This repository manages the Flock Call for Papers, City Selection process, and stores notes and files related to running Flock. The Flock budget is tracked with the rest of the Fedora Budget.
The Fedora Council approved this guidance for 2019 and 2020:
2019 - A city within a 4-5 hour bus/train journey of Brno, Czech Republic. This is based on the huge number of attendees coming specifically from near Brno and making their travel a bit easier on our and their budgets. This search is in progress.
2020 - A "tier2" city with good air connections in the mid-west to west coast part of the US. We want to find a good cost, which may mean avoiding many tier 1 cities. Additionally we want to not have the conference seem to be "stuck" to the East Coast.
We follow a six step process:
This discussion on firstname.lastname@example.org provides the background for this decision.
There is a voluntary ticket fee to attend Flock. The payment is optional, meaning attendees can choose not to pay. The optional payment is suggested based on a 25 USD payment for individuals in North America. This payment amount is scaled for other geos based on the Big Mac Index. This is recalculated annually.