As we start upon this holiday week (in the US) I am pulling together my resources in preparation for the Fedora developer conference the first weekend in December.
So far this has been an interesting learning process.
On the technical side, I am ashamed to admit I got on IRC for the first time this week, that and I still didn’t figure out the SSH bit for adding myself to the Fedora Planet blogroll and instead had someone do a hack to get me on. I feel like my geek cred went simultaneously up and down – I suppose staying even isn’t so bad. 😉
On the personal side I’ve had two great people step up to help me out both in terms of getting connected and getting a better grasp on the different things going on right now in the Fedora community. So thank you to both Mel and Mairin for that!
For those of you on Livejournal, I’ve syndicated Planet Fedora in order to make it easier for me to keep up with, perhaps you’ll find it helpful as well!
To get more familiar with Fedora as an OS, I am working on taking my Dell Mini 9 (my fieldwork laptop) and figuring out how to install the latest Fedora release on it (it came with Ubuntu). I have yet to even begin research on this! I figure it will be my pet project starting tomorrow. If you have tips or know of any resources that may be helpful, please pass them along!
Lastly, I’m going to put together a loose list of things to discuss while at the conference with everyone interested in this research. It being an explorative study, it is open to any and all ideas the community is interested in exploring about itself.
As a part of my research I’ll be conducting interviews at the conference. If you are interested in being interviewed and you think you’ll have time at the conference for it, please let me know! This way I can start a list prior to the conference and we can be sure to make time while we are there to talk. I’ll be happy to do this individually or in groups. Just let me know your preference.
If you won’t be at the conference, or would like the participate, but don’t think you’ll have time while you are there – don’t fret! I’ll be conducting interviews through the end of January either in person (for those local to Dallas), online (email/IM), or over the phone/skype. So if you’re interested in that let me know as well!
As always, if you have any questions as to what this is all about, who I am, or why I am doing this research feel free to email me at diana [@] cyber-anthro.com.