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FudCon Panama 2011

Panamá, Rep of Panama :: May 26-28, 2011 — General event owners: Alejandro Pérez, Abdel Martinez

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FUDCon Panama 2011 - Google Map

Event Details


Ciudad del Saber, Panama Rep. of Panama


May 26-28, 2011


Please add your name to the list if you will attend. Also, please indicate the following:
  • Put an X in the $$$ column if you need funding to attend, and visit the FUDCon ticket tracker to make a funding request. We have a limited budget and will work hard to fund as many people as possible. We'll use these answers to help figure out budgeting for the event. We are making arrangements for attendees from other geographic regions to encourage specific initiatives such as future FUDCon events, but preference may otherwise be given to people in Latam America.
  • Put a V in the Veg column if you would like vegetarian fare for any meals that we provide during the event. If you prefer vegan fare, please mark that column VV. We will do our best to make sure everyone is accommodated!
  • Put your T-shirt size in the Size column, so we can have an idea about what sizes to have available. (Use a W to note a women's size if needed.)
  • Roomsharing:
    1. If you want or need to share a room, mark yes in the "Roomshare?" column.
    2. Once you have a roommate, both of you should mark your roommate's name in the block as well.
    3. If you need a roommate, look for someone with just a yes in the column, and contact them via email. If you encounter any problems, let the organizers know.
Use the Comments section for anything else you think organizers need to know, or to offer or ask for space or rides.
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# Name $$$ Veg Size Roomshare? Hotel booked Country Comments (extra line for badge)
1 Alejandro Pérez No M No No Panama
2 María "tatica" Leandro X No S Yes Venezuela
3 Edwind Contreras X No L Yes Venezuela
4 Abdel Martínez No S No No Panama
5 Wolnei X No M Yes No Brazil
6 Rafael "Gomix" X No L Yes No Brazil
7 Daniel Bruno X No M Yes No Brazil
8 David Narváez No L No No Panama
9 Juan Carlos Watts No S No No Panama
10 Diego Tejera No M No No Panama
11 Rogelio Moreno No S No No Panama
12 Antonio Sallés X No XL Yes Yes Chile Red Hat/Fedora Expositor (F14 HA, clustering & virtualization)
13 Mónica Mora No S Panama No need for hotel room
14 Neville A. Cross X No XL YES Nicaragua I can pay part of my expenses. Badge: yn1v
15 Lorsy Julio X No L YES Colombia
16 José Edgardo López Vásquez X No XL YES El Salvador I can pay part of my expenses. Badge: Magjogui
17 Yader Velasquez X No S Yes Nicaragua
18 Edna Rheiner X No XL Yes Guatemala
19 Juan Barba No M No No Panama
20 Jacob Solís No S No No Panama
21 Fernando Navarro x No XL Yes No Honduras

# Name $$$ Veg Size Roomshare? Hotel booked Country Comments (extra line for badge)

Countries inside CentralAmerica

Some countries can travel by bus

  • Costa Rica = us$70 (bus)
  • Nicaragua = us$90
  • El Salvador = us$120
  • Guatemala = us$150

Info about Ticabus transportation Here

Air Travel

Tocumen (Airport Code: PTY) is the major airport servicing the country. The following airlines have flights going in / coming out of Sky Harbor:

  • Copa International Hub
  • Taca
  • Aeromexico, American Air Lines, Delta, Iberia

Countries Outside CentralAmerica

  • Miami = us$400
  • Venezuela = us$400
  • Colombia = us$450
  • Ecuador = us$470
  • Manaus = us$900
  • Mexico = us$700
  • Santiago de chile = us$850
  • Belo Horizonte = us$ 920
  • Rio de Janeiro = us$950
  • Buenos Aires = us$1.000
  • Madrid = us$1.300

Info about Copa Airlines Here

  • Curitiba = us$1010

Info about Gol Airlines Here

Travel discounts


Ciudad del Saber Villages [1] Fudcon rate $ 20 per night (double occupancy)

[Holiday In City f knowledge]

Reservations discount can be archive trought Ciudad del Saber

Shoulder dates
The hotel and the Villas are located within easy walking distance of the classroom space where the technical sessions will be held on Thuesday and Friday.
Need a roommate?
If you're looking for a roommate to cut costs, take a look at the "Roomsharing" instructions in the pre-registration section above.


Airport shuttle

The hotel features a complimentary airport shuttle. Please call the hotel at +1 (507) 317-4000 to make a shuttle inquiry if needed.

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 Villas and both ASU locations for the event)
  • Your presentation slides or anything needed for the hackfest
  • Casual clothes for the event
    • Average highs near 90F/32C, average lows near 70F/21C
    • Optional: umbrella, there is occasional precipitation in May
  • 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]


General schedule

Thuesday, May 26, 2011
Technical sessions on Saturday are 50 minutes in length followed by a ten-minute break. There is a one-hour break for lunch, and an additional 30 minutes after the last session for people to converse or blog, before the final wrap-up session.
Time Event
0900 - 1000 Orientation, BarCamp pitches and scheduling
1100 - 1150 Sessions block 1
1200 - 1250 Lunch
1300 - 1350 Sessions block 2
1400 - 1450 Sessions block 3
1500 - 1550 Sessions block 4
1600 - 1650 Sessions block 5
1730 - 1800
1900 - 2300 [[]]
Friday, 27, 2011
Technical sessions on Sunday are 50 minutes in length followed by a ten-minute break. There is a one-hour break for lunch. After lunch the hackfests will begin.
0900 - 0950 Sessions block 6
1000 - 1050 Sessions block 7
1100 - 1150 Sessions block 8
1200 - 1300 Lunch
1300 - 1400 Lightning talks
1400 - 1800 Hackfests
Evening Social
Saturday, May 28, 2011
0900 - 1800 []]

Technical sessions - Saturday

Refereeing for technical sessions
Note that this FUDCon, technical sessions may be refereed or decided by panel or other means. However, we do require material for all sorts of experience levels, so do not worry about competition. Simply propose something you think would be of interest to attendees.
Technical sessions
ANYONE can propose a session, including you. Just pick a topic near and dear to your heart and propose it here. Please send yours to aeperezt at

For Audience Level, indicate whether your talk is appropriate for a beginner, intermediate (current skilled contributor), or expert level.

Hackfests - Saturday

Social events


This event is run in general accordance with our other FUDCon events, which have their own set of pages for administration.

Planning meetings

FUDCon is planned openly and transparently. Anyone is welcome to attend and participate in the meetings. All attendees are expected to be polite and constructive. Planning happens through email and IRC:

  • Planning via email is done on the fudcon-planning list, which is open to participants to join.
  • Regular IRC meetings are held on Monday at 3:00pm US-Eastern time (regardless of UTC) in #fudcon-planning[?].
  • IRC meeting agenda is set from the FUDCon planning Trac, using all tickets with the na-meeting keyword set. To add something to the agenda, file a new ticket (if required) and add the na-meeting keyword. Here is the current agenda.

Previous Meetings

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