On (Mon) 30 Nov 2015 [05:55:39], P J P wrote:
The major agenda points for the upcoming FAD this week-end are
1. Fedora APAC budget planning for FY 16-17
Unfortunately this exercise is late - the date for presenting the
regional budget to the council is Oct; so please ensure next year
onwards we wrap up this activity by September. In all likelihood, we
will receive a budget equivalent to what we received last year.
We also don't spend as much amount we say we will spend. That means
we're either not good at budgeting / planning activities or not good
at executing plans. This is a concern the council has brought up (on
the council list); so please discuss this point.
Also: not all the activities listed on the etherpad come from the
regional budget; e.g. FAD expenses come from a different head. Of
course, we can use a part of the regional budget to supplement the FAD
budget, but it's important to know the difference in there.
Also, at least for the last two years, FUDCon budget has been added to
the regional budget. So add something like $10,000 - $15,000 for the
FUDCon to the final budget that's approved. That will mean the
remaining ~10,000 - 15,000 (based on previous years) will be available
for regional activities.
Also, last year the event list was a wishlist. If possible, avoid
getting into the same trap and come up with a list of events that we
will surely spend money on. That'll help with the point above on us
not spending as much as we promise. If we get a concise, concrete
list of events this time, that'll be a big win for the FAD, because
the budgeting part of it is already out of our hands due to the missed
2. Strategy to improve the community activities and engagement.
3. Measures to evaluate and assess impact of these activities.[*]
I've collated due budget numbers for fedora-india
at -> http://piratepad.net/fadsg
Please add any other events/expenses that I've missed there. Also, please let me know
if you have any other concerns or points that need to be raised,