Where's Matthew this week (an experiment in Fedora Project Leader visibilty...)

Hi everyone! I’ve been FPL for a while now, and one difficulty I still have is being pulled between internal RH stuff [1] and being active and visible in Fedora itself. Sometimes I jump back and forth based on what’s most on fire, but that’s far from ideal. I’m working on keeping the balance. And, as part of that, I’m going to try an experiment of posting what I’m expecting for each week at a high level to this thread, every Monday. [2]

Feel free to comment or ask questions or tell me I’m missing something.

Oh, and I have a question for you: I can set the topic to delete older replies, because it’s meant to be more of a “what’s up right now” thing than a history. But if anyone thinks I should leave that off so posts accumulate, let me know!


  1. Fedora advocacy, keeping people and processes connected, etc., as well as training, mentoring, meetings, and other regular aspects of a job ↩︎

  2. ADHD makes keeping to routines like this extra difficult for me, so… may not be perfect. But let’s see how it goes. ↩︎

* glb wonders if a Fedora Magazine cover graphic he made a while back got Matt in hot water with the RH folks :eyes: :stuck_out_tongue:

LOL, no, this is not the “I’m in trouble” kind of training :classic_smiley:

Week of 2022-11-07T05:00:00Z2022-11-11T05:00:00Z

  • Monday: Well, that’s gone already. :slight_smile: Had a few internal meetings, caught up on mailing lists, did some Discourse stuff, and then had some family errands to run. I know that doesn’t sound like a lot but it added up…
  • Tuesday: Entirely full of meetings. I try to concentrate my RH meetings on this day as much as possible. I guess it’s working? Oh, also: voting!
  • Wednesday: Council meeting, and a few other individual meetings, but mostly clear. I’m going to block out the afternoon for working on the in-progress Fedora strategy posts.
  • Thursday: Again, a couple of meetings (maybe “concentrate them all on one day” isn’t working after all). Then, time to press the “Definitely Go!” button for F37, and make sure we’re all set with the stuff around that.
  • Friday: Okay. Meeting-free day for real. Hopefully there will be no fires.

I like how you announce the verdict before the trial. :slightly_smiling_face:

That’s okay, he’s not on the jury. :wink:

Week of 2022-11-28T05:00:00Z2022-12-02T05:00:00Z

I have an MIT class all this week as part of the Distinguished Engineer Leadership Development program I’m participating in at Red Hat. This is in the morning (annoyingly early), so I hope to keep up with things in the afternoons — but I’m not sure how much homework there will be, nor how much energy it’ll take. So we will see!