Flock

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2022

What is Flock?

Flock is the Fedora Project's annual contributor-focused conference. It typically alternates between European and North American locations. The conference provides a venue for face to face meetings and conversations. It is also a place to celebrate our community.

What will we do at Flock?

  • Communicate the Fedora Strategy. Everyone in Fedora should understand and feel well-aligned with the project's goals, both long-term and tactical. We should all understand the messaging we're using to attract new users and contributors.
  • Plan the Next Strategy. This strategy doesn't come from the top down, or from thin air, and it's not dictated by our sponsors. It comes from the community. Because we're so big and distributed, Flock can't be the only place where we get new ideas, but it is a summit where we present, learn about, and discuss them.
  • Build Community Connections and Engagement. We do amazing work as a global project, but there's no substitute for direct human interaction. Flock helps tie us together. In-person discussion, collaboration, and fun social events help us function better on IRC and mailing lists throughout the year.

Who comes to Flock?

While Flock is open to anyone, the majority of talks at Flock are focused on existing contributors and those looking to increase their involvement. There is almost no solely user-focused content.

Schedule

Nest With Fedora 2022 has ended! Watch sesions via Hopin Replay. Sessions will be added to the Fedora YouTube channel soon.

Event Dates

Flock will be held in August 2023.

Call for Participation

The CfP for Nest with Fedora 2022 is now closed. Check back later for details on our 2023 CfP.

Examples

“At Fedora’s contributor conference, Nest with Fedora, the Fedora Design team closed 10 tickets, updated their wiki/docs page, and came up with a strategy for the next year.”

“At Fedora’s contributor conference, Nest with Fedora, we had 100 participants show up with their pets!” (Social hour, bring your pet! Gather pet photos and create an album to go along with that story)

As we are able to meet with our teams on a regular basis online, try to focus work sessions on strategy and plenary work for the upcoming year.

Formats

Nest with Fedora has five tracks. They are listed below with example submissions.

    General Ideas

  • Lightning Talk
  • Session (25 minutes)
  • Session (50 minutes)
  • Workshop/Tutorial (110 minutes)
  • Hackfest (half day)

Submission deadline

The submission period has passed.

Registration Information

Watch for 2023 registration information.

Social

Social Media

Use the #NestWithFedora hashtags on your preferred social media platforms. Follow @fedora on Twitter for updates.

Mailing List

The Flock attendees mailing list is the primary means of communication for attendees of Flock. You should subscribe to this list if you plan to attend.

IRC

Our main IRC channel for the event is #fedora-flock on libera.chat.

Matrix

Element is a quicker way to communicate during the conference with mobile devices and/or laptops. We have an official group on our Fedora server you can join to participate in the conference called Flock/Nest with Fedora.

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