I've just come back from the Linux Tag and there are some ideas I want to
share. As I am new to this list and to the whole Fedora Events thing, I am
not sure if you've discussed them already, so feel free to direct me to
some old threads.
It seems for me that the swag we had in a booth is targeted more to the
Fedora users then to outsiders.
I mean buttons and stickers are cool, but they have no content, no
information, only Fedora logo. They create the point of attraction, give
you the reason to come closer, but they are not the conversation starters,
since they don't give you the reason to ask something.
Thus, maybe we can get some printed material as well? And not the general
stuff like Fedora is about Freedom, but more specific.
* current Fedora Features list - this might be Release Notes, or (and I
think it's better) - some Accepted Features list for the next release with
very short explanation. Several people asked me what's new in F19. And it
would be great to have a list and to point in some features and discuss
them with more details.
* checklist on how to become "Fedora <smth>"
Starting from very simple "Fedora User checklist"
- get it (link)
- boot it (link)
- run it (link)
to "Fedora Packager checklist" and "Fedora Translator checklist" and so
on. There shouldn't be detailed instructions, since the full info is on
wiki pages. But short overview of the process, so people would get the
general idea, and become interested.
* cheat cubes 
3d-printed cubes are the coolest :) but cheat cubes are also funny. And I
would add QR-code with the link on the source PDF-file to it. Thus you can
build your cube, then go home, download the source file and build more.
The main idea is to make these things short and catchy, as you don't need
the whole booklet full of buzzwords, which no one ever reads. It could be
something halfpage or quarter page size, but should make you wonder and
ask, what it is all about.
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2013-06-04 / 21:00 (hour of Paris)
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Thanks to the Fedora Community for submitting 125 awesome talks,
hackfests, sprints and workshops for Flock, our new contributor conference!
We've taken those submissions and put them in the Fedora Elections web
application, and now, it is time for you to give us your feedback. These
proposals have been submitted by the Fedora community and we want the
Fedora community to tell us what _you_ want to see! Even if you cannot
attend Flock in person, these sessions will be streamed and recorded, so
your vote is appreciated!
If you have a Fedora Account (they are free to create), and have agreed
to the Fedora Project Contributor Agreement (FPCA), you can vote for the
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The way that the voting works is this:
For each submission, you can give it any score between 0 ("do not want")
and 125 ("WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT!!!!"). Next to every submission title
is a link to the abstract for the submission, which usually (though not
always) contains a longer explanation. These submissions are mostly
anonymized (some people put their names or enough details in the
abstracts to make it obvious who the proposed speakers were). This is
intentional, as we are trying to eliminate an area of potential bias. We
want the ideas behind these submissions to be the area of focus, and not
be overly biased by the speaker.
Voting is now open, and will remain open until 2013-06-10 04:00:00 UTC
(12:00 AM Eastern Time).
Please note: While the voting results will weigh heavily upon the final
Flock schedule, they will not be used as the sole determination for
On behalf of everyone working on Flock, thanks,
FYI, a friendly reminder, the next weekly APAC meeting = Saturday, June 08th, 2013 at 04:00 UTC
Please be prompt and we will address priority issues first in order to save time.
* Make sure that you have APAC Trac items listed with "meeting" as a key word for our review at .
* Address APAC's FY2014 Budget updates and decisions.
We will review our what SWAG for example, such as F19 media and others
that you need for the future and plan for future F19 media needs.
* I have Fedora 19 on my mind with events as well as Release Parties!!!
* Address questions as well as problems effectively.
Our APAC Team as always fully supports you and I hope that your schedule permits attending our APAC meeting.
* If you are not able to attend, then as always review the meeting's logs. :)
Day : June 08th, 2013
Time : 04:00 UTC
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