#27 Make official Flock 2016 announcement
Closed: Fixed None Opened 7 years ago by jflory7.

Discussed in IRC on 2016-01-18.

decause is involved with the Flock planning process and the time to announce where Flock 2016 will be is coming very soon. One of the great things about this announcement is that it will be made on the Community Blog! This ticket intends to track the two-step process to what needs to happen for the Flock 2016 announcement as a whole.

== Step 1: Making announcement ==
The announcement will need to be drafted, edited, and posted to the Community Blog '''no later than Jan. 27th'''. decause has opted to take responsibility for authoring the article and plans to write the article before the deadline, when he leaves for FOSDEM.

Since this announcement is a major announcement for the entire community of Fedora contributors, it is important that this article receives extra editing than normal. I am able to help assist with the editing as well. Ideally, this article should help bring greater exposure and traffic to the Community Blog as a site in the Fedora Project. How to go about doing this will be covered in step 2.

== Step 2: Promotion ==
Promoting the article across the Fedora community will be a major task following the publication of the article. This part should be discussed more thoroughly in our next meeting, but ideally this article should be shared in a few different places.

  • Announcement mailing lists
  • Fedora Magazine pointer post

To be discussed in 2016-01-19 meeting.

Discussed in 2016-01-19 meeting.

We agreed that decause would help lead writing on the Flock announcement. This is due no later than January 27th, before FOSDEM, so the announcement can get more publicity at the conference too. Discussion will be ongoing for this, so please watch the mailing list and/or IRC for more details as they come along.

Discussed in 2016-01-26 meeting.

It's here, it's here!!! The Flock 2016 announcement is ready to be made! Where is it?! It's so secret and awesome, I don't even know yet!

== tl;dr ==
decause is drafting the announcement '''today''' and we intend to publish it as soon as possible. Watch the CommBlog for the big announcement tomorrow!

Hopefully we can help handle some of the promotion part of this too (e.g. drafting the Magazine pointer post) and more tonight, but that may come later next week depending on how peoples' timeslots line up this upcoming week.

== Update ==
The article is finished and the draft is in the Community Blog. However, we are waiting for final approval from the Flock planning committee before publishing this article. The ink is still drying for just a bit longer. :) Once we receive the green light, it is okay to publish this article.

'''''Ticket progress deferred temporarily.'''''

= Friday, Jan. 29th, 2016 - 15:00 UTC =
'''''It's Coming™'''''

Discussed in [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Meeting:CommOps_2016-02-02 2016-02-02 meeting].

= Post on ALL the blogs =
Hello, Kraków!
[https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/save-the-date-flock-2016/ Community Blog]
[https://fedoramagazine.org/flock-2016-krakow-poland/ Fedora Magazine]

= Post on the big list =
In the meeting, we agreed to begin drafting the announcement in an [https://etherpad.gnome.org/p/announce-list-flock-2016 Etherpad]. Once this is finished, decause will forward it to the Flock organizers to share on the announce list.

The link to the Etherpad was shared with the [https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/commops@lists.fedoraproject.org/thread/ZUSSNXAZZ3H6TJCMWQFRKZSLNEQSB4SX/ commops and flock-planning mailing lists]. The draft is pending review.

Ticket closed as completed.

The last step of publicizing the Flock 2016 announcement, a post to the announce mailing list, was completed today. The email can be found [https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/thread/JSOZ3RHPXBL2BLCG2IPIZLJISTX3ER2X/ here].

''Hopefully'' will be able to catch you all at Poland. :)

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