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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.

Due to COVID-19, we have decided to cancel Flock 2020 in Detroit. But we still want to do something fun, so we're having Nest With Fedora! The safety of our community is the most important thing, and we look forward to getting everyone together in 2021.

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.


Event Dates

Nest will begin the morning of Friday, August 7. Sessions will continue each day until Sunday, August 9.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Aug 3 Aug 4 Aug 5 Aug 6 Aug 7 Aug 8 Aug 9

Call for Participation

This year we are holding Nest with Fedora as a virtual replacement for our normal Flock to Fedora contributor conference. We are taking submissions in the Flock Pagure repository.

As we are able to record all of our content very easily this year, try to think about storytelling when you submit your papers. What kind of story can you tell about your team, project, initiative, or the overall community?


“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 000 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.


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

  • General Ideas
    • Keynotes
    • Team meetings
    • Panel sessions
  • Ask the Experts
    • Live sessions with experts and moderators taking questions (ex. IoT, editions, modularity, design)
  • Community
    • Themed social hours (ex. bring your pet, costume party)
    • Diversity themed sessions (ex. cooking across the world, how do you Fedora?)
  • Games
    • Gaming SIG session
    • Interactive game sessions (ex. Virtual Pictionary, bingo, trivia)
    • Nintendo Switch meetup and Friend code exchange
    • Asynchronous game sessions (ex. Minecraft)
  • Hackfests/Workshops
    • Team work sessions
    • Project hackfests

Submission deadline

We will do a rolling deadline this year again with two acceptance dates.

  • Monday 20 July 2020
  • Monday 27 July 2020

Registration Information

Coming soon...


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.


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.

Venue and Hotel

Nest With Fedora will be held on an online platform. Details and registration to come.


Sponsorship opportunities are still open. For information, contact flockinfo@fedoraproject.org.

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