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= Fedora Ambassador Day EMEA 2008 =
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The FAD 2008 is an event intended to plan the ambassadors' activities in 2009 and to have some fun together.
  
The goal of FAD EMEA 2008 is to establish Fedora's EMEA leadership team for 2009 and to plan the upcoming year's events and priorities.
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==Organization==
  
To make this event the greatest ever, we need the help of everyone who's planning to attend this event:
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===Duration===
* State your preference on the date.
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*Friday, 2008-11-14 to Sunday, 2008-11-16
* State your preference on the location (you may also add a city that's not yet on the list).
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*[[FAD/FADEMEA2008/Schedule|Detailed schedule]]
* Add yourself to the list of attendees.
 
* Add your ideas to the fun agenda.
 
* If you have any other idea, comment, rant, or something else the responsible ambassadors should now - don't hesitate, tell them!
 
  
It's okay to state more than one preference.
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===Location===
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* City: Basel, Switzerland
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* Airport: EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg (BSL)
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* Train station: Basel SBB or Basel Badischer Bahnhof (Basel Bad Bf)
  
For easier tracking and a little easier oversight, please use your FAS-Name to add your preferences/ideas! For the list of attendees, we need your full name (linked to your user page).
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Basel was chosen by [[MaxSpevack]] and [[SandroMathys]] after weighing various options, including travel distance and time for people all over Europe.
  
== Date ==
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===Accommodation===
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See [[FAD/FADEMEA2008/Accommodation|Accommodation]].
  
We were thinking the FAD should take place well after the FUDCon (early September) and before the end of 2008.
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===Ride Sharing / Car Pooling===
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People who drive to the FAD by car or get to the airport by car and have some free seats available are asked to help others to get to the FAD. Please add below how many seats you have available, where you start the journey and where you could possibly pick up folks.
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{|
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! Driver !! Seats available !! Starting point !! Destination !! Possible pick up points
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|-
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| [[User:HenrikHeigl|Henrik Heigl]] || 1-2 || Pirmasens || Basel || all the lane down, Flughafen ZW, maybe France, Maybe with Jens Kühnel (not confirmed yet)
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|-
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| [[User:Jsimon|Joerg Simon]] || 3 || Munich || Basel || ?
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|-
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| [[User:petreu|Peter Reuschlein]] || 3 || Stuttgart || Basel || TBB, Stuttgart
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|}
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<br/>
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People who'd like to join one of the drivers above, please ask the driver if he's still got a free seat and where he could pick you up. If you both agree on the terms (e.g. time, location, cost sharing, etc.) add yourself to the list below in order for other people to see which driver still has free seats available.
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{|
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! Driver !! Passenger !! Pick up point
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|-
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| [[User:petreu|Peter Reuschlein]] || [[User:No5251|Marco Ziesing]] || Stuttgart
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|}
  
State your preference:
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== Attendees ==
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{{admon/important|Deadline passed|The official deadline for registration of attendees who need a bed in our hotel has passed.}}
  
October --
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=== Responsible Ambassadors ===
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* [[User:red|Sandro Mathys]] (Responsible for the FAD; Contact him for ALL questions, remarks and rants)
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* [[User:andreasr|Andreas Rau]] (Responsible for Friday afternoon's get together in a bar)
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* [[MaxSpevack]] (Responsible for the budget)
  
November -- MSpevack, GeroldKa (mid), red (mid/end), Giangy, CWickert, wonderer, fab, petreu(mid), MrTom (mid/end)
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===Confirmed===
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{{admon/tip|Do not forget your [http://www.earplugs.de/ ear plugs]}}
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Please fill in your details ASAP. Contact [[User:red|Sandro Mathys]] if you have questions.
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{|
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! # !! FAS Name &<br/>Full Name !! Hotel !! Friday's<br/>Dinner !! Arrival !! Departure !! Snorer !! Sensitive<br/>to Snorers !! Comment
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|-
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| 1 || [[User:red|Sandro Mathys]] || yes || yes || Friday, 15:30<br/>Basel SBB || after end|| no || yes || 100% Flexible with travel times
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|-
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| 2 || [[User:mspevack|Max Spevack]] || yes || yes || Friday, 15:30<br/>Basel SBB || Sunday, 15:40<br/>EuroAirport || no || yes || Coming from Bern (Puzzle ITC) talk on Friday morning.
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|-
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| 3 || [[User:fab|Fabian Affolter]] || yes || no || Friday, 22:00 latest || after end || no || yes || Arrives late on Friday because of UAS.
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|-
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| 4 || [[User:geroldka|Gerold Kassube]] || no || maybe ||  ||  || ||  || Lives in the area
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|-
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| 5 || [[User:wonderer|Henrik Heigl]] || yes || yes || Friday, 18:00 latest || after end || little || a bit ||
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|-
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| 6 || [[User:petreu|Peter Reuschlein]] || yes || no || Friday, afternoon || after end || no || yes ||
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|-
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| 7 || [[User:no5251|Marco Ziesing]] || yes || no || Friday, afternoon || after end || no || no ||
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|-
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| 8 || [[User:jens|Jens Kuehnel]] || yes || yes || Friday, ~19:00<br/>Basel Bad || Sunday, after end<br/> Basel Bad || no || yes ||
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|-
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| 9 || [[User:kanarip|Jeroen van Meeuwen]] || yes || yes || Friday, 14:40 || Sunday, 15:40<br/>EuroAirport || || ||
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|-
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| 10 || [[User:jsimon|Joerg Simon]] || yes || yes || Friday afternoon || Sunday, 10:00 || yes || yes ||
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|-
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| 11 || [[User:fcrippa|Francesco Crippa]] || yes || no || Friday, 21:00-21:30 || || || ||
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|-
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| 12 || [[User:giangy|Gianluca Varisco]] || yes || no || Friday, 21:00-21:30 || || no  || yes || Details on Arrival and Departure will follow
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|-
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| 13 || [[User:twoerner|Thomas Woerner]] || yes || yes || Friday afternoon || Sunday 10:00 or later || rarely || yes ||
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|-
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| <del>14</del> || <del>[[User:robert|Robert Scheck]]</del> || <del>yes</del> || || || || || || ill
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|-
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| 15 || [[User:Cassmodiah|Simon Wesp]] || yes || yes || Friday, 11:47<br/>Basel Bad || Sun, 19:21<br>Basel Bad || no || yes ||
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|-
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| 16 || [[User:Cwickert|Christoph Wickert]] || yes || yes || Friday<br/>Basel SBB || Sunday<br/>Basel SBB || no || yes || Details on Arrival and Departure will follow
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|-
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| 17 || [[User:lfoppiano|Luca Foppiano]] || yes || no || Friday, 21:00-21:30 || || no || yes ||
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|-
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| 18 || [[User:andreasr|AndreasRau]] || no || yes || || || || || Lives in the area
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|-
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| 19 || [[User:fugolini|Francesco Ugolini]] || yes || yes || Friday, 15:30<br/>Basel SBB || Sun, 12.30<br/>Basel SBB || || ||
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|-
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| 20 || [[User:Heffer|Felix Kaechele]] || yes || yes || Friday, 16:47<br/>Basel SBB || Sun, 17:04<br/>Basel SBB || no || yes ||
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|-
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| 21 || [http://www.markojung.net Marko Jung] || yes || no || Saturday <br/>early in the morning || after end || ??? || ??? || [http://www.linuxtag.org/2008/de/linuxtag/vorstand.html Member: Board of Linuxtag e.V.]
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|-
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| 22 || [[AndreasThienemann|Andreas Thienemann]] || yes || no || Friday, afternoon|| after end || || ||
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|}
  
December -- red (early)
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Counts:
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* 20 ambassadors attend
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*  1 special VIP
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* 19 attendees need a bed
  
Unknown --
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===Buttons===
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For blogs, signatures and the like: buttons! Thanks [[User:Nicubunu|Nicu Buculei]] for [[Artwork/DesignService#.27I.27m_.28not.29_going_to_FADEMEA.27-Bottons_for_Blogs|creating]] them.<br/>
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[[Image:Going-to-fad-emea.png]]
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[[Image:Going-to-fad-emea-not.png]]
  
== Location ==
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==Agenda==
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===Business===
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The list below is just the collection of items we will discuss about and does not say anything about the time or order they're discussed about. Which task is handled at what point during the FAD is shown in the [[FAD/FADEMEA2008/Schedule/Work|work schedule]].
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{|
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!style="text-align:left"|Task !!style="width:120px;text-align:left"|Owner(s) !!style="width:50px;text-align:left"|Time
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|-
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* Planning the Fedora EMEA priorities for March 2009 - February 2010, to coincide with Red Hat's budget year.
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** Two major events
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*** FUDCon EMEA 2009
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*** Status update for [[FedoraEvents/FOSDEM/FOSDEM2009|FOSDEM 2009]]
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*** One other (maybe [[FedoraEvents/LinuxTag/LinuxTag2009|LinuxTag]])
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** Various mid-level events
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*** [[FedoraEvents/CLT|CLT 2008]], [[FedoraEvents/OpenExpo/OpenExpo2009_Berne|OpenExpo Bern]], [[FedoraEvents/OpenExpo/OpenExpo2009_Zurich|OpenExpo Zurich]], [[FedoraEvents/Cebit/Cebit2009|Cebit 2009]], [[FedoraEvents/FOSDEM/FOSDEM2010|FOSDEM 2010]], [[FedoraEvents/FrOSCon/FrOSCon2009|FrOSCon 2009]], [[FedoraEvents/LinuxDay| LinuxDays]] ([http://www.linuxdays.ch/ Geneva], Dornbirn, Klagenfurth, Italy, ...), [http://www.systems.de/ Systems], [http://openexpo.de/ Open Source Expo], [http://events.ccc.de/congress/2008/ 25C3], etc.
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*** place at least one Event in Hungary(jsimon)
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** Make it easy for ambassadors to organize small events in their countries
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| [[MaxSpevack]] || 1.5h
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|-
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|
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* What do we want to focus on in addition to events?
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** Presentations Outside Linuxevents
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** Merchandise
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** ??
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| [[User:wonderer|Henrik Heigl]] || 1.0h
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|-
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|
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* What do we need from Red Hat?
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| [[MaxSpevack]] || 1.0h
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|-
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* What can we do (longtime Planing)?
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| [[MaxSpevack]] || 0.5h
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|-
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* What are the biggest problems Fedora faces in EMEA?
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| [[MaxSpevack]] || 1.0h
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|-
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* How are our smaller communities doing?
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| [[MaxSpevack]] || 1.0h
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|-
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* Fedora (EMEA) [[Ambassadors/Sponsorship|donations/sponsorship]]
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| [[User:red|Sandro Mathys]] || 1.0h
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|-
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* FAD EMEA 2009: proposal to save money
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| [[User:red|Sandro Mathys]] || 0.5h
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|-
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* Linux day Italy:
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** Report about Linux day 2008
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** Linux day 2009
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| [[LucaFoppiano]]<br/>[[FrancescoCrippa]] || 0.5h
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|-
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|
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* Ambassador Mentoring - We need a concept and measurability!
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| [[User:jsimon|Joerg Simon]] || 0.5h
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|-
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|
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* Fedora Logistic/former EventBox
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** Report - What do we have! Where is it!
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** do we need a Material Tracker?
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** what Material is needed on which event
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*** which new Material is needed
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** How can Ambassadors promote further (non yet out) Releases and how can we help there
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| [[User:jsimon|Joerg Simon]] || 0.5h
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|-
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* Public Fedora merchandising store for Europe
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** If time allows it: how can we help NA in this matter?
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| [[User:red|Sandro Mathys]] || 1.0h
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|}
  
We were not thinking too much here. Basel is near the location of the two past FAD EMEA. Both cities have one of the both responsible ambassadors living nearby and both feature an airport. Basel seems more central for Europeans (especially German, French and Italian ambassadors, which are the most active in EMEA). JoergSimon can pick up at least 3 People from the french team like last year for traveling to Basel. Feel free to add more pro/contra arguments, that might help us with the decision.
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===Sideline===
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* Keysigning (for this please do not forget your GnuPG Keys on paper-strip).
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* CAcert Assurances: [[User:HenrikHeigl|Henrik Heigl]] will bring CAP-Forms. Everybody please bring some govermental ID (Passport, etc.) for this.
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** CAP form in english [https://www.cacert.org/cap.php?location=FAD%20EMEA%2008&lang=us_us&format=A4| PDF]
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** CAP form in german [https://www.cacert.org/cap.php?location=FAD%20EMEA%2008&lang=de_DE&format=A4| PDF]
  
It's okay to state zero, one or two preferences. If you state two but prefer one of them over the other, mark your first preference with a * behin your FAS-name.
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===Fun===
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We'll organize two small (1-1.5h) fun events for everyone. Both will include fresh air, which we'll surely need after sitting in that work room nearly all weekend long.
  
Basel -- red, GeroldKa, Robert, wonderer, fab, JSimon
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We've been asked if there'll be room in the schedule for everyone to go to the city and do some sightseeing. Of course there will! Actually one fun event will include a tour through the city of Basel which should cover that wish. The tour will be guided and in English. It will take place regardless of the weather, so please bring appropriate clothing with you.
  
Amsterdam -- FCrippa, Giangy, MSpevack, CWickert, romal
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The other fun event is...a surprise! We're sure you'll like it. If you have clothing for the city tour, you'll be fine here.
  
Stuttgart -- PetReu, wonderer*
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Ideas provided (but mostly ignored) were:
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* Augusta Raurica (old Roman city) -- red
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* Feldschloesschen Brewery, which is inside a very nice castle -- [[User:red|red]]
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* Eat some local food speciality on Saturday for dinner -- [[User:Geroldka|GeroldKa]] / [[User:red|red]]
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* Visit of the [http://www.baselunited.ch/default.aspx?group=sjp&code=0201 St. Jakob-Park] station -- [[User:Fab|fab]]
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* Make a [http://www.lindenberg3.ch/birsig/birsigframeset.html Birsig tour] -- [[User:Fab|fab]]
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* Make one of the [http://www.visitbasel.ch/stadtfuehrungen.html city tours] -- [[User:Fab|fab]]
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* Visit the [http://www.zoobasel.ch/index.php Zoo] or the [http://www.portofbasel.ch/ Port of Basel] -- [[User:Fab|fab]]
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* Make the [http://www.basel.com/en.cfm/offizielle/offer-CityToursBT-Offizielle-155065.html official city tour] with Basel Tourismus -- [[User:red|red]]
  
== Accomodations ==
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===Workshops===
* '''TBD after we choose a location'''
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Maybe it will be time to hold some short workshops. If there will be no time its an "pool of ideas" what can be made at future Events or meetings.
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* howto organize events --wonderer
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* package building --???
  
== Responsible Ambassadors ==
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==Budget==
* [[User:red|Sandro Mathys]]
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===Where from===
* [[MaxSpevack]]
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* $2000 (CHF ~2'200.-) out of the Fedora [[Ambassadors/SteeringCommittee/Budget| Ambassadors budget]]. As we get closer to the end of FY08's Q3, this number may go up if other events didn't spend all their budget.
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* $1000 (CHF ~1'100.-) from the FUDCon budget that was not completely used.
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* Fedora EMEA e.V. indicated that they might help with several hundred EUR if needed and asked for.
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* [http://puzzle.ch/ Puzzle ITC] has been asked for some financial sponsorship by Sandro and they decided to help us with generous CHF 500.-, isn't that great? Thank you guys!
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** Puzzle ITC, well known for their SourceForge-mirror, is a small Swiss company focused Java software development and Linux-based solutions for their customers. They are showing commitment to the open source philosophy over years already. They are member of the ODF Alliance, the Eclipse Foundation and the Swiss Open Systems User Group (/ch/open). In the past, they've organized an Ubuntu Release Party and a Linux Install Zone at the OpenExpo in Berne. They do too much for the open source community to list it all here!
  
== Attendees ==
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'''Right now, we have CHF ~3'800 to spend for the FAD.'''
Please add your full name with a link to your wiki page below. Make sure, that your wiki page states where you live and/or the nearest notable city (for international trains or flights). That'd help us with choosing the location quite a bit.
 
  
# [[User:red|Sandro Mathys]]
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===Where to===
# [[GeroldKassube]] (depends on the location and my personal money situation)
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Budget will be used in the following order (as far as it reaches):
# [[FabianAffolter]]
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# Work room - The University of Basel provides us with a work room for '''FREE'''
# [[AntonArapov]]
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# Accommodation (incl. city-tax) - CHF 2'461.60 ($2219.29) '''PAID'''
# [[MaxSpevack]]
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# Ticket for the public transport for the whole stay - The hotel offers us tickets (for the 19 attendees staying there) for '''FREE'''
# [[JoergSimon]]
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# Coffee and water for the work room - CHF 50.- (tops)
# [[User:romal|Robert M. Albrecht]] (only in Amsterdam, traveling to Basel is too expensive)
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# Dinner at Saturday evening (CHF 561.-) plus one beer or soft drink for everyone - CHF 700.- (tops)
# [[GianlucaVarisco]]
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# Fun events
# [[FrancescoCrippa]]
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#* City tour on Saturday afternoon - CHF 100.-
# [[FrancescoUgolini]]
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#* Surprise on Sunday morning - CHF 150.-
# [[User:robert|RobertScheck]]
 
# [[User:cwickert|Christoph Wickert]] (if possible, depends on time and location)
 
# [[User:wonderer|Henrik Heigl]] (if possible, depends on money situation)
 
# [[User:petreu|Peter Reuschlein]] (if possible  time / money thing)
 
# [[User:mrtom|ThomasCanniot]] (if possible time / money / new employer favour thing)
 
# [[ChristosBacharakis]] (depends on time and location)
 
# [[User:kanarip|Jeroen van Meeuwen]]
 
  
== Business Agenda ==
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Totals to: CHF 3'461.60 (tops).
Feel free to add important topics to the list. But keep in mind, that we're very limited in time!
 
 
 
* Status update for [[FedoraEvents/FOSDEM/FOSDEM2009|FOSDEM 2009]].
 
* Planning the Fedora EMEA priorities for March 2009 - February 2010, to coincide with Red Hat's budget year.
 
** Two major events
 
*** FUDCon EMEA 2009
 
*** One other (maybe [[FedoraEvents/LinuxTag/LinuxTag2009|LinuxTag]])
 
** Various mid-level events
 
*** CLT 2008, [[FedoraEvents/OpenExpo/OpenExpo2009_Berne|OpenExpo]], [[FedoraEvents/Cebit/Cebit2009|Cebit 2009]], FOSDEM 2010, [[FedoraEvents/FrOSCon/FrOSCon2009|FrOSCon 2009]], etc.
 
** Make it easy for ambassadors to organize small events in their countries
 
* What do we want to focus on in addition to events?
 
* What do we need from Red Hat?
 
* What are the biggest problems Fedora faces in EMEA?
 
* How are our smaller communities doing?
 
  
== Fun Agenda ==
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The tickets for the public transport will cover your travels from the airport or train station to the hotel and back as well as all travel we'll make during the FAD (we'll mostly walk the short distances, though).
Feel free to add your own ideas. Please note, that we most probably won't make this decision public before the FAD has begun - see it as a little surprise. We might or might not take anything that was suggested here. But your ideas are a great help for brainstorming, anyway.
 
  
Depending on the location:
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===FAQ===
* Amsterdam:
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{|
** Football Game -- MSpevack
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! Question !! Answer
** Heineken Brewery -- MSpevack
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* Basel:
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| [[User:petreu|P.R.]]: Do we have to exchange EUR to CHF or can we also pay with €? || [[User:red|S.M.]]: You probably could pay in many places in Basel with EUR, but normally have a worse exchange rate as at a bank. This is only a guess. <del>and I'll try to get a more accurate answer well before the event</del>. You can use a credit card in most restaurants and bars, but I think you'll need some cash now and then.
** Augusta Raurica (old Roman city) -- red
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|-
** Feldschloesschen Brewery, which is inside a very nice castle -- red
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| [[User:HenrikHeigl|H.H.]]: where are near Stores for electronic stuff if somebody need some additional stuff? || [[User:red|S.M.]]: You shouldn't need to get something. But if you do, there's a [http://www.interdiscount.ch/ Inter Discount] XXL-store nearby ([http://map.search.ch/basel/marktplatz-36 map]). There's also a [http://www.mediamarkt.ch/72.html?&user_mediamarktmaerkte_pi1%5bmarkt_uid%5d=1&user_mediamarktmaerkte_pi1%5baction%5d=details MediaMarkt] within the 'Basel SBB' train station.
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|-
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| [[User:HenrikHeigl|H.H.]]: will there be time (maybe 1-2h) for sightseeing? || [[User:red|S.M.]]: The [[FAD/FADEMEA2008/Schedule|Schedule]] lets me think there is (read "Sightseeing in Basel City"). There might be some time around lunch and dinner, anyway. You're also free to use your sleep time for such things, of course... ;)
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|-
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| [[User:HenrikHeigl|H.H.]]: where should people exchange EUR to CHR? Are at the Campus banks or so? || [[User:red|S.M.]]: Banks are closed on Friday evenings (17.00 and later, usually), Saturdays and Sundays in Switzerland. There's many cash dispensers around ([http://map.search.ch/basel/petersgraben-23?poi=hotel,geldautomat map] showing our hotel and all cash dispensers around). There should be a exchange office in the 'Basel SBB' train station that might be open on Saturday and Sunday, too. Your bank might charge you some EUR if you're getting money in Switzerland, though - might be better to get some CHF at home already.
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|-
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| [[User:HenrikHeigl|H.H.]]: Where are the Hotel and where is the "Workroom"? Are there maybe a google map available? || [[User:red|S.M.]]: Hotel: [[FAD/FADEMEA2008/Accommodation|Accommodation]]. The working room is at the nearby University of Basel.
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|-
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| [[User:cassmodiah|S.W.]]: Is all the food suitable for vegetarians? || [[User:red|S.M.]]: Yes! For all but Saturday's dinner, you're free to choice yourself what you want to eat, anyway. Saturday's dinner will be a Swiss national dish (what exactly? surprise!) but I can guarantee, that it will be suitable for vegetarians, too. You might need to indicate that you're a vegetarian at the restaurant, though.
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|-
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| [[User:GeroldKassube|G.K.]]: Power plugs/sockets in Switzerland? || <s>[[User:GeroldKassube|G.K.]]: Please be carefully, the Swiss have a different Power Supply and you need an Adapter for your Notebook</s><br/>[[User:red|S.M.]]: This is only partly true, actually. If you have an European 2-pin plug (i.e. an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europlug Europlug]), you don't need an adapter. If you have a 3-pin plug, a British plug or a plug with 2 pins and additional clips (e.g. the Type E or F used in France and Germany), you need an adapter to use the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_plug#Type_J_.28Swiss_3-pin.29 Type J] used in Switzerland.<br/>
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We'll provide enough Schuko and Europlug sockets for everyone.
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|-| - || -
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|-
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|}
  
Independant of the location:
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=== Media ===
* Eat some local food speciality -- GeroldKa / red
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Here is a Place where anybody can place the media from the Event (Blogentrys, press texts, flickr Photostream, etc.). If your BlogEntry or Photo is missing here, please add it.
  
== Budget ==
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* Henrik's BlogEntry [http://www.braincache.de/wp/?p=335| Day1], [http://www.braincache.de/wp/?p=345| Day2]
* [[MaxSpevack]] has indicated that he can provide at least 500 EUR budget for this event.  As we get closer, the number may go up.  Budget will be used for travel subsidies, lodging subsidies, food, and some fun event.
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* Flickr Fotos found with [http://flickr.com/search/?q=FAD+EMEA FAD EMEA]
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* Pictures by [http://flickr.com/photos/fcrippa/sets/72157609666867529/ Francesco Crippa]
  
[[Category:Marketing]] [[Category:Ambassadors]]
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[[Category:Events]] [[Category:FAD]] [[Category:Ambassadors]] [[Category:Events 2008]] [[Category:Events_in_Germany]] [[Category:Events_in_Switzerland]]

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The FAD 2008 is an event intended to plan the ambassadors' activities in 2009 and to have some fun together.

Organization

Duration

Location

  • City: Basel, Switzerland
  • Airport: EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg (BSL)
  • Train station: Basel SBB or Basel Badischer Bahnhof (Basel Bad Bf)

Basel was chosen by MaxSpevack and SandroMathys after weighing various options, including travel distance and time for people all over Europe.

Accommodation

See Accommodation.

Ride Sharing / Car Pooling

People who drive to the FAD by car or get to the airport by car and have some free seats available are asked to help others to get to the FAD. Please add below how many seats you have available, where you start the journey and where you could possibly pick up folks.

Driver Seats available Starting point Destination Possible pick up points
Henrik Heigl 1-2 Pirmasens Basel all the lane down, Flughafen ZW, maybe France, Maybe with Jens Kühnel (not confirmed yet)
Joerg Simon 3 Munich Basel ?
Peter Reuschlein 3 Stuttgart Basel TBB, Stuttgart


People who'd like to join one of the drivers above, please ask the driver if he's still got a free seat and where he could pick you up. If you both agree on the terms (e.g. time, location, cost sharing, etc.) add yourself to the list below in order for other people to see which driver still has free seats available.

Driver Passenger Pick up point
Peter Reuschlein Marco Ziesing Stuttgart

Attendees

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Deadline passed
The official deadline for registration of attendees who need a bed in our hotel has passed.

Responsible Ambassadors

  • Sandro Mathys (Responsible for the FAD; Contact him for ALL questions, remarks and rants)
  • Andreas Rau (Responsible for Friday afternoon's get together in a bar)
  • MaxSpevack (Responsible for the budget)

Confirmed

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Do not forget your ear plugs

Please fill in your details ASAP. Contact Sandro Mathys if you have questions.

# FAS Name &
Full Name
Hotel Friday's
Dinner
Arrival Departure Snorer Sensitive
to Snorers
Comment
1 Sandro Mathys yes yes Friday, 15:30
Basel SBB
after end no yes 100% Flexible with travel times
2 Max Spevack yes yes Friday, 15:30
Basel SBB
Sunday, 15:40
EuroAirport
no yes Coming from Bern (Puzzle ITC) talk on Friday morning.
3 Fabian Affolter yes no Friday, 22:00 latest after end no yes Arrives late on Friday because of UAS.
4 Gerold Kassube no maybe Lives in the area
5 Henrik Heigl yes yes Friday, 18:00 latest after end little a bit
6 Peter Reuschlein yes no Friday, afternoon after end no yes
7 Marco Ziesing yes no Friday, afternoon after end no no
8 Jens Kuehnel yes yes Friday, ~19:00
Basel Bad
Sunday, after end
Basel Bad
no yes
9 Jeroen van Meeuwen yes yes Friday, 14:40 Sunday, 15:40
EuroAirport
10 Joerg Simon yes yes Friday afternoon Sunday, 10:00 yes yes
11 Francesco Crippa yes no Friday, 21:00-21:30
12 Gianluca Varisco yes no Friday, 21:00-21:30 no yes Details on Arrival and Departure will follow
13 Thomas Woerner yes yes Friday afternoon Sunday 10:00 or later rarely yes
14 Robert Scheck yes ill
15 Simon Wesp yes yes Friday, 11:47
Basel Bad
Sun, 19:21
Basel Bad
no yes
16 Christoph Wickert yes yes Friday
Basel SBB
Sunday
Basel SBB
no yes Details on Arrival and Departure will follow
17 Luca Foppiano yes no Friday, 21:00-21:30 no yes
18 AndreasRau no yes Lives in the area
19 Francesco Ugolini yes yes Friday, 15:30
Basel SBB
Sun, 12.30
Basel SBB
20 Felix Kaechele yes yes Friday, 16:47
Basel SBB
Sun, 17:04
Basel SBB
no yes
21 Marko Jung yes no Saturday
early in the morning
after end ??? ??? Member: Board of Linuxtag e.V.
22 Andreas Thienemann yes no Friday, afternoon after end

Counts:

  • 20 ambassadors attend
  • 1 special VIP
  • 19 attendees need a bed

Buttons

For blogs, signatures and the like: buttons! Thanks Nicu Buculei for creating them.
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Agenda

Business

The list below is just the collection of items we will discuss about and does not say anything about the time or order they're discussed about. Which task is handled at what point during the FAD is shown in the work schedule.

Task Owner(s) Time
MaxSpevack 1.5h
  • What do we want to focus on in addition to events?
    • Presentations Outside Linuxevents
    • Merchandise
    •  ??
Henrik Heigl 1.0h
  • What do we need from Red Hat?
MaxSpevack 1.0h
  • What can we do (longtime Planing)?
MaxSpevack 0.5h
  • What are the biggest problems Fedora faces in EMEA?
MaxSpevack 1.0h
  • How are our smaller communities doing?
MaxSpevack 1.0h
Sandro Mathys 1.0h
  • FAD EMEA 2009: proposal to save money
Sandro Mathys 0.5h
  • Linux day Italy:
    • Report about Linux day 2008
    • Linux day 2009
LucaFoppiano
FrancescoCrippa
0.5h
  • Ambassador Mentoring - We need a concept and measurability!
Joerg Simon 0.5h
  • Fedora Logistic/former EventBox
    • Report - What do we have! Where is it!
    • do we need a Material Tracker?
    • what Material is needed on which event
      • which new Material is needed
    • How can Ambassadors promote further (non yet out) Releases and how can we help there
Joerg Simon 0.5h
  • Public Fedora merchandising store for Europe
    • If time allows it: how can we help NA in this matter?
Sandro Mathys 1.0h

Sideline

  • Keysigning (for this please do not forget your GnuPG Keys on paper-strip).
  • CAcert Assurances: Henrik Heigl will bring CAP-Forms. Everybody please bring some govermental ID (Passport, etc.) for this.
    • CAP form in english PDF
    • CAP form in german PDF

Fun

We'll organize two small (1-1.5h) fun events for everyone. Both will include fresh air, which we'll surely need after sitting in that work room nearly all weekend long.

We've been asked if there'll be room in the schedule for everyone to go to the city and do some sightseeing. Of course there will! Actually one fun event will include a tour through the city of Basel which should cover that wish. The tour will be guided and in English. It will take place regardless of the weather, so please bring appropriate clothing with you.

The other fun event is...a surprise! We're sure you'll like it. If you have clothing for the city tour, you'll be fine here.

Ideas provided (but mostly ignored) were:

Workshops

Maybe it will be time to hold some short workshops. If there will be no time its an "pool of ideas" what can be made at future Events or meetings.

  • howto organize events --wonderer
  • package building --???

Budget

Where from

  • $2000 (CHF ~2'200.-) out of the Fedora Ambassadors budget. As we get closer to the end of FY08's Q3, this number may go up if other events didn't spend all their budget.
  • $1000 (CHF ~1'100.-) from the FUDCon budget that was not completely used.
  • Fedora EMEA e.V. indicated that they might help with several hundred EUR if needed and asked for.
  • Puzzle ITC has been asked for some financial sponsorship by Sandro and they decided to help us with generous CHF 500.-, isn't that great? Thank you guys!
    • Puzzle ITC, well known for their SourceForge-mirror, is a small Swiss company focused Java software development and Linux-based solutions for their customers. They are showing commitment to the open source philosophy over years already. They are member of the ODF Alliance, the Eclipse Foundation and the Swiss Open Systems User Group (/ch/open). In the past, they've organized an Ubuntu Release Party and a Linux Install Zone at the OpenExpo in Berne. They do too much for the open source community to list it all here!

Right now, we have CHF ~3'800 to spend for the FAD.

Where to

Budget will be used in the following order (as far as it reaches):

  1. Work room - The University of Basel provides us with a work room for FREE
  2. Accommodation (incl. city-tax) - CHF 2'461.60 ($2219.29) PAID
  3. Ticket for the public transport for the whole stay - The hotel offers us tickets (for the 19 attendees staying there) for FREE
  4. Coffee and water for the work room - CHF 50.- (tops)
  5. Dinner at Saturday evening (CHF 561.-) plus one beer or soft drink for everyone - CHF 700.- (tops)
  6. Fun events
    • City tour on Saturday afternoon - CHF 100.-
    • Surprise on Sunday morning - CHF 150.-

Totals to: CHF 3'461.60 (tops).

The tickets for the public transport will cover your travels from the airport or train station to the hotel and back as well as all travel we'll make during the FAD (we'll mostly walk the short distances, though).

FAQ

Question Answer
P.R.: Do we have to exchange EUR to CHF or can we also pay with €? S.M.: You probably could pay in many places in Basel with EUR, but normally have a worse exchange rate as at a bank. This is only a guess. and I'll try to get a more accurate answer well before the event. You can use a credit card in most restaurants and bars, but I think you'll need some cash now and then.
H.H.: where are near Stores for electronic stuff if somebody need some additional stuff? S.M.: You shouldn't need to get something. But if you do, there's a Inter Discount XXL-store nearby (map). There's also a MediaMarkt within the 'Basel SBB' train station.
H.H.: will there be time (maybe 1-2h) for sightseeing? S.M.: The Schedule lets me think there is (read "Sightseeing in Basel City"). There might be some time around lunch and dinner, anyway. You're also free to use your sleep time for such things, of course... ;)
H.H.: where should people exchange EUR to CHR? Are at the Campus banks or so? S.M.: Banks are closed on Friday evenings (17.00 and later, usually), Saturdays and Sundays in Switzerland. There's many cash dispensers around (map showing our hotel and all cash dispensers around). There should be a exchange office in the 'Basel SBB' train station that might be open on Saturday and Sunday, too. Your bank might charge you some EUR if you're getting money in Switzerland, though - might be better to get some CHF at home already.
H.H.: Where are the Hotel and where is the "Workroom"? Are there maybe a google map available? S.M.: Hotel: Accommodation. The working room is at the nearby University of Basel.
S.W.: Is all the food suitable for vegetarians? S.M.: Yes! For all but Saturday's dinner, you're free to choice yourself what you want to eat, anyway. Saturday's dinner will be a Swiss national dish (what exactly? surprise!) but I can guarantee, that it will be suitable for vegetarians, too. You might need to indicate that you're a vegetarian at the restaurant, though.
G.K.: Power plugs/sockets in Switzerland? G.K.: Please be carefully, the Swiss have a different Power Supply and you need an Adapter for your Notebook
S.M.: This is only partly true, actually. If you have an European 2-pin plug (i.e. an Europlug), you don't need an adapter. If you have a 3-pin plug, a British plug or a plug with 2 pins and additional clips (e.g. the Type E or F used in France and Germany), you need an adapter to use the Type J used in Switzerland.

We'll provide enough Schuko and Europlug sockets for everyone.

Media

Here is a Place where anybody can place the media from the Event (Blogentrys, press texts, flickr Photostream, etc.). If your BlogEntry or Photo is missing here, please add it.