FUDCon and FAD locations

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Please use this page to record any information you have gathered about potential locations for either a FUDCon or FAD.

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Europe

Athens

Owner: User:Ppapadeas (bidding for FUDCon EMEA 2012)

After seeing the vibrant Linux community in Athens, as well as the comparatively inexpensive costs and excellent subway system, MaxSpevack suggested Athens as a potential location for a FUDCon, but needs to follow up with Dimitris to gauge interest.

  • Facilities: There is a good chance we could get space at the National Technical University of Athens. PierrosPapadeas is studying there and can help us with that.
    • A few FOSS conferences were held there (including FossComm in which Fedora was represented), infrastructure is pretty OK (don't know the details yet but since it's a University it should be OK). Network, wifi, sound in main area of 200, projectors are pretty much covered there. There's also a big lobby area.
    • Photos: main room, lobby/cafe, spam, floor.
  • Lodging -- Since it's Athens I'm pretty sure we can find a multitude of hotels close by. The venue is a 10' bus from the heart of Athens, the Parthenon etc. Prices are decent (ticket for bus/metro/etc 80c, day ticket €3).
  • Budget -- Probably quite lower than other European capitals and expensive cities, but possibly a bit higher than others like Brno.
  • Availability: We'll need some concrete dates possible early on to book the venue. The fact that it's weekend will probably make things easier.
  • Other details: Two of the local ambassadors (PierrosPapadeas,KostasAntonakoglou are eagerly willing to help. ( :) ) Local LUG is willing to help out. Probably 30+ hackers will come around to participate/watch/etc, since the community here is quite vibrant.
  • Flights from big airports in central Europe (Munich, Brussels, Zurich) should cost around 200-300 €. For direct flights check Greek Aegean and Olympic Airlines and local airlines (eg. Lufthansa). Easyjet from London 150-200€.

Discussion:

  • GeroldKassube: the price for the cheapest flight (I found today) from Zurich to Athens (both ways) costs approx. CHF 500,- which is about ~ EUR 325,-


Budapest

Owner: Zoltanh721 and Kital

Facilities: There is an good opportunity to hold an grand event at Hungary, with a support of hungarian open source companies, like Balabit (upstream devs of syslog-ng), or Andrews (FSF.HU) just name the few. Also, this could be the main event where formerly eastern european countries are could meet, after a long time happened at Brno. We could get space with an huge chance at BME [1] IT building [2] where formerly few FSF events were held. This building is similar to Zurich ETH, with plenty of space, and a huge lobby.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:EMEA_2011_Bid_Budapest

Chemnitz

Milan

Owner: FrancescoCrippa

Link: FUDCon:Bid_for_Milan_2011

Zagreb

Owner: User:Vedranm

Africa

Cairo

Latin America

North America

Fudcon 2012 Blacksburg Virginia Tech Campus Tentative Dates Jan 13-15th 2012 McBryde Hall (Tentative) Hackfest Friday and Sunday with BarCamp on Saturday

Distance for Raliegh NC 200-233 Miles (depending on route)

Closest Airport is about 35 Miles away Roanoke VA Planefare at time of checking (2/22/11)

Boston Roanoke ~$299 LAX to Roanoke ~$441

Smartway Bus to/from Airport http://www.smartwaybus.com/schedule.htm

Local Mass Transit Blacksburg Transit http://www.blacksburg.gov/index.aspx?page=791

Several Hotels close to campus

Virginia Tech is a huge college with lots of bandwidth to be able to handle Fudcon without a problem Also a Fedora Mirror.

FudPub in Breakzone in Squires Student Center (tentative)

India & Asia/Pacific

Pune, India

Owner: RahulSundaram

Malaysia

Owner: Izhar

Kuala Lumpur

UCTI/APIIT , Bukit Jalil

Johor Bahru

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia , Skudai