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.
After a four year gap due to COVID-19, Flock is returning as an in-person event.
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.
Find the full schedule of talks, presentations, and workshops on our Sched.com schedule.
Flock will be held for three days from Wednesday, 2 August to Friday, 4 August. You should plan to arrive by Tuesday, 1 August and to depart no sooner than Saturday for the best experience.
The submission period has passed.
The Flock 2023 Schedule is now live on Sched.
Topics you can search for in the schedule include:
Tickets are available now on Eventbrite. A ticket is required to enter the conference.
Flock to Fedora is free to attend, however attendees are asked to consider making a voluntary payment to allow us to increase our travel funding. The suggested payment is $25 (25 USD) scaled to your country using the Big Mac Index. When you click on the orange 'Get tickets' button, you will find various ticket options. Information about which countries are suggested for which tickets is available by click on the ticket's 'Show Info' link.
We also encourage people to pay as it shows commitment to attending. We make many non-refundable commitments for items such as lunch and coffee breaks that are lost to us if you don't attend. There is a strong correlation between paying anything toward admission and actually showing up. The cost paid does not cover the costs associated with your attendance, even if you pay for your entire costs of travel and lodging.
Use the value that feels the closest to right for you. Consider regions with similar economic situations. Also consider your own situation and choose accordingly.
Please choose the amount that makes the most sense for you. Flock to Fedora is free to attend, while we encourage you to to consider making a voluntary payment.
Yes! You can add extra funds to help offset the travel of those who cannot afford to attend. All travel funds are used to help Fedora Community members defray their travel costs. Travel funds are administered through the Flock travel funding program and may not be directed to a specific individual using this form.
We used the raw data from the Big Mac Index for January 2023. Using the dollar valuation, the $25 US value was modified to reflect relative Purchase Price Parity. These values were then rounded to the nearest multiple of 5 to make the numbers less "ugly."
This is not a perfect method, but since the payment is voluntary it provides a reasonable starting point.
The specific method was to use a LibreOffice spreadsheet and open the data set. The value in the '
dollar_valuation' column (column I) was converted to a percentage and then multiplied by $25 before being rounded to the nearest $5. The formula is '
Our goal is to record all talks at this event and publish them on our YouTube channel. Attendees to the event may be captured on video, audio, or photographic recordings. We also intend to live-stream for the first time this year as well.
Flock to Fedora will be held in Cork, Ireland.
General information and detailed overviews about Cork can be found compiled on the Fedora Wiki.
The Clayton Hotel Silver Springs in Cork, Ireland is both the conference venue as well as the conference hotel.
The hotel booking code for Flock 2023 is sold out. Rooms may or may not still be available at full price. Call the hotel for more specific information.
On Wednesday night, join community members for Game Night in Silver Springs, in the Tivoli/Fedora room. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided. Bring a favorite card or board game to share and play with friends and colleagues! Additionally, during the evening activity in the hotel, there will be an International Candy Swap hosted by the Fedora Community Architect, and a Fedora pub quiz hosted by Aoife Moloney.
On Thursday night, the social event will be located in Cork City, where we will have a community dinner at Tequila Jack's and then break off into small groups for scavenger hunt through Cork City. Shuttles will be provided from the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs after the event, and return again in the evening.
On Friday night, celebrate the last night of Fedora Flock with a ghost tour of old Cork! We will have two groups for the ghost tour, with an early and late group. This will be in Cork City and shuttles will be provided like the previous night. Did we mention there might be a special, limited-edition badge?
Cork photograph by chumlee10 on Flickr. Used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.