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.
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.
Flock will begin the morning of Thursday, August 8. Sessions will continue each day until Sunday, August 11. You should plan to arrive by Wednesday, August 7 and to depart no sooner than Sunday afternoon for the best experience.
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We invite you to submit proposals for talks (25/50 minutes) or workshops( 2 hours), or hackfests/FADs (half or full day) on topics of importance to the contributor community.
Topic ideas include:
We are accepting proposals as issues in the Flock repository on Pagure. We are doing this so that you can solicit feedback on your proposal, look for collaborators, and figure out who you need in the room and who will be there. Specific instructions are in the Pagure repo.
Proposals are evaluated in three rounds and must be submitted by the beginning of the final round. This allows us to confirm talks for speakers sooner than making everyone wait until then end. This also incentivizes you to submit early :D. Unselected proposals carry forward to the next round.
Round 1 selection starts on: 1 June 2019
Round 2 selection starts on: 15 June 2019
Final selection starts on: 1 July 2019
Registration for Flock is open.
This year we are handling registration via EventBrite. You can find the Flock 2019 event online now. If you need or think you will need a visa letter to attend Flock, please complete the Event Visa Invitation Letter Request Form.
Flock 2019 will, again, feature a small optional registration fee to help offset the costs of swag and lunch. This fee is scaled by country using the Big Mac Index and is based on a $25 Fee in the United States.
Travel Funding Requests are now being accepted.
If you need travel funding for Flock, you may apply using the funding request form. You should register for Flock as soon as you know you are likely to attend, even if you are waiting on a funding decision or visa letter. Funding decisions begin being made on 1 June, 2019 and will be made on a continuously rolling basis from then.
Attendees who registered and paid the registration fee by July 8, 2019 are included in the count for items that have to be confirmed in advance. This includes lunch, swag, etc. If you registered and/or paid after this date, you may not receive all of the benefits of registration.
If you did not register, you are still welcome to attend the conference and events. However, you may not receive benefits such as lunch and a shirt.
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.
Our main IRC channel for the event is #fedora-flock on irc.freenode.net.
Telegram is used as a quicker way to communicate during the conference with mobile devices and/or laptops. We have an official group you can join to participate in the conference at @flocktofedora. You can join by clicking this link.
The Danubius Hotel HELIA in Budapest, Hungary is both the conference venue as well as the conference hotel.
Please Note: If you receive financial assistance to attend Flock, the organizers will book your travel arrangements (flight, hotel, bus) for you.