Fedora 31 Release Party

This is mostly a recapitulation of the Fedora 31 Release Party which happened at Red Hat India BLR office sometime during November of 2019.  Fedora Release Parties: Fedora Release Parties are Fedora Calendar events which take place across the globe and it's one of the easiest way to meet like minded people who contribute to Fedora Project and celebrate the release.  Usually, Release Parties help people to learn a couple of things or two about: 1. What's going on in the Project 2. What's new in Fedora Release? 3. What's coming in the new Releases? The Show: Robin Cain (current Director of Linux Engineering @ Red Hat) cutting the cake! Release Parties don't have any said or defined agenda, it's a very free flow "unconference" style meet. Although to set a rough agenda, we started the day with "What's new in Fedora?" which was mostly a run though the new goodies that has arrived as a part of Fedora 31. The participat

Fedora QA Global Onboarding Call 2020-06-10 1700UTC - 1900UTC

There is a going to be a Fedora QA On Boarding Call 2020-06-10 1700-1900 UTC over blue jeans, while release validation for Fedora 33 is underway , this is good time to get started. In this call we will be talking about how you as a contributor can get started with Fedora QA. The agenda can be found on this hackmd .

Fedora 28 Release Party Bangalore

Furthering on the community efforts, a bunch of Fedora Contributors and Users in Bangalore decided to celebrate the Fedora 28 Release. This post will be talking about, how we celebrated it and the vent highlights. To start with, I would like to thank Bex for sending the swags and all who contributed to the release and made it successful. It was 2018-05-11, a Friday, clearly a start of the weekend when everybody in the office are chilled-out state of mind. We kicked off the release party with Vipul Siddharth speaking on Fedora 28 New Features. @SiddharthVipul speaking why Fedora is important and what's new in F28 — sumantro (@6r11c3) May 11, 2018 Next we had Sinny Kumari talking about Atomic and new features in Fedora Atomic. @ksinny talks about @projectatomic at Fedora 28 Release Party — sumantro (@6r11c3) May 11, 2018 Next we Kanika & Bhumika spoke about GSoC and Outreachy! How to get involved as a studen

Fedora at FOSDEM 2018

This is my experience at FOSDEM 2018. To start with, since 2013, many of my seniors who went to FOSDEM, described that to me as one of the biggest open source developer event on the planet. They often told me their experience with the event and the learning they got from it. This was my opportunity to put those feedbacks to test. I traveled from Bangalore,India on 2018-02-01. My outbound was from BLR-AUH-BRU , it was fairly smooth. Just after completion of immigration checks, me followed exactly what was told by @skamath (Sachin Kamath). Connected to a wifi, walked to the train stop and boarded a got down at Brussels midi. Hotel Chambord was booked for all the Fedora volunteers (thanks to @zachmitzelos and @bex). I checked in without a hitch and went out for a walk in the snow, and then met Alvero from Spain over couple of drinks and then later in evening met all the volunteers and walked to beer event! Day1: It was a fairly cold (3degrees) , Zach booked an Uber X , we all hopped in w

Mozilla Bangalore Community Mentroship program

This post is to articulate a program that we recently started to rejuvinate the Mozilla Bangalore community. The prime focus of the event was to create a framework and engage college students with a direct mentorship for 3 weeks with the mentors. To rehash a bit of past , we had Mozilla India Community Meetup ,post which we created a framework which will cater to contributors to match up with mentors and continue to grow. With time, we faced hickups andkept losing momentum. Finally, this revamp is made, this meetup marked the begining. 

Revisting Flock 2017

This report is retrospection of Flock 2017. This a long textual (zero-pictorial) post , so pardon me. What is Flock? Flock is an Annual conference Fedora community gathers. Flock 2017 was a more action-oriented event than previous years. This affects the types of session proposals that were accepted. The scheduled slots favor collaborative team working sessions and workshops over team status reports. Flock happened in Hyannis,MA this time. It was  a pleasant weather. Noteworthy to say that the event was well thought & planned. The participants had enough time for visa and other important stuff. Kudos to the team behind for putting in immense amount of effort ranging from registration to funding and from websites to executing it in such a great way! :) Why was I there? I proposed an session with my team (Fedora QA) on Kernel and Regression Testing. Most of us test the kernel on our lenovo but we hardly get the chance to test the new kernel on various off the shel

Fedora QA Session @ RHT Bangalore

Hey this post is going to talk about the retrospective of Fedora QA onboarding session at Red Hat Bangalore. 15 students from India participated in this event. The idea was to help them get started with contribution. It was good to see people working their way up the ladder. The students began by creating accounts and then setting up their testing environment. Introducing themselves in the mailing list , going ahead and doing Release validation and Update Testing. The details can be found here --> The agenda covered : 1. What is Fedora QA?--> 2. Fedora's Release Cycle--> 3. Setting up your Fedora for testing--> 3.1 Getting FAS accounts,pagure,bugzilla,qa-group sponsorship,adding ssh keys(etc). 3.2 Setting up VM for Release validation with current compose. 4. Getting the nightlies and RC-->