Posts Tagged ‘Release Events’

Fedora 12 Release Events

November 18, 2009

Fedora 12 has just been released.

If you want to discover more about it, and meet the people behind this marvellous job, I suggest you to take part of one of the F12 Release Events.

In the upcoming days the wiki will be updated with more events. Naturally, feel free to ping your local ambassador for one in your area ūüėČ .

Take a look at the page and see if there is a location that fits you: you’ll be really impressed.

To all contributors: it’s implicit but I like to make it public, you are all invited to join these ones. Without you nothing of this was possible. You are the real stars behind Fedora!


Fedora 12 Release Event – A reminder

November 4, 2009

Have you considered holding a F12 Release Event?

If you haven’t done it yet, you are invited to visit

There, you’ll find the basic informations (for more ones see my previous posts) you may need. If you are interested, you, also, will be able to add your event.

If you like the idea and you want to give a try to this initiative, you are welcome!

Organizing Fedora 12 Release Events

October 16, 2009

Fedora 12 will be released in a month. While packagers, marketers, designers and the docs guys (and many others) are working hardly to have everything ready for that time, we, Ambassadors, will face a big challenge: organize Fedora 12 Release Events.

Why you may be interested in holding one? First of all people. It would be great to put contributors and community all together, and to be able to share each other opinions about the new release. Not only. Release Events mean talks, hacking and, sure, party!

If you haven’t considered yet, it’s time to think at it.

When you’ll be convinced, add your event in (you’ll find more information in the page).

For Fedora Contributors: visit the page, see if there is an event near you (if not, try to convince your local Ambassadors) and get in contact with the event owner/s. You’ll have a crucial role in the event and, sure, you’ll receive a VIP treatment!

Planning F12 Release Events

September 11, 2009

Events are part of Fedora style. In that way Release Events (or if you prefer Parties) have become a hallmark of what we are.

Fedora 12 is under development: people are working hardly to realease something special and, we, as Ambassadors, want to honour this, spreading the result around the World.

Release events grew a lot since the early beginning and it’s time to go a step further.

First of all, we have defined a deadline to better address what to do and to align with other sub-project schedules.

We, also, have defined REs goal: have end-users (e.g. students, developers) and contributors, all together, to celebrate the new release; introduce newbie to the new release; discuss about what is changed and what can be improved; do some hacking and so on.

This time we want to let end-users know who are the contributors, and to let contributors know who are the people who use/will use Fedora: it will help boost the motivation on both sides. It’s marvellous when you meet someone who share the same passion and sure, after an event, you can understand that your work, as small as it could be, is precious as the biggest work. And, from an end-user perspective, to have all/most of your questions/doubts/concerns answered.

The success of a Release Event depends, first of all, on Organizers: in the last years Ambassadors have done an excellent job organizing them and doing the hard job: they are the people who go in search of a place, who set up it and spend most of the day talking about Fedora, holding speeches, supporting new users, helping solving problems etc..

The thanks must go to these people, ready every release, to challange themselves doing a better job, and sure, since now, they have achived this goal. We should be proud of them and we should encourage them continuing on this way!

I assure this will be an unique experience for everyone, from organizers to attendees: you are invited to take part in.

Haul the anchor! An amazing experience is waiting us.

“Fedora 11 Release Events Contest” Winners Announcement

August 10, 2009

It’s my pleasure and honour to announce the F11 Release Events Contest¬†winners: Kevin Higgins with the Vancouver, WA (USA) release event,¬†Neville A. Cross with the Managua (NI) release event and, finally,¬†Truong Anh Tuan with the Hanoi (VN) release event.

For the Fedora 11 release, FAmSCo wanted to give some of the¬†Ambassadors who organized great release events an opportunity to¬†attend a FUDCon or a FAD in their region, and to meet more of the¬†community face to face. As such, we’re going to be providing some¬†sponsorship opportunities to some of the organizers of great Fedora¬†release events.

Our decision was based not only on the quality of the event, that sure was the base requirement, we also took care of the experience of the people and the potential they could express in future events and in the whole project, both in a regional and global perspective.

For several releases now, Fedora Ambassadors have been organizing release events all over the world, becoming a natural component of our activity and showing us the maturity of the project. The purpose of these events is to promote the new release of Fedora, to raise awareness among local communities, and to educate users and developers on the most important features of the release.

These release events are low-cost and are therefore easy to scale worldwide. As a means of encouraging these events, we have occasionally offered some sort of reward for the best events.

FAmSCo wants to thank all the participants for their amazing job: stay sure that we will continue to encourage it.

For future Fedora releases, we hope to do the same thing, and to spread the sponsorship around so that folks all over the world have opportunities to attend FUDCons. It is a high priority for us that we continue to grow Fedora Ambassadors all over the world.

We are proud to have such great people on this marvelous team!

Stay tuned

On Behalf of FAmSCo
Francesco Ugolini

p.s. A special thanks goes to Joerg Simon for his detailed review of
all the events.

F10 Release Events, the first (but not last) recap

December 3, 2008

It’s just my pleasure to report that the first F10 Release Events were a success! I want to thank all the ambassadors who spent their time organizing these ones and all the attendees that helped made them as amazing as they were.

We have just started ! A lot of Fedora 10 Release Events have to come, and I’m sure they will be great too. I encourage to visit the wiki and see where they will be hold.

My personal thanks to all the Ambassadors who are working organizing the next ones: it’s an hard job, but I’m sure the results will be worthy all the time spent organizing them.

Your work will be part of the Fedora success: I’m sure of this!

F10 Release Parties – First Part (draft)

July 27, 2008

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After the F9 Release Parties success, FAmSCo is starting to plan F10 Release Parties. Thanks to reports we received from the past Release events’ owners we want to improve this experience, focusing on local communities and pushing for new ideas and initiatives.

Release events are an invite for everyone, from the hobbyists to the sysadmins, to discover Fedora, mixing the ‚Äúknowledge side‚ÄĚ with the ‚Äúparty side‚ÄĚ.

In that way I think all Ambassadors and Contributors who want to take action could participate trough our list, our local IRC meetings (FamSCo’s ones too), giving feedback from the past experiences or with new, cool, proposals.