FUDCon website

tuxdna tuxdna at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 05:24:13 UTC 2011

Hi Kevin,

Thank you for your concern and thoughts on the FUDCon website.

On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 12:28 AM, Kevin Fenzi <kevin at scrye.com> wrote:
> I've BCC'ed a number of folks who I think should be involved in this
> discussion to this post. If you aren't already, please subscribe to the
> logistics list (this seemed the best place to me to coordinate these
> efforts) to reply. My appologies if you aren't interested in this
> dicsussion. ;)
> ok. It seems to me we have several groups working in this area, and it
> might be a good idea to coordinate.
> Groups:
> Fudcon Milan 2011 folks
> Fudcon India 2011 folks
> Event system summer of code folks
> Insight folks
> Fedora Websites team
> Problem/Goals:
> Several groups have requested setting up a
> http://fudcon.fedoraproject.org/ site for fudcons. Currently all
> information and registration is handled in the wiki, but this is
> sometimes daunting to some people to sign up on, and doesn't look as
> professional as perhaps we would like to point media and such to.

Quite precisely stated. Its better to show a website to media and sponsors.
A wiki is not so impressive.

> Short term:
> I'd like to propose as a short term goal, we setup the above virtual
> host, create a landing/front page that explains what fudcons are and
> such, and then create subpages for upcoming fudcons with general info
> and other static content. I think we could do this in the existing
> websites team along with interested folks joining the websites team to
> work on their pages. This would all be static content.
> http://fudcon.fedoraproject.org -> nice page that explains fudcons.
> http://fudcon.fedoraproject.org/milan-2011/ -> nice looking page for
> that fudcon
> http://fudcon.fedoraproject.org/pune-2011/ -> nice page for this fudcon
> etc.

That's that way even I think it should be. Static pages to be made live
immediately, while we configure a a dynamic website for FUDCon
and make it live when its done.

> Longer term:
> Depending on the status of the events functions in insight, we might
> want to just leave things as above until thats ready. If it is going to
> take a while to get that in a usable state, we might look at adding
> some dynamic functions to the above sites (registration?). I don't know
> the status of this or if it will be place in time for the upcoming
> fudcons.

I think COD [1] is the way to go as I have described in my earlier mail [2].
COD is Drupal based and so is Insight [3]. It makes sense to me.

> Even longer term:
> Switch over to the events management setup instead of the static sites
> and use that to manage the fudcons (and possibly other events too).
> Stop using the wiki to manage these as well.


> Thoughts? Comments? Additional things we need to solve that I missed?

Let us host the static pages immediately. We need hosting space for the same.


[1] http://usecod.com/
[2] http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/logistics/2011-July/001393.html
[3] https://insight.fedoraproject.org/

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