#191 Fedora Event: SCaLE 16x - Pasadena, CA
Closed: Completed 3 years ago Opened 3 years ago by lajuggler.

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Phenomenon

Southern California Linux Expo 16x is a yearly Linux, free software, and open source conference that takes place in Pasadena, California on Mar. 8-11, 2018, at the Pasadena Convention Center

Last year, Fedora attended and was warmly received by over 1350 guests. I would like to propose us attending again.

Budget Request

A full line-item budget is available on the wiki.

Based on local travel distance and Ambassador availability, ParadoxGuitarist and lajuggler are planning to attend.

Why we should do it

This high-population event coupled with the mix of Linux and open source topics ensure a great environment for demonstrating the Fedora platform.

Please also refer to the Wiki page for more detailed reasons on why exhibiting at this event will benefit Fedora.

As demonstrated in the SCaLE 15X event report, we provided a significant contribution to the Linux community and to attendees. We also demonstrated to others that Fedora provides a fun and useful operating system and that we listen to the community to shape the future of our operating system.

There is a strong presence of Ambassadors / Fedora community members who could help run the booth and represent our project.

We are also hoping to hold a Fedora Activity Day, pending room and schedule availability. The room will be used for one or more of the following activities: project development, project news and tutorials, community tips, contribution tips.

Recommendation

I would like to get FAmNA's votes on this ticket as well as financial review.

Once the event is confirmed on our end, I will reach out to assigned and approved SCaLE 16X Fedora Ambassadors to continue organizing the event.

Thank you for your consideration.


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3 years ago

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3 years ago

@lajuggler Please update the wiki to reflect the mindshare initiative; Why does Fedora attend, What is the focus of the event, How does our attendance at this event build users of or contributors to specific Fedora solutions — and why are those particular solutions strategically important, How does our attendance at this event build users of or contributors to the Fedora platform overall, Measured success. These items need to be in-place for budget approval. We can tentatively approve the budget but as treasurer I will hold the event until the wiki is updated. You can use the OLF 2017 wiki as a template.

FAmNA preliminarily voted for $2,000 for the event, with three votes, 2 more votes required from the meeting to be held on 5 Feb for FAmNA west. This is also pending the updates listed above in this ticket

The way I understand it you need to have more detailed goals, rather than just "tell people about Fedora" which is what it seems like you essentially have on the wiki. What specific parts of Fedora are you wanting to show off at this event?

Given that the event includes a Modularity talk it'd be great to see our booth support this message by showing off more about Fedora Server and even the demos of modularity. We should consider inviting Langdon to do "office hours" at the booth. By extension, Fedora Atomic Host has a nice story as well. Lastly, Fedora Atomic Workstation has gotten HUGE buzz in the last few weeks. Let's consider keeping that going on the US "side of the pond."

@lajuggler I agree with both nb and bex on this one, just need to put a little more effort into what do we want to show and the items that bex suggested is a fantastic solution!

A messaging guide that will be shared with other RH supported communities is being built. This is just so they know how to talk about Fedora's presence at this event.

I'll be happy to get a copy for the Scale attendees if they want to refer to other projects (no requirement - just good Open Source citizenry).

However, we should probably clean up our entry. This is the draft prepared by someone who didn't know I wouldn't be there and cribbed it from an old guide so it is probably off message:


Fedora will be demonstrating modularity and several of its editions at SCALE, focusing on emerging technologies and cutting edge software that is being introduced in Fedora.
We expect to have most of our demos be mirrors of the modularity demos running in the Fedora Booth. Those demos arranged by PM are going to be telling the big story around Fedora.
We will also be awarding a "SCALE" Fedora Badge for attendees, and discussing how people can become involved in Fedora, and how work in Fedora leads into Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Contact: Brian Exelbierd, bexelbie@redhat.com
Twitter: @fedora


What would we like to say?

A messaging guide that will be shared with other RH supported communities is being built. This is just so they know how to talk about Fedora's presence at this event.
I'll be happy to get a copy for the Scale attendees if they want to refer to other projects (no requirement - just good Open Source citizenry).

I would like a copy of this please!

However, we should probably clean up our entry. This is the draft prepared by someone who didn't know I wouldn't be there and cribbed it from an old guide so it is probably off message:

Fedora will be demonstrating modularity and several of its editions at SCALE, focusing on emerging technologies and cutting edge software that is being introduced in Fedora.
We expect to have most of our demos be mirrors of the modularity demos running in the Fedora Booth. Those demos arranged by PM are going to be telling the big story around Fedora.
We will also be awarding a "SCALE" Fedora Badge for attendees, and discussing how people can become involved in Fedora, and how work in Fedora leads into Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Contact: Brian Exelbierd, bexelbie @redhat.com
Twitter: @fedora

What would we like to say?

This is a great start Brian, I'm interested in what the others have to say.

With the increasing publicity on the Atomic WS, there just might be many attendees eager to learn more, demonstrations might be valuable. Do you know if the RH will be covering it?

This is a great start Brian, I'm interested in what the others have to say.

Me too :)

With the increasing publicity on the Atomic WS, there just might be many attendees eager to learn more, demonstrations might be valuable. Do you know if the RH will be covering it?

I believe Project Atomic will have a booth presence led by @jberkus (as @sanja wont be present). This could be a great way to do crossover work with an important project that is highly related to Fedora.

Red Hat will not be talking about Atomic WS afaik.

There won't be a specific Atomic booth; instead, we will have some folks at the Red Hat booth. Not sure where this will be in relation to the Fedora booth.

I will be bringing a laptop running FAW, if we want to demo anything. However, I'll also be splitting my time between the RH booth, the CNCF booth, and the Containers Track, so not sure how much time I'll have for the Fedora Booth.

However ... we will have Atomic t-shirts for Fedora booth volunteers, if you want them! And other Atomic swag, probably.

FAmNA agreed to the budget listed above with the remaining two votes

@jberkus Thank you for the offer of Atomic t-shirts and swag. Both would be welcome by all of our volunteers. Please also send us any informational slides you might have. We would like to incorporate Atomic information in our high-level What's New in F27 slidedeck.

@bex might Langdon or @jberkus be a potential point of contact for Atomic / Atomic Host? We're enthusiastic more information to include in our high-level slides. Also, if either of them are interested in dropping by our booth to run a demo, please let us know; we're enthusiastic to have them.

In addition, please send that messaging guide. It sounds like it would be quite helpful.

Thank you!

@lajuggler the best contacts for Atomic Host are @jberkus who will be onsite and @sanja - the community manager.

@langdon is a great contact for Fedora Modularity.

@award3535 we need to get this into FY19 budget files please.

@bex Could you relay to @sanja this message:

I'm Perry, a Fedora Ambassador who is currently working on a slide deck on What's New in Fedora 27. Brian Exelbierd referred me to you as an Atomic community .

Might you have any information on Atomic or Atomic slides that may be useful to incorporate into our high-level slide deck?

Please e-mail to lajuggler AT fedoraproject DOT org . Thank you. - Perry Rivera

@lajuggler I have forwarded the above to @sanja. @sanja is active in Fedora Atomic and gets email from Pagure. I strongly encourage you to go to the Fedora Atomic WG MLs and Meetings to talk to @sanja.

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3 years ago

A messaging guide that will be shared with other RH supported communities is being built. This is just so they know how to talk about Fedora's presence at this event.
I'll be happy to get a copy for the Scale attendees if they want to refer to other projects (no requirement - just good Open Source citizenry).
However, we should probably clean up our entry. This is the draft prepared by someone who didn't know I wouldn't be there and cribbed it from an old guide so it is probably off message:

Fedora will be demonstrating modularity and several of its editions at SCALE, focusing on emerging technologies and cutting edge software that is being introduced in Fedora.
We expect to have most of our demos be mirrors of the modularity demos running in the Fedora Booth. Those demos arranged by PM are going to be telling the big story around Fedora.
We will also be awarding a "SCALE" Fedora Badge for attendees, and discussing how people can become involved in Fedora, and how work in Fedora leads into Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Contact: Brian Exelbierd, bexelbie @redhat.com
Twitter: @fedora

What would we like to say?

@lajuggler any updates here? I am getting asked by the team what should be pushed into the messaging guide for Fedora.

CC: @bproffit

Hello! We e-mailed Langdon 4 days ago but haven't heard anything yet regarding feedback to our high-level slides. Please note the slides are finishing drafting.

Fedora will be presenting What's New in Fedora 27, including the various editions available.

http://bit.ly/2opY0Er

Fedora will be demonstrating several of its editions at SCALE, focusing on emerging technologies and cutting edge software that is being introduced in Fedora.

We will also be awarding a "SCALE" Fedora Badge for attendees, and discussing how people can become involved in Fedora, and how work in Fedora leads into Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Contact: Perry Rivera lajuggler AT fedoraproject DOT org
Twitter: @fedora

Event completed, reimbursements made by @bex and @award3535 closing this ticket

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3 years ago

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