#108 [talk] From Zero to Hero and Back again – My Decade in Fedora Land
Closed: Talk Scheduled 2 years ago Opened 2 years ago by cwickert.

  1. What’s your proposal?
    I joined Fedora in 2005 and quickly became one of the most active contributors. I not only maintained ~150 packages but also took over leadership positions in FamSCo, FESCo, the Fedora Board and later the Council, until I eventually vanished two years ago.
    In this talk I will share the story of my exciting decennial journey through Fedora land. I won't be talking about my myself (too much) but about mistakes I made and lessons I learned; things every Fedora contributor or leader should know. I will show how Fedora has changed – for better and for worse. You will hear about friends I made, problems we faced, the battles we fought, and the victories we celebrated. And last but not least, I will tell some funny and embarrassing anecdotes. Hear stories you almost forgot and see pictures you wish they never existed!

  2. Who in addition to the speaker needs to be in the room for this to succeed? This could be the audience you need to reach, other participants in the conversation, or other stakeholders.
    * Long-term Fedora contributors / Members of the Fedora community leadership
    * Contributors new to Fedora / people interested in the history of the Fedora Project
    * Hopefully many of the friends I made on my journey :-)

  3. Is this a
    * Talk of 60 minutes

  4. Anything else we need to know?
    Note I will talk about some controversial things, e.g. how Red Hat managed to almost kill the European Fedora Community with it's trademark wars. But don't worry, all of that is long ago, all issues were resolved and I won't be calling names.
    I would appreciate if I'm given the opportunity to present this talk. I promise it will be informative, useful and entertaining for the audience – regardless if they are new to Fedora or long-term contributors. And it would allow me to properly say farewell instead of just being AWOL.

  5. Who are you?
    * Name: Christoph Wickert
    * FAS ID: cwickert
    * IRC Nick: cwickert

Metadata Update from @bex:
- Issue tagged with: Talk In Consideration

2 years ago

Metadata Update from @bex:
- Issue untagged with: Talk In Consideration
- Issue tagged with: Talk Accepted

2 years ago

Slightly reworded the title ("My Decade…" instead of "A Decade").

@cwickert :100: - would you consider writing some of your experiences down as a contributor story for Fedora Appreciation week? I am sure they will be very interesting for the community

The repo is here: https://pagure.io/fedora-commops/contributor-stories
You can create a new issue to write about your experience.

@cwickert 💯 - would you consider writing some of your experiences down as a contributor story for Fedora Appreciation week?

I can try, but I'm not sure when I'll have the time to do it.

Metadata Update from @bex:
- Issue close_status updated to: Talk Scheduled
- Issue status updated to: Closed (was: Open)

2 years ago

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