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Increasing contribution and contributors in APAC region.
- APIIT (Bukit Jalil)
- Date: 18th - 20th May 2012
- Time: 9am 18th May, to 5pm 20th May
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 SEA. 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.
The Greater KL (KL+surrounding cities) are also the primary IT capital of Malaysia, where plenty of companies are based in. A number of FOSS events were organized previously by local community, notably Mozilla AsiaCamp, Google DevFest, FOSS.my, MOSC.my, GeekCamp, Barcamp, WebCamp, CampusCamp and several others.
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:
- http://wikitravel.org/en/Malacca - historical city, contains a number of historical remains from 15th century. plenty of old dutch and portuguese architectures.
- http://wikitravel.org/en/Cameron_Highlands - popular for great scenery of the tea plantation.
- iCity - an area filled with LED lights .. http://www.google.com.my/search?q=icity+shah+alam&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch
About the Venue
Why FUDCon in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?
Malaysia, especially Kuala Lumpur is an attractive city in South East Asia for its facilities, technological advancements and its FOSS Communities. Malaysia's FOSS Communites are backed by the government and as such displays that Malaysia has a strong FOSS Community: 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.
APIIT/UCTI have also been a supporter of FOSS and have held various FOSS related events with the help of Malaysian FOSS communities. These events include Fedora Activity Day 2011, FOSS.my 2009 , Google Devfest 2011 and there is also a Fedora Activity Day 2012 already been planned. This spark of FOSS enthusiasm in Malaysia can be best nurtured by having events like FUDCon in Malaysia.
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
AirAsia (http://www.airasia.com) provides cheap flight from APAC countries into Malaysia. For most recent prices, check airasia.com.
Following is a extract of AirAisa prices from major cities in APAC to MY. Based on http://fedora.foss.org.my/docs/fudcon-kl-2012/AirAsiaPrice.csv/view
|Airport||MYR Rates||USD Rates|
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.
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||MYR180 for 2 person room, MYR270 for 4 person room||4KM http://g.co/maps/zvn93||Also have hall facilities|
|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
StableFormation quote for banner similar to our Freedom/Infinity/Voice banner from RH, and tshirt with vinyl printing - http://fedora.my/docs/fudcon-kl-2012/quote-stableformation/view
DreamShocker quote for sticker, tshirt, and badges - http://fedora.my/docs/fudcon-kl-2012/quote-dreamshocker
|Item||Price per Unit||Notes|
|T-Shirt||MYR37||rubberized printing, similar to FUDCon Pune tshirt|
|Lanyard with logo||MYR6|
|Vertical banner with stand||MYR195|
|10feet x 2feet banner||MYR400|
|8X8cm sticker (400 pcs)||MYR325.00||Fedora logo|
|1 inch badges (200 pcs)||MYR360.00||Fedora logo|
|Projectors||?||The host might be able to provide these|
|Audio (for main hall)||?||The host might be able to provide these|
|Power extensions||?||Rent? Buy? Anybody got plenty and can let us borrow?|
More details to be confirmed. Projected budget is 1000USD.
- BBQ at hotel's pool
- Dinner at a restaurant
- Dinner at a beachside restaurant, at Bagan Lalang beach - need cost for transportation
- Hangout in iCity ? - theres a number of restaurants around - need cost for transportation
Possible catering partners (Lunch + Tea break):
|Ahimsa Vegetarian Restaurant||016-336 6949||1st Floor Carrefour Sri Petaling|
Transport from Accommodation to Venue
- Chartered bus (42 person) would cost 200USD per day
- APIIT might provide a bus for free where we'll need to cover the diesel and driver payment ourselves, but that is to be confirmed
Current Estimated Rough Budget
Cut off point: 70 sponsored attendees including crew and volunteers.
Budget is mainly based on quite-worst-case scenario prices.
|Item||Cost Per Unit (MYR)||Quantity||Total (MYR)|
|Lunch/Tea for 3 days||20 * 3||70||4200|
|Vertical banners with stand||195||6||1170|
|10feet x 2feet banner||400||400|
|Social event (FOODCon)||3000||3000|
|Misc utensils (scissors, paper, markers, etc)||150||150|
|Audio / Visual equipment|
|Total||23410 (~USD 7500)|
- very bad case scenario 1, 20 from christchurch (most expensive airasia flight) - 18000 USD
- very bad case scenario 2, 20 from mumbai - 13500 USD
- good case scenario 1, 20 from around SEA - ~6400 USD
- good case scenario 2, 5 from expensive area, 15 from SEA - ~9500 USD
- likely scenario, 3 from .ph, 3 from .vn, 1 from .jp, 2 from .au, 5 from .in, 1 from .cn, 3 from around SEA - ~7800USD
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.
DO NOT BOOK FOR FLIGHTS YET as we still need to confirm a number of stuff regarding to venue and location.
|#||Name||need sponsorship?||Vegetarian||T-shirt size||Roomshare?||Hotel booked||Comments|
Feel free to submit your talks/sessions here.
Day 1 - Normal conference style event
|10:00 - 11:00||Keynote|
|11:00 - 12:00||General Session 2|
|12:00 - 14:00||Break|
|14:00 - 15:00||General Session 3|
|15:00 - 16:00||General Session 4|
|16:00 - 17:00||General Session 5|
Day 2 / Day 3 - Barcamp Style Event
|09:00 - 10:00||Speaker pitch|
|10:00 - 17:00||Barcamp starts|
|#||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||Izhar Firdaus||Beginner|