Archive:FUDCon:Zurich 2010

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Zurich, Switzerland :: September 17 - 19, 2010

The primary owners of this event are Sandro Mathys & Marcus Moeller, with some help and budget from Red Hat's Community Architecture team.

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Quick reference

FUDCon is the Fedora Users and Developer's Conference, an opportunity for all who contribute to or use Fedora to meet, learn, plan, and hack. This event is free and is open to everyone. For a taste of what a FUDCon is like, you can view a video from a previous FUDCon.

This year FUDCon EMEA will be proudly hosted by FrOSCamp 2010 on the premises of the ETH Zurich. This goes as far as that the unknowing user might not even be able to separate them as there will be a single agenda for both. Of course FUDCon will have Fedora dedicated rooms and FrOSCamp will have their own rooms - there'll be only one shared keynote room tho. Both events take place in the same building at the same time (no FrOSCamp on Sunday tho) and share lots of resources and hopefully also a part of the audience. Seeing FrOSCamp and FUDCon participants in some sort of productive exchange would be great! After all Fedora is friends with all other major distributions, upstream, downstream and all other projects oriented towards free and open source.

Even the party on Friday evening is open for everyone from both events. There'll be a FUDPub targeted mainly for the FUDCon audience on Saturday evening, but of course friends are always welcome there too.

Planning

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FUDCon Zurich is in its planning stages.
To participate, join the FUDCon planning list and see the planning page.

Pre-registration

Please add your name to the list if you will attend. Registration is free and open to everyone.

Also, please indicate the following:

  • Put an X in the $$$ column if you need funding to attend, and watch for more instructions on how to request sponsorship.
  • Put a V in the Veg column if you would like vegetarian fare for any meals that we provide during the event. If you prefer vegan fare, please mark that column VV. We will do our best to make sure everyone is accommodated!
  • Put your T-shirt size in the Size column, so we can have an idea about what sizes to have available.
  • If you want to include your IRC nick (strongly recommended), area of participation in Fedora, or other information, you can add it to the "Extra line for Badge" column. Do not exceed 20 characters or the extra line will be in very small print!
  • Use the Comments section for anything else you think organizers need to know.
# Name $$$ Veg Size Extra line for badge Comments
001 Geroldkassube No XXL Geroldka President Fedora EMEA e.V.
002 JindrichNovy X No M jnovy@redhat.com
003 RadekVokal X No L rvokal@redhat.com
004 Sandro Mathys No M red_alert Head Organizer (FUDCon & FrOSCamp)
005 Marcus Moeller No M Head Organizer (FUDCon & FrOSCamp)
006 Felix Kaechele No M
007 Paul Mellors X No XL MooDoo
008 ThomasSailer No L
009 Sascha Thomas Spreitzer X No L Fedora Project Ambassador ( German, English ) FUDCon
010 Robert Scheck X No XXL rsc
011 Christoph Wickert Yes L cwickert
012 Francesco Crippa No XL
# Name $$$ Veg Size Extra line for badge Comments

Accommodation

Everyone is responsible to book a room from our room contingent in our event hotel on their own. Please see FUDCon:Zurich_2010_Accommodation for further details.

Event details

Location

Day 1 - Friday, 2010-09-17

TBD.

On Friday evening after FUDCon there's a big party together with the folks from FrOSCamp. It will take place in the student association's party location in the ETH Zurich's CAB building which is just next to the primary event location (CHN building). No matter whether you'll just need a FreeBeer (free as in freedom, i.e. creative commons) after an exhausting day or you need to move your body to the bands playing live creative commons music after many hours of sitting in talks that party is definitely the place to be!

Day 2 - Saturday, 2010-09-18

TBD.

On Saturday evening after FUDCon there's a relaxed FUDPub for Fedora folks and friends taking place in downtown Zurich.

Day 3 - Sunday, 2010-09-19

TBD.

FAQ

Question Answer
What's the entrance fee? Entrance to FUDCon (and FrOSCamp) including all talks, workshops and everything else is free of charge. This is also true for Friday's party and Saturday's FUDPub. You'll have to pay for food and drinks tho - the first drink and a snack might get sponsored tho (TBD).
What's the currency of Switzerland? Can I use €? You could pay with EUR in many places in Zurich, but would normally have the worse exchange rate as at a bank. You definitely need CHF at Friday's party. Be aware that Swiss banks are closed during the weekend and close in the early afternoon on Fridays but most ATMs are accessible 24/7 even though there's no ATM at the event location. If you need to exchange foreign cash (during the weekend) you can do so in the main station or at the airport. There's always a fee when exchanging money.
Do I need cash or do cards the job? You'll need some cash for Friday's party, to get a quick snack (like a doener kebap just over the street) or in very small shops. Maestro debit cards work in most shops and to get train/tram/bus tickets. Credit cards are mostly accepted in shops and (non-snack) restaurants.
How about traveller cheques? Traveller cheques (in CHF, EUR and USD) can be exchanged at most local banks.
What power plugs/sockets are in use in Switzerland? Will europlug work? If you have an European 2-pin plug (i.e. an Europlug), you don't need an adapter. If you have a non-Swiss 3-pin plug, a British plug or a plug with 2 pins and additional clips (e.g. the Type E or F used in France and Germany), you need an adapter to use the Type J used in Switzerland. Make sure your device can handle 230V at 50Hz.