Welcome to Flock 2016 in Krakow! Now in its fourth year, Flock is a fun and productive event which brings the Fedora community together to discuss new ideas — and to put those ideas into practice in hackfests and workshops.

Attendance at Flock is free and open to all. Pre-registration is closed but anyone is still welcome to attend. However, unregistered attendees may miss out on swag or the evening events as these are booked based on pre-registration. If you did pre-register, can view your information on the registration page.


The entire schedule for Flock 2016 is available on sched.org.

Flock 2016 features two keynote presentations. The first is the State of Fedora 2016 Keynote on Tuesday morning by Matthew Miller, the Fedora Project Leader. On Wednesday, the second keynote will be presented by Radosław Krowiak, the co-owner of Akademia Programowania.

Communicate with other Flock attendees

Mailing List

The Flock attendees 2016 mailing list is the primary means of communication for attendees of Flock. If you pre-registered for Flock, you should already be subscribed to this list.


Our main IRC channel for the event is #fedora-flock. If you are taking notes for a session, please report the session name and channel to that channel. If you are using Gobby or Etherpad, note that in the main channel as well. Each session room also has a dedicated channel in IRC, and some sessions are being transcribed there. The room IRC channels are: #fedora-flock-malczewski #fedora-flock-chelmonski #fedora-flock-matejko #fedora-flock-canaletto #fedora-flock-picasso #fedora-flock-openqa #fedora-flock-monet


There is a Telegram group for Flock for general Flock discussion and communication. You can add it at: http://bit.ly/flock2016tg

There is another Telegram channel just for Flock announcements. You can add it at: http://telegram.me/flock2016announce

Transportation around Krakow

For the latest travel information, refer to this Fedora Project wiki page.

Venue and Hotel

ul. Opolska 14a, 31-323 Kraków, Poland
telephone: +48 12 376 37 00 or +48 801 08 02 60
GPS: 50.090900, 19.914500 | N 50°05'27.2" E 19°54'52.2"

Evening Events

Walking Tour & Flock Game Night — Tuesday August 2

Krakow, a historically significant city in Poland, is on display tonight. Join us for a roughly 90-minute walking tour of the old city center and learn about our host city. The tour will begin with a bus from the hotel. The bus will depart at approximately 6:50 pm. The tour will end with either a bus back to the hotel or advice on nightlife options. If you wish to take your own transportation, the tour will depart from Matejki Square at 7:30 pm and end on Wawel Hill at about 9 pm.

Additionally, board games and a retro gaming zone will be available for general socializing and fun in the hotel starting at 7:30 pm. The board games will take place in the Rembrandt and Monet rooms. The retro gaming zone will be set up in the Malczewski room.

Cruise Krakow — Wednesday August 3

Join us for a dinner and optional cruise on the beautiful Vistula River. A fantastic buffet dinner and drinks will be available for all to enjoy. There will be two cruise options during the dinner. Details on these thirty minute cruises will be provided at the dinner. Dinner starts at 7:30 pm. Buses will depart the hotel at approximately 6:30 pm and 7:20 pm. Buses will begin returning to the hotel at about 9:40 pm. The specific pier being used for the cruise will be announced on Wednesday morning.

Brewery Lubicz — Thursday August 4

A feast and beer tasting awaits us at Browar Lubicz, a recently- restored brewery. The brewery dates from 1840 and has been brewing beer almost continuously, even during nationalization in the 1950s. Restored in September 2015, the brewery is a high point of a trip to Krakow. There will be non-beer options available. Dinner starts at 7:30 pm. Buses will depart the hotel at approximately 6:30 pm and 7:20 pm. Buses will begin returning to the hotel at about 9:40 pm. Don't forget to look for QR codes at the brewery to get a special Fedora badge for attending this event.

If you wish to take your own transportation, dinner is located at: Restauracja Browar Lubicz, ul. Lubicz 17 J, 31-503 Kraków


The Flock 2016 conference organizers thank the following for their support of this event.

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