Sadly, Flock 2014 is over. I have to say it was one of the best conferences I’ve ever been to so far both in terms of organization and the people.
I travelled to Flock from Brno with three fellow Red Hatters, Jiri Folta, Igor Klimes and Cole Robinson, who came from the US and is on my team. It was great to meet him in person! Throughout the week we had many interesting conversations about various stuff.
Since this was my first Flock, I didn’t really know what to expect. I expected the two events to be a big hit, and they were! On the first day we went to a local pub where you could tap your own beer! Luckily for me, our teambuilding in Brno was in a pub like that and I knew how to use the tap machine. (You have type in your number and remember that ;)) The best thing in this pub was that you had a leaderboard where pubs ranked in terms of liters of beer drank. Needless to say, Flock 2014 outdrank the whole Czech Republic.
On the first day was my talk titled “How is the Fedora Kernel different?”, I don’t really think that it was any good to be honest, but people did tell me that it was good, so I don’t know what to think… :-)
Second day was another great day! My favourite talk this day was “Fedora Server Role-ing Along” by Stephen Gallagher. It explained how the roles fit into the model and how Cockpit is the crown of this all. I guess it will be time to give Fedora Server a try!This day’s night was spent on a boat! It was pretty cool, we went around the river and saw a lot of ‘tourist stuff’. I managed to talk with a lot of interesting people on the boat.
On the third day, I watched a few talks but in the afternoon we (the Hungarian fedora community) went on a sightseeing trip into deep Prague. Prague is an amazing city, I must say! After we went back to the hotel I talked with Cole if he wanted to go for a dinner. We grabbed a few Fedorians and went to an Lebanese restaurant. It was fun to meet new people! The greatest part of this day was going to a local club where they had three floors each with a different type of music. I almost forgot to mention that Luke and Cole had been talking about DnB for 2 hours straight, before, during and after the dinner. This was probably the best night we had!
The last day, I was really tired so I just went for a few talks and then the tiredness from last night killed me, so we decided to go home. I really wanted to watch my teammate’s talk about Virtualization, but I was so tired that I almost fell asleep at the previous talk, even though it was a great talk!
So, it seems Flock is a celebration of one of our foundations. Friends. Amazing. I hope to see more of the amazing people Fedora has next year in North America!
Thanks for reading,
Fedora Project Hungary