The past year was a bustling year for Fedora. Fedora 22 and 23 were released, and with their releases, all of the different sub-projects of Fedora have been doing their share of contributing to the overall success of Fedora. However, in a project as large as Fedora, it can be hard to keep track of what everyone is doing! If you’re a developer, you likely know a bit about what’s happening inside the code of Fedora, but you may not know what’s happening with the Fedora Ambassadors. Or maybe you’re involved with Globalization (G11n) and translating and know what’s happening there, but you’re not as familiar with what the Fedora Design team is working on.
Share your “Year in Review”
To help communicate with the rest of the Fedora Project what we all have been working on in 2015, the Fedora Community Operations team (CommOps) is helping every sub-project of Fedora put together their own “Year in Review” article on the Fedora Community Blog. The CommOps team has created an easy to use template to document your top three highlights of 2015 and one goal for 2016.
You can read the original announcement of the “Year in Review” on the Fedora Community Blog. Contributors are encouraged to work with their sub-projects to come up with the three 2015 highlights and one 2016 goal. Keep in mind, these are only set as a minimum. If your sub-project has been bustling or has a lot of big tasks for 2016, you can include more highlights or more goals! The only requirement is to meet the minimum, but there is no maximum for what you wish to include.
Getting help with your “Year in Review”
Are you having a hard time coming up with things to include in your “Year in Review”? Depending on the type of sub-project you are with, it can vary depending on what type of work you do. A great reference for any sub-project are active mailing list threads or important tickets in Fedora Trac that helped define a major moment for your team this past year.
Additionally, pictures are also worth a thousand words! Have any pictures from an event, a talk, a conference, a Fedora event, or anything else involving your team? This is a great time to scroll through the camera roll and find a picture to help provide a visual aide in telling the story of what your group worked on in 2015.
If you are still stuck or having a hard time making the next step, the Community Operations team is here to help. You can contact us on our mailing list or reach us in Freenode IRC on
Where to find “Year in Review” posts
All “Year in Review” articles will be shared on the Fedora Community Blog. The CommOps team has published their own “CommOps – Year in Review” article, and you can refer to this post as an example. To find where these posts will be published, you can use the tag “Year in Review 2015” on the Community Blog. Some teams are already getting started discussing their highlights and goals, like the Fedora North America Ambassadors (FAmNA) in this Trac ticket.
Get started discussing now, and begin crafting your own “Year in Review” post for 2015! Sub-projects are encouraged to have a draft in the Community Blog before the end of January.