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Tempe, Arizona :: January 29-31, 2011 — General event owners: Jared Smith, Robyn Bergeron, Ryan Rix

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Event Details


Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ


January 29-31, 2011


Please add your name to the list if you will attend. Also, please indicate the following:
  • Put an X in the $$$ column if you need funding to attend, and visit the FUDCon ticket tracker to make a funding request. We have a limited budget and will work hard to fund as many people as possible. We'll use these answers to help figure out budgeting for the event. We are making arrangements for attendees from other geographic regions to encourage specific initiatives such as future FUDCon events, but preference may otherwise be given to people in North America.
  • Put a V in the Veg column if you would like vegetarian fare for any meals that we provide during the event. If you prefer vegan fare, please mark that column VV. We will do our best to make sure everyone is accommodated!
  • Put your T-shirt size in the Size column, so we can have an idea about what sizes to have available. (Use a W to note a women's size if needed.)
  • Roomsharing:
    1. If you want or need to share a room, mark yes in the "Roomshare?" column.
    2. Once you have a roommate, both of you should mark your roommate's name in the block as well.
    3. If you need a roommate, look for someone with just a yes in the column, and contact them via email. If you encounter any problems, let the organizers know.
Use the Comments section for anything else you think organizers need to know, or to offer or ask for space or rides.
Fedora means freedom — registration is free and open to everyone.
You can pre-register anonymously, but now is a great time to create a Fedora account if you don't have one! For those new to Fedora, you can register in the Fedora Account System and follow the instructions there to complete the CLA (soon to be FPCA). This process usually takes less than 5 minutes. The information you enter below is viewable by anyone, and is considered Publicly Available Personal Information.
# Name $$$ Veg Size Roomshare? Hotel booked Comments (extra line for badge)
001 Paul W. Frields XL Yes - jsmith Yes stickster
002 Robyn Bergeron X W-M Yes, sdake Yes probably owes you cookies
003 Ryan Rix L N/A, local "Bacon PLUS ... a smoking HOT blonde will board the comet and escape"
004 Ian Weller X (scholarship) L ricky yes Don't ask me about terrariums
005 David Nalley X XL yes ke4qqq
006 Hiemanshu Sharma X XXL yes - dcr226 Yes hiemanshu
007 Steven M. Parrish X XXL yes - rdieter yes smparrish - KDE - Sugar
008 John Rose L Yes Quando omni flunkus moritati
009 Clint Savage X 3XL no Yes ask Ian Weller about terrariums
010 Jon Stanley X XXL yes - gholms Yes jds2001
011 Jared Smith L yes - stickster Yes jsmith
012 Mel Chua V WM yes - tatica Yes mchua
013 Sebastian Dziallas X (scholarship) L yes - pbrobinson Yes sdziallas
014 Jeroen van Meeuwen - XL yes - spevack Yes Dutch
015 Pete Zaitcev XL no zaitcev
016 Zachary Giles L Local zgiles
017 Shawn Badger 2XLT Local
018 Ben Boeckel V L yes No mathstuf
019 Jean-Francois Saucier X (if possible) M yes (biertie) yes djf_jeff
020 Larry Cafiero X (lodging only) XXL no yes lcafiero
021 J. Randall Owens L no local enough jrowens
022 Neville A. Cross X L yes - Igor Yes yn1v - (room is booked)
023 Chris Tyler XL yes (arranged) yes ctyler - Seneca
024 Paul Whalen L yes (arranged) yes
025 Edward Jensen XL n/a Local eddiejensen
026 María "tatica" Leandro X M yes - mchua Yes tatica
027 Frank Even XL N/A, Local
028 Ben Williams XL Yes - B2 and B3 yes Southern_Gentlem/VileGent
029 Máirín Duffy V no yes - ladies? yes, sharing with Ruth mizmo
030 Sean Roe XXL no no
031 Dave Riches X L yes - hiemanshu Yes dcr226
032 Alex Hudson V M no so_solid_moo
033 Tom "spot" Callaway V XXL yes - dgilmore yes ·.¸¸.·´¯·.¸><(((º>
034 Kevin Fenzi XL yes nirik
035 Stephen Smoogen S yes - dmalcolm yes smooge
036 José Edgardo López X L yes Magjogui
037 Bill Nottingham XL no yes
038 Chris Greenough XXL no
039 sourabh sinha L Local ssinha
040 Ayesha Sinha S Local ayesha
041 Francis Earl Local
042 Mike McGrath L Yes, toshio yes mmcgrath
043 Christopher Aillon XL yes
044 Yvette Chanco L
045 Antonio S. Sallés X XL Yes Yes Fedora Ambassador, Chile/FUDCon Santiago 2010 "0wner"
046 Pascal V. Calarco X XL Yes - susmit Yes pcalarco
047 Jesse Keating XL Yes, wwoods Yes Oxf13
048 Guillermo Gómez X L Yes gomix
049 Toshio Kuratomi M Yes, mmcgrath Yes abadger1999
050 Steven Dake XL Yes, rbergeron yes sdake
051 Justin M. Forbes XL yes, pjones yes jforbes
052 Igor Soares X M Yes - yn1v yes igorps
053 Peter Robinson X L Yes - sdziallas yes Fedora Mobility - MeeGo, Sugar, OLPC
054 Carlos Alvarez XL Local calvarez
055 Dave Malcolm L Yes smooge dmalcolm
056 Edna Rheiner X xL yes "erheiner"
057 JoergSimon X XXL single room yes kital
058 Bert Desmet X L yes yes the belg - biertie
059 Ricky Zhou X (scholarship) XL ianweller yes ricky
060 matt mooney X L X mfm
061 Seth Vidal V XL X yes skvidal
062 Adam McCullough X XL local Achtung, AZ! :)
063 Casey Dahlin L no Of no consequence whatsoever
064 David Cantrell XL yes - clumens no dcantrell
065 Chris Lumens L yes - dcantrell no Big time anaconda guy
066 Brian Lane XL no yes bcl
067 Juan Rodriguez x no M yes no nushio
068 David Clark M PherricOxide
069 Chris Massey M Local Melkor
070 Cory Peterson L Local Fedora User: Core 7 - 14
071 Ben Trussell XXXL Local Fedora User: Core 1 - 13
072 Martin Sivak L yes - rvykydal no Anaconda - Brno, CZ
073 Justin O'Brien x (possibly) no yes yes no @threethirty
074 Ales Kozumplik M yes - mgracik no akozumpl
075 Martin Gracik M yes - akozumpl no mgracik
076 Radek Vykydal S yes - msivak no rvykydal
077 Henry Anchante X L ? No '
078 Alejandro Acosta X L yes - nushio No douglax
079 David Lehman L yes No dlehman
080 Mat Booth M No mbooth - Java SIG
081 Andrew Overholt V no yes, tburke No overholt
082 John (J5) Palmieri S yes, lmacken No
083 Kyle McMartin XL yes no
084 Luke Macken M yes, J5 No
085 Rex Dieter X XL yes - smparrish yes rdieter
086 Adam Williamson V M yes (jlaska) Ask me about Poulsbo
087 Garrett Holmstrom X XXL yes - jds2001 gholms
088 Peter Jones L yes, jforbes yes
089 Xavier Lamien X S yes No SmootherFrOgZ
090 Tim Burke M yes, overholt yes fri-sun
091 Dave Jones X M yes, kylem yes
092 Wolnei Cândido Tomazelli Junior X M yes yes wolnei
093 Omar Cherif X V XL yes no
094 James Laska M yes (adamwill) Ask me about Fedora QA
095 J. Bruce Fields V M N/A, local cancelled - can no longer attend
096 J. Shepherd XL N/A, Local
097 Dale Farnsworth XL N/A, Local
098 Eric Shubert L N/A, Local shubes
99 Richard Fontana XL
100 John Roman VV M N/A, Local nimbius
101 Pam Chestek M yes I'm a lawyer. Be gentle.
102 Sijis Aviles X XL no sijis
103 David Paige M N/A, Local Prince of Darkness
104 Franklin Ybanez M N/A, Local
105 Matthew Ortofsky L
106 Susmit Shannigrahi X V M Yes - pcalarco Yes Susmit
107 Karsten 'quaid' Wade XL Yes - Saskia & Malakai @quaid
108 Saskia Wade XS or S (W) Yes - Karsten & Malakai Tell me I'm awesome or you DAI POTATO MAN!
109 Malakai Wade M (W) Yes - Karsten & Saskia I disapprove of your disapproving of my disapproving of you.
110 Mirano Cafiero M (W) Yes - Larry D --> This is f001ishness upon one hundred thousand prior, equally unsolicited f001ishnesses
111 David Foltin VV S
112 Sandro Mathys X S Yes - CodeBlock yes red_alert
113 Jeff Trull M yes jaafar
114 Dennis Gilmore XXL yes king of obscure
115 Mike McCune M no
116 Jef van Schendel X L Yes schendje
117 Jason Connor XL no jconnor, linear on freenode
118 Diana Harrelson X WL Yes Yes anthro_diana
119 Gerard Braad X M No gbraad
120 Parsa Hosseini X L No parsah
121 Colin Zwiebel X M Yes No
122 Dan Walsh XL Yes dwalsh
123 Christoph Wickert X V L Yes cwickert
124 Danny George L No N/A dangets: Mostly Harmless
125 MaxSpevack No No L No paid for these badges
126 Thomas Verry L Yes No The cake is a lie.
127 James Antill No No XL No Yes geppetto: #yum
128 Keiran Smith No M Yes No Affix
129 Major Hayden No L No Yes rackerhacker
130 Jeff Darcy No L No Yes jdarcy
131 Chris Eckhardt No XL No No badkittydaddy
132 Tarin Choudhury V L yes (arranged) yes Seneca - Sitting in for Mustafa
133 Emily Dirsh X W-L no emichan
134 Larry Letelier X L Yes Yes Fedora Ambassador, Chile
135 Adrian Pruteanu XL yes (arranged) yes adrianp@freenode
136 Marek Goldmann X M mgoldmann / BoxGrinder
137 Will Woods VV S yes, jkeating yes The mustard indicates progress.
138 Chris Hanks M Local
139 Gordon Young XXL Local Free as in Beer (and cheese?)
140 Samuel Greenfeld M yes yes OLPC QA
140.1Cut off for food and swag.
141 Simon Schampijer V L yes yes OLPC & Sugar Labs Developer
142 Martin Langhoff M yes yes OLPC Software Architect
143 Kevin Bowling X (see comment) XL Open *3 local Can host 3 people at my Tempe house but will need a plane ticket to get home from school. FOSS dev & long time Fedora user/admin.
144 Ricky Elrod X XXL Yes - Red No CodeBlock
145 Perry Myers XL no yes
146 Jaroslav Reznik X XXL yes, jmoskovc yes j. r.
147 Luis montes XL Local @monteslu
148 Mariano Dominguez L Local Middle-age Mutant Ninja Coder
149 Robert 'Bob' Jensen Meat only XL Yes - Southern_Gentlem Yes EvilBob - Fedora Unity Founder
150 Florian Festi XXXL Yes No ffesti
151 Robert 'B3' Jensen Child M Yes - Southern_Gentlem Yes EvilBob's Spawn
152 der.hans N/A V XL N/A N/A
153 Liam Bulkley X No thank you L yes no galan
154 Nicu Buculei X XL yes no nicubunu
155 Rik Farrow N/A L N/A N/A USENIX ;login: Editor
156 Amber Graner XL yes No Associate Web Editor, Linux New Media
157 Mark Terranova X M maybe Not yet TOSW:
158 Randall Hinkley XL Local FUZZER
159 Harish Pillay L maybe Not yet harish
160 Curtis Zinzilieta XL Local
161 Chris Lalancette M No Not yet
162 Jonathan Newman M Local
163 Donald Buchan XL No yes Will bring a 4-socket, [30ft FFF][1]
164 Todd Westacott L yes (arranged) yes
165 Jiri Moskovcak L yes, jreznik yes ABRT
166 Houssam Haidar XXL yes (arranged) yes Seneca College - The lie is a cake
167 Denise Dumas WS
168 Ilan Rabinovitch M no
169 Matthew Tuori XL yes (arranged) yes
170 Mike Khusid XL why not, contact me yes
171 Gergely "Greg" Juhasz X M yes (arranged) yes Seneca
172 Francesco Crippa XL why not soon (hopefully)
173 Matthew Galgoci XL no no
174 Brian LaMere V L yes no comin from San Diego, room not booked yet...
175 Jay Dobies L no yes jdob on Freenode
176 Chantell McIntosh WL Yes, Rocella Jimenez Yes Breezy - Seneca
177 Andrew Parda M yes (arranged) yes
178 Russell Bryant L No Yes Asterisk Project Lead (
179 Tobias Kunze L No Yes Makara Cloud Platform (
180 Michael John Corsame M yes (arranged) yes
181 Rocella Jimenez WS yes (Chantell McInotosh) yes
182 Ruth Suehle WM Yes-mduffy Yes Have you joined
183 Bernie Innocenti V M yes Sugar, oh sweet!
184 David Huerta M Local @huertanix
185 Graziano Obertelli L yes graziano
185 Tim Flink V XL yes (adamwill) yes
186 Wence McDonald M Local Call me ifm. Also "Taipei Taipei Taipei Taipei Taipei Taipei"
187 Urvish Mahida V M Local
188 Billibaldo Martinez M Local
189 Nicholas Radtke L Local
190 Kunal Khanna V S No Local
# Name $$$ Veg Size Roomshare? Hotel booked Comments (extra line for badge)


Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (Airport Code: PHX) is the major airport servicing the greater Phoenix Metro area. The following airlines have flights going in / coming out of Sky Harbor:

  • Terminal 2: Alaska, Continental, Great Lakes, United / TED
  • Terminal 3: AirTran, American, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Midwest, Sun Country
  • Terminal 4: Aeromexico, Air Canada, British Airways, Southwest, US Airways / America West, US Airways / America West Express (Mesa Airlines), Westjet
    • Terminal 4 is also the International Terminal for Sky Harbor.

Travel planning

If you are trying to coordinate travel with other attendees, you may want to visit the FUDCon:Tempe 2011 travel planning page.

Travel discounts

Fedora contributor Steven Parrish has secured an airline and rental car discount for travelers. Refer to FUDCon:Tempe 2011 travel discounts for more information.


Primary Hotel

Courtyard Tempe Downtown -- 601 South Ash Avenue, Tempe, Arizona 85281 (map) -- +1 (480) 966-2800

Links for reservations online
Primary hotel block is closed
The primary hotel has run out of rooms for our block, and is no longer accepting reservations. Please take a look at the #Secondary_Hotel section below for more information on making a lodging reservation.
King + sofabed room | Queen + Queen room -- The deadline for reservations is November 5. Note that depending on when you make your reservation, you may be presented with a different room type. King rooms also include a sofabed, and will accommodate separate double occupancy. The special FUDCon rate is $99 per night (single or double occupancy).
Shoulder dates
If your stay requires extra nights before or after the nights of 28-31 January ("shoulder dates"), and the online link does not accommodate your input, call the hotel directly at the phone number above for assistance, and feel free to let the organizers know online (IRC or email) so we can request additional shoulder dates as needed.
The hotel is located within easy walking distance of the classroom space where the technical sessions will be held on Saturday and Sunday. There is a bit more of a walk to Memorial Union for Monday's hackfests, but it's under 20 minutes away (less than a mile).

Secondary Hotel

Four Points Sheraton Tempe -- 1333 Rural Rd.. Tempe, Arizona 85281 (map) -- +1 (480)968-3451

Links for reservations online
Making secondary hotel reservations
The Four Points Sheraton reservation date has passed. HOWEVER, you can still get the group rate for a short time (and this offer may expire at any moment, so please act fast). Book your room online using normal methods, and then contact Robyn Bergeron via email or IRC to have your confirmation number merged into the group booking list.
Reserve your room here. The rate is $99/night, and includes shuttle to/from airport, free breakfast, free wireless internet.
Shoulder dates
If your stay requires extra nights before or after the nights of 28-31 January ("shoulder dates"), please let the organizers know via the fudcon-planning mailing list, or via IRC, so that we can arrange additional shoulder dates as needed.

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 (480) 966-2800 to make a shuttle inquiry if needed.

Note: There is no toll-free courtesy phone at the PHX airport for this shuttle. You must either place a call from a cell phone or toll phone at the airport, or you may call in advance. The hotel accepts reservations for the shuttle many days in advance. International visitors may wish to place their request for the shuttle a few days before travel.

Light rail

Valley METRO Light Rail (on Wikipedia) Metro trains run between Dobson Road in Mesa and Bethany Home Road in Phoenix; the center of the line connects Sky Harbor International Airport with downtown Tempe.

  • Metro trains run from the airport to downtown Tempe. The Mill station ("Mill Avenue and Third Street") is two very short blocks from the proposed hotel for FUDCon, Tempe Mission Palms.
  • To board a train from the airport, take the Phoenix Airport Shuttle from any terminal to the Airport Metro station ("44th Street and Washington"). Detailed directions are located here.
  • A one-ride pass for Metro (good on all local trains and buses) is $1.75; a full-day Metro pass is $3.50. Farecard machines accept credit and debit cards, and cash. 5-packs of full-day passes can be purchased online, in advance, for $17.50, and should be received within 5-7 days.


At the hotel

The Courtyard Tempe 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.

Brickyard on Mill

Parking is available directly underneath the Brickyard on Mill. Parking in this garage is not controlled by ASU, so we are not able to procure special passes.

The Brickyard on Mill is located at 699 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ. The underground parking is accessible from both 6th and 7th streets. Parking signs are posted.

Rates are as follows:

  • $1.50 Each half hour or fraction
  • $12.00 Daily Maximum
  • Event Parking as posted (for concerts, etc)

ASU Memorial Union

There are several lots available near the Memorial Union in which to park.

The ASU Parking Map shows parking by lot number. More information is available on the ASU Parking website. The ASU Memorial Union is located in the southern part of campus, and is labeled MU on the ASU parking map.

  • Apache Boulevard Parking Structure. Payment is required Monday-Friday, 6am-10:30pm. Rate is $2/hr, with a maximum fee of $8. Cash, Visa, MasterCard and Sun Dollars accepted. Located on the north side Apache Boulevard, between College and Normal Avenues.
  • Lot 19. NO OVERNIGHT PARKING. Lot is not staffed; you pay a machine. Parking available Mon-Sat, 7am-10pm, $2/hr, maximum of 12 hours. Located on the south side of Apache Boulevard, between College and Normal Avenues.
  • Lot 17. One-day pass parking. Visitors may purchase a visitor day pass through MyParking Online Services. Day passes are valid all day for the date purchased, and must be printed by you (ie: not by ASU). Visitors who are not ASU students will have to create an account.
  • Lot 13. Metered Parking. Meters are $1.50 per hour, some with a maximum of one-hour parking, others with a two-hour limit. All meters at the Tempe campus require payment from Mon-Sat, 7am-10pm. Meters accept nickels, dimes, and quarters. At Lemon St & Forest Ave.
  • Lot 27. Metered Parking. Meters are $1.50 per hour, some with a maximum of one-hour parking, others with a two-hour limit. All meters at the Tempe campus require payment from Mon-Sat, 7am-10pm. Meters accept nickels, dimes, and quarters. Orange St, near McAllister Ave.

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
  • Casual clothes for the event
    • Average highs near 68F/20C, average lows near 40F/4C
    • Bring warmer clothing for nighttime (jackets, etc.)
    • Optional: umbrella, there is occasional precipitation in January
    • Average temperatures for Tempe, AZ
  • 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!


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

Saturday, January 29, 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 Location Event
0900 - 1030 CDN 60 Orientation, BarCamp pitches and scheduling, and the Highly Esteemed Fedora Project Leader's World-Famous State of Fedora Address
1100 - 1150 Brickyard Sessions block 1
1200 - 1250 Brickyard Lunch
1300 - 1350 Brickyard Sessions block 2
1400 - 1450 Brickyard Sessions block 3
1500 - 1550 Brickyard Sessions block 4
1600 - 1650 Brickyard Sessions block 5
1800 - 2230 Sparky's FUDPub
Sunday, January 30, 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 Brickyard Sessions block 6
1000 - 1050 Brickyard Sessions block 7
1100 - 1150 Brickyard Sessions block 8
1200 - 1300 Brickyard Lunch
1300 - 1400 TBD Lightning talks
1400 - 1800 Brickyard Hackfests
Evening TBD Social TBA
Monday, January 31, 2011
0900 - 1800 Mem Union Hackfests

Technical sessions - Saturday/Sunday

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.

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

Session Name Description Audience Level Owner
Using mutt for gmail How to configure and use mutt with gmail. Beginner and up Steven M. Parrish
Fedora on ARM Running Fedora on very little electricity Beginner and up Paul Whalen Chris Tyler
Fedora and Seneca How we're turning Fedora users into Fedora (and open source) contributors Anyone Chris Tyler
Designing UI mockups in Inkscape Have an itch to scratch in your favorite UI but not sure how to mock it up? Learn how here. This session will focus more on technique and workflow rather than design principles. Beginner and up Máirín Duffy
Fedora cloud storage Building your own storage cloud with Fedora. Intermediate Pete Zaitcev
Getting involved with Fedora Weekly News Are you interested in contributing to FWN as a regular beat writer? Come to this session to find out what's involved, time commitment and workflow Beginner and up Pascal V. Calarco
Fedora Security Lab and the OSSTMM This talk introduces how Information Security work can be done with the Fedora Security Lab and how you can contribute to it. It demonstrates the development state of the Fedora Security Lab and how the Fedora Security Lab implements and aids the OSSTMM. this is for anyone who want to learn about FSL, or can/want to help me to improve it JoergSimon
Fedora Ambassadors a global/regional challenge
(not sure if this belongs here?)
Different cultures, different groups - one conduct and so many challenges. This is about how the Ambassadors group evolved over the years, what work was necessary to maintain the group in an healthy state and how we work torwards to face new challenges - and of course it will be a ground for discussions around this topic. Intermediate JoergSimon
Gimp as professional photo editing tool took photos of a beautiful landscape and you want to propose it as supplementary wallpaper? Went to an event and want to enhance photos to use on your report? Learn how improove your photos Intermediate tatica
How to live with SELinux what is SELinux, how does it works, how to implement the predefined policies and how to create custom policies? Intermediate and up Bert Desmet
My vision on the Fedora Project my thoughts on the future of the Fedora Project (marketing, ambassadors, taking decisions, roundtable) everybody involved Bert Desmet
Getting started with Fedora Linux installing Fedora, software, basic configuration, ... Beginners Bert Desmet
Effectively reporting installation bugs trying a new alpha, beta, or rawhide release of Fedora and hit a problem? Learn how to effectively report installation bugs in Bugzilla and what tools are available to you for debugging Everyone David Cantrell
Anaconda - The Team Meet the entire worldwide anaconda (installer) team and learn about what projects we are working on Everyone David Cantrell
Eclipse Fedora Packager Plugin Learn how to use the brand new Eclipse plugins for Fedora packaging work Everyone Andrew Overholt
Sheepdog Distributed QEMU/KVM Block Storage Introduction to Sheepdog including configuration, administration, design, and benchmarks in Fedora 15. Intermediate and up Steven Dake
Do you want to identify your possesions? Learn the basics of one of UNIX's oldest games, and descend in to the dungeons for treasure and fame. Seasoned players also welcome :) Everyone Ryan Rix
The Future of Spins What should Spins be going forward? Everyone Board
Using the SELinux Sandbox How to confine any application using SElinux Everyone Dan Walsh
Writing SELinux Policy Writing policy to confine an application or an administrator Intermediate Dan Walsh
What Have You Done For Me Lately? Discussion of what Red Hat does to protect and enforce the Fedora trademark Everyone Pam Chestek
Red Hat Legal and Fedora This talk discusses how Red Hat lawyers make decisions affecting Fedora. It explains our obligations to our client, why Fedora is so important to us, and why we occasionally make mistakes. Everyone Richard Fontana
IP Law for Hackers An introduction to so-called intellectual property law (copyrights, trademarks, patents, etc.), focusing on the special legal issues faced by open source projects. Everyone Richard Fontana and Pam Chestek
Cloud Filesystem How to turn a distributed filesystem into a cloud filesystem: security, multitenancy, replication, and other features. Intermediate++ Jeff Darcy
BoxGrinder Introduction to BoxGrinder – a tool for building appliances for various virtual and Cloud environments. Everyone Marek Goldmann
Software Management with Pulp Pulp is comprehensive content repository and consumer management. Pulp allows administrators to create and maintain software repositories, bind client machines to those repositories, and install software from the repositories to the clients remotely. Pulp can manage hundreds of repositories, thousands of clients, and tens to hundreds of thousands of software packages on a single instance. This presentation will show how to install pulp, synchronize software packages, and install them on a client machine. It will delve into pulp's architecture, common use cases, and finish with leveraging the pulp api and Q&A. Beginner and Up Jason Connor and Jay Dobies
Fedora & FOSS in Latin America Challenges and characteristics of the Fedora community in Latin America and the FOSS environment in that region. Everyone Igor Soares and Neville A. Cross
Writing storage tests A training session for writing test cases for the installer's automatic storage test framework. This could spill over into a hackfest later should some good ideas come up or people need additional help. intermediate (developers, testers, package maintainers) Chris Lumens
AutoQA introduction Introduction to AutoQA (automated quality assurance), how it's used in Fedora now, and upcoming changes on the roadmap. Intermediate to Expert (programming experience required) James Laska
Matahari The Matahari project aims to provide a remote systems management interface utilizing the AMQP/qpid message bus and QMF modeling framework. It is intended to be cross platform and cross distro so that it can be adopted and utilized in many places. This presentation will give an overview of the project, description of the architecture and initial use cases and discuss future applications/usages. Beginner and up Perry Myers
The Next Big Fedora Engineering Project Fedora Engineering (the group of folks who work full-time on Fedora) is trying to decide what our next big project should be. Our areas of expertise are Python, Web Applications, and Design. Listen as we give 5 minute lightning presentations on each of our ideas and afterwards, tell us what you think! We'll be picking at least one initiative and working with the Fedora community to bring it to life, but perhaps this will inspire you (or you will inspire us)! Beginner and Up Tom Callaway
Open-source in the molecular sciences A look at how open-source software has revolutionized and accelerated modern biological science, in areas such as medical science, to agricultural development, genome sequencing and even astrobiology. Beginner and Up Parsa Hosseini
Lessons learned teaching middle-schoolers using Fedora This session will review a multi-week course taught to a group of Girl Scouts using Fedora and will offer lessons learned and what-to-expect for those of you who have considered volunteering for a similar program. Beginner and up Máirín Duffy
Different species of Python Interested in PyPy? Jython? IronPython? This session will take a tour through the various implementations of the Python language, comparing them, and hopefully segueing into a discussion of how to improve Fedora's support for them. Intermediate; knowledge of python programming or packaging Dave Malcolm
Strategies for securing a linux system Want to protect your computer from attack? This session will present a few basic ways of improving system security (Will there be a projector available?) Beginner to Intermediate Donald Buchan
Cloud Management Deltacloud, Aeolus (formerly Deltacloud Aggregator) and friends Everyone Chris Lalancette
Performance Tuning Basics Getting started with an overview of the tools and techniques for system performance tuning. Beginner to Intermediate Curtis Zinzilieta
Migrating to Open Source A general discussion on challenges, opportunities and tasks for migrating systems from proprietary platforms to Linux and Open Source. Will include reference cases, current business trends and environment, and a broad discussion of the Open Source Community and status. Please bring your questions or experiences to share! Everyone Curtis Zinzilieta
Future Goals for Fedora Let's talk about where we want Fedora to go and what we want to achieve during the next couple of release cycles. Where should we be by Fedora 17 or 18? We'll talk through a currently list of proposed goals and brainstorm additional goals and discuss the feasibility and interest behind each goal. Fedora Board members will be present. Everyone Máirín Duffy + Fedora Board
Education Roundtable A roundtable with professors and developers: come and join conversations on the challenges of Teaching Open Source! Everyone Mel Chua & Sebastian Dziallas
I want to keep on hacking but my hands hurt. Want to continue contributing to open source for a long time, undaunted by hand/back/shoulder/arm pain? Learn body awareness, tools (including keyboards and workspace setups as well as open source software such as typing break reminders) and processes (how to relax during intensive IRC team meetings, keeping up with email lists without killing your hands) for contributing to FOSS without compromising your long-term physical ability to do so. This will be an experimental, hands-on session; bring your laptop. For those in pain and those who never want to be. Everyone Mel Chua (Sebastian Dziallas)
one vs. world Communities exist all arround the world thanks to group collaboration, but how do you turn one excellent contributor into a teacher able to guide a world of amazing people into a sucessful community? So, lets teach leaders how to help 10 contributors Everyone tatica
Contribute with knowledge Have you learn something awesome and want to show the world how to do it? why don't you record a podcast and spread it? Learn how to make easy tutorials that will contribute to make better collaborative teams/groups Everyone tatica
Asterisk Hacks This talk will cover some cool things that you probably didn't know a telephone system could do. Intermediate Russell Bryant
Usability Stuff Doesn't have a funny name yet, but this will be an introduction to basic usability principles, good practices, etc. Beginner Jef van Schendel
Session Name Description Audience Level Owner

Lightning talks - Sunday

Coming soon

Hackfests - Sunday & Monday

Session Name Session Leader General Plan Prerequisites, if any
Coding Dojo: Python Toshio Kuratomi (abadger1999) Large display or screen to show what's being hacked on, laptop hooked to screen, room for two people to pair program while being watched by an audience. A timekeeper. Hour to hour and a half to program and then discuss.
Coding Dojo: Ruby Guillermo Gómez (gomix) Large display or screen to show what's being hacked on, laptop hooked to screen, room for two people to pair program while being watched by an audience. A timekeeper. Hour to hour and a half to program and then discuss.
Improving L10N and I18N test cases Igor Soares (igorps) Large display or screen to show what's being created and edited, laptop hooked to screen. A timekeeper. Hour to hour and a half to create the test cases and then discuss.
TM Policy for secondary logos Pam Chestek Help craft better usage guidelines for the Fedora Remix, Foundations and FUDCon logos.
Installer Development Planning David Cantrell (dcantrell) We will be discussing large feature development for anaconda and would like involvement from virt developers, release engineering, and qa. Seating for up to 20 (maybe more?), power outlets and distribution, network access via wired or wifi.
Fedora Board Meeting Jared Smith (jsmith) The Fedora Board will be having an in-person meeting for those Board members who are at FUDCon, and hope to have dial-in capabilities for those who aren't able to make it in person. Room for a bunch of people, plus a telephone
RootFS/LiveCD/LiveUSB Hacking Chris Tyler (ctyler) The rootfs tools used by various secondary archs could be unified and share a common codebase with refactored LiveCD/LiveUSB tools (which also need some love for overlay issues). We're going to do some planning, design work, and hacking on these tools. Whiteboard, network access.
mw Ian Weller Let's give mw some features and make it useful for wiki editors who live and die by the console.
Governance hackfest JoergSimon work out strawman proposals for how Fedora is governed - focus to get better with logistics and budget management outside the US and make it manageable and available for all Groups inside the Fedora Project seats for 10-20 people
Etherpad Hackathon, Part 2 Sebastian Dziallas (Mel Chua) After the Hackathon at Olin, this is the second push for getting Etherpad packaged and into shape. We need packagers, java programmers, people who want to work on whipping documentation, as well as folks to legally review libraries. Large display or screen to show what's being hacked on, laptop hooked to screen. Room for 10-ish people. This might be a longer session.
Fedora 15 Artwork Hackfest Máirín Duffy The design team selected a winning concept for F15's artwork: Nightingale. The due date for the alpha wallpaper is Feb 1, so let's hack on an alpha wallpaper together. Projector, whiteboard, seats for at least 10 people.
Fedora Insight Paul W. Frields Complete peer-to-peer training for administration, discuss new Views and design progress, and outline future additions we might want Network, seats for 4-8 people
Fedora Infrastructure Stephen Smoogen Where are we going over the next year Whiteboard, seats for 4-8 people
Grand Unified Configuration Strategy Jaroslav Reznik How are we going to manage and configure our systems? seats for 4-8 people
Fedora takes the RHCE Clint Savage Develop a plan and criteria for helping Fedorans take a RHCSA/RHCE exam. Whiteboard (will bring a small one), post-it notes and a small room for 10-20 people
Session Name Session Leader General Plan Prerequisites, if any

Social events

Hospitality suite - Friday through Sunday

We'll welcome guests on Friday evening at the hotel, at our hospitality suite in the hotel's Meeting Room A. You'll be able to pick up information packets there, as well as your FUDCon badge and other free goodies. We'll get you oriented with maps and answer your other questions, and we'll have snacks and beverages for you as well. The suite will be available nightly throughout the conference for hacking, gaming, and so on.

Gaming - Friday and Sunday night (Saturday is FUDPub)

Meet your fellow Fedorans and enjoy some of the geekiest board games we can find (or at least, what spot brings along from his collection). We'll setup in the Hospitality Suite, first come, first serve sort of thing. If you want to bring a game, please, feel free, but to avoid unnecessary duplication, please add entries to this list.

Betrayal at House on the Hill spot
Carcassonne spot
Citadels spot
Fluxx spot
Gimme The Brain spot
Munchkin 1 (no expansions) spot
Puerto Rico spot
Set spot
Settlers of Catan spot
Acquire ctyler
Set rbergero
Apples to Apples rbergero
Jenga rbergero
Poker rbergero
Illuminati: NWO pcalarco
Pathfinder/DND3.5 smooge // Saturday also for non-Pubbers.
Chez Geek Ryan Rix
Settlers of Catan Ryan Rix // @Spot, I'm local so if you want to save some room in your luggage it costs me 0 to bring

FUDPub - Saturday

Sparky's Den
Sparky's Den is in the Memorial Union building (where the Monday proceedings will be held). It features plenty of games and amusements such as bowling, billiards, ping-pong, video games, and pinball. There should be plenty of room for everyone attending.
We will be treating everyone to food, provided by the ASU catering service, and soft drinks. We look forward to winding down from the first day of FUDCon fun with all of you!


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.

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