FSFE community meeting 2017
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- Date: 24. - 26. November, 2017
- Number of participants: maximum 40
- Costs: free to attend
Grants: On request
- International connection via Berlin airports and railway
About the community meeting
The community meeting shall become the once-in-a-year opportunity for all people engaged inside FSFE to come together, share knowledge, grow projects, hack, discuss and get active. It is the extension of the formerly known coordinators-meeting and shall facilitate two kinds of meetings on the same occasion: the already mentioned meeting for everyone active in the FSFE community as well as small-group-meetings of dedicated working groups inside the FSFE community.
Participation and participants
We have physical limitations, that will only allow us to invite 40 people to this year's community meeting. Despite these limitations, we like the community meeting to be as open as possible while we are trying to keep productivity at the same time.
Every member of any team of the FSFE is invited to participate. Defined as a team for this purpose is every arrangement of people who work together beyond local ties. For example this means that all coordinators are invited (they work together beyond local ties on coordinators@) but we cannot invite every local team member as well. With this rule, we understand the following groups as teams for the community meeting:
- country teams like: austria@, Germany@, france@, ...
In addition, Everybody invited can be the invitation-buddy for one more person who is not invited by default. This shall ensure that people can participate who for example are very active or have a high standing in their local group but we simply do not know about them.
ATTENTION: We have no social order or hierarchy. instead, we will give space on a first-come first-serve basis. Please use the attendees-wiki-page to announce your coming and to make sure to get your place.
Logistics and accommodation
Without any further details so far, in short: except breakfast and alcoholic drinks we take care of catering for a 10 euro flatrate.
The closest public transport stop is "S+U Jannowitzbrücke" On this transportation stop the S-Bahn and the U8 are crossing each other. Either look for a hotel/flat next to the venue so you can walk there or you pick one close to one of the transportation stops of the U8 or the S-Bahn. As long as you stay inside "the ring", this should allow you to come to the venue below half an hour.
Find more information and some hotel-pick-ups on the accommodation page.
The agenda is still in its initial phase. More details will follow. Here is a rough idea:
In the evening
Come together for dinner, socialize and prepare for the weekend. More details to come.
In the morning
- Welcome, report on last year, report of the GA meeting, report about the internal status quo of FSFE and outlook on the next 6 months.
- Community discussions to reflect the reports
- Community discussions to bring in and engage in upcoming activities
- Lightning talks by and for the community: Your chance to give everyone your input about your team or the FSFE in a whole.
In the afternoon
This will be a time for working groups and/or workshops. This will be a time for do-a-thons of existing working groups (the wiki-care-takers) or ad hoc groups (for example a PMPC action group). People can also join an existing group and get to know them and hopefully stay member of the group afterwards.
Although we encourage groups to work jointly on a project, we even more welcome workshops and sharing-knowledge-sessions for newbies. Here some inspiration what this could be like:
- wiki-care-takers group: running a wiki-sprint + introduce new members
- coordinators group: planning a coordinators-handbook and a content-sprint
- staffers workshop: how you can help us with Christmas fundraising
- campaign workshop: how you can help us with PMPC
- knowledge sharing: introduction to git.fsfe.org
- knowledge sharing: how to prepare and run the best booth possible
- ... [details to come]
If you like to run a workshop or a group session please get in contact with Erik
In the evening
We will go to c-base, Europeans oldest hackerspace (so they claim), for dinner, drinks, socializing and be happy about a productive day. People interesed can have a guided tour through the the underground of c-base.
In the morning
In the morning the same concept/groups as on Saturday afternoon. People are free to continue or change groups.
A final round of the whole group coming together:
- working groups report what they have done and give an outlook
- closing notes + receiving feedback
People can go home or keep on hacking in their groups until the evening.
About costs and grants
The FSFE invites you to this community meeting. Attendance is free. You only have to pay travel and accommodation. And a 10 Euro catering flat-rate.
We like to enable active people from our community to attend the community meeting no matter their financial resources. We will help you with travel and accommodation costs. If you like to apply for a grant, please get in contact with Erik
Getting there and away
A map and all detailed information about arrival coming soon.