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Fedora at OSSNA 2017 Event Report – Los Angeles, California

Open Source Summit North America (OSSNA) 2017 Event Report

Fedora Ambassador Brian Monroe chooses freedom.

At a Glance: What is Open Source Summit North America?

  • What: A convention that combines LinuxCon, ContainerCon, CloudOpen, and a debuting Open Community Conference under one roof in Los Angeles, California
  • Where: JW Marriott LA Live
  • When: 11 – 14 September 2017

The Fedora ambassadors distributed swag items during OSSNA’s four-day expo.

Fedora 26 and its stability proved to be positively popular with guests.

Peak visitor days were Monday and Tuesday.

We collected highly detailed feedback for our various Fedora teams. Roll-up found below.

Overview slides found here: http://bit.ly/2wRSwHY

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Fedora at SCaLE 16x (2018) Event Report – Pasadena, California

SCaLE16x headquarters – Pasadena Convention Center

At a Glance: What is SCaLE?

The Fedora Ambassadors gathered statistical feedback from attendees and distributed swag items during SCaLE’s four-day expo.

  • Modularity in Fedora 27 proved to be trending with guests.
  • Peak visitor days were Friday and Saturday.
  • We collected detailed information for our various Fedora teams. Roll-up found below.

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Fedora 28: Let’s have an awesome release party!

Fedora 28 is out.It’s time for the Ambassadors to plan their activities around the release. The most common activity for Ambassadors to do is organize release parties. A release party is also a great way for other contributors in the community to get involved with advocacy in their local regions. Learn how to organize a release party and get a badge for it in this article. Continue reading

Introducing Contributor Stories

The Fedora Project community is a strong, caring community sharing the same Four Foundations: Freedom, Friends, Features, and First. Becoming friends is a natural consequence of our work as contributors, working together to advance free software. All of us have a good memory about someone or maybe a funny or inspirational moment with another contributor.

Contributor Stories are just that: the record of our best moments with our Fedora friends. The story can be about our work in Fedora or something personal or unique which you would like to share with the community. Contributor Stories are a part of Fedora Appreciation Week, starting in November 2018.

Why have Contributor Stories?

The purpose of Contributor Stories is to recognize a contributor who has impacted you at any time in Fedora. Let them know what you are thankful for and share a common memory or experience you remember. Taking the time to single out someone to give thanks is one of the best ways to make a personal impact.

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Commitment to community: Fedora CommOps FAD 2018

The Fedora Community Operations (CommOps) team held a team sprint, or Fedora Activity Day, from January 29-31, 2018. CommOps provides tools, resources, and utilities for different sub-projects of Fedora to improve effective communication. The FAD was an opportunity for us to further our mission by focusing on two primary goals and two secondary goals for 2018.

The CommOps FAD aimed to carry out these primary goals:

  • Pursue plan of deploying a GrimoireLabs dashboard, visualizing fedmsg data
  • Launch Fedora Appreciation Week in 2018

This article explains what we accomplished in our FAD, how we have progressed since then, and what is next for the team.

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How to use Fedora Wiki as your wiki whiteboard

Welcome to the Fedora Wiki, wiki for Fedora Project, a free software Linux distributionThe Fedora Project Wiki is a helpful tool for the Fedora community. It is a public “whiteboard” with information about Fedora, its community, and its contributors. New wiki pages are like a clean whiteboard space for a meeting. The flexibility is useful for collaborative planning or frequent logging of information. The wiki doesn’t offer great support for durable documents, but they are more spontaneous and convenient.

How to write in Fedora Wiki

The Fedora Wiki uses default MediaWiki markup language. MediaWiki is easy to use and made popular by Wikipedia. It is similar but more simple than writing HTML for web pages.

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Top Badgers of 2017: Carl George

What is “Top Badgers”?

“Top Badgers” is a special series on the Community Blog. In this series, Luis Roca interviewed the top badge earners of 2017 in the Fedora Project. Not familiar with Fedora Badges? No worries, you can read more about them on the Badges website.

This article features Carl George (carlwgeorge), who clocked in at the #1 spot of badges earned in 2017, with 37 badges! As of the writing of this article, Carl is the #267 all-time badge earner in Fedora.

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Document Freedom Day Singapore 2018

On the 28 March 2018, Fedora Ambassadors organized Document Freedom Day in Singapore. Document Freedom Day is a day which like-minded folks who care about libre document formats gather to discuss and raise awareness of libre document formats. Libre document formats help reduce restrictions and vendor lock-ins. They are also an important tool that enables our right to read freely.

As someone passionate about freedom and individual privacy, I was excited about this event. Along with my ambassador mentor, Herson, we helped to organize this event.

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Fedora meetup at Pune – March 2018

Long time we did not had any meetup at Pune, Maharashtra, India, so we decided to get started again.  Details about this meetup are available at Fedora Wiki page.

Planning for meetup started 1 month before. Initially Ompragash proposed to have meetup.com account for Fedora Pune to get more awareness. Later dropped this plan, since this is not only Fedora Pune level topic but applicable for all Fedora events.

Event started well in time.

  • 15 Attendees were present including college students.
  • Ompragash welcomed all the attendees and had a short introduction from everyone. He delivered his first talk “Telling the Fedora Story”, in this he explained how Fedora project started.
  • Parag explained different ways to contribute in Fedora in his talk. He kept on answering queries in between, it was engaging session.

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Top Badgers of 2017: Fabio Valentini

What is “Top Badgers”?

“Top Badgers” is a special series on the Community Blog. In this series, Luis Roca interviewed the top badge earners of 2017 in the Fedora Project. Not familiar with Fedora Badges? No worries, you can read more about them on the Badges website.

This article features Fabio Valentini (decathorpe), who clocked in at the #3 spot of badges earned in 2017, with 34 badges! As of the writing of this article, Fabio is the #222 all-time badge earner in Fedora.

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