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.
Flock will be held in Budapest, Hungary in 2019. Please see https://flocktofedora.org for more details.
We follow a six step process:
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.
Events team comes back with several possibilities in that region.
This discussion on email@example.com 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.