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Revision as of 16:52, 6 March 2012

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Before the event
At the event

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. To learn about what a FUDCon is like, you can view a video from the North American FUDCon 2009


Contents

Theme

Increasing contribution and contributors in APAC region.

Event Details

  • Venue:
    • APIIT (Bukit Jalil)
  • Date: 18th - 20th May 2012
  • Time: 9am 18th May, to 5pm 20th May

Location

About Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL, is the capital of Malaysia. Literally meaning "muddy estuary" in Malay, Kuala Lumpur has grown from a small sleepy Chinese tin-mining village to a bustling metropolis of around 6.5 million (city-proper population of 1.8 million) in just 150 years. With some of the world's cheapest 5-star hotels, great shopping and even better food, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.

Being almost in the center of South East Asia, KL is easy and cheap to get to from around South-East Asia. It is a popular tourist destination for shopping, and like most parts of Malaysia, food-hunting. You'll be able to find the entire range of Malaysian cuisine and as well as food from around the world. Foods from various cultures, Malay, Chinese, Indian, Arabic, Korean, Japanese, you name it, you will find a restaurant serving it somewhere in KL. For technology enthusiasts you will find a wide range of computing and electronic gadgets at attractive prices.

Greater KL, often referred to as the Klang Valley by locals which includes neighouring cities, is also the primary IT capital of Malaysia, where plenty of shops and companies are based in. A number of international FOSS events have been organized by local community, notably Mozilla AsiaCamp, Google DevFest, FOSS.my, MOSC.my, GeekCamp, Barcamp, WebCamp, CampusCamp and several others.

Malaysia have a strong FOSS community which include groups such as Open Source Developer Club, Fedora Malaysia Team, Ubuntu Malaysia Team and Malaysia Free and Open Source Software Society. And various FOSS related events such as Mozilla Asia Camp 2011, Malaysia Open Source Conference,Malaysian Government Open Source Software Conference have been held before as well.

If you are into travelling, check out http://wikitravel.org/en/Kuala_Lumpur. There are a number of beaches, highlands, and historical spots around which might be of interests to some. Some recommended spots are:

About the Venue

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APIIT#APIIT_TPM.2C_Malaysia

Travel Information

Visa

You may check visa requirements to enter Malaysia here: http://www.kln.gov.my/web/guest/requirement-for-foreigner and http://www.malaysia.org.au/travel6.html

Travellers from ASEAN countries does not require visa for less than 1 month entrance.

Getting to the venue

The venue is located not too far from Sri Petaling / Bukit Jalil LRT station (Sri Petaling line). There will be pickup bus available from the station to the venue.

If you are coming from the low cost terminal, first take the bus to KL Sentral, then, at KL Sentral, take the Rapid KL LRT to Masjid Jamek, from there you will need to switch to the Sri Petaling line, go out from the underground station to another station above ground. At Sri Petaling line, take the train to Sri Petaling station.

You may refer the railway map here: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1a/Rapid_KL_map_%28with_regional_rail_lines%29.jpg

Flight

AirAsia (http://www.airasia.com) provides cheap flight from APAC countries into Malaysia. For most recent prices, check airasia.com.

Ticket prices

Following is a extract of AirAsia return trip prices from major cities in APAC to MY. Based on http://fedora.foss.org.my/docs/fudcon-kl-2012/AirAsiaPrice.csv/view

[Note: the flight price list is currently being revised/updated. Check the airline's website for most recent prices]

Airport MYR Rates USD Rates Notes
Singapore (SIN) 110 36.70
Perth (PER) 1468 489.87 (Tiger Airways) (AirAsia: 2277.07MYR, 753USD)
Colombo (CMB) 925.14 308.71
Hanoi (HAN) ~200 Vietnam Airlines (cheaper if sooner)
Tokyo (TYO) 3048 1017.10
Auckland (AKL) 1998 666.72
Phoenix (PHX) 8024 2677.57 (KLM)
Gold Coast (OOL) 2261.95 748
Melbourne (MEL) 2280.10 754
Brunei (BWN) 1485.84 494.25
Phnom Penh (PNH) 1469.66 486
Siem Riap (REP) 1414.93 470
Chengdu (CTU) 2311.31 767.75
Guangzhou (CAN) 1412.30 469.13
Guilin (KWL) 1363.19 452.81
Hong Kong (HKG) 1419.41 473.14
Bangalore (BLR) 1298.01 433.47
Chennai (MAA) 1301.68 434.40
Jakarta (CGK) 686.73 227.28
Manila (CRK) 969.73 321.73
Sydney (SYD) 2341.56 775.22
Brisbane (BNE) 2891.46 957.28 (Malaysia Airlines)
Beijing (PEK) 1572.75 520.69 (Malaysia Airlines)
Shanghai (PVG) 1673.32 553.99 (Malaysia Airlines)
Mumbai/Bombay (BOM) 1521.08 503.59 (Malaysia Airlines)
Kolkata (CCU) 1299.15 430.11
New Delhi (DEL) 2021.93 671.36 (Malaysia Airlines: 1674.52MYR, 556.00USD)
Seoul (ICN) 1881.17 624.62 (Malaysia Airlines) (AirAsia: 2236.83MYR, 742.71USD)


Flight price listed in link above includes return flight, (regular prices, checked on Dec 15 2011, for flight in on 3rd May 2012, flight out on 8th May 2012). Early booking tend to be half the price cheaper under their promo price.

For other cities not available with AirAsia, please check http://www.malaysiaairlines.com or other airlines for other possible routes.

New: Try searching for your flights using this website : http://www.skyscanner.com.my/

Accommodation

There are a number of hotels approximately 3-5km from the venue ranging from cheap to expensive.

Company Phone Rate Distance to Venue Notes
Hotel Sri Petaling +60390582323 MYR184 for 2 person room,
MYR310 for 4 person room
4KM http://g.co/maps/zvn93 Also have hall facilities. Plenty of food areas nearby
Hotel 128 +60389940332 MYR148 for 2 person room,
MYR 188 for 3 person room
3KM http://g.co/maps/5vmzd
Palace Golden Horses +60389464888 MYR300 per 2 person room 4KM http://g.co/maps/3nk4d High end hotel, free internet

The venue is also near the Bukit Jalil & Sri Petaling LRT station and we will be providing shuttle service to pick people up from/to the LRT stations.

Route from Bukit Jalil LRT to venue (2KM) : http://g.co/maps/t2ejs

Route from Sri Petaling LRT to venue (2KM) : http://g.co/maps/6t2p2


Power

Malaysia uses 240V UK power socket. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BS_1363

Remember to bring the correct adapter if you are coming from overseas.

Internet around the City

You can find free wireless connection around the city at certain coffeeshops and restaurants. Some main ones which usually have wifi:

  • McDonalds
  • KFC
  • Starbucks
  • Old Town White Coffee

3G

You can also grab a 3G prepaid sim for internet, they are relatively cheap and should be decent enough for browsing the internet.

You will need to activate the daily plans before using, else you'll be charged by bytes which is very expensive. So make sure you follow the steps provided by the provider to activate. Usually the activation simply requires sending some SMS to a particular number.

Pre-registration

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

Having a solid initial attendee count early would help us in securing better deals.

Instructions
Please add your name to the list if you will attend. Also, please indicate the following:
  • Put an X in the $$$ column if you need funding to attend, and visit the FUDCon ticket tracker to make a funding request. We have a limited budget and will work hard to fund as many people as possible. We'll use these answers to help figure out budgeting for the event. We are making arrangements for attendees from other geographic regions to encourage specific initiatives such as future FUDCon events, but preference may otherwise be given to contributors in Asia Pacific.
  • Put a V in the Vegetarian column if you would like vegetarian fare for any meals that we provide during the event. If you prefer vegan fare, please mark that column VV. We will do our best to make sure everyone is accommodated! Note: "Hell No" and similar statements are offensive to some and should not be included in this column.
  • Put your T-shirt size in the Size column, so we can have an idea about what sizes to have available. Only Unisex (Mens Sizes will be ordered)
  • Roomsharing:
    1. If you want or need to share a room, mark yes in the "Roomshare?" column.
    2. Once you have a roommate, both of you should mark your roommate's name in the block as well.
    3. If you need a roommate, look for someone with just a yes in the column, and contact them via email. If you encounter any problems, let the organizers know.
  • Use the Comments section for anything else you think organizers need to know, or to offer or ask for space or rides.
  • Freebies is limited and on first come first serve basis
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You can pre-register anonymously, but now is a great time to create a Fedora account if you don't have one! For those new to Fedora, you can register in the Fedora Account System and follow the instructions there to complete the FPCA. This process usually takes less than 5 minutes. The information you enter below is viewable by anyone, and is considered Publicly Available Personal Information.
# Name $$$ Vegetarian T-shirt size Roomshare? Hotel booked E-mail Comments
1 Izhar Firdaus - - L - - izhar@fedoraproject.org Organizer
2 Anwar - - XL - - kulll@fedoraproject.org Attendee
3 Meng Shen - - XL - - seatux86 (at) gmail.com Volunteer
4 sniffit - - XL - - sniffit (at) dgtlmyhm.net Volunteer
5 Hanafiah Muhamad - - XL - - hanafiah (at) fedoraproject.org Volunteer
6 Maverick - - XL - - mavjs01 (at) gmail.com Volunteer
7 Nicolas Yip - - L - - salocin.ten (at) gmail.com Maybe attending
8 Haszeli Ahmad - - XXL - - masteramuk (at) yahoo.com Maybe attending
9 ALmol - - M - - alvisyu6421 (at) gmail.com Volunteer
10 TYSSeries - - L - - tys1992 (at) gmail.com Volunteer

Sessions

FUDCon KL will be done in a mixed barcamp+traditional conference style. The 1st day (18th May) and the 3rd day (20th May) will be run in a barcamp format, while the 2nd day (19th May) will be run in a traditional conference format.

The conference day will be having multi-track talks, while the barcamp days would mainly be filled with workshops, discusions, and talks which does not make it for the conference day.

If you have something to share and talk about, please submit your talk or sessions here.

Schedule

Day 2 - Normal conference style event

Time Tracks
Infra & Cloud Software Development Community & General
10:00 - 11:00 Keynote
11:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:00 Break
14:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:00 Keynote

Day 1 / Day 3 - Barcamp Style Event. We have approximately 7 rooms that can be used for the barcamp.

Time Activity
09:00 - 10:00 Speaker pitch
10:00 - 17:00 Barcamp starts

Talks

# Session Name Description Owner Audience Level
1 Contributing to Fedora How to contribute to Fedora Izhar Firdaus Beginner
2 RPM Packaging basics Learn how to package softwares in RPM Izhar Firdaus Intermediate
3 Free Software, Open Source and Creative Commons Improving the world through Copyleft Izhar Firdaus Beginner
4 Boxgrinder : Bake your 1st virtual appliance Basic Introduction to BoxGrinder Syamsul Anuar Intermediate
5 oVirt : The new Open Virtualization Hotness Basic Introduction to open virtualization project Syamsul Anuar Intermediate
6 Lightweight OS virtualization using LXC How to setup a simple LXC jail Izhar Firdaus Intermediate

Hackfests/Workshops/Discussions

# Session Name Description Owner Pre-requisites
1 Fun with LiveCD Create and Customize Fedora LiveCD Hanafiah Muhamad / tr4nsltr Fedora,qemu,livecd tools
2 Fedora and Solid State Drive (SSD) random discussion Group discussion about things and tips to do with Fedora on SSDs Meng Shen Fedora,SSDs and knowledge of SSDs?