This is a proposal where we can discuss how to utilize this pandemic situation to connect to more people who have been unable to join a Release Party.
Here's a basic idea, if you agree to these, drop agreement else more ideas :)
We are planning to have a couple of virtual release parties in different timezones so everyone can attend the one that suits them. If nothing suits your time, discuss with an ambassador who can organize one for your timezone (or you can do it, it's easy). Just open a ticket on mindshare that you want to organize one, come up with a time/date/call link and share it on comm blog/twitter/fb...
Organize a virtual release party where you talk what’s new in Fedora, discuss something fun, play games and
As we discussed, this is brilliant idea and I support it. +1 from my side.
Rightly said, in times like these, we should celebrate the release and raise a toast for Fedora project which binds all of us together like a family
How about collaborating with different countries whose Timezones are similar i.e: Pakistan & India (It's 30 mins difference) to gain good audience who are potentially interested/contributing to Fedora.
That way, we would be able to connect with others in similar regions, share ideas and gather insights to increase the user experience for Nest with Fedora too.
This idea rocks! We discussed in the Mindshare Committee meeting today, and it seems we are a bit late for F32. We came to a consensus to direct the work towards making this a success for F33 release.
Metadata Update from @hhlp:
- Issue marked as blocking: #234
With HopIn we can hold 72 hour events. The idea here is to run one 72 hour event, with different sessions for each local release party. We can add on some general socials, hallway tracks, etc. More info to come on that. For now, let's look at dates:
October 30, 31, Nov 1st
Nov 6, 7, 8
Nov 13, 14, 15
We will send these dates out for consideration, but if Mindshare would like to give input here, that would be helpful.
List of release party organizers since F27
Ok! We now have access to HopIn. We are sharing this account with the Open Source Program Office at Red Hat, which supports other open source communities as well. That means we need to request dates in advance for access. There is no limitation on number of the events, the limitation comes from the organizer spots within the platform. There are 10 spots. From my experience with Nest with Fedora, an event of that size can be managed with 3-5 organizers pre-event and during.
This is the info we will need to gather to request dates.
Hopin Platform Event Intake Form
Thank you for your interest in using the Hopin platform for your upcoming event.
This form will be reviewed by the Mindshare Committee and they will provide feedback and/or vote on the event. The forms will then be submitted for date accessibility. Once the request has been approved, Mindshare Committee will reach out to you to start coordinating your use of the Hopin platform.
Primary Event Manager
Additional Event Managers
Brief Description of the Event
Date(s) + Time(s) of the Event (72 hour max)
Please include start + end time (72 hour max)
Estimated registrations for the event
Note: Hopin charges per registration not per attendee.
Hopin defines organizers as those people who are working on the back-end to set-up the event. Note: we are limited to 8 or 9 organizers total, which will need to be shared among events that are being coordinated in Hopin during the same time frame. Organizers are also those who have administrator access on the day of the event to help moderate and troubleshoot.
How many members of your planning team will need to be coded as organizers in the system pre-event?
How many members of your team will need to be coded as organizers in the system during the event?
Are you using Hopin for your event registration? If no, what platform are you using for registration?
Would you like to contact event attendees after the event? If so, when and what information will you be sharing?
I had a chat with @bcotton and we decided the weekend of the 30th was cutting it close to the release, so I moved the dates up one weekend to the following:
I opened a ticket to gather preferences, please comment there on your individual preference:
Hi! We reviewed https://pagure.io/fedora-mindshare/virtual-events/issue/1 in the Mindshare Committee meeting and we are going to move forward with the dates of November 6-8th.
@sayaksarkar is going to create a template we can use in the virtual-events repo
Notes from Mindshare Committee Meeting September 23rd 2020
Create a series of Hallway tracks for different languages. We will need to determine which languages to include.
Social events! We agreed to run one of each of these events:
We will put the events on two days so people can attend both if they want and not in the same day. Exact timing to follow, we will need to create a wiki page for sign ups and advertise that.
Do we want to do a CfP or ask specific individuals to present specific topics?
I have created an issue with a draft of the issue template at https://pagure.io/fedora-mindshare/virtual-events/issue/2
Please review. I'll push the template to the repo if it looks good.
Mindshare Committee Meeting Notes:
Hallway Track (needs review)
@bt0dotninja to look into this further.
Languages to include:
Call for interest open here for social events: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F33_Virtual_Release_Party_Event_Signup
Blog post to publish on Monday with f/u of tweets/telegram/irc/mailing lists
- sessions on changes in the F33 release
- objectives updates
- bodies of governance q&a/panel sessions
- session from CPE
- Mindshare committee to come up with a proposed schedule with appropriate topics related to above mixed with social events.
- From there we will identify and contact the appropriate individuals
I took a sample of 16530 contributors with some activities since 2017, get the country, and looking for the official language per country from this source. I think using the top 15 of languages list is a good idea (covers 89.37% of the sample). :smile:
The current distribution of the sample is this:
<img alt="newplot1.png" src="/mindshare/issue/raw/files/e2191bb1b10cffd6bbc51d2aecab9dedec523f9c074d7dcdaa07bf452c716b95-newplot1.png" />
And the languages have this distribution (using only the most spoken language in a country):
This data is not completely accurate is just an approximation because if you live in a particular country doesn't mean you speak the most widely used language.
By example, in India, I saw 22 official Regional languages:
Notes from Mindshare Meeting October 7th
We will choose the top 7 languages to create hallway tracks, and we will poll attendees to see if they want more. English, Hindi, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, French.
Please continue to promote and share the event sign up:
@nasirhm & @siddharthvipul1 will work on making a survey to garner more interest for the social events, as the wiki page could be prohibitive for some people.
We agreed in the meeting to use virtual-events repo to organize further work on the Release Party. @riecatnor to open various tickets on the major aspects of work.
Notes & Feedback from November 11th Mindshare Committee Meeting:
Next year we should do one day instead of two.
- Two ideas for format:
- Lightning talk session at the beginning of the day with a bunch of updates, a couple topics broken out into longer sessions later
- Less topics, each get 1/2 hour
We are skipping a survey for this event as we just had FWD, and prior, Nest, and the community is survey saturated currently.
- Upload poll data to this ticket @riecatnor
- Poll data into graphs @bt0dotninja
- Draft post
- Upload videos into folder & share @riecatnor
- Video editing @thunderbirdtr @bcotton
- Uploading @x3mboy @bt0dotninja
<img alt="Fedora-33-release-party-poll-results.csv" src="/mindshare/issue/raw/files/b1e254f86da8f672294db56614832a6515f8c0f95b07704c80d662d759c970ab-Fedora-33-release-party-poll-results.csv" />
Cool, I will work on the graphs :)
I generate a more friendly file to make the plots
<img alt="more-friendly-file.csv" src="/mindshare/issue/raw/files/a3939707cd1cae685e611bc47c26c8abccf96adcfca5cfd1c5f6510bba171efe-more-friendly-file.csv" />
and a script to generate the plots, we can change the style and other customizations
actually looks like this one:
<img alt="chart3.jpg" src="/mindshare/issue/raw/files/49ecd632a2a6c879dd7d856ca9784a61fe97997f67ddbba20775e98ec8a9cbd0-chart3.jpg" />
<img alt="plotting.py" src="/mindshare/issue/raw/files/9a941a68f375db89d8e3e1835db0e5d9329a713e43d9b5df95a6b563789c45ee-plotting.py" />
to comment on this ticket.