[commops]Re: [Social Media] Last call for FLOCK bids

Remy DeCausemaker decause at redhat.com
Fri Dec 4 21:11:04 UTC 2015

On Dec 4, 2015 14:46, "Justin W. Flory" <jflory7 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/04/2015 08:58 AM, Paul W. Frields wrote:
>> So the first "last call" was some time ago.  There are current bids as
>> indicated in the article as well.  It seems disingenuous to send it
>> out even further without giving folks an idea what the new bidders
>> should be concentrating on that wasn't there in the previous bids.
>> However, I don't want to put anyone on the spot.  Is there something
>> we can highlight appropriately?  (This is probably a question for
>> CommOps and the Flock team.)

The reasoning for another call for bids was previous 2016 bids were either
over budget, or incomplete.

Based on feedback from last year, attendees really appreciated the hotel
and conference venue being in the same place, so that would strengthen any
future bids structured this way.

> My understanding about this article was that it was supposed to be a call
for bids to bring to the drawing board. I believe both of the French
locations had been ruled out due to budget constraints, and there is
currently an (unfinished) proposal for Vienna. I know that some mentioned
the possibility of doing a second year in the US.

Only as a last resort will we ask for NA bids. Hopefully it doesn't come to

> Perhaps the article should be edited to make this clear? When I
originally wrote it, I was trying to focus on just encouraging others to
write more bids, but if it might be better to express the urgency of
needing more bids, it might be good to fact check and then pop those in
there, and then shoot it out on the channels.
> This was why I thought it might be good to shoot out over social media
channels - it seems like EMEA could use some more Flock bids if it will be
held over there in 2016. I'm not sure when the actual deadline date is as
of this moment.

Actual deadline is asap. As soon as we settle on the messaging in the
article (which is already published, but not promoted) we should push it
out via social media channels.

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