|| ||Tom Callaway <tcallawa-AT-redhat.com> |
|| ||news-AT-lwn.net |
|| ||Flock: The New Fedora contributor conference |
|| ||Mon, 06 May 2013 17:04:17 -0400|
|| ||Robyn Bergeron <rbergero-AT-redhat.com>, Ruth Suehle <rsuehle-AT-redhat.com>|
|| ||Article, Thread
For eight years, Fedora users and developers have gathered at an event
named for them, the Fedora Users and Developers conference (FUDCon). But
we’ve grown, and it’s time for a new approach: Flock.
Flock will bring together the Global Fedora communities for three days
of scheduled content with one optional day at the end for open hacking.
Unlike the barcamp style we've used in the past for FUDCon, Flock will
accept submissions in advance for talks, hackfests, sprints, and
workshops. The schedule will be built based on the community's votes on
This is a Fedora focused event, but we welcome participation from the
entire Free Software community. If you have an idea on how we can
improve Fedora, we'd love to hear it!
Dates: August 9-12, 2013
Location: College of Charleston (Charleston, SC, USA)
Both pre-registration and talk submissions are now open!
Submissions should be for one of the following:
* Talk (45 minutes)
* Hackfest (2 hours)
* Workshop (2 hours)
* Sprint (2 hours)
You may submit as many topics as you feel qualified to deliver.
Suggested topics include but are in no way limited to:
* Fedora Ambassadors
* Open hardware
* Special Interest Groups
Ready to submit a talk or register? Go to
All submissions must be received by May 31, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
On behalf of the Flock committee, thanks,
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