On 03/08/2014 11:37 PM, Ratnadeep Debnath wrote:
Finally, after a long time, we had a Fedora meetup today (March 8,
2014) in Bangalore at Red Hat's office in Bangalore.
The attendees for the event were:
- Anil Shah
- Varun Shastry
- Rejy M Cyriac
- Ratnadeep Debnath
- Sayan Chowdhury
- Sarup Banskota
Following is a summary of the discussions that took place in today's meetup:
Fedora monthly meetup
We've decided to do a local Fedora meetup every month to discuss and
act on reaching out to more and more people in and around the city to
encourage usage of FOSS tools, Fedora and contributing back.
I propose that we put up a regular schedule to meet, so that everyone
can plan ahead to attend the Fedora Bangalore meeting any month of their
choice. I say let us schedule the Fedora meeting for 10:00 - 13:00, on
the *last Saturday* of every month, starting from April 2014.
The venue could always be the Red Hat Bangalore office, and in case
there is any change in the venue, day, or time, this can be communicated
ahead of time, to the list.
Can we make a general page at the Fedora wiki for 'Fedora User Group -
Bangalore', with the regular venue, day and time of meeting at the top.
Then we can add the agenda, and reports for every meeting that we have
at the page. We could also have links from the page to other wiki pages
where we might have project specific information, like for FAD, college
visits/events/workshops, Fedora infrastructure/tools improvement and so on.
Once in a while, we decided have FADs where fellow Fedora folks get
together to share knowledge and hack on cool projects.
Let us put up some ideas for FAD events, and put in tentative dates to them.
Reach out to colleges
In a slow and steady manner, we'd go to colleges and local LUGs and
conduct events and workshops to educate and inspire more people to
contribute to FOSS and Fedora.
We need to make a list of colleges to reach out to, and then move on to
planning what kind of events/workshops to have.
Entry point for contributors
We'd be working on creating the necessary tools to help newbies get
started with contributing to Fedora very easily. This is inspired from
What is the plan to get this done, and where are we now ? Do we have the
resources currently to get this done, or do we have to wait till we can
inspire more contributors to help out on it ?
Please feel free to drop your comments and opinions on the above
topics discussed in today's meetup to help us do better job in
evangelising Fedora and inspiring people to contribute.
How did the meeting at FSMK for GSoC students go ? Do we see interest
for Fedora there ?
Why the radio-silence ? Let us keep talking here, and not let the spark
we have got going for Fedora Bangalore group go out. :-)
- rejy (rmc)