Event reports are a requirement if you receive funds or media/swag from the Fedora Project for an event.
- The event owner is responsible for blog posts about the event. The number of blog posts is based on the length of the event, and the posts should be spread throughout the event.
- 1 or 2 days = at least 1 blog post.
- 3 days = at least 2 blog posts.
- 4 days = at least 3 blog posts.
- N days = at least N-1 blog posts.
- The event owner should encourage all the other Fedora folks who were there to blog about the event. Anyone who receives sponsorship must write blog posts, with the same requirements as the event owner.
- The blog must be aggregated on Planet Fedora or a report on Fedora Magazine.
- A summary post to the Fedora Ambassadors mailing list at the end of the event that provides links to all the blog posts, both by the event leader and by other community members at the event.
Report Content Suggestions
The following are suggestions as to what to include in a blog post or summary post to the Ambassadors mailing list following an event. An ambassador does not have to answer all of the questions here and some may not apply to an event.
Did something interesting happen at the event that does not fit to one of these questions? Post about it! We want to hear about it! This list is to help generate ideas for your event report, not meant to limit the content of your event report.
- How many people were at the event? Was the Fedora booth busy?
- What kind of comments did you receive about Fedora?
- Were there any questions that were asked many times?
- Answer the Mind Share initiative questions; Why does Fedora attend, What is the focus of the event, How does our attendance at this event build users of or contributors to specific Fedora solutions — and why are those particular solutions strategically important, How does our attendance at this event build users of or contributors to the Fedora platform overall, Measured success.
- Were there repeated suggestions for improvement in a particular area for Fedora?
- Did you meet anyone using Fedora in an interesting way or on a large scale?
- Did you have a 'Birds of a Feather' session? What did you cover? How many people attended?
- Were there any Fedora talks or sessions as part of the event? What were they about? What was the attendance?
- How much swag did you give away or sell? (i.e. did you run out of DVDs? Sell all the T-shirts?) What swag was popular?
- Did you have a Live USB creation station? Were there any other interactive demos at the booth (OLPC or other)? Were the demonstrations well-received?
- Did you sign up any contributors (ambassador, packager, infrastructure, artist, etc)?
- Include pictures in your blog post if at all possible.
- What other distros or companies were at the event? Did you hear or learn anything interesting from other organizations?