many sessions, hackfests, workshops as we've seen in FUDCons
-- all of which is fantastic, and I'm really looking forward to quite
a few of them. But it also seems like there are ideas churning
around, as discussed in previous Fedora conferences such as FUDCon
Lawrence, such as whether the future Fedora of a couple years out
might look different from the Fedora of today.
Are those changes going to be part of the theme of Flock? And are
there special sessions for those sorts of topics?
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