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Event Details


Virginia Tech Blacksburg Virginia

Virginia Tech is a Land Grant University in Southwestern Virginia with lots of bandwidth to be able to handle Fudcon without a problem Also a Fedora Mirror.

Hackfests = Friday, Sunday (2nd Floor McBryde Hall (tentative)) [/ Room Survey]

BarCamp = Saturday (100 and Second Floor McBryde Hall (Tentative) [/ Room Survey]

FudPub = [Breakzone] Squires Student Center (Tentative) [Reservation Form]

[catering] corkage fees and license fees


January 13-15, 2012


Please add your name to the list if you will attend. Also, please indicate the following:
  • Put an X in the $$$ column if you need funding to attend, and visit the FUDCon ticket tracker to make a funding request. We have a limited budget and will work hard to fund as many people as possible. We'll use these answers to help figure out budgeting for the event. We are making arrangements for attendees from other geographic regions to encourage specific initiatives such as future FUDCon events, but preference may otherwise be given to people in North America.
  • Put a V in the Veg column if you would like vegetarian fare for any meals that we provide during the event. If you prefer vegan fare, please mark that column VV. We will do our best to make sure everyone is accommodated!
  • Put your T-shirt size in the Size column, so we can have an idea about what sizes to have available. Only Unisex (Mens Sizes will be ordered)
  • Roomsharing:
    1. If you want or need to share a room, mark yes in the "Roomshare?" column.
    2. Once you have a roommate, both of you should mark your roommate's name in the block as well.
    3. If you need a roommate, look for someone with just a yes in the column, and contact them via email. If you encounter any problems, let the organizers know.
Use the Comments section for anything else you think organizers need to know, or to offer or ask for space or rides.
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# Name $$$ Veg Size Roomshare? Hotel booked Comments (extra line for badge)
001 Kenny Armstrong XL
002 Ricky Elrod yes (scholarship) no 2X Ricky Zhou Not yet CodeBlock. Breaking things since 1992.
003 Ricky Zhou yes (scholarship) no XL Ricky Elrod no Hi, I'm Ricky!
004 ian weller yes (scholarship) no L yes no doer of stuff
005 Kevin Fenzi yes no XXL yes no Man of many hats
006 Adam M Dutko yes no XL yes no chomp();
007 Chris Tyler XL yes no ctyler
008 John Dulaney Yes No XXXL yes no j_dulaney
009 Nick Bebout yes no XXL yes no nb
010 Scott Glaser no no XXXL Andrea Glaser no Sonar_Guy, Fedora Unity Founder
011 Andrea Glaser no no XL Scott Glaser no Sonar_Gal, Fedora Unity Founder
012 Maurice James no no XL no no Moe__
013 Ben Williams yes no XXL Cathy Williams
Jamie Williams
yes Host VileGent Fedora Unity Founder
014 Cathy Williams yes no XXL Ben Williams
Jamie Williams
yes Battleaxe
015 Jamie Williams yes no XXL Cathy Williams
Ben Williams
yes SGS
016 Eric Christensen yes no L yes no Sparks
017 Jeroen van Meeuwen yes Hell No XL Sure No Dutch
018 David Cantrell no no XL clumens yes dcantrell
019 Chris Lumens no no L dcantrell yes clumens
020 Clint Savage yes no XXL Anyone no herlo
021 John McDonough yes you're kidding, right? XXL Would consider a fellow bad person no jjmcd
022 Matt Domsch no no XL no no mdomsch
023 Kyle McMartin no no XL no
024 Toshio Kuratomi yes no M yes no Anonymous Badger (abadger1999)
025 Clyde Kunkel no no XXL no no
026 Abdel Martinez yes no S yes no potty
027 Josh Boyer no no L no jwb
028 Peter Jones no no L jforbes no pjones
029 Justin Forbes no no XXL pjones no jforbes
030 Brian Lane no no XL no bcl
031 Oliver Rivas yes no XL no orvtech
032 Brian Pepple yes no L yes no bpepple
# Name $$$ Veg Size Roomshare? Hotel booked Comments (extra line for badge)


Closest major airport is about 35 Miles away: Roanoke Regional Airport (Airport Code: ROA) is the major airport servicing the Roanoke Valley area. The following airlines have flights going in / coming out of Roanoke:

Allegiant Air/ Delta/ United Airlines/ US Airways/

Planefare at time of checking (2/22/11): Boston Roanoke ~$299 LAX to Roanoke ~$441

Closest general aviation airport is Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive Airport.

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

Smartway Bus to/from ROA Airport

Local Mass Transit Blacksburg Transit

Travel planning



The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

901 Prices Fork Rd Blacksburg VA 24061

| Reservations Click the Link or Call the Hotel Directly at 540 231-8000 or Toll Free 877-200-3360 and ask for the Fedora room block. (Block will Expire December 28, 2011).

$90 per night plus tax (5%) Parking $3 per night


Airport shuttle

Smartway Bus to/from Airport

consult Bus Schedule before booking flights (no Bux service on Sunday)

(OPTION: rent a Van from University for $40/day for shuttle service to/from Airport)


At the hotel

The has a significant amount of parking and has told us that they don't believe there will be a problem accommodating some out of town drivers there.

Virginia Tech

Should be Plenty of Parking on Campus (though parking Permits will be required)

Network access

Virginia Tech is a Major college with 30K+ Students and Staff so bandwidth should not be an issue but if you have portable wifi devices may be handy

There is also wireless available at the hotel. Refer to the information provided by your hotel for details.

Hackfest- Workshops

Instructions: Please if you want to have Hackfest and or a Workshop please list below for possible Early Scheduling of room Space

Type Name of Event Day(s) Lead Time per session # of Sessions
Workshop Intro to Fedora Docs Sat Sparks 1 hr 2
Workshop Intro to DocBook XML and Publican Sat Sparks 2 hrs
Hackfest F17 Docs Hackfest Sat Sun Sparks

Proposed Barcamp Sessions

Please Fill in the following Grid with Proposed BarCamp Sessions

Description User Level Lead

Packing List

  • Laptop with 802.11b/g wireless
    • Extension cord (and North American power adapter, if from outside NA)
    • Ethernet cable (for hotel and/or hackfest)
    • Optional: Bring a Fedora Friend Finder (power strip)
  • Credit card (VISA or MasterCard) or small amount of cash (ATMs are nearby the hotel and both ASU locations for the event)
  • Your presentation slides or anything needed for the hackfest
  • International visitors:
    • Passport/visa and any other official documentation needed
    • Converters for power (reference link[1])

If staying at the hotel:

  • Optional: swimsuit, gym clothes.[2]

  1. Most consumer plugs in the USA are Type B.
  2. This doesn't mean clothing is optional if you swim or exercise!

Pros and Cons

  • Pro: excellent location
  • Pro: Driving Distance for Raleigh
  • Pro: Better Weather than the NorthEast
  • Pro: Organized by a community member
  • Con: Distance from Airport
  • Con: organized by a community member