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Re: [Ambassadors] Re: FAD in late January or early/mid February?

I'm late to the party, as usual . . . . :-)

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 9:40 AM, Clint Savage <herlo fedoraproject org> wrote:

My plan was to get some folks from docs and from ambassadors together.
 I suppose there may be benefit for devs to come.  The idea of having
FAD on Friday would mean that while it could be linked up with the
conference, it wouldn't interfere with the main conference sessions.

Good idea. When I had discussed this with the SCaLE folks, they were concerned that a FAD on Sunday morning would affect the abillity of Fedorans to go to the show at that time. So Friday night might be good, and then that leaves the rest of the weekend for us to enjoy the show, staff the booth -- did I mention staffing the booth? -- and seeing Clint's great presentation

After Max's message to the board here -- http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-advisory-board/2008-December/msg00077.html -- it appears that FADs are going to be regional and decentralized, unlike the annual ambassador planning/educational event that the FAD at OLF was. I could be wrong on my understanding of the Fedora Ambassador Day concept, but now that it's Fedora Activity Day, it creates a wider range of possible activities.

Having said this, we did go back to SCaLE a couple of weeks ago and tell them we weren't having a FAD at SCaLE (and there was also the issue of Q4 funds), opting instead to concentrate on a Q1 FAD at Linux Fest North West in Bellingham, Wash., in April.

Frankly, there's no reason why we can't hold FADs at both.

The thought I had was to hack together some functionality in Moksha
that could help ambassadors to track the activities going on within
(and without) Fedora.  Give us a portal (if you will) with a simiple
way to add events, manage them and track resources.

For Docs, it's an ongoing thing and since there are a few docs persons
in California that might be able to come that couldn't make FUDCon, I
think that'd be invaluable for them to meet others in the Docs team.
It's also valuable to have some fun, so I think a nice dinner with the
contributors would help congeal the group.

I'm sure there's more here to think about and possibly do.  But I
think a FAD still needs a core goal (as was pointed out).  We could
reasonably get others to participate if we advertised now.

So I'll go back to SCaLE and tell them we're looking at the Friday before their expo for a FAD and go from there. More to follow.

Larry Cafiero

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