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Blacksburg, Virginia :: January 13 - 15, 2012 — General event owners: Ben Williams, Robyn Bergeron, Jared Smith

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Event Details

The 2012 North America FUDCon will be held in Blacksburg, Virginia, on the campus of Virginia Tech, January 13 - 15, 2012.

FUDCon is the Fedora Users and Developers Conference, a major free software event held in various regions around the world, usually annually per region. FUDCon is a combination of sessions, talks, workshops, and hackfests in which contributors work on specific initiatives. Topics include infrastructure, feature development, community building, general management and governance, marketing, testing and QA, packaging, etc.

FUDCon is always free to attend for anyone in the world.

Location

Blacksburg, Virginia on the campus of Virginia Tech.

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

Dates

January 13-15, 2012

Pre-registration

Instructions
Please add your name to the list if you will attend. Also, please indicate the following:
  • Put an X in the $$$ column if you need funding to attend, and visit the FUDCon ticket tracker to make a funding request. We have a limited budget and will work hard to fund as many people as possible. We'll use these answers to help figure out budgeting for the event. We are making arrangements for attendees from other geographic regions to encourage specific initiatives such as future FUDCon events, but preference may otherwise be given to people in North America.
  • Put a V in the Veg column if you would like vegetarian fare for any meals that we provide during the event. If you prefer vegan fare, please mark that column VV. We will do our best to make sure everyone is accommodated!
  • Put your T-shirt size in the Size column, so we can have an idea about what sizes to have available. Only Unisex (Mens Sizes will be ordered)
  • Roomsharing:
    1. If you want or need to share a room, mark yes in the "Roomshare?" column.
    2. Once you have a roommate, both of you should mark your roommate's name in the block as well.
    3. If you need a roommate, look for someone with just a yes in the column, and contact them via email. If you encounter any problems, let the organizers know.
Use the Comments section for anything else you think organizers need to know, or to offer or ask for space or rides.
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# Name $$$ 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 Not responsible for accidents
005 Kevin Fenzi no no XXL yes (nb) yes Man of many hats
006 Adam M Dutko yes no XL Toshio Kuratomi no chomp();
007 Chris Tyler XL yes no ctyler
008 John Dulaney Yes Steak XXXL Lucas Meneghel Rodrigues no .moarbacon j_dulaney
009 Nick Bebout yes no XXL yes (nirik) yes 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 Clint Savage yes 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 Eric Christensen yes 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 Adam M Dutko 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 davej yes 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
034 Rahul Sundaram yes no L yes no mether
035 David Lehman no no L no dlehman
036 Dave Johnson no no L yes no PauseBazinga
037 Frank Ch. Eigler no no L no no
038 Dave Brolley no no XL no no
039 Chris Meek no no M no no
040 David Smith no no L no no
041 Josh Stone no no L no no
042 Stan Cox no no L no no
043 Will Cohen no no L no no
044 Mark J. Wielaard no no XL no no
045 Simon Sekidde no no XL no no ssekidde
046 Tom Callaway no V XXL yes no spot
047 Major Hayden no no L no no rackerhacker
048 Máirín Duffy no Vegan No thanks Emily Dirsh Yes mizmo
049 Dennis Gilmore no no XL yes no dgilmore
050 Jared Smith no no L yes no jsmith
051 Paul Frields no no XXL yes no stickster
052 Zach Oglesby no no L no no zoglesby
053 Ruth Suehle no bacontarian S no no
054 Scott Suehle no Carnivore XL no no Kilted1
055 Constantin DRABO X no XL yes no Burkina Faso FA
056 Justin O'Brien yes no XL yes no @threethirty
057 James Gross no no Med no no
058 Andy Grimm no no M gholms no mull (Eucalyptus)
059 Diego Búrigo Zacarão yes no L yes no diegobz
060 Nick Lambert no no M no: J Huestis no S@Y
061 Jordan Huestis no no L no: N Lambert no S@Y
062 Luis Bazan yes no M yes no LoKoMurdoK
063 Peter Larsen No no XXL No Yes plarsen
064 Valdis Kletnieks No No XXL No No
065 Ben Guzzardi No No XL No No failedassertion
066 Evgeny Fadeev yes no L yes no Askbot, Chile
066 Randy Cone no no L no no rC
067 Bill Nottingham no no XL no no
068 Russell Bryant no no L no no
069 Mark Terranova x maybe M no Yes ALL Hail the Beefy Miracle!
070 Mathias HOUNGBO x no XL yes no Hi, i'm Mathias
071 Seth Vidal no V XL no no Please be nice to me.
072 Robert 'Bob' Jensen X no XL 073 no B2
073 Robert 'Bobby' Jensen X no youth(s) 072 no B3
074 Perry Myers no no XL no no
075 Jesus Rodriguez no no XXL no no
076 Kevin Mulvey no no L no no
077 Neville A. Cross yes no L yes no yn1v
078 Dan Walsh no no XL no yes
079 Fabio Araujo X Carnivore L yes no Hello :)
080 Thom Carlin no no XL no no Fedora Engineering Services
081 Klaatu no yes S no no
082 Emily Dirsh X no M Máirín Duffy no Emichan
083 Dave Jones no no M Josh Boyer no
084 Stephen Smoogen no no XL no yes bringing his dad.
085 Thomas Smoogen no no XL no yes bringing his son.
086 John Rose X no L no no inode0
087 Elad Alfassa X no M yes no elad661
088 Mike Barker no no L no no
089 Ben Boeckel no V L yes no mathstuf
090 Mike McLean no no L no yes mikem
091 Peter Borsa X no XL Pascal Calarco no asrob
092 Keiran Smith X no M yes no It's a Beefy Miracle
093 Mark Walker no no XL no no need marwalk
094 Peter Robinson X no L pbrobinson
095 Pascal Calarco yes yes XXL Peter Borsa not yet pcalarco
096 Robyn Bergeron no I <3 beef M Amber Graner not yet Still thinking of a snarky badge comment
097 John Mark Walker no no XL no no ask me about beer or GlusterFS
098 Lucas Meneghel Rodrigues no no S John Dulaney no Autotest guy (lmr)
099 Calvin Locklear no no M no no calbadude
100 Matthew Galgoci no no L no yes mgalgoci
101 Amanda Barzdins no no M no yes abarzdins
102 Sandro Mathys yes no S yes no red_alert
103 Christoph Wickert yes yes M sure not yet cwickert
104 Mo Morsi no no M sure not yet mmorsi / Aeolus Representative
105 Natalie Raven no no S no not needed natalie_
105 Mike McGrath no no L no Not Yet
106 Chris Whitehorn X no M Mark Terranova Yes
107 Xavier Lamien X no S Sure no SmootherFrOgZ
108 Jonathan Steffan no L no not yet daMaestro
109 Maria "tatica" Leandro X no S yes not yet Geek - Photographer - Gamer - Venezuelan - Girl
110 Trever "tdbro" Fischer X no L yes not yet tdfischer, esq., phonominal
111 Adam Miller no no XL no not yet maxamillion
112 Jamie Duncan no no XXL meh. not yet RVaLUG!
113 Dennis Johnson no no L no yes old man
114 Donald Buchan no Beefy-Miracle-tarian XL no no Wearing Phase I. Got Phase II = <a href="www.fedorafriendfinder.com">FFF</a>. Where's my profit?
115 Guillermo Gómez (gomix) X no L yes no Worker
116 Will Woods no VEGAN POLICE S no no FLOAT WITH ME INTO THE WONDROUS MUSTARDY BEYOND
117 Tim Flink no V XL yes - adamw yes tflink
118 Phil Knirsch no MOOOO L yes - karsten (kick) no S390x and PPC Secondary arch r0x!
119 Jon Stanley no Beefy Miracle, please XXL not opposed not yet jds2001
# Name $$$ Veg Size Roomshare? Hotel booked Comments (extra line for badge)

Travel

Roanoke Regional Airport (Airport Code: ROA) is the major airport servicing the Roanoke Valley area, approximately 35 miles from the VT campus. The following airlines have flights going in / coming out of Roanoke Regional Airport:

  • Allegiant Air
  • Delta
  • United Airlines
  • US Airways

The closest general aviation airport is Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive Airport.

The driving distance from Raleigh, NC is 200-233 miles (depending on route).


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

Travel planning

If you are trying to coordinate travel with other attendees, you may want to visit the |FUDCon:Blacksburg travel planning page.

Lodging / Hotel

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.

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

Transportation

Directions from Airport to Hotel

Roanoke Regional Airport 5202 Aviation Drive Northwest, Roanoke, Virginia 24012‎ - (540) 362-1999‎


1. exit Parking lot

   Take the 1st right onto Aviation Dr NW

2. Take the VA-101 W/Hershberger Rd ramp to I-58

3. Merge onto VA-101 W/Hershberger Rd NW

4. Merge onto I-581 N/US-220 N via the ramp to Lexington/Bristol/I-81/Blacksburg

5 Take exit 1S on the left to merge onto I-81 S toward Salem/Bristol

6. Take exit 118B toward U.S 460 W/Blacksburg

7. Continue onto US-460 W

8. Exit onto VA-412 N/Prices Fork Rd/State Route 685 toward Downtown

9. Left at First Stop Light

10. Arrive

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center 901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0100‎ - (540) 231-8000‎

Map To Event, FUDPub Hotel

|Map

A = Inn At Virginia Tech C = Squires Student Center (FUDPub) D = Event Location (McBryde Hall)

Airport shuttle

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

Consult the bus schedule before booking flights (there is no bus service on Sunday).

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

Local Transportation

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

Parking

At the hotel

The hotel has a significant amount of parking and has told us 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, although parking permits will be required.

Network Access

Virginia Tech is a major state university with over 30,000 students and staff, so bandwidth should not be an issue, but portable wifi devices may be handy. Bring them if you have them.

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

Most cell service providers have poor coverage inside the academic buildings. Verizon has the strongest cell coverage out of all the major providers.

Wireless Registration

Everyone need to sign up for a Wireless Guest Account (Before arriving at the event please) go to [|Guest Wireless Registration]

1) Enter Start Date: 1/13/2012 Example

2) Enter End Date: 1/15/2012 Example

3) Sponoring Department: Select Mathematics

4)Contact Person :Ben Williams

5)Purpose: Fudcon

6) click the create request Button

7) Enter email address and select New Guest

8) Fill out form including check the Secret Questions and password boxes and agree to the Acceptable Use Policy

9) Click Create Account

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
  • IT IS WINTER IN VIRGINIA IN JANUARY. And by "winter" I mean SNOW. Please pack appropriately warming clothing.
  • 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]

Agenda

FUDCon is a community event in which the complete schedule is developed interactively starting with an opening orientation session. Attendance at orientation is recommended for those who are new to this format, or to FUDCon, Fedora, or free and open source software community events in general.

General Schedule

General Agenda Information

  • Friday, January 13
    • Starting at 9:00am, McBryde Hall, 2nd Floor. Hackfests / Workshops.
  • Saturday, January 14
    • 8:30am - 5:00pm. Meet up at McBryde Hall, Room 100 in the morning; 2nd floor of McBryde hall for the afternoon.
    • Morning: FPL State of Fedora, Barcamp pitches. Later in the morning, for duration of day: Barcamp sessions.
    • FUDPub: Squires Student Zone, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Sunday, January 15
    • 9:00am - 5:00pm, McBryde Hall, 2nd Floor. Hackfests/Workshops.

Friday, January 13

Time Location Room 1
TBD
Room 2
TBD
Room 3
TBD
Room 4
TBD
Room 5
TBD
Room 6
TBD
Room 7
TBD
Room 8
TBD
Room 9
TBD
Room 10
TBD
0900 McBryde Hall 2nd Floor
1000 McBryde Hall 2nd Floor
1100 McBryde Hall 2nd Floor
1200 McBryde Hall 2nd Floor
1300 McBryde Hall 2nd Floor
1400 McBryde Hall 2nd Floor
1500 McBryde Hall 2nd Floor
1600 McBryde Hall 2nd Floor

Saturday, January 14

Time What Location Workshop 1
TBD
Workshop 2
TBD
Workshop 3
TBD
Workshop 4
TBD
BarCamp 1
TBD
BarCamp 2
TBD
BarCamp 3
TBD
Barcamp 4
TBD
BarCamp 5
TBD
Barcamp 6
TBD
8:30 AM Meet up McBryde Hall 100
8:45 AM Welcome and Organization McBryde Hall 100
8:55 AM Group Photo McBryde Hall 100
9:00 AM FPL State of Fedora McBryde Hall 100
9:30 AM BarCamp Topics and Voting McBryde Hall 100
10:30 AM Sessions 2nd Floor McBryde Hall Intro to Fedora Docs
11:30-1259 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:00 Sessions 2nd Floor McBryde Hall Intro to DocBook XML and Publican Introduction to System Administration Open Source Tools in Design
14:00 Sessions 2nd Floor McBryde Hall Intro to DocBook XML and Publican Introduction to System Administration Open Source Tools in Design
15:00 Sessions 2nd Floor McBryde Hall Intro to Drupal Internals Introduction to System Administration Open Source Tools in Design
16:00 Sessions 2nd Floor McBryde Hall Intro to Drupal Internals Introduction to System Administration GPG Key Signing Event
15:00-16:59 Break
19:00-22:00 FudPub BreakZone Squires Student Center

Sunday, January 15

Time Location Room 1
TBD
Room 2
TBD
Room 3
TBD
Room 4
TBD
Room 5
TBD
Room 6
TBD
Room 7
TBD
Room 8
TBD
Room 9
TBD
Room 10
TBD
0900 McBryde Hall 2nd Floor Fedora Insight Calendar uses cases hackfest F17 Docs Hackfest Intro to Fedora QA Workshop
1000 McBryde Hall 2nd Floor Fedora Insight Calendar uses cases hackfest F17 Docs Hackfest Anaconda QA Hackfest
1100 McBryde Hall 2nd Floor Fedora Insight Calendar uses cases hackfest F17 Docs Hackfest Anaconda QA Hackfest
1200 McBryde Hall 2nd Floor Fedora Insight Calendar uses cases hackfest Anaconda QA Hackfest
1300 McBryde Hall 2nd Floor Fedora Insight Calendar uses cases hackfest Anaconda QA Hackfest
1400 McBryde Hall 2nd Floor Fedora Insight Calendar uses cases hackfest
1500 McBryde Hall 2nd Floor Fedora Insight Calendar uses cases hackfest
1600 McBryde Hall 2nd Floor Fedora Insight Calendar uses cases hackfest

Hackfests & Workshops

Instructions: If you want to have a hackfest or a workshop, please list it below for possible early scheduling of room space.

Hackfests are collaborative sessions to work on a problem, issue or area of Fedora.

Workshops are a classroom style session session (with varying levels of interaction) teaching about software or processes.

Type Name of Event Day(s) Lead Time per session # of Sessions
Workshop Intro to Fedora Docs Sat Sparks 1 hr 1
Workshop Intro to DocBook XML and Publican Sat Jared 2 hrs 1
Hackfest F17 Docs Hackfest Sat Sun Sparks
Workshop GPG Key Signing Event Sparks 1.5 hr 1
Workshop Intro to Drupal Internals Sat Paul Frields 2 hrs 1
Hackfest Design team toolchain hackfest Sat Emily Dirsh 1
Hackfest Insight calendar use cases hackfest Sun Pascal Calarco 3 hours 1
Workshop Intro to Fedora QA: software testing, test plans and test cases Sat, late PM Sandro Mathys 1h 1
Hackfest Anaconda QA hackfest: getting ready and starting QA on Anaconda 17 Sun Sandro Mathys 4h 1
Hackfest Fedora Infrastructure: Revamping our staging server setup, then implemeting it Fri and Sun Kevin Fenzi 2h 2
Hackfest Fedora Infrastructure: 2 factor authentication brainstorming Sat Kevin Fenzi 2h 1
Workshop Fedora Infrastructure: Getting started/apprentices/Getting involved Sun Kevin Fenzi 1h 1
Worksop Fedora Infrastructure: Using Infrastructure as a Classroom: Python Programming Sat Toshio Kuratomi 1h 1
Hackfest Fedora Infrastructure: Using Infrastructure as a Classroom postmortem/brainstorm Sun Toshio Kuratomi 1h 1
workshop Learning how to use Blender: Environment and Shapes - Textures and Lights - Rigging and Animation 6h María "tatica" Leandro 2h 3
workshop Web Style and CSS: How did we build Fudcon.fedoraproject.org and how to improove it 2h María "tatica" Leandro 2h 1
Hackfest Rethinking Fedora governance: The Fedora Council don't care Christoph Wickert 2h 1
Hackfest Ambassadors: New FAmSCo election rules and standard operating procedures don't care Christoph Wickert 2h 1
Hackfest Implementing the new spins process in Trac Sun Christoph Wickert 2h 1
Hackfest Xfce 4.10 feature for F17 (only if Xfce 4.10 is in time for F17) don't care Christoph Wickert 2h 1
Hackfest Improving Desktop and Spins QA don't care Christoph Wickert 2h 1
Hackfest Xfce and LXDE on ARM don't care Christoph Wickert 1h 1
Hackfest Hacking aeolus - Using the APIs to deploy to the cloud in interesting ways from Fedora don't care Mo Morsi 1h 1
Hackfest Hacking snap - Adding more custom snapshot targets to take on Fedora don't care Mo Morsi 1h 1
Hackfest MirrorManager TG2 conversion & testing don't care Matt Domsch 4h 1
Hackfest OpenStack packaging & testing don't care Matt Domsch & Cloud SIG 4h 1

Proposed Barcamp Sessions

Please fill in the following grid with proposed BarCamp sessions: (If listed here will be Printed and at the Site ready for your Pitch)

Session name Description User Level Lead
Fedora Test automation: State of the union Discuss the current tools used to do automated regression test on Fedora, accomplishments and roadmap Intermediate Lucas Meneghel Rodrigues
Using control groups (cgroups) to manage resources in virtualization/cloud computing Real world examples of how to increase density in virtual or cloud computing environments via cgroups Intermediate Thomas Cameron (choirboy)
Spacewalk power user tips and tricks What to do once you've got Spacewalk up and running to automate system installation and deployment Intermediate Thomas Cameron (choirboy)
High availability clustering with Fedora How to set up a clustered GFS2 filesystem using iSCSI and run a highly available application on it Intermediate Thomas Cameron (choirboy)
Security Enhanced Linux for Mere Mortals Introduction to SELinux and real world examples of how to use it. Includes some common scenarios where you might need to configure SELinux Beginner Thomas Cameron (choirboy)
Building RPMs for mere mortals Introduction to building packages. I'll cover building RPMs from Open Source software and from binaries from software for which you don't have the source code. Beginner Thomas Cameron (choirboy)
Introduction to Fedora QA Overview on what the QA team and its various subgroups do from the beginning of the development of a new release to its EOL. (Not including AutoQA.) Beginner Sandro "red" Mathys

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

Meetings

Meetings are on Wednesdays in #fedora-meeting at 17:00 UTC (9am US pacific, Noon US eastern.)

FUDCon:Blacksburg_2012_meetings

The current spreadsheet for subsidy requests is here.