Hi all, if you were accepted to a Fedora Summer Coding program for
Summer 2019, this email includes important info for you about
registering and attending the annual Fedora contributor conference,
Flock, in Budapest, Hungary from 8-11 August:
What's in this email?
1. Mentor discussion
2. Registration / visa letters
3. Travel / accommodation assistance
4. Summer Coding showcase
5. Call for Proposals (CfP)
Flock is an opportunity to meet other Fedora Summer Coding students,
your mentor(s), and other Fedora community members. While it is not a
mandatory component of Summer Coding, all students are highly encouraged
to make an effort to attend.
Discuss with your mentor(s) about attending Flock. Your mentor(s) can
advise you on how Flock may fit into your milestones during the
internship. This can also be a great opportunity to interact with the
rest of the Fedora community in regards to your project work. For
example, a GSoC student ran 15 minute usability tests on her project
work with randomly-selected people at the conference.
Registration / visa letters
Do not delay registration and requesting a visa letter if needed.
Registration is handled on Eventbrite. Flock 2019 includes a small
*optional* registration fee to help offset the costs of swag and lunch.
This fee is scaled by country using the Big Mac Index and is based on a
$25 Fee in the United States:
If you are a citizen in a country that requires a Schengen visa to
travel to EU/Hungary (e.g. India), **please request a visa invitation
letter as soon as possible**:
Travel / accommodation assistance
Funding is available for travel, accommodation, and other costs to make
Flock accessible to you. If you need financial assistance to attend
Flock, please apply for travel funding as soon as possible:
Summer Coding showcase
Fedora Summer Coding mentors and admins will organize a Summer Coding
showcase at Flock 2019. This is an opportunity for all Summer Coding
interns to summarize their work and show any demos of their project work
to the rest of the Fedora community. Each Summer Coding intern will have
about 15 minutes to present their work.
If you will attend Flock, discuss with your mentor later this summer
about what to include in the showcase.
Call for Proposals (CfP)
The Flock call for proposals opened today. We encourage all students to
present their intern work in the Summer Coding showcase, but you may
also submit a talk to go into greater detail or to cover a specific
component of your work. If you submit a standalone session, we encourage
you to work with your mentor(s) on
To submit a topic for the CfP, see more info below:
If you have general questions, please ask on this mailing list. If you
have specific questions to your project, please reach out to your mentor(s).
On behalf of the Summer Coding 2019 mentors and admins, congrats on your
acceptance and we hope to see you there at Flock 2019!
Justin W. Flory