[FOSDEM 2019] Having additional Fedora event?
by Charles-Antoine Couret
I discussed with several persons during FOSDEM this year about the
possibility to have a Fedora event around FOSDEM week-end, at Brussels
of course. Probably one day event.
In fact, many projects organized some events the Friday or Monday:
FreeBSD, CentOS, Buildroot, etc.
FOSDEM is very important in Europe (even in the world) and a lot of
contributors come from everywhere to assist or to present conferences
and workshops. It is one of the most important moment to meet each other
or to work on some subjects.
So, we can use this opportunity to organize something around Fedora with
less efforts (because a lot of people already organized their coming,
their talks, etc.). And maybe some other people should be interested in
coming at Brussels to follow FOSDEM + Fedora event (and not FOSDEM
only). In addition to this, we are often too busy during FOSDEM to spend
time for Fedora only and see everyone.
From my point of view, this event could have some workshops:
translation, documentation, QA, marketing or development. To find some
issues, discuss how to improve some processes or tools and working
together to improve the content or the product. I guess talks should be
done during Flock and FOSDEM.
Maybe you have another point of view about this.
CentOS Dojo (https://wiki.centos.org/Events/Dojo/) took place Friday.
Sharing the same date and the location could be nice to simplify the
organization and reduce the cost of the event. But CentOS community have
to accept this solution of course.
I don't know how the Fedora Project handled the organization of FOSDEM
(I didn't have the time this year to help, sorry).
But, I'm living in Belgium now, no so far from Brussels. Next year I
will help. I guess we can organize FOSDEM + this kind of event with one
Before doing that, we need to discuss about it. Sharing ideas, having
feedback, etc. Maybe it is a bad idea and it will be forgotten.
If enough people are interested in organizing this event, we will plan it.
Do not hesitate to send your feedback about it, thank you.
Charles-Antoine Couret - Renault