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Toronto, Ontario :: December 5-7, 2009 - General event owners: Paul W. Frields, Mel Chua

General Information

Quick Links
PRE-REGISTRATION
Lodging information
Technical sessions
Hackfests
FUDCon area map
Administrivia
Poll data Logistics Budget

Location and Dates

FUDCon Toronto 2009 is located at Seneca College, Seneca@York campus (map), from December 5-7, 2009 (Saturday-Monday). Each day's activities start at 10:00 a.m. sharp. For best results, arrive around 9:30-9:45 so you have time to get situated, find out where you want to go, and so on.

Outreach

We will be doing specific outreach to the following groups:

  • Toronto area Linux Users Groups
  • The Red Hat office in Toronto
  • Seneca College and other area EDU's

We hope to provide one or two tracks of new-user training that will help people get the most out of Fedora, while showing them some of the benefits of getting involved in the wider open source community.

Event Details

Pre-registration

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 V in the Veg column if you would like vegetarian fare for any meals that we provide during the event. If you prefer vegan fare, please mark that column VV. We will do our best to make sure everyone is accommodated!
  • Put your T-shirt size in the Size column, so we can have an idea about what sizes to have available.
  • If you are looking to share a room, mark an X in the "Roomshare?" column.

Use the Comments section for anything else you think organizers need to know, or to offer or ask for space or rides.

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Budget is tight!
We typically cannot fund everyone who wants to attend. You can save quite a bit of money by carpooling or busing, and sharing hotel rooms. We will make every effort to have FUDCon be as affordable as possible.
No./Nr. Name $$$ Veg Size Roomshare? Comments
1 Paul W. Frields XXL Canadians are cute, they spell things funny. :-)
2 Andreas Thienemann XXL
3 Tim Burke M
4 Bill Nottingham XL
5 Chris Tyler XL
6 Peter Jones L
7 Peter Robinson L
8 Dennis Gilmore XXL
9 Anthony Green XL
10 Andrew Overholt V M You mean neighboUr, Paul :P
11 Kevin Fenzi XXL pending passport and travel plans, but will most likely make it.
12 Paul Wouters V M Local event for me, ask me for local information
13 Elliott Baron XL
14 Kent Sebastian L
15 Edward Kirk XL
16 Mel Chua S overholt, stickster: n7r?
17 Michael Ploujnikov M M No thanks! I'm a meatatarian and I live close enough to drive to the event.
No./Nr. Name $$$ Veg Size Roomshare? Comments

Lodging

Lodging will be at the Hilton Garden Inn, Vaughan. The nightly rate for a single or double occupancy room (1 king/2 queens) is CA$105; the group rate is good for Friday through Sunday nights; reserve here (short link here) before November 13. Breakfast buffet vouchers will be available for CA$6 each (regular price $14.95) during check-in.


Ground Transportation

This location is well-served by public transit -- over 1700 vehicles a day stop at the adjacent transit loop. For more information:

Specific transit instructions to/from hotel:

  • Board VIVA ORANGE - DOWNSVIEW STATION at the VIVA Station across the road on the west side of the hotel to travel to the Seneca@York campus.
  • Board VIVA ORANGE - MARTIN GROVE at the VIVA Station on the east side of Ian MacDonald Blvd near Seneca@York to return to the hotel.
  • VIVA works on a proof-of-payment system - before boarding, obtain a one-ride ticket from the VIVA Station ticket machine, or validate one of the tickets from a 10-ticket pack.
  • Single tickets are available at any VIVA Station (payment by cash, or by credit card at the hotel VIVA Station, or by Interac debit card at the campus VIVA Station).
  • 10-pack of tickets are available at the VIVA Station on campus (payment by cash or Interac debit card). They are also available from the bookstore at Seneca@York, adjacent to the cafeteria in the SEQ building.


Parking

Parking in the Student Services parking garage adjacent to Seneca@York is abundant but costs $14/day.

Parking at the hotel and FUDPub is free.

Agenda

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Refereeing for technical sessions
Note that this FUDCon, technical sessions may be referred or decided by panel or other means. However, we do require material for all sorts of experience levels, so do not worry about competition. Simply propose something you think would be of interest to attendees.

Technical sessions - Saturday

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Technical sessions
ANYONE can propose a session, including you. Just pick a topic near and dear to your heart and propose it here.

For Audience Level, indicate whether your talk is appropriate for a beginner, intermediate (current skilled contributor), or expert level.

Session Name Description Audience Level Owner
Effective Bug reporting The what and why of bug reports Beginner and up Steven Parrish
OLPC, Sugar and Fedora Oh My! How Fedora contributes and how you can help Beginner and up Steven Parrish
How I Got Started with PyGTK SSIA, a gentle introduction to tools and making sense of toolkits. Helpful to know a little about Python, but not strictly required. Beginner Paul W. Frields
Eclipse and You An introduction to the Eclipse SDK, the CDT, Mylyn, and the Eclipse Linux Tools project Beginner and up Andrew Overholt
Session Name Description Audience Level Owner

Hackfests - Sunday & Monday

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Add a hackfest!
ANYONE can run a hackfest, including you! Just pick a topic near and dear to your heart which you'd like to improve with a little elbow grease.
Session Name Session Leader General Plan Prerequisites, if any
Session Name Session Leader General Plan Prerequisites, if any

Other Scheduled Meetings

Session Name Session Leader General Plan
Project Board F2F Paul Frields As many members of the Fedora Board as possible will gather face to face for discussions about the previous term's work, elections, and the road ahead for the Fedora Project.
Session Name Session Leader General Plan


Social Events

Saturday, December 5

Following the day of technical sessions, we'll be moving the fun to Dave and Buster's. We'll provide food, pool and snooker tables, and non-alcoholic beverages for all pre-registrants. There's also a full bar available for those so inclined, and a midway full of other entertainment options!

Sunday, December 6

On Sunday 6 December after the day's hackfest sessions, we will be taking a group down to Nathan Philips Square (in front of Toronto City Hall) where there's an outdoor skating rink. Skate rentals are available for something less than $10.