flock

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Flock Repo

This repository manages the Flock Call for Proposals and stores notes and files related to running Flock. The Flock budget is tracked with the rest of the Fedora Budget.

Where will Flock be held?

Flock will be held in Budapest, Hungary in 2019. Please see https://flocktofedora.org for more details.

How do I submit to the Call for Proposals?

  1. Fill out the issue answering the questions.
  2. Leave the issue public.
  3. Solicit and consider feedback. Don't assume people will just come to this repo - actively solicit feedback! If you want to make changes, just edit the initial comment. That is what the CfP committee will read.
  4. Submissions will be considered in rounds. Submissions not selected in one round continue to the next one. Therefore you can keep on iterating :)
    1. Round 1 selection starts on: 1 June 2019
    2. Round 2 selection starts on: 15 June 2019
    3. Final selection starts on: 1 July 2019

How are cities selected?

We follow a six step process:

  1. Fedora Council decides on a general region. The Fedora Council approved this guidance:

    • Flock will alternate between Europe and North America. Flock is in Europe in 2019.

    • Europe - 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.

    • North America - 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.

  2. Events team comes back with several possibilities in that region.

  3. We get community feedback on ability to attend and excitment for each of those, and return a ranked list to events team.
  4. Fedora Council and events team pick final location.
  5. Community people in or around that location who are able and willing to volunteer to help with logistics, finding awesome evening events, etc., are absolutely invited to work together.
  6. Awesome Flock conference!

This discussion on flock-planning@lists.fedoraproject.org provides the background for this decision.

How much does it cost to attend Flock?

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.