Flock is the Fedora Project’s annual contributor-focused conference. It typically alternates between European and North American locations. The conference provides a venue for face-to-face meetings and conversations. It is also a place to celebrate our community.
After a four year gap due to COVID-19, Flock is returning as an in-person event.
My first Flock, and it was excellent. I’ve got 12 pages of notes here, but some highlights:
- Getting to meet people I only know by name
- Finding some places to start contributing to Fedora (on my own time)
- Finding places where Fedora and Ansible overlap and could collaborate
- Discourse usage
- Matrix bot development
- Art & design (e.g logos for Matrix rooms)
- Mentoring programs
I got a lot from the more general sessions too - obviously I enjoyed the Discourse discussion (spicier than the OS panel with Rocky and Alma, I suspect ). The CommOps talk from Justin seemed to have a similar focus to our team, so I want to speak to him more about that. I also ended up in a stats discussion with MattDM after the keynote, which may yet be interesting.
More generally, the atmosphere was great - very welcoming, and we were well catered for. Lots of fun events (I especially enjoyed the Story Stitch), food, transport - all good.
Hopefully I can make the next one!