Flock Cod Registration Form Design

We’re prepping the regcfp site for Flock to open up registrations and CFP for Flock. As a number of changes are underfoot for this year’s Flock compared to previous Flocks, we’ve needed to change up the registration form accordingly. (For those interested, the discussion has been taking place on the flock-planning list). This is a second draft of those screens after the first round of feedback. The first screen is going to spoil the surprises herein, hopefully. First screen – change announcements, basic details On the first screen, we announce a few changes that will be taking place at this year’s Flock. The most notable one is that we’ll now have partial Flock funding available, in an attempt to fund as many Fedora volunteers as possible to enable them to come to Flock. Another change is the addition of a nominal (~$25 USD) registration fee. We had an unusually high number of no-shows at the last Flock, which cost us funding that could have been used to bring more people to Flock. This registration fee is meant to discourage no-shows and enable more folks to come. Second screen – social details, personal requirements This is the screen where you can …

Flock Cod Logo Ideas

Ryan Lerch put together an initial cut at a Flock 2017 logo and website design (flock2017-WIP branch of fedora-websites). It was an initial cut he offered for me to play with; in trying to work on some logistics for Flock to make sure things happen on time I felt locking in on a final logo design would be helpful at this point. Here is the initial cut of the top part of the website with the first draft logo: Overall, this is very Cape Cod. Ryan created a beautiful piece of work in the landscape illustration and the overall palette. Honestly, this would work fine as-is, but there were a few points of critique for the logo specifically that I decided to explore – There weren’t any standard Fedora fonts in it; I considered at least the date text could be in one of the standard Fedora fonts to tie back to Fedora / Flock. The standard ‘Flock’ logotype wasn’t used either; generally we try to keep stuff with logotypes in that logotype (if anything, so it seems more official.) The color palette is excellent and evocative of Cape Cod, but maybe some Fedora accent colors could tie it into …

Guide to Attending Flock Virtually: Day 1

Flock, the Fedora Contributor Conference, starts tomorrow morning in Prague, the Czech Republic, and you can attend – no matter where in the world you are. (Although admittedly, depending on where you are, you may need to give up on some sleep if you intend to attend live 😉 ) Here’s a quick schedule of tomorrow’s talks for remote attendees: Wednesday, 6 August 2014 6:45 AM UTC / 8:45 AM Prague / 2:45 AM Boston Opening: Fedora Project Leader (Matthew Miller) Live video stream: Video link IRC channel: #fedora-flock-B286 7:00 AM UTC / 9:00 AM Prague / 3:00 AM Boston Keynote: Free And Open Source Software In Europe: Policies And Implementations (Gijs Hillenius) Live video stream: Video link IRC channel: #fedora-flock-B286 8:00 AM UTC / 10:00 AM Prague / 4:00 AM Boston Better Presentation of Fonts in Fedora (Pravin Satpute) Live video stream: Video link IRC channel: #fedora-flock-C215 Contributing to Fedora SELinux Policy (Michael Scherer) Live video stream: Video link IRC channel: #fedora-flock-T9:343 FedoraQA: You are important (Amita Sharma) Live video stream: Video link IRC channel: #fedora-flock-B286 9:00 AM UTC / 11:00 AM Prague / 5:00 AM Boston Fedora Magazine (Chris Anthony Roberts) Live video stream: Video link IRC channel: …

Fedora Flock Recap: Day 3

Here’s the set of sessions from today that had either video and/or transcripts available! The missing vids from Saturday will take some time to recover because the YouTube video editor won’t allow editing of videos that are 4 hours long, apparently. :-/ All right, then. Here’s the recap! Sunday Making Free Fonts Full Time Cantarell is the default UI font in GNOME3. The founder of the project, Dave Crossland, details his work during the last few years to cultivate a free culture of typography, and reveals a new model of crowdfunding that he hopes will enable more people to work on their projects full time. Speaker: Dave Crossland Slides: Not available 🙁 Transcript: Transcript by nirik Video: Not available yet 🙁 Changing the Default Updates Model Currently, the Fedora updates model is a “fire hose” model. Updates are always coming to the user, for all installed packages, in a never-ending stream. I would like to discuss changing the default updates model to a monthly bundled update push. Speaker: Tom Callaway Slides: Slides link Transcript: Transcript by nirik Video: Not available yet 🙁 Gaming on Fedora Gaming on Fedora linux, includes Steam, Wine, Emulated, and of course, Native games. Welcome to …

Fedora Flock Recap: Day 2

Ed. Note: The Virtio talk had the wrong description and the Game Art talk had inadvertently gotten removed from the post. I’ve fixed these things up again – thanks to gurdonark for pointing these mistakes out! Here’s today’s Flock recap! Oh, but wait! I have some things to tell you! Missing Friday Videos – Miracle Appearance! One of the saved videos from Friday was a ~2 hour long stream that had 2 talks in it and was inaccessible yesterday. Today, I was able to edit it down into the two talks. Also, another Friday talk video mysteriously appeared. So… we’ll do a “Friday: The Missing Videos” recap at the end of this post. (And there will probably be a “Saturday: the missing videos” recap tomorrow, because I see that YouTube is still contemplating some of the longer recordings from today, from ECTR109.) Okay… Now Where Are the Auditorium Videos plz? Well… they are on an sdcard in the camera. So they aren’t up online yet. As I understand it, some may have not recorded properly (the battery died at least once, during Robyn’s keynote, and the stream was down this morning for the beginning of the badges talk before Spot …

Fedora Flock Recap: Day 1

The fact that I’m able to post a recap of the first day of Flock is really due to the excellent organization of the many staff and volunteers who are doing an amazing job making Flock accessible to remotees. I’m not actually in South Carolina, folks! Okay, so here’s a quick rundown of the day 1 talks that have transcripts and / or video recordings: The Highly Esteemed Fedora Project Leader’s World-Famous State of Fedora Address Keynote from the Fedora Project Lead. Robyn gave a keynote talk about Fedora and love. The video camera battery died maybe 10 minutes in, so I almost missed it, but nirik saved the day with his mobile phone! 🙂 Speaker: Robyn Bergeron Slides: Slides link Transcript: Transcript (by mizmo) Video: Not available yet, but I think it will be at some future point. Volunteer in charge was Spot. Fedmsg – Fedora Infrastructure’s Realtime Messaging System In this presentation, I’ll give an overview of fedmsg, what it is, how it works, and why some design decisions were made the way they were. The second half of the presentation will cover new projects integrating with fedmsg. Speaker: Ralph Bean Slides: Slides link Transcript: Transcript (by ianweller) …

Flock for Remote Attendees Part 2: IRC & Call for Help!

Flock IRC Channels Here’s the lineup of IRC channels we created on irc.freenode.net for remote attendees to follow along. You may want to configure them in your IRC client now to make your remote attendance easier. I’ve linked each channel name up to the freenode web client just in case it’s helpful. If you’re using xchat / hexchat and just want to copy/paste the full list in a format xchat will take to allow you to auto-join, here you go: #fedora-flock,#fedora-flock-auditorium,#fedora-flock-ectr101,#fedora-flock-ectr103,#fedora-flock-ectr107,#fedora-flock-ectr109,#fedora-flock-ectr112,#fedora-flock-ectr114,#fedora-flock-ectr115,#fedora-flock-ectr120,#fedora-flock-ectr212 Remember, the #fedora-flock channel is for general discussion / updates / questions about the Flock conference. The room-specific channels are for live transcription (if available) of the talks in the rooms as well as discussion about the talk as it proceeds. All flock channels: Click on this link to join all of the Flock conference channels in the Freenode webchat client.

Flock for Remote Attendees Part 2: IRC & Call for Help!

Flock IRC Channels Here’s the lineup of IRC channels we created on irc.freenode.net for remote attendees to follow along. You may want to configure them in your IRC client now to make your remote attendance easier. I’ve linked each channel name up to the freenode web client just in case it’s helpful. If you’re using xchat / hexchat and just want to copy/paste the full list in a format xchat will take to allow you to auto-join, here you go: #fedora-flock,#fedora-flock-auditorium,#fedora-flock-ectr101,#fedora-flock-ectr103,#fedora-flock-ectr107,#fedora-flock-ectr109,#fedora-flock-ectr112,#fedora-flock-ectr114,#fedora-flock-ectr115,#fedora-flock-ectr120,#fedora-flock-ectr212 Remember, the #fedora-flock channel is for general discussion / updates / questions about the Flock conference. The room-specific channels are for live transcription (if available) of the talks in the rooms as well as discussion about the talk as it proceeds. All flock channels: Click on this link to join all of the Flock conference channels in the Freenode webchat client.

Flock For Remote Attendees

I won’t be attending Flock in-person, but since there’s a strong possibility there will be video streams of talks available, I intend to attend virtually! You may remember at FUDCon Lawrence, I listened to the streams that were available (*huge* thanks to the folks who made that happen, including Ryan Lerch and Ryan Rix for using their mobile phones to provide additional streaming coverage for me!) During these streams I transcribed the talks live in IRC and even did a blog post on one of the more popular talks. 🙂 Since this whole transcription thing was rather last-minute and haphazard, I was hoping to do it in a more organized fashion this go-around. I need your help, though, whether or not you’ll be attending Flock. If you’re *not* attending Flock Tell me which talks you’d like transcribed! Take a gander at the Flock schedule and let me know (comments on this post is fine, or you can email me) which talks you’d like to virtually attend. Please send your requests by the end up Wednesday, August 7. I will tally up the votes and come up with a prioritized list of talks to transcribe. Help transcribe! If you are a …