Fedora just won “Most Memorable Booth” at So Cal Linux Expo this year! We’ve had an excellent crew this year and it has been great to connect with many enthusiastic users who are doing some highly creative and innovative things with the various flavors of Fedora. If by chance you’re seeing this and are at SCaLE, come by the exhibit hall today and say hi and scan the QR code to get a badge and pick up some swag!
Congrats! And yeah it’s one of the booths I return several times to.
Would have helped out there or at CentOS but between our own booth and my talk I didn’t have enough time
I have lots of pictures. I’m planning to sort through them and make a blog post about it - hopefully today.
This year, I collected stories of what people told us they were using Fedora for in recent projects, and I’m planning on sharing that along with the regular event pictures. We had a very passionate group of Fedora users at SCaLE this year and I was especially impressed by the broad scope of use cases for it, including CoreOS and IoT.
That’s awesome! It’d be great if we could get some of those stories for the new website!
Let the marketing-team know when that blog post is done! We can either post it straight from the Fedora account or boost your post about it - whichever option you want.
In that case, I might split it up into two posts - one about SCaLE itself and another specifically about Fedora feedback, and link to the other article between them.
Here are my blog posts. I haven’t posted them to Mastodon yet:
These are both great! Do you want to post them on Mastodon yourself and then we boost, or do you want us to post them and tag you?
If we post, I’m thinking we post the first blog post tomorrow and the second blog post some time next week. It spreads the content out a little more and gives us an excuse to repeat the great job you guys did at SCaLE.
That’s a great idea. Why don’t you post them that way then and I’ll boost it, if you don’t mind. Thanks!
I saw your posts this morning. Would you mind if I edited them together to publish on the Community Blog? (under your name, of course)
I guess I’ll hold on posting so I know if a CommBlog post will be made and which version of the post I should link to.
@bcotton - Sure I’m fine with that either way. I had initially separated them thinking it would be easier to split off the topics in that way from Marketing, but if you think it would be better to do one, that’s totally cool. @joseph had a point about being able to spread it out in posting them separately, but I’m happy with whichever y’all decide (I trust y’all’s wisdom much more than my own when it comes to effective blogging and reach).
Also, for what it’s worth, a Community Blog post might be a good idea anyway, as I’ve yet to port over my tech blog from my old, very modestly spec’d, and very over-priced Rackspace environment, so I imagine it will choke under any fairly significant amount of traffic .
From my perspective, I’m fine with it being one blog post or two. If it’s one post, it’s got all the detail in one post and that’s a nice way to let people know we were at SCaLE. If it’s two posts, then we can hit folks with a part 2.
Spreading out content across multiple posts isn’t ideal unless there is enough meat in the posts to justify breaking them up. In this case I just wanted to support the work and positive experience you had at the conference, however you want to share it. Stuff like this is one of the kinds of content we want to share on our channels.
That’s fair. I’m more than a little bit rusty with blogging and I could have probably done some more general fluffing here, but I put in as much mental steam as I had capacity for in the moment. I’m happy to fill in any gaps or give any more info that could be helpful for synthesizing or otherwise pad the community blog material.
But hey, at least you know you got it from me and not ChatGPT this time .
You’re good! That’s just my opinion for this kind of thing in general, but I was fine with both of your posts!
The human touch is especially appreciated, lol.
SCaLE = short for “Southern California Linux Expo” for thous as me who like to know what the abbreviations mean
Nice and thanks to share with us
Congrats!! You all had such a warm, welcoming booth, and I am absolutely loving my adorable Nest bag - and am super touched that you gave it to me because I mentioned what a good time I had at Nest - and how I’d misplaced my Lenovo Fedora stickers. Now rocking the Fedora super key sticker, one of the Lenovo stickers, and the ‘best communities are inclusive and diverse’ sticker on my Thinkpad - and you’re absolutely right. Hearing people’s stories is the absolute best part of events like this.
And, in close second, packaging pun battles, but I think that’s pretty apt-parent.