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FOSDEM 2021

FOSDEM is the biggest free and non-commercial event organized by and for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet. FOSDEM 2021 will take place virtually on 6-7 February 2021.

Location & Schedule

FOSDEM - 6 - 7 February 2021, online

Attendance is free, no registration necessary

Fedora Project Attendees

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Presentations and other Events involving Fedora

Time and Date Topic Name URL Comments
Saturday 9:30AM CET Welcome Fedora Project Welcome Session https://fosdem.org/2021/schedule/event/fedora_welcome/ 8:30AM UTC
Saturday 4PM CET Social Fedora Social Hour Fedora Chat @ FOSDEM Informal social hour in chat room, we will add Jitsi video if possible
Saturday 17:00 Infra Management Desktop Linux Management at Facebook https://fosdem.org/2021/schedule/event/desktoplinuxmgmtatfacebook/ Discussing Fedora and CentOS Stream
Sunday 9:30AM CET Welcome Fedora Project Welcome Session Day 2 No link provided yet 8:30AM UTC
Sunday 4PM CET Social Fedora Social Hour Fedora Chat @ FOSDEM Informal social hour in chat room, we will add Jitsi video if possible

Fedora Stand Welcome Session Chat Sign Up

Directly before the start of sessions, FOSDEM organizers have set up a "Welcome Session" for each stand from 8:30-9AM UTC (9:30-10AM CET). It should also give us a pre-configured event room we can use to give a live introduction on video / screen share at that time if desired. The FOSDEM organizers have noted that they will most likely mirror these welcome events across to Sunday as well, but have yet to confirm.

Saturday February 6th - 8:30-9AM UTC Link to Event
Name FAS ID Comments
Mariana Balla marianab
Aleksandra Fedorova bookwar
Vipul Siddharth siddharthvipul1
Your name here fasid
Sunday February 7th - 8:30-9AM UTC No link yet
Name FAS ID Comments
Mariana Balla marianab
Aleksandra Fedorova bookwar
Vipul Siddharth siddharthvipul1
Your name here fasid

Videos

For the virtual booth it would be nice to have some videos about Fedora content. A possibility would be an overview about the latest and next features. If you have such a video, please provide a link to it in this section.

Feature/Topic Point of contact URL to Video
State of Fedora with the FPL riecatnor n/a - direct upload
Unboxing Lenovo Laptop riecatnor n/a - direct upload
Budapest 2019 Diversity Video riecatnor n/a - direct upload
F33 Release Party Python 3.9 riecatnor n/a - direct upload
F33 Release Party Nano riecatnor n/a - direct upload
F33 Release Party Lightning Talks en Español riecatnor n/a - direct upload
F33 Release Party Java 11 riecatnor n/a - direct upload
F33 Release Party BTRFS riecatnor n/a - direct upload
F33 Release Party Community Outreach Revamp riecatnor n/a - direct upload
F33 Release Party AWS & Fedora riecatnor n/a - direct upload

Fedora Virtual Stand Copy

Welcome to the Fedora Project stand!

Welcome to the Fedora Project virtual stand at FOSDEM 2021! The Fedora Project is a community of people working together to build a free and open source software platform and to collaborate on and share user-focused solutions built on that platform. We are the Fedora community people: the ones who use, build, test and maintain the Fedora Linux distribution. If you're just hearing about us, learn more here.

The Fedora Project @ FOSDEM

Raffle:

What would FOSDEM be without swag? That's what we thought so we decided to share Fedora goodies in a raffle contest for this year's FOSDEM!

How to enter the raffle? Join our chat room to find the raffle entry link. You will need to enter your name and email address to enter. We will randomly draw 100 winners on February 8th, at 5PM UTC. The winners will receive a follow up form to provide shipment information. Please see full Terms & Conditions here.

Also, don't worry if you are a veteran Fedoran and are involved with the community, there will be plenty more chances to receive swag during 2021.

Fedora Socials

We are excited to meet you at FOSDEM 2021! Please join us for a dedicated Social Hour at 3PM UTC on both Saturday February 6th & 7th.

Badges:

Event badges are some of the most special badges for your FAS collection. Grab your FOSDEM 2021 badge!

The Fedora Project in 2020

The past year was challenging for the Fedora Project due to the changes introduced by the COVID-19 outbreak, but we still expertly delivered two releases on time: Fedora 32 and Fedora 33. The most substantial change in the F33 was the changing of filesystems for desktop variants with BTRFS being the new default filesystem. Fedora IoT has been promoted to an Official Edition alongside to Workstation and Server. Fedora’s popularity in the tech community did not go unnoticed by Lenovo and Lenovo is now shipping Fedora Workstation on selected laptop models.

Nest Group Photo

On the Fedora community side, we have managed to gather more attendees than ever at our conferences due to going virtual, with Nest with Fedora, F33 Release Party, and Fedora Women's Day 2020. We also socialize weekly at our Fedora Social Hour, we welcome you to join us! More info here. The community focused side of Fedora is also working hard on an Revamp for their various outreach teams, and it is soon to be elevated to a Fedora Objective. Learn more about the Revamp here.

New in 2021:

With the release of F33 in October 2020, Fedora 34 is now in the making! Do you have any ideas or suggestions for future releases? Join the devel mailing list where development and testing discussion happens. Check out the Fedora 34 wiki page with all the important details for the upcoming release.

The Fedora Project will continue to hold virtual events in 2021, such as release parties, virtual team meetups, Fedora Women's Day and Nest to Fedora. We are excited about how successful our 2020 events went, and we are going to continue to improve them this year. The silver lining of being all virtual is we are able to reach a broader audience of Fedorans than ever before. We welcome you to join our Fedora community events: share your own story, listen to what the rest of the community has to say, and meet the faces behind this global project.

Want to become a part of Fedora?:

Are you new to the Fedora Project and you don't know where to start? You can start by joining #fedora-join on (Telegram, Matrix & IRC on Freenode), where a welcoming group of Fedorans will help guide you. The Fedora Join SIG is made up of new and old contributors who have a passion for Fedora and helping others get involved. They help you with:

  • Setting up a Fedora Account
  • Learning about the Fedora community
  • Connect you to the right Fedora teams for you
  • Provide resources

Have any other questions? Ask them here!

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