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The Fedora team at Nicaragua (can tell us FedoraNi) has been doing activities to improve the capacities of users to help them became collaborators with activities like Fedora School. This has include de very basic skills like FAS account, wiki editing to create profile, ssh connection, gpg keys, translation among other stuff. We like to spand the abilities of local collaborators to help Fedora Project. One of the voids that we have is local knowledge of documentation skills. We propose a FAD of Documentation with two objectives. First, built local expertise that can be shared. Second, practice completing or updating documents that need some work.

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Dates and Location

Starting: August 17th, 2013 Ending: August 18th, 2013 Place: Managua, Nicaragua (address details below)


Our purpose at organize this documentation activity day is to achieve the following goals:

  • Provide local expertise about documentation
    • This may lead to create a local documentation team.
    • Diversify the abilities of local contributors
  • Help documentation team with a full day of work
    • This will provide practice for the fresh abilities

Event owners

Persons interested in participating in the FAD

Detailed Work Items & Final Attendees

Travel days
Travel days are Friday and Monday. Work days are Saturday and Monday.
Name Remote? Fri Sat Sun Mon Core Tasks
Neville A. Cross X X X X Logistics
Yader V. X X X X Logistics
German Ruíz X X X X Logistics, anything
William Moreno X X X X Logistics, anything
Jared Smith X X X X Anything + English translation
Your wiki page and name Learn and practice documentation skills
Name Remote? Fri Sat Sun Mon Core tasks


  1. Location: Hotel Mansión Teodolinda
  2. Date: August 17th and 18th, 2013
  3. Schedule
    • Traveling for international participants
      • Arriving Thursday,August 16th
      • Leaving Monday, August 19th
    • Registration and planning Friday,August 16th from 6pm to 8pm
    • Work schedule for participants 9am to 5pm Saturday August 17th and Sunday August 18th
    • Social Activity: Saturday August 17th
  4. Important skills from faciltators side
    • Mark up language Docbook
    • Publican
    • Translation of docbook/publican documentation
    • Workflow to create, edita, translate fedora official documentation
  5. Base kwnoledge for people attending this workshop
    • Text editor (gedit, vim, etc)
    • Command line familiarity (cp, mv, etc) so they can use more elaborated commands
    • others?
  6. Personnel (people who might fit the bill)
    • Jared Smith (USA, Facilitator) Confirmed? Yes
    • Guillermo Gomez (Venezuela, Facilitator) Confirmed? No, but interested
    • Domingo Becker (Argentina, Facilitator) Confirmed? No, but interested
    • Luis Bazan (Panama, Facilitator) Confirmed? Yes
    • others?
  7. Other considerations
    • Neville has a car and is willing to do airport pick-ups.
    • Neville Cross is allergic to shell fish
    • Neville Cross can borrow one or two computers to be on site for people who can not bring their own, but have to ask for it in advance.
    • Jared Smith needs as much advance notice as possible.


Snacks/Beverages: Twice a day. Mid morning and mid afternoon. Soda or iced tea. Small sandwiches or pastry. Served in adjacent salon from hacking space.

Lunch: Two days at noon. Chicken and beef one day with white sauce, other with butter sauce for chicken and gravy for beef. Side dishes salad, rice, vegetables, bread. Soda or iced tea. Served next to the swimming pool of the hotel, if weather permit so.

Dinner: At the hotel's restaurant, international guest only. Their pick from the menu.

Social Activity: Eat out Nicaraguan popular food. Informal place, cheap.

Work site logistic

Internet Included on saloon Data show / projector Included on saloon Power cords and power strips Included on saloon Computers participants has to bring their own computer


Contributor Dept Arrv Dept Arrv Cost
Jared Smith Aug 16th Aug 16th Aug 19th Aug 19th USD 670 (Jared doesn't need budget to cover his costs -- his employer will cover Jared's costs)
Guillermo Gomix Aug 15th
Aug 16th
Aug 16th Aug 19th Aug 20th
Aug 19th
USD 1,373 (overnight travel, 2 stops)
USD 1992 (same day, 1 stop)
Domingo Becker Aug 15th Aug 16th Aug 19th Aug 20th USD 1,611 (overnight travel, 2 stops)
Luis Bazan Aug 16th Aug 16th Aug 19th Aug 19th USD 586
  1. Travel: $4,859 for airfare. Funding needed to get attendees to the FAD
  2. Housing: $300 for hotel. Needed to have international attendees sleep during the FAD
  3. Space: $250 for renting space to hack in
    • Hotel Mansión Teodolinda
    • From Intur 100 meters South, 100 meters West.
    • Bolonia, Managua, Nicaragua.
    • Note: Just with hotel name any cab driver will take you there!
  4. Food and skacks: $755
    • Dinner for international guests $125 (3 dinners x 3 days)
    • Lunch for participants $430 (25 lunchs x 2 days)
    • Refreshments $ 200 (25 snacks and sodas X twice a day x 2 days)
  5. Others: $125
    • Social activity Saturday night. Dinner out $125
      • Informal restaurant that serves what people usually eats at Nicaragua.

Total budget: $ 6,489

  • Sponsorship Secured
  1. Hotel Mansión Teodolinda Discount $430
  2. Jared's Employer $670

Funds to raise: $5,389

Note: Budget may be reduced upon people traveling from abroad, having few experts

Planning Prerequisites

See the How to organize a FAD list; you can keep your to-do list here.

  • Wiki page
  • Decide on Dates and Location
  • Arrange Facilities
  • Arrange Lodging
  • Arrange Refreshments
  • Work out budget
  • List Resources
  • Be Somewhat Structured
  • Arrange a Social Event