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Friday, August 9

11:30 CEST

Mindshare Year in Review
This talk will show Fedora community members what the Mindshare Committee has accomplished over the past year, including making release parties and small events easier to get approved, as well as making it easier for people to get swag shipped directly to them.

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Jared Smith

Vice President of Cloud Services, Sangoma
I'm a geek who loves helping out with open source projects....

Friday August 9, 2019 11:30 - 11:55 CEST
Helia (360m² / 150 people) Budapest, Kárpát utca 62-64, 1133 Hungary
  • Talk Length 25

15:30 CEST

Leveraging Fedora Silverblue Community for Growth
How can we leverage Fedora Silverblue community and what are the best practices that we can inherit to grow the community locally to all the corners of the world? Mostly its going to be a discussion and focusing on involving students into the community.


Saurabh Thakre

Red Hat
IRC : sthakre, LinkedIn : saurabhthakre

Friday August 9, 2019 15:30 - 15:55 CEST
Panorama (140m² / 40 people) Budapest, Kárpát utca 62-64, 1133 Hungary

16:30 CEST

Students in developing nations and FOSS contribution limitation
Students from Developing Nations face some unique academic(i.e unsupportive teachers),social challenges that limit or even stop them from contributing to open source. In this session we will highlight some of the problems that we have faced as students from such nations.How that can be improved,and general brainstorming.

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Niharika Shrivastava

Software Engineer, Gojek
Niharika pursued her Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology at the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad. Currently, she is a Software Engineer at Gojek. She has been a finalist for the Red Hat Women in Open Source Academic Award, 2020. She was an Outreachy... Read More →

Friday August 9, 2019 16:30 - 16:55 CEST
Uranus (112m² / 40 people) Budapest, Kárpát utca 62-64, 1133 Hungary
  • Talk Length 25
Saturday, August 10

10:00 CEST

Fedora and the future of Free Science
Quite a few Fedora community members have indicated that they are interested in getting together at Flock to discuss how Fedora can help science.  The hackathon will bring us all together to discuss short and long term plans.

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Luis Enrique Bazán De León

Ambassador, Fedora Project
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Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek

software engineer, Red Hat

Saturday August 10, 2019 10:00 - 11:50 CEST
Mercure (140m² / 40 people)
  • Talk Length 110

15:00 CEST

Mindshare Workshop
We would like to have a Mindshare workshop to discuss how the changes we have made so far with the budget, Advocates, Ambassadors, and Ambassadors Emeriti processes and what we can do to make things even better.  We will also have some time for people to discuss any other Mindshare-related topics that they would like us to work on.


Saturday August 10, 2019 15:00 - 16:50 CEST
Orion (102m² / 40 people) Budapest, Kárpát utca 62-64, 1133 Hungary
Sunday, August 11

09:00 CEST

Fedora Onboarding Portal: streamlining the newcomer's experience and bootstrapping
At the moment we have tons of awesome, and helpful documents, tools, and processes, which can be hard to reach/understand without some preliminary knowledge. We identified this as the major obstacle in bootstrapping new members of the community.

Our goal is making the learning curve less steep.

We came up with a concept of "activities" - tasks that can be performed while taking part in Fedora processes. The activities integrate the "expert knowledge", and data from various sources, enhancing the "raw information" and presenting it in the form of comprehensive steps to take in an wizard-like fashion.
The initial implementation (accessible at https://taskotron.fedoraproject.org/landing_page click on the "Do you have some spare time? Feeling like helping others? Wanna improve Fedora? Click here!" button ) focuses on some FedoraQA related activities, and we'd like to broaden that scope now.

We use this during Fedora(QA)-related presentations on universities and Release Parties, and have so far received positive feedback.

Expected Outcome

We will identify low-hanging-fruit tasks and processes, especially those that require, or greatly benefit from, some expert/advance knowledge to be performed effectively (e.g. knowing what are the testcases to focus on in case of the Fedora Release Validation testing, or enhancing the Easyfix data with the project's programming languages), and will boiled these down into the "wizards".


Members of various teams and working groups in Fedora. Ideally those that have already identified some on-boarding-related activities, or tasks given to new team members, which at the same time benefit from another person "guiding" you through the decision making (like "what should I put into the bugreport", "where should I look for the latest compose"...).


Sunday August 11, 2019 09:00 - 11:50 CEST
Mercure (140m² / 40 people)
  • Talk Length 110