If you have questions, please contact the event's organizer -- Paul W. Frields.
The FUDCon will include two days of hackfests and a day of BarCamp. All days will be located at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Tang Center (E51), in Cambridge, MA USA.
Friday, Sunday hackfest hours: 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday BarCamp hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
Pre-registration ends December 26th, 2008. After December 19th, we cannot guarantee a T-shirt in your size (but we bought plenty and will do our best!).
Please add your name to the list if you will attend. Also, please indicate the following:
- Put an X in the $$$ column if you need funding to attend. We'll use these answers to help figure out budgeting for the event.
- Put a "Veg" in the Veg column if you would like vegetarian fare for any meals that we provide during the event. We'll try to err on the side of vegan so no one will be left out.
- Put your T-shirt size in the Size column, so we can have an idea about what sizes to have available.
Use the Comments section for anything else you think organizers need to know, or to offer or ask for space or rides.
Note: some of the comments below discuss dates which were previously proposed but which have now been ruled out.
|1||Paul W. Frields||XXL||Back in Boston in January. So happy.|
|2||Tom 'spot' Callaway||Veg||XXL||Grand vizier. (no crash space, sorry!)|
|5||Matt Domsch||XL||I love Boston in January. It's why I moved to Austin. Looking forward to reliving those snowy memories!|
|8||Chris Tyler||XL||Bringing 10-12 Fedora folks from Seneca by bus.|
|9||Ricky Zhou||X||XL||Jan 9-11 should be perfect :-)|
|10||Ian Weller||X||L||Needs hotel room Sunday night for departure on Monday.|
|11||Clint Savage||X||XXL||Can likely make this based upon advanced notice.|
|12||Mike McGrath||X||You can take my life. But you can't take my FREEDOM!|
|13||Jesse Keating||XL||Arriving on the 3rd, departing on the 12th.|
|14||James Laska||L||No preference at this point|
|15||Jeroen van Meeuwen||XL|
|17||Bernie Innocenti||X||Veg||M||Depends on availability of good tasting coffee|
|21||Michel Salim||X||Might be driving from Bloomington, IN -- any carpoolers, email me @fedoraproject.org|
|22||David Nalley||X||XL||Might bus several contributors (GDK is at least interested) from SC up - if you are interested in riding, contact me|
|23||Steven Parrish||X||XXL||Got transport just need a place to stay.|
|25||Seth Vidal||X||Veg||Wow, Boston, who would have thought it!|
|26||Christopher Aillon||XL|| Claiming line #26 from |
|27||Dennis Gilmore||X||XXL||Would like to crash at some ones house.|
|29||Jared Smith||X||L||Am happy to catch a ride from the Washington D.C. area and/or share a room|
|31||Thibault North||X||M||Anybody coming from Canada ?|
|33||Andrew Overholt||X||Veg||S||Looks like I can do about $300 return for bus to Buffalo and flight|
|35||Greg DeKoenigsberg||L||Hey Dave Nalley! If you're coming up 85, stop in Durham to get me!|
|36||Deepak Bhole||X||L||To be confirmed|
|37||Kyle McMartin||X||XL||what, no bojangles?!|
|41||Matthew Miller||Veg||M||Chicken is a vegetable.|
|47||Jon Masters||Veg||M||Can possibly offer a ride from Cambridge, in the unlikely event that it's very far away. I bet it's in Cambridge.|
|56||Rebecca Sobol||X||L||Will share a room|
|57||Chuck Ebbert||L||The cake is a lie|
|58||Ed Hill||XL||May (?) have a convertible couch available|
|60||Karsten Wade||XL||Sharing hotel with $someone from CommunityArchitecture|
|64||Chuck Anderson||M||Will there be any cellular peptide cake?|
|66||Greg Smith||L||Boston based so let me know if you need anything while in town.|
|68||SJ Klein||S||May have futon avail in Cambridge|
|69||Walter Bender||XL||May have a couch or two available (but in Newton)|
|72||David Farning||X||XL||Will find housing via one of the generous OLPC folks|
|74||Yaakov Nemoy||M||Have room, anyone looking to share one?|
|77||Kevin Fenzi||L||waiting to see if employer will send me, so still a bit up in the air|
|85||John (J5) Palmieri||S|
|87||David Cantrell||X||XL||Looking for about $150 in help money to get me there. I will be coming from Atlanta since I will be there for New Years.|
|88||Jesse Larrew||M||I live in the area, and I have a guest room & bath available for anyone who needs it. :)|
|93||Ray Strode||Veg||M mens|
|96||Doran Barton||XL||Strongly considering coming. Trying to work it into an independent contractor's budget. :)|
|103||Marco Pesenti Gritti||XL|
|117||Eben Eliason||S||I plan to attend at least one day.|
|118||Deepak Saxena||Veg, allergic to fungi|
|129||JArod Wen||S||Live in Boston, let me know if you need any help!|
|130||Tanya Rabourn||S||If there's another woman looking to share a hotel room, please email me at my first name dot last name at gmail.com|
|131||Alex Dehnert||M||I hope to come for a bit.|
|136||Bob Gorman||XL||Saturday BarCamp Only|
|137||FrancescoCrippa||XL||I've never seen Boston in January... yet|
Thursday, January 8
FUDCon does not start until Friday. Thursday is when most non-local travelers will want to make their travel plans.
Friday, January 9
LOCATION : Tang Center at MIT (E51).
TIME : Beginning at 10:00 a.m. each day.
FUDCon is free to attend. You do not need to pre-register to attend, but pre-registration gives us a better idea of how to plan for food and space.
|Session Name||Session Leader||General Plan|
|Build an AmbassadorKit||Clint Savage / David Nalley / John Rose||Design and build an entire AmbassadorKit|
|Package Grouping - the future of comps.xml||Jon Stanley||Discuss the future of comps.xml and package grouping for packaging frontends|
|Booting||Bill Nottingham||It's time to boot fast|
|Docs Project||Karsten Wade and Paul W. Frields||It's time to kick Docs Project in the tush. All processes should be documented by the time we get to FUDCon. At this point we'll assess them, figure out what needs changing, and DO IT.|
|SELinux Policy||Dan Walsh||Writing SELinux policy. Pick your favorite daemon, cgi script or user app, and see if we can write a policy to confine it. I will have a list of daemons that currently do not have SELinux policy in Fedora, if you just want to try to write policy.|
|fedora-event-splash||Ian Weller / Clint Savage / Yaakov Nemoy||Starting work on fedora-event-splash, a future tool for Ambassadors that are at/holding events and would like some additional marketing tools. Join if you're interested. |
|Giving wikilove||Ian Weller||Fix as many pages that need love as possible.|
|Fedora security||Kevin Fenzi||discussion about security updates process, fixing outstanding security bugs, being more proactive about searching for problems, etc.|
|EPEL improvements||Kevin Fenzi||Where do we take EPEL from here? How to get involved, update pushes, push for koji inclusion, and more!|
|Push mirroring||Matt Domsch||Fedora mirrors currently use rsync to poll for updates. We need a push mirror system (ala Debian) to notify mirrors when new content is available to sync. Will discuss how we can get there before F11.|
|Offtrac||Jesse Keating||Offtrac is a python API to interfacing with Trac project spaces via xmlrpc. The API could use some work, I'd love to work on getting it integrated with Makefile.common for doing things like 'make tag-request'|
|Automated QA||Jesse Keating||It's high time we insert some form of automated QA into our build processes and push processes. I'll be looking for ideas and thoughts on where and what to insert.|
|koji||Dennis Gilmore||Koji wants to do cool new things but needs to be taught how. This session will be on teaching koji how to play with Secondary Archs, how to take advantage of rpm and its shiny buttons, and other fun things.|
|Secondary Arches||Dennis Gilmore||Todays secondary arches are nearly at toddler stage and are getting ready to run. But in order to run they need to make sure momma fedora has taght them to do the right things. This session will be going over Secondary arch releng process, setting up koji, making sure you play nice in CVS. generally what to do if you want to keep your fingers, toes and eyebrows.|
|Makefile.common||Jesse Keating||Makefile.common has been built up over many years by many people. It could probably use a few Make gurus to look through it and suggest speed and logic improvements.|
Saturday, January 10
LOCATION: Tang Center at MIT (E51).
TIME: 9:00 a.m. SHARP. PLEASE try to be on time! All the important scheduling and other information about the sessions takes place between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
This will be the BarCamp day of presentations, sessions, and talks. Lunch will be provided. Attendance is free. At the end of the day, there will be a FUDPub.
BarCamp Sessions with Owners
|State of the Wiki||A run-through of new wiki policy and the reasons for following it||Ian Weller and anyone else who wants to help|
|Git for Dummies, by Dummies||Learning from git masters is wonderful if you can do it. What about learning the simple, getting-started bits from someone who's just good at teaching?||Paul W. Frields, hopefully with heckling from a git master when he gets lost|
|Write Docs with DocBook XML||DocBook XML is by far the preferred documentation method for Linux and FOSS. Some Fedora contributors have written entire books in DocBook! Learn how it works -- it's easier than you think, and more powerful than you imagine.||Paul W. Frields and Jared Smith|
|Configuration Management||Configuration Management with puppet, Puppet Common Modules and puppetmanaged.org||Jeroen van Meeuwen|
|Comps||Brainstorm session on comps capabilities and usage and renewal(?)||Jeroen van Meeuwen|
|Spins||Creating custom spins, spins process. Include information on what's a Remix, as opposed to a Spin, and how the guidelines differ for each.||Jeroen van Meeuwen|
|State of the Kernel||What's going in for Fedora11 (~2.6.30/2.6.31 mergability), general discussion about what we're supporting||Kyle McMartin|
|Performance Tuning Renegade||Finding and fixing performance issues for fun and profit.||Mike McGrath|
|Fedora Desktop||Vision for the future of the Fedora Desktop and what needs to happen to get there||Jonathan Blandford|
|Public Speaking for Shy Bearded Hackers||So you're a bearded hacker who needs to give a presentation. Come learn how to be an Ambassador||Yaakov Nemoy|
|The Once and Future Anaconda||Talking about the current state of anaconda and where it's going for F11, F12, and beyond.||Chris Lumens|
|Asterisk and Fedora Talk||A brief introduction to Asterisk, followed by some practical advice on connecting to the Fedora Talk service||Jared Smith|
|File Systems, New and Used||What's coming up in file systems for Fedora||Valerie Aurora Henson vaurora at redhat dot com|
|Fedora Classroom: What it is, why it's important, and how to participate.||An exciting discussion on the new Fedora Classroom, its purpose and what we need to keep it going.||Clint Savage and Kevin Fenzi|
|Automated QA: What, where, why, how.||A discussion about the types of automated QA we can do within the Fedora infrastructure, and where it makes sense to insert it.||Jesse Keating and hopefully others from the QA team.|
|Secondary Arches, how fedora can run everywhere:||A discussion on where secondary arches are today, how they play well in fedora. What devices you could possibly run fedora on (all of them including your toaster)||Dennis Gilmore and hopefully all of you|
|KVM the Kernel-based Virtual Machine||Deep exploration into the guts of the hypervisor and all aspects of the deployment, management and use of virtual machines using KVM.||Sunny Dubey at audiowiki dot org|
BarCamp Sessions Needing Owners
Final Session Schedule
Times are approximate and may change on BarCamp day.
|0900||Speaker pitches and scheduling|
Flat Top Johnny's, from 6:00pm - 10:00pm. FTJ's is a well-regarded pool hall near the FUDCon site. We will provide dinner food and one beverage (beer, wine, or soda) per person, as well as six (6) pool tables reserved for attendees.
- Chips and Salsa Baskets
- Cheese and Fruit with assorted crackers
- Fresh Veggies with dip
- Italian meatballs
- Buffalo style Chicken Tenders
- Spinach and Feta Filo Pies
Sunday, January 11
LOCATION: Tang Center at MIT (E51).
TIME: Beginning at 10:00 a.m.
See #Hackfest_sessions for more information. Continuation of Friday's activities and adding to them based on Saturday's BarCamp.
To make a reservation, use this handy link and select the following:
- Arrival date: January 8, 2009
- Departure date: January 11, 2009
- Group code: RSFRSFA
This group code will give you the room rate in question. Also feel free to enter your Marriott rewards number if you have one.
OR call +1 800 MARRIOTT to make a reservation at the Boston Marriott Cambridge, using group code RSF. (Note the difference in the group name if you make your reservation by phone instead of online.)
ALL attendees must reserve their own rooms. Room rates are good until December 26, 2008. Information will be forthcoming about how to extend your reservation if needed. If you have any problems making reservations, please email the organizers and include details about the issue you encountered.
Other Hotel Details
One complimentary wireless network access account has been arranged per room.
We have reserved 5 rooms for the nights of the 7th and the 11th for people who require "shoulder dates." Contact the organizers for more information.
The hotel is very close to MBTA (Metropolitan Boston Transit Authority) facilities for public tranportation. It is also minutes from MIT, Harvard, and other desirable points in Boston.
From the Airport
If you'll be there for the weekend, you may find a $15 Charlie Ticket, good for 7 days, to be your best value. Otherwise, the subway is $2 cash and the bus is $1.50 cash each trip. Charlie Tickets are available from the T ticket machines. You may use cash or a credit card to purchase.
The fastest trip uses a combination of buses and trains.
- Leaving the airport, you'll get on a Silver Line T bus which takes you to South Station.
- Take the Red Line towards Arlington to Kendall Square Station.
East Coast Road Trip -- CONFIRMED!
We will rent a van and drive up the east coast of the US. The plan is to leave late on the night of Wednesday the 7th, arrive sometime midday on Thursday the 8th, enjoy an awesome FUDCon, and then return late on the night of Sunday the 11th, depositing people along the way. If you are anywhere near the I-85 or I-95 corridor up the East Coast (starting point: Greenville SC), and if you want to hitch a ride, please add yourself to this list. We can accept up to 14 people.
- David Nalley (Greenville, SC)
- Mrs. David Nalley (Greenville, SC)
- Jared Smith (Stafford, VA) <-- assuming I can make it work with my travel schedule at work
- Kenny Parnell (Charlotte, NC)
- Greg DeKoenigsberg (Raleigh, NC)
- Colby Hoke (Raleigh, NC) <-- video producer for Red Hat
- Steven Parrish (Raleigh, NC)
- John Eckersberg (Raleigh, NC)
- Dan Radez (Raleigh, NC)
- Will Woods (Raleigh, NC)
- Tony Anderson (Chapel Hill, NC) <-- email@example.com