FAmSCo elections are now open and we're looking for new candidates:
For FAmSCo we have opened seven seats:
The Elections schedule is as follows:
* December 13 - December 19: Nomination period open (closes promptly at
23:59 UTC on December 19th)
* December 20 - January 09: Campaign period. Individual blog posts, etc.
encouraged. We will also have an interview with answers published on the
Fedora Community Blog.
* January 10 - January 16: Voting open (closes promptly at 23:59 UTC on
* January 17: Results announcement
Elections Questionnaire needs more questions for email/Community blog
interviews! If you have anything you would like to ask candidates to
FAmSCo, please add it to the wiki.
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Platform & Fedora Program Manager
Red Hat Czech s.r.o., Purkynova 99/71, 612 45 Brno, Czech Republic
Hi everybody. In next weeks I will start doing in Rome @ Fusolab some
talks about how to begin to contribute to Fedora. Before I start to
create some slides, I would like to ask you if there is a repository
containing the slides done by ambassadors for their talks. I wondered
about a repository while I was looking at Flock 2016 talks list.
Thank you and have a nice day
Dear Fedora Ambassadors,
we all know the Fedora Project has an extremely diverse community. Our contributors come from different backgrounds.
From time to time, regional communities sponsor contributors to travel either domestically or abroad to represent the project. The model being used is reimbursements, i.e. contributors need to pay for their expenses in advance and then await to receive their money back some time later. This is done for a variety of reasons. Reimbursements are processed exclusively via Paypal.
First of all, I understand that not everyone feels comfortable with paying for their expenses in advance and then awaiting to be reimbursed a month and a half later. Secondly, Paypal does not work in all countries - which can be very difficult for some people to receive payments.
Are you having any issues with Paypal in your country? If yes I would like to invite you to visit the following wiki page, describe the problem and suggest alternative solutions (If you have any in mind). Are you having any issues related to reimbursements? I encourage you to reach out to me and/or any other FAmSCo representative and report any problem, even anonymously.
We appreciate your input. Thanks very much.
PS: As I recall, this topic has been discussed several times in the past. No specific action was taken, however.
giannisk on irc.freenode.net
The Seattle GNU/Linux conference, SeaGL, intentionally attracts a variety
of attendees, students from Seattle Central College, local Linux
enthusiasts, curious neighbors, and programmers from big software
companies, indies and start-ups. About 500 people attended the exhibits and
talks on the two days. The exhibit area was closed for the keynotes so I
saw Corey Quinn tell us the Art of Personal Failure and Allison Randal
presented Free as in Freedom. Bill Wright received the Cascadia Community
Builder Award for his efforts building LinuxFest NorthWest.
With Laura Abbott and John Dulaney, we staffed a table featuring Fedora
loves Python. We showed Pippy, the Python learning environment on the One
Laptop Per Child, and a Raspberry PI 3 running Fedora 25 with
beefy-connection, a Python Flask application created by Scott Williams. The
RPI arrived the day before the conference, Fedora 25 was easy to install,
John Dulaney got beefy-connection (a kiosk to connect with guests) running
smoothly, then he installed Xonsh to show me a Python shell.
We talked to guests about Python and Fedora, many were just learning Python
and many were experienced users. I asked guests, ‘What IDE do you use?’ One
guest, a web developer, said a multi-line editor (Sublime?) that we talked
about. Then they had some technical questions. I’m thankful that Laura
Abbott answered her questions and many others. I ran Jupyter with some of
Peter Norvig’s notebooks open, like the Monty Hall probability simulation
and Regex Golf problems. Peter Norvig is such an elegant programmer, his
notebooks are fun to discuss. And the drawings for the Fedora Loves Python
tee-shirts were popular.
At Flock I gave a presentation, Spin Your Exhibit, and applied those ideas
to the Fedora Loves Python theme. We showed tools for beginner,
experienced, and specialized users by talking about IDEs. The OLPC always
attracts guests and is a story of Python success. Swag included the Fedora
Loves Python trifold, cool buttons and Tee-shirts. Specialized hardware was
the Raspberry PI. But I didn’t have a hands on challenge. What sort of
quick and easy Python challenge could you set up? I thought of a list
comprehension quiz, what ideas do you have? Beefy-connection was hands on
but not very challenging or memorable.
This is the fourth year for SeaGL and it is growing. Exhibiting is great to
make new friends and discuss new ideas. I met the organizer for Puppy
(Puget Sound Programming Python) meet-up and will attend with some swag.
Talked to Bill Wright about LinuxFest NorthWest (May 6 & 7, 2017), I want
to add a QRcode reader to beefy-connection. The Free Software Foundation
invited members to a Friday night meet up, our table discussed rights and
freedom between web frameworks and tug boats. Thanks to Fedora for
sponsoring this exhibit.
This is Abdel Martinez (fas:potty), from FAmSCo.
I see that FESCo and Council elections are open, but there are not
elections for FAmSCo.
On the latest FAmSCo meeting, we agreed to have a new round of elections.
FOSCo is still not ready, but new FAmSCo is required.
Is feasible to include FAmSCo elections on the same period as FESCo/Council?
What should be the steps to follow here?
Thank you in advance,