Flock 2018: Day 1
After a nice sleep and breakfast things started out with announcements then the state of Fedora talk from the FPL, Matthew Miller.
Summary: doing pretty well, but we should try and get the numbers of users estimates more accurate, and keep doing the good work on all the things we have in the pipeline for the next few years.
Fedora Objective leads then gave updates on their objectives.
- Matthias Clasen talked about all the good stuff in Fedora Workstation over the last few releases
- Langdon White updated us on Modularity
- Stephen Gallagher talked about Fedora Server and directions for upcoming work
- Dusty Mabe talked about Feodora CoreOS and Atomic host. We should see a combined setup for f30.
- Peter Robinson talked about Internet of Things and plans for it coming up.
Overall a great bit of info on where we are and what we had done this last year. There seemed to be more excitement in the air than last year.
In the middle of the above reporting we took a coffee break. I won’t mention them again, but I’d like to note here that they worked really really well. There was an area setup with coffee and pastries and some tables with no chairs and everyone could mingle around and talk. It was a really great way to have a “hall way” track without missing any talks. Since it was all in the same area you could often find whoever you wanted to talk with, or wait for others to come talk to you. Kudos to the organizers!
Lunch was in the hotel resturant, buffet style. Was pretty good overall and was nice to avoid travel time, etc.
After lunch, I went to the “RHEL, Fedora and CentOS: Solving the penrose triangle” talk by Josh Boyer and Brenden Conaboy. It’s very true that there is not a normal direct upstream -> downstream flow to the relationship between these three, and they had some interesting ideas on how we could make the feedback better and understand it more.
Next was the Fedora Infrastructure onboarding talk by Ricky Elrod. This is a topic that is near and dear to me, so it was great to see the ideas and also to see the interaction from the audience. There were a bunch of questions and ideas. I hope we can implement some of them soon and see if they help folks out or not.
After that, I went to the session on improving compose times with Mohan Boddu and Lubomir Seldar. This one had a bunch of good ideas on how we can get our compose processes down in time from the current 8-9hours to much less. There was a lot of audience participation here. Great to see!
The next slot there were several things I wanted to see, but I ended up in the hallway track talking to lots of people, so that was all good too.
I think the talks this year were all recorded so they should appear soon I hope and folks can see them for themselves.