This page should help us plan events in EMEA better. Instead of just listing events, we should have an idea what kind of audience we can approach there, what our reach would be, if the event has our target audience.
- The fiscal year 2017 starts on March 1 2016 and ends on February 29 2017, please add only events which take place between those days.
- Add only "sizable" events which needs some planning, or budget, or we should have under our radar. Don't add events such as a monthly gathering of local user group although we encourage you attend such events and promote Fedora there.
- Date - you don't need to know an exact date, many events announce it just a couple of months before, but you should know the month, or at least the quarter when it will take place. If you're not sure that the event will take place, don't hesitate and write organizers and ask them. We have had a lot of events we budgeted money for, they didn't take place, and we lost the money. You should be sure that the event will most likely take place.
- Name, Location - pretty self-explanatory :)
- Event Owner - before we include an event to our plans and allocate money to it, we need to know who will take care of the organization of Fedora presence there, events that are not assigned to anyone can't get funding.
- Description - describe the event, topics covered, size, importance,...
- Audience - estimate the number of attendees and specify what kind of audience it is, this should help us determine whom to target there and what flavor/spin promote there.
- Justification - explain why Fedora should be at the event and invest in sending people there, what are opportunities and benefits.
- Expense - specify budget estimation to have adequate presence there.
|March 11-12||PyCon SK||Bratislava, Slovakia||Miro Hrončok||A two day conference devoted to python||300, makers and designers, hardware hackers||We should definitely promote Fedora there, since this is a major Python event||$400|
|March 14-15||Open Source Weekend||Bratislava, Slovakia||Jiri Eischmann||A two-day conference on various Linux and open source topics. Organized by the Slovak Society for Open Technologies. Located at the campus of two big technical universities||100-150, mostly students and university teachers, but also some developers and admins from the enterprise sector||It's the only sizable Linux/FLOSS event in Slovakia, so if we want to build awareness in this country, we should be there, it's also attended by our target audience||$50|
|March 19-20||Chemnitzer Linux Tage 2015||Chemnitz, Germany||Joerg Simon||The Chemnitzer Linux days are an event for everyone about Linux and open source. The place is Chemnitz, the CLUG, the Computer Center and the faculty of computer science at the TU Chemnitz and many volunteers make it happen. Talks, Demonstrations, Live Workshops, and Projects who present themselves.||3000+||Event with a long tradition, true FOSS Spirit, all major players are there - not showing up as project would decrease visibility in the german FOSS/Linux-Eco System||$1300|
|April?||3D Expo||Prague, Czech Republic||Miro Hrončok||A two day expo and conference devoted to desktop 3D printing and related technologies.||300, makers and designers, hardware hackers||We can promote Fedora Workstation to makers, especially promote our 3D printing stack||$120|
|April 28-30||LinuxWochen Vienna||Vienna, Austria||??||$500?|
|May 11-13||DORS/CLUC||Zagreb, Croatia||Zacharias Mitzelos||Largest open source software conference in Croatia, organized by main local FLOSS associations.||Several hundred||We were also invited this year to participate||$700|
|May 14-15||OSCAL||Tirana, Albania||Giannis Konstantinidis||International conference held in Albania, organized to promote software freedom, open source software, free culture and open knowledge.||~400||Last year we had a great presence. Been invited again this year. Targeting students and young people. Good opportunity to promote Fedora, have an impact in the region and help build a local community.||$400|
|August||BarCamp Blackpool||Blackpool, UK||Jon Archer||Two day unconference based in the North of England||250-300||developers, users, makers||$762 (£500)|
|August 2-5||Flock||Krakow, Poland||Fedora Community||Annual Fedora Contributors Conference, and this year it is organized in EMEA||Fedora contributors||Adding some funds under this event so that we can cover some travel costs of active contributors from EMEA that are not speakers, but their attendance would be very important||$600|
|August 20-21||FrOSCon||Sankt Augustin, Germany||??||One of the biggest FOSS conferences in Germany||$1500|
|September||BalCCon 2k16||Novi Sad, Serbia||Medic Momcilo||One of the biggest hacker events in the region, growing bigger each year. "major goal is to gather all the communities from the region and abroad so we can socialize, hack, play, learn, exchange knowledge and experience and of course, party together."||~500||Variety attendees, students, developers, administrators, liberty advocates, FLOSS enthusiasts, hackers, makers, ...||$800|
|September 26-27||Bar Camp Manchester||Manchester, UK||Jon Archer||Two day unconference based in the North of England||250, developers, users, makers||$762 (£500)|
|October 5-7||LinuxCon Europe||Dublin, Ireland||Jiri Eischmann||Three-day conference with a broad range of topics around Linux, organized by the Linux Foundation, usually co-hosted with other conferences shuch as KVM Forum||1400, enterprise users (developers, admins, architects,...), upstream developers||LinuxCon is one of a few Linux events in Europe where we can meet enterprise users, we should primarily promote Server and Cloud at this event (co-hosted with OpenCloud), it's also a good event for networking with various upstream projects||$2000|
|Octomber-November||Fosscomm||Greece||Giannis Konstantinidis||Two day conference held in a city of Greece. Biggest gathering of open source communities in Greece||250, developers, users, makers||$500|
|November||PyCon CZ||Prague, Czech Republic||Miro Hrončok||??||$200|
|November||LinuxDays Prague||Prague, Czech Republic||Miro Hrončok||??||$50|
|Late December||Chaos Communication Congress||Hamburg, Germany||Till Maas||Very large annual meeting of the international hacking scene||Makers, IT security researchers, free software enthusiasts. There are people of every age (including kids). More than 10.000 visitors can be expected for 2015.||This is a great event to present Fedoras security features (using security features from the compiler to build packages, the security spin) and possibilities for makers (e.g. 3D printing possibilites, embedded device (development) support).||$2500|
|January||FOSDEM||Brussels, Belgium||Jiri Eischmann||The largest gathering of open source enthusiasts in Europe, all important open source projects are present there, Fedora usually has a dev room there.||7000, open source developers, powerusers||This is a must event for Fedora because of the high number of FLOSS contributors, great opportunity to get Fedora contributors together, present our technologies to our target audiences and do networking with other projects, mainly our upstreams, we should primarily promote Workstation, but Server and Cloud may also find their audiences there.||$3000|
|February||DevConf.cz||Brno, Czech Republic||Jiri Eischmann||The largest technical conference of Red Hat, over 100 talks and workshops covering Red Hat-related technologies, one day is devoted to Fedora and after Flock it's the largest gathering of Fedora contributors and serves as a planning event, too.||1000, mostly redhatters, but also independent contributors, and contributors from other companies, also enterprise users||There is not much room to do outreach because most attendees are aware of and even familiar with Fedora, it's an opportunity to meet contributors from other projects Red Hat is involved in and even with RH contributors to Fedora who don't otherwise attend Fedora events, it's also an opportunity to promote Fedora to enterprise users who attend the event for information about RH technologies.||$0|