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FUDCon is the Fedora Users and Developer's Conference, an opportunity for all who contribute to or use Fedora to meet, learn, plan, and hack. This event is free and is open to everyone. To learn about what a FUDCon is like, you can view a video from the last North American FUDCon.
Location and Dates
FUDCon Toronto 2009 will be held at Seneca College, Seneca@York campus (map), from December 5-7, 2009 (Saturday-Monday). Each day's activities start at 10:00 a.m. sharp. For best results, arrive around 9:30-9:45 so you have time to get situated, find out where you want to go, and so on.
Please add your name to the list if you will attend.
Also, please indicate the following:
- Put an X in the $$$ column if you need funding to attend, and follow the instructions at #Requesting funding (Closed). We'll use these answers to help figure out budgeting for the event. We are no longer accepting funding requests
- Put a V in the Veg column if you would like vegetarian fare for any meals that we provide during the event. If you prefer vegan fare, please mark that column VV. We will do our best to make sure everyone is accommodated!
- Put your T-shirt size in the Size column, so we can have an idea about what sizes to have available.
- If you are looking to share a room, mark an X in the "Roomshare?" column.
Use the Comments section for anything else you think organizers need to know, or to offer or ask for space or rides.
|No./Nr.||Name||$$$||Veg||Size||Roomshare?||Comments||Hotel room booked (Y=yes, NA=not applicable, blank=pending)|
|1||Paul W. Frields||XXL||Clint Savage||Canadians are cute, they spell things funny. :-)||Y|
|2||Andreas Thienemann||XXL||Felix Kaechele|
|5||Chris Tyler||XL||We spell funny, eh?||NA|
|10||Andrew Overholt||V||M||You mean neighboUr, Paul :P||NA|
|11||Kevin Fenzi||XXL||Looking unlikely that I will be able to attend in person. Will see folks on IRC!|
|12||Paul Wouters||V||M||Local event for me, ask me for local information||NA|
|16||Mel Chua||S||Diana Martin||overholt, stickster: n7r?|
|17||Michael Ploujnikov||M||I'm a meatatarian and I live close enough to drive to the event.|
|18||Máirín Duffy||V||S||Martin Duffy||I'll be bringing a portable usability lab :)|
|19||Ian Weller||FUNDED $475 conditional on adding running a user track to plans||L||Bert Desmet||Y|
|20||Adam Miller||FUNDED (FAMNA)||XL||X||John Rose|
|21||Steven Parrish||FUNDED $240||XXL||John (J5) Palmieri||Everything's a go||Y|
|22||Clint Savage||$||XXL||Paul W. Frields||Possibly coming early and staying long to save money|
|23||Tom "spot" Callaway||V||XXL||DGilmore||I'm not your buddy, buddy.||Y|
|25||Mike McGrath||XL||toshio||I can't wait to see America Junior!||Y|
|26||John Rose||L||Adam Miller|
|27||Yaakov M. Nemoy||helpful||M||Xavier Lamien||will be nice to go back to the US for a bit, even if it's canada||Y|
|28||Jeroen van Meeuwen||L||Roommate: Lydia Bossers (#66)|
|30||David Duncan||V||XL||Most definitely require a roommate or two or more|
|31||David Nalley||EARMARKED $600 conditional on final funding app approval||XL||Clint Savage|
|34||Matthew Daniels||FUNDED $700||M||John Stanley||Just got to make it back for that Tuesday morning final...|
|36||Jon Stanley||X||XL||Matthew Daniels|
|37||Sebastian Dziallas||FUNDED $500||L||Peter Robinson||Y|
|38||Xavier Lamien||X||S||Yaakov Nemoy||Y|
|39||Scott Sullivan||L||GTALUG Point of Contact, Great to have FUDcon in my own Backyard!||NA|
|43||Ben Boeckel||X||L||Rob Escriva|
|44||Matt Domsch||XL||Arriving YYZ 5pm Friday, Departing YYZ 5:30pm Monday.||Y|
|51||Man Lung Wong||M|
|54||Chris Lumens||L||sharing w/ dcantrell|
|55||David Cantrell||XL||sharing w/ clumens|
|57||Brian Shim||S||Plan B for accommodations is empty cubicles in our office. Feel free to ask about sightseeing!|
|58||Adam Jackson||M||William Jon McCann/ Christopher Aillon|
|59||William Jon McCann||L||Adam Jackson/ Christopher Aillon|
|60||Rex Dieter||FUNDED $500||V||XL||Aaron Seigo|
|61||Aaron Seigo||FUNDED $150||V||S||Rex Dieter|
|62||Pascal Calarco||FUNDED $120 conditional on FWN in zikula workflow deliverable||XL||Staying w/family in Toronto||Most interested in mizmo's UI Inkscape session, the OLPC/SoaS and mchua's teaching open source sessions; I'd like to learn how to contribute to packaging and had talked to mchua about possibly contributing to font packaging that mizmo would like help with; I plan on participating in the Fedora Insight hackfest to tweak FWN and other content there as well as the Ambassador Event activity; It would be great if I could get some money to offset car rental costs, which are estimated to be about $120; if I can't get that, $50 to help offset gas would be great; also happy to rideshare up with someone from the midwest going by northern Indiana or pick someone up in MI on the way||NA|
|63||Kerry Taylor||XXL||Free as Beer!|
|64||Lydia Bossers||S||Roommate: Jeroen van Meeuwen||kanarip's girlfriend|
|66||Christopher Aillon||XL||William Jon McCann/ Adam Jackson|
|68||Stephen Smoogen||V||XL||sure||Happy to going to a country where they spell things correctly.|
|70||James Laska||L||I like chicken||Y|
|72||Ivan Avery Frey||XL|
|73||Jaroslav Reznik||XL||Brennan Ashton||Visa approved, booking tickets.|
|74||Justin M. Forbes||XXL||sharing w/ crobinso||Y|
|77||Rod MacPherson||L||Willing to drive for carpool from Oshawa (Sat. only).||NA|
|80||Jarod Wilson||XL||jkeating||They don't often let me out, so beware...|
|82||Mohammed Morsi||L||sure||driving from syracuse ny via I90; first fudcon, looking forward to it|
|83||Jesse Keating||XL||jwilson||Still confirming funding through management|
|84||Bernie Innocenti||Coming from boston, hotel needed||V||M||Simon Birtwistle||Looking for funding|
|85||Karlie Robinson||xl||Todd, Clay and Quin Robinson||Am coming from Rochester NY - just 3 hours from Toronto and can possibly be a carpool coordinator for folks traveling through western NY. (as in crossing the border in the Niagara region)|
|86||Cole Robinson||M||w/ jforbes||Y|
|88||Bert Desmet||funded plane ticket||L||Ian Weller||see my profile page :)||Y|
|92||John (J5) Palmieri||S||Steven Parrish||Y|
|93||Brennan Ashton||FUNDED $266.01||M||Jaroslav Reznik||I am a student that has been involved for a while, I would very much like to attend the event and meet people I have been working with. I will be getting in early Sat and leaving Mon late, I cannot afford the hotel right now. (Brennan, your hotel will be covered.)|
|95||Simon Birtwistle||X (Flight From Europe/Hotel)||M||Bernie Innocenti|
|96||Remy DeCausemaker||XXXL||Chez Lmacken||Y|
|98||Mohamed Aden||V V||L||I am student from Seneca who is attending in a software building, packaging and testing course. So, I am highly appreciated to attend this event to meet people from whom I am sure that I will learn more about how to contribute to packaging and all sort of things related to software building, packaging and testing.||NA|
|102||Curtis Taylor||L||Was a student at Seneca@York. Interested in tech events. Would appreciate meals||NA|
|103||Felix Kaechele||X||L||Andreas Thienemann|
|105||Diana Martin||X||L||Mel Chua||NA|
|107||Benjamin Kreuter||x||v||L||Will share a hotel room|
|110||Todd Robinson||xxl||Karlie Robinson|
|111||Aaron Clark||XL||Local Fedora User, this opportunity is too good to pass up||NA|
|112||John 'Warthog9' Hawley||XL||Linux Foundation - Chief Kernel.org Administrator. NOTE: Flying into YYZ on AC756 arriving 2041 on Dec 4th. - how do we get from YYZ -> Hotel? (long distance cab would be particularly expensive right?) Leaving via VIA Rail, need guidance on how to get down there (40K from hotel)|
|117||Rob Escriva||L||Ben Boeckel|
|120||Luya Tshimbalanga||L||X||Coming from Vancouver, BC. Ticket reservation in pending. First journey in three years since Libre Graphic Meeting 2007.|
|125||Brian Pepple||L||Driving up from Ohio. May come up for just a day depending on hotel costs||NA|
|136||Felipe de Oliveira||S||N||I want a t-shirt =[||NA|
|138||FrancescoCrippa||XL||Availabe to share||Y|
|142||jesus m. rodriguez||XXL||N||Y|
|159||Jason Spiro||NA: not attending FUDPub||no T-shirt please||NA|
Requesting funding (Closed)
Requests for funding are now closed.
A bus has been arranged for attendees from the Boston and Westford MA areas. In order to make sure we'll be all set at the border, passports will be required to board the bus.
Mel Chua has agreed to act as one of the "bus wardens" for the trip, to make sure that everyone who gets on the bus in Massachusetts gets off the bus in Toronto, and vice versa. Other volunteers are welcome. The bus wardens will also ensure that the driver and passengers are kept informed of travel times, passenger needs such as stops, and other useful information.
Stephen Smoogen volunteers to be bus warden, as does Ian Weller.
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is served by most major carriers.
Alternately, you can fly into the Toronto City Centre Airport (downtown) from Boston, Chicago (Midway), New York (Newark), Montreal, Quebec, Halifax, Thunder Bay, or St. John's via Porter Airlines. Rates are fairly good, e.g., $95 each way to/from Boston, plus taxes.
Lodging will be at the Hilton Garden Inn, Vaughan. The nightly rate for a single or double occupancy room (1 king/2 queens) is CA$105; the group rate is good for Friday through Sunday nights; reserve here (short link here) before November 13. Breakfast buffet vouchers will be available for CA$6 each (regular price $14.95) during check-in.
Ground Transportation in Toronto
The FUDCon campus location is well-served by public transit -- over 1700 vehicles a day stop at the adjacent transit loop. For more information:
For specific transit instructions between the campus, hotel, airports, and coach terminal, see FUDCon:Toronto 2009 Transportation.
Parking in the Student Services parking garage adjacent to Seneca@York is abundant but costs $14/day.
Parking at the hotel and FUDPub is free.
Campus: The Seneca@York campus has wireless networking (802.11b/g) and web authentication information will be available at registration. Wired access will also be available in some rooms (bring an ethernet cable) to reduce load on the wireless network.
Hotel: Wireless access (802.11b/g) is available in all public areas and guest rooms; wired access is also available in guest rooms. No authentication is required.
Actual topics will be determined that morning.
Technical sessions - Saturday
For Audience Level, indicate whether your talk is appropriate for a beginner, intermediate (current skilled contributor), or expert level.
Hackfests - Sunday & Monday
Other Scheduled Meetings
Logging everything at FAD EMEA via IRC was a complete success. It enabled us to integrate people better in the conversation flow without being present. I (Yaakov Nemoy) want to do this again for FUDCon on a larger scale. If we include the streaming audio and video solution we had in Boston last winter, we can cover as many bases as possible. In order to cover as many sessions as possible, we need a few things:
The planned structure at the moment is to provide one irc channel per room. We can name them after the actual rooms, so it's easy to see the traffic based on the posted schedule. This has the added advantage of enabling people to participate in more than one session at a time.
If you are willing to volunteer, please put your name on the list below
Saturday, December 5
Following the day of technical sessions, we'll be moving the fun to Dave and Buster's. We'll provide food, pool and snooker tables, and non-alcoholic beverages for the first 130 registrants (up to the "130 mark" in the pre-registration table). There's also a full bar available for those so inclined, and a midway full of other entertainment options!
Sunday, December 6
On Sunday 6 December after the day's hackfest sessions, we will be taking a group down to Nathan Philips Square (in front of Toronto City Hall) where there's an outdoor skating rink. Skate rentals are available for something less than $10.
Because it will be late by the time we start skating, we may want to have a quick dinner near City Hall before skating.
In order to enable travel directly downtown from campus, arrangements have been made for laptops to be securely stored at Seneca (with options for delivery to the hotel hack room Sunday night or pickup at campus Monday morning).