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{{admon/note|This bid has been accepted|See [[FUDCon:Beijing 2014]] for details on this event.}}
 
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FUDCon is the '''''Fedora Users and Developers Conference''''', an opportunity for all who contribute to or use [[Overview|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 [http://magazine.redhat.com/2009/02/13/video-fudcon-11/ view a video from the North American FUDCon 2009].  Please read https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon_organization_process and understand it thoroughly if you are a event organizing volunteer.  If you are responsible for finding a good place, refer to the requirements listed in https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon/Organization
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FUDCon is the '''''Fedora Users and Developers Conference''''', a major free software event held in various regions around the world, usually annually per region. FUDCon APAC will be held in Beijing, China on May 23–25, 2014. It will be the first premier event in Fedora.next phase, spreading innovative ideas and helping make Fedora better than ever. It offers an opportunity for all who contribute to or use [[Overview|Fedora]] to meet, learn, plan, and hack. This event is free and is open to everyone. This year it will be held together with GNOME.Asia Summit, an annual conference for GNOME users and developers in Asia. We believe the cooperation will bring a more exciting gather up of free and open source communities.
  
 
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[[Image:beijing-collage.png|Beijing]]
 
[[Image:beijing-collage.png|Beijing]]
  
== Dates ==
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== Event Details ==
'''Proposed: 23-25 May, 2014'''
 
  
* Friday: Arrival day, FUDpub
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=== Time & Place ===
* Saturday: Keynote speech to all attendees, unconference and/or themed track in small separate rooms
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'''Time : '''23–25 May, 2014
* Sunday: Half-day hackfests, half-day unconference track (to present hackfest work, etc).
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=== Tentative Agenda ===
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'''Detailed venue address:'''Conference Center at New Main Building(新主楼会议中心) of Beihang University, No. 37 XueYuan Road, HaiDian District, Beijing, China.
Notice that this is still a draft.
 
{|
 
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! Time || Activities || Comment
 
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|colspan="3" style="background-color: #dedede;"| May 23rd
 
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| Day || Arrival ||
 
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| Night || FUDPub ||
 
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|colspan="3" style="background-color: #dedede;"| May 24th
 
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| Morning || keynote & talks ||
 
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| Noon || Lunch ||
 
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| Afternoon || keynote & talks ||
 
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|colspan="3" style="background-color: #dedede;"| May 25th
 
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| Morning || hackfest/workshop||
 
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| Noon || Lunch ||
 
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| Afternoon || unconference||
 
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|}
 
  
== Location ==
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[http://goo.gl/nprxNe Venue on Google Map]
  
=== About Beijing ===
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[http://2014.gnome.asia/location/ Venue room photos]
==== The city ====
 
[[Wikipedia:Beijing|Beijing]] (北京) is the capital and cultural heart of China. It houses many universities and high profile IT companies of which [http://cn.redhat.com/ Red Hat China] is one.
 
  
Beijing is the second largest city in the People's Republic of China and has a very distinct and easy layout. The city is based around a ring structure which starts with the Forbidden City (or Palace Museum) being the center.
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=== Schedule ===
  
The city allows you to easily move around using public transport, of which the Subway is probably the best way. All proposed events sites,hotels, restaurants and shopping places are easily accessible by subway. You can see numerous lines at [[FUDCon:Bid_for_Beijing_2014#Transit_to.2Ffrom_FUDCon| '''here''']]
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The schedule is presented together with GNOME.Asia topics. Generally speaking, we share the main hall, and each have dedicated smaller rooms for parallel sessions.
  
Beijing provides full possibilities for foreign visitors to have rich experience in the following ways:
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* Friday: Arrival day, FUDPub (welcome party), [http://2014.gnome.asia/schedule/ GNOME Training sessions]
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* Saturday: Keynote speech to all attendees, parallel standard sessions
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* Sunday: Keynote speech to all attendees, parallel standard sessions, celebration party
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* Monday: One day tour to the Great Wall for interested speakers
  
* '''Cuisine''': Restaurants of different tastes of food from all over the world are available in Beijing. From the most well known restaurants of Quan Ju De Roasting Duck, Dong Lai Shun Instant-boiled Mutton, to popular gourmet street. It's easy for you to find the right one suitable for your budget from 4 dollars/person to 60 dollars/person or above. If you just want a snack or lunch, almost in every street you can find a cheap restaurant which offers all kinds of Chinese food.
 
* '''Art''': 798 Art Zone (Cao Chang Di, which is often compared with New York's Greenwich Village or SoHo), The National Centre for the Performing Arts.
 
* '''Famous Sites''': The Great Wall, the Forbidden City (the Palace Museum; palace of emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasty), Tian An Men Square, Mausoleum of Mao Ze Dong, Temple of Heaven (where emperors made visits for annual ceremonies to pray to Heaven for propsperity and good harvest), the Summer Palace, Siheyuan (courtyard houses) and Hutong (alleys).
 
* '''Entertainment''': Some famous bar street are quite easily reachable by subway. Using Line 10 you can travel to Tuanjiehu and visit Sanlitun (三里屯). This area is famous as an international bar street and offers a lot of different styles of Western food. Another option which is about 25 minutes away is Wudaokao (五道口), this is also a famous area mostly known among students. Yuan Dadu covers an area of 10,000 square meters and provides one of the longest bar streets in Beijing.
 
* '''Shopping''': Xiu Shui Street (Silk Street) is quite a hot spot for foreign visitors where you could buy silk, pearl, Chinaware, handicrafts and clothes at a low price. The other well know shopping areas are Xi Dan and Dong Dan, respectively on the east and west side of the famous Tian An Men Square.
 
* '''Architecture''': This is a city where you could see both traditional architecture of imperial China and much more modern architectural forms.
 
==== Open Source Communities and Universities ====
 
  
There are different kinds of open source communities located here in Beijing. Along them there are [http://www.beijinglug.org/ Beijing GNU/Linux User Group] (aka BLUG for short), [http://www.bjgug.org/ Beijing GNOME User Group](BJGUG), [http://mozilla.com.cn/ China Firefox Community] and so on.
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=== Slides ===
  
There are different kinds of open source activities here, too. Among them are Software Freedom Day every year, BLUG monthly meetup, PyCon, and so on. As for local Fedora community, we have successfully held FAD in 2011, Release Parties for Fedora release 18--20. We have many cooperatoin with other communities. For example, we held "The unity of open source community (Fedora, Ubuntu and openSUSE)" with BJGUG, Ubuntu community, and openSUSE community together on Mar 19, 2013.
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{{admon/note|Add slides to schedule!|Please directly add the links to your slides to the schedule tables above. It avoids duplicity and is easier to search.}}
  
Besides, there are a total of over 80 universities located in Beijing. Some of them have Linux related research team, and a lot of them have Linux or open source related leagues and courses, such as TUNA in Tsinghua, OSLUG in GUCAS, and so on. A lot of students here in Beijing are willing to volunteer for open source related activities.
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Links to GNOME.Asia Slides: https://wiki.gnome.org/GnomeAsia/2014Summit/speakerSlide
  
=== Venue ===
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== Nearby Facilities ==
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=== Hotels ===
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Beihang Training Center provides accommodation service and it is quite near (distance of 400 meters) to the conference venue, New Main Building of Beihang. We have reserved 7 standard rooms in the Training Center. The hotel bill will be paid at checkout time. The organizers will book the hotel and pay for the amount during conference days (May 23 to 25, three nights). If you need to stay for more nights, please provide your check in and check out date, and the organizers will try to book the whole stay for you. You need to pay for extra stay yourself. Feel free to ask for help from organizers on fudcon-planning list, or by private mail, or face to face at the conference.
  
====  Beihang University ====
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Detailed hotel address: Beihang Training Center Hotel, No. 37 XueYuan Road, HaiDian District, Beijing, China.  
Beihang University (BUAA for short) is "a multi-disciplined, research-oriented university of engineering science and technology with an emphasis on aeronautic and astronautic engineering" (cited from the homepage). It is located in Haidian district is easily reachable by public transport (Subway Line 10). This option is considered due to the good relationship with local open source communities in Beijing. Discussions about renting classrooms or other co-operation is being discussed.
 
  
The New Main Building of Beihang University has different sizes of conference rooms. The biggest meeting hall has 433 seats, and should be adequate for our proposed venue. We might also get some discount for the event.
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=== Reference for food===
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Here is a list of nearby vegan restaurant:
  
===== Prices =====
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'''Note''': Some vegan restaurants provide meat-dish-like dishes by vegetables.
* Conference room for 30p-40p: CNY 1800 per day (CNY 800 with discount)
 
* Conference room for 433p: CNY 9000 per day (CNY 2400 with discount)
 
  
===== Links =====
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'''Note''': Their English proficiency might be limited.
* [http://ev.buaa.edu.cn English homepage]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beihang_University Wikipedia page]
 
* [https://maps.google.com/maps?q=beihang+university&hl=en&ll=39.982711,116.343219&spn=0.004579,0.007864&sll=39.980968,116.344399&sspn=0.009158,0.015728&t=m&hq=beihang+university&fll=39.980754,116.351931&fspn=0.004579,0.007864&z=17&iwloc=A Google Maps]
 
* [http://goo.gl/maps/XIZzm Route on the map]
 
  
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==== Option Two: Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications ====
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!Name!!Map!!Reference Price!!Note
BUPT is a national university specializing in the field of cable communications, wireless communications, computer, and electronic engineering. It is located in Haidian district is easily reachable by public transport (Line 10). This option is considered due to the good relationship with the Red Hat Engineering office in Beijing. Discussions about renting classrooms or other co-operation is being discussed.
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| 盈梓漫缘素食餐吧 || [http://goo.gl/maps/odcE8 盈梓漫缘素食餐吧] || CNY 50 ||
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| [http://www.liaofan.com/ 天厨妙香素食] || [http://goo.gl/sxxmpI 天厨妙香素食] || CNY 65 ||
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| 百合素食 || [http://goo.gl/x7QBZu 百合素食] || CNY 90 ||
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The BUPT Science and Technology Plaza have different size of conference rooms, with internet of 4M bandwidth, screen, white board, microphone and beverage service.
 
  
===== Prices =====
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Here is a list of nearby Muslim restaurant: 
  
* Classroom for 50p: free
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'''Note''': Their English proficiency might be limited.
* Conference room for 300p: $800/day
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!Name!!Map!!Reference Price!!Note
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| Beihang Moslem Dining Hall || 4th floor, [http://goo.gl/maps/WjlkG Heyi Building(合一楼)] || CNY 26 ||
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| 和庆斋 ||[http://goo.gl/88G425 和庆斋] || CNY 60 ||
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| 大漠驼铃餐厅 || [http://goo.gl/ueEOex 海淀区清华东路16号艺海大厦] || CNY 50 ||
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===== Links =====
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== Transportation ==
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_University_of_Posts_and_Telecommunications Introduction]
 
* [http://maps.google.com/maps/place?q=University+of+Post+and+Telecommunications&hl=en&cid=388972817621437545 Map]
 
* [http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=%E5%8C%97%E4%BA%AC%E5%9B%BD%E9%99%85%E6%9C%BA%E5%9C%BA&daddr=%E4%B8%AD%E5%9B%BD%E5%8C%97%E4%BA%AC%E5%B8%82%E6%B5%B7%E6%B7%80%E5%8C%BA%E8%A5%BF%E5%9C%9F%E5%9F%8E%E8%B7%AF%E5%8D%81%E5%8F%B7,+China+(Beijing+University+of+Posts+and+Telecommunications+%EF%BC%88South+Gate%EF%BC%89)&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=39.995534,116.483231&spn=0.304048,0.441513&sll=39.95954,116.358626&sspn=0.009507,0.013797&geocode=%3BFeu2YQIdonrvBiEaa5DYAmZAog&mra=ls&dirflg=r&ttype=dep&date=07%2F01%2F11&time=9:30pm&noexp=0&noal=0&sort=def&z=11&start=0 Route on the map]
 
  
==== Option Three: China University of Geosciences in Beijing ====
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=== Transit to/from FUDCon ===
The location is very easy to reach by Subway Line 13, only about 10 minutes' walk from Exit of Wudaokou Station. The International Conference Center is well furnished and equipped with facilities, and has held several important academic conferences. Wifi, microphone, projector, screen, white board are available.  
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Below is a subway map from INAT. As shown in the map, easy access to the venue is possible by public transport.
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{{admon/note|Online Version|If you want to see an online version, please refer to: http://inat.fr/metro/beijing/}}
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[[File:FUD2014_Beijing_SubwayTransportFromAirport.png|1000px]]
  
===== Prices =====
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Here is a brief guide for how to get to the chosen hotel after you get off from subway
* Conference room for 40p-50p: CNY 5000 per day
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[[File:FUDConBeijing2014BUAAMAP.jpg|1000px]]
* Conference room for 400p-500p: CNY 30000 per day
 
  
===== Links =====
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==== Major Local Airports ====
* [http://www.cugb.edu.cn/EnglishWeb/index.html Introduction]
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[http://en.bcia.com.cn/ Beijing Capital International Airport] (Airport Code: PEK) is the major airport servicing Northern China and Beijing. Airlines from most of major cities in the world can fly to Beijing directly.
* [https://maps.google.com/maps?q=China+University+of+Geosciences+in+Beijing&hl=en&ll=40.019201,116.375427&spn=0.14645,0.251656&sll=40.007632,116.543655&sspn=0.292949,0.503311&geocode=FQWQYwIdfzfzBiFUviNOOvV8SSkbIHD23QXxNTFUviNOOvV8SQ%3BFVgPYgIdT2TvBg&dirflg=r&ttype=now&noexp=0&noal=0&sort=def&hq=China+University+of+Geosciences&hnear=Beijing,+China&t=m&z=12&start=0  Map]
 
* [http://goo.gl/maps/odWQQ Route on map]
 
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=== Reference Links ===
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'''Suggested route from airport:'''
* https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Beijing
 
* http://wikitravel.org/en/Beijing
 
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing
 
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_10,_Beijing_Subway
 
  
=== Major Local Airports ===
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[http://goo.gl/maps/XIZzm Route on Google Map]
[http://en.bcia.com.cn/ Beijing Capital International Airport] (Airport Code: PEK) is the major airport servicing Northern China and Beijing. Airlines from most of major cities in the world can fly to Beijing directly.
 
  
==== Transit to/from airport ====
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# Take Airport Express to 三元桥(Sanyuanqiao)
The airport is easily accessible by public transport, e.g. subway and shuttle bus. Taxi takes about 40-50 mins from airport to the center of the city.
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# Take Subway Line 10 to 西土城(Xitucheng)
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# Walk about 700 meters to 北京航空航天大学(BUAA, Beihang University)
  
=== Local Mass Transit ===
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=== Conference Guide ===
  
The proposed venues are easily reachable with public transport; several bus stations are around the universities, and they are within walking distance from nearby Subway station.
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We have prepared a conference book for you here [[File:PublicFUDConBeijing2014ConferenceGuide.pdf]].
  
* Subway costs are fixed at ¥2 per ride (about $0.30)
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And we've prepared some Chinese words for your convenience in Beijing [http://zsun.fedorapeople.org/pub/FUDCon_2014/Chinese_words_for_FUDCon.pdf Here]. You can print it if you need.
* Taxi cost is calculated per kilometer. starts at ¥13 (includes 3KM). ¥2.3 per additional kilometer.
 
* Bus depends on the local or regional bus. Urban bus price is fixed at ¥1. Segmented fare starts at ¥1 within 12 km, and is incremental at ¥0.5 per 5 km thereafter. Discount is offered for traveling with a general transit card (60% discount) or student transit card (80% discount).
 
  
== Visa Application ==
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=== Transportation to Beijing ===
We list links here about Chinese visa introduction and application procedure:
 
* [http://www.gov.cn/english/2005-08/18/content_24285.htm Chinese Visa and Procedure for visa application] from http://www.gov.cn
 
* [http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/premade/26614/visa.pdf Visa Application Form] from http://www.fmprc.gov.cn
 
  
== Hotel ==
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Price indication for flight tickets. For international and domestic flights you can fly directly to Beijing (PEK; Beijing Capital Airport). For domestic flights it is also possible to arrive Tianjin (Tianjin Binhai airport) and take the high speed train to Beijing (this takes about 30-40mins).
A lot of different hotel options are available and are currently under discussion.  
 
  
* '''Option 1'''  Wen Jin Hotel, a 4-star hotel, about 15 minutes' taxi from FUDCon location BUAA, 20 minutes' walk from the Red Hat China Engineering office, 5 minutes' walk from the famous Wudaokou bar street. Food selection is quite abundant in nearby distance from typical Beijing Roast Duck to Korean barbecue.
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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_Capital_International_Airport
* '''Option 2''' Beijing Jade Palace Hotel, a 5-star hotel. It's easily accessible by Subway line 10 and only within 5 minutes' walk distance from Exit B. 20 minutes' walk to Red Hat Engineering office, half an hour's  bus to BUAA.
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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tianjin_Binhai_International_Airport
* '''Option 3''' BUPT Science and Technology Plaza. The same place with FUDCon option BUPT. Easy to reach by Line 10. 20 minutes' bus to BUAA.
 
* '''Option 4''' Beijing Free Comfort Holiday Hotel, known as Yi Hai Hotel before September 2013, easy to reach by Line 13, only 10 minutes' bus to BUAA.
 
* '''Option 5''' Yan Shan Hotel, right besides Ren Min University. 5 minutes' walk from Ren Min Da Xue station of Line 4.
 
  
==== Estimated Hotel Costs/night/room ====
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==== Costs from Asia and Oceania ====
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|Brisbane || Beijing || from $640
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|Delhi || Beijing || from $631(stops at Bangkok)
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|Hanoi || Beijing || from $310
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|Hong Kong || Beijing || from $210
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|Jakarta || Beijing || $454
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|Kuala Lumpur || Beijing || $240
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|Manila || Beijing || $155
 
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|* 5 star ||[http://www.jadepalace.com.cn/ Beijing Jade Palace Hotel]||[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?q=The+Jade+Palace+beijing&hl=en&cid=8416864449821871613 Beijing Jade Palace Hotel] ||$110 ||internet, bathtub & shower(breakfast not included).
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|Pune || Beijing || from $730 (2 stops: Delhi, Shanghai)
 
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|* 4 star ||[http://www.wenjin.com.cn/ Wenjin Hotel]||[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?q=Wen+Jin+Hotel&hl=en&cid=9857566022610402548 Wenjin Hotel] ||$77 ||internet, bathtub & shower (breakfast included, high floor).
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|Singapore || Beijing || from $250
 
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|* 3 star ||BUPT Science and Technology Plaza ||BUPT Science and Technology Plaza ||$55 ||internet and shower (breakfast included).
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|Sydney || Beijing || from $520
 
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|* 3 star ||[http://www.freecomfort.com.cn/ Beijing Free Comfort Holiday Hotel]||[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?q=Yi+Hai+Hotel&hl=en&cid=496766061229046025 Beijing Free Comfort Holiday Hotel] ||$60 ||internet and shower (breakfast not included).
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|Tokyo || Beijing || from $400 (stops at Shenyang,China)
 
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|* 3 star apartment ||[http://www.yanshanhotel.com/en/hotel-info.html Beijing Yanshan Hotel]||[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?q=Yan+Shan+Hotel+beijing&hl=en&cid=17182057085568573635 Beijing Yanshan Hotel] ||$49 to 70 ||internet and shower (breakfast not included).
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Cheaper hotel options are available, but mostly personnel is not proficient enough at English. If needed, special arrangement or last-minute can be discussed. On the following [https://maps.google.com/maps?q=hotels&hl=en&ll=39.990471,116.345901&spn=0.040902,0.084543&sll=39.998953,116.349335&sspn=0.040897,0.084543&client=firefox-a&fb=1&t=m&radius=2.69&hq=hotels&z=14 hotel map] options can be found near the possible venue.
 
  
==== Transit to/from FUDCon ====
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==== Costs from NA and LATAM ====
Here is the subway map of Beijing, almost 80% of them is completed.
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|Boston (BOS) || Beijing || From $1333(1 stop) or ¥5757 (1 stop)
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|Los Angeles (LAX) || Beijing || From $1402 (1 stop) or ¥5221 or ¥3957 (1 stop)
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|New York (JFK) || Beijing || From $1295 or ¥5434
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|Seattle (BFI) || Beijing || From $1484(1 stop) or ¥4814(1 stop)
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|Vancouver, Canada (YVR) || Beijing || From $655 or ¥4567
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|Washington DC.(IAD) || Beijing || From $1341 (1 stop) or ¥5346 (2 stops)
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[[File:Beijing-Subway-Plan_en.svg|1100px]]
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==== Costs from Europe and Africa ====
 
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Easy access to the venue is possible by public transport.
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!From!!To!!Expense And Notice
 
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Suggest route:<br>
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|Amsterdam || Beijing || from $750
1. Take Airport Express to 三元桥(Sanyuanqiao)<br>
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2. Take Subway Line 10 to 西土城(Xitucheng)<br>
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|Barcelona || Beijing || from €390
3. Walk about 700 meters to 北京航空航天大学(BUAA, Beihang University)<br>
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|Berlin || Beijing || from $750
==== Internet Capabilities ====
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Wifi connection is available at event venue, cabled internet or wifi is accessible at all hotels.
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|Brussels || Beijing || from $770
 
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== Transportation to Event ==
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|Budapest || Beijing || from €360
 
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Price indication for flight tickets. For international and domestic flights you can fly directly to Beijing (PEK; Beijing Capital Airport). For domestic flights it is also possible to use Tianjin (Tianjin Binhai airport) and take the high speed train to Beijing (this takes about 30-40mins).
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|Frankfurt (FRA) || Beijing || from $800
 
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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_Capital_International_Airport
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|Lisbon || Beijing || from €440
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tianjin_Binhai_International_Airport
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|London || Beijing || from €491
=== Costs from Asia and Oceania ===
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* Tokyo: from $400 (stops at Shenyang,China)
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|Madrid || Beijing || from €390
* Hong Kong: from $210
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* Singapore: from $250
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|Moscow || Beijing || from €280
* Delhi: from $631(stops at Bangkok)
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* Pune: from $730 (2 stops: Delhi, Shanghai)
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|Munich (MUC) || Beijing || from $750
* Hanoi: from $310
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* Kuala Lumpur: $240
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|Paris || Beijing || from €400
* Jakarta: $454
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* Manila: $155
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|Rome || Beijing || from €390
* Sydney: from $520
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* Brisbane: from $640
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|Vienna || Beijing || from $760
 
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=== Costs from NA and LATAM ===
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* New York (JFK) : From $1295 or ¥5434
 
* Boston (BOS) : From $1333(1 stop) or ¥5757 (1 stop)
 
* Washington DC.(IAD) : From $1341 (1 stop) or ¥5346 (2 stops)
 
* Seattle (BFI) : From $1484(1 stop) or ¥4814(1 stop)
 
* Los Angeles (LAX) : From $1402 (1 stop) or ¥5221 or ¥3957 (1 stop)
 
* Vancouver, Canada (YVR) : From $655 or ¥4567
 
 
 
=== Costs from Europe and Africa ===
 
* Moscow: from €280
 
* London: from €491
 
* Frankfurt (FRA): from $800
 
* Munich (MUC): from $750
 
* Berlin: from $750
 
* Paris: from €400
 
* Madrid: from €390
 
* Barcelona: from €390
 
* Lisbon: from €440
 
* Rome: from €390
 
* Budapest: from €360
 
* Amsterdam:  from $750
 
* Brussels: from $770
 
* Vienna: from $760
 
  
=== Costs from China ===
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==== Costs from China ====
 
For Chinese citizens it is also possible to come by train. Each train station in Beijing offers good connection with the subway. As mentioned earlier, it is possible to even fly to Tianjin and take the high speed connection to Beijing. This option is in fact also available for Shanghai (high speed train takes about 5:30 hours).
 
For Chinese citizens it is also possible to come by train. Each train station in Beijing offers good connection with the subway. As mentioned earlier, it is possible to even fly to Tianjin and take the high speed connection to Beijing. This option is in fact also available for Shanghai (high speed train takes about 5:30 hours).
  
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|Xi'an||Beijing||Airplane||About/From¥700
 
|Xi'an||Beijing||Airplane||About/From¥700
 
|-
 
|-
|Xi'an||Beijing||Train||About ¥270
+
|Xi'an||Beijing||Train||2nd class T series: ¥270 <br> 1st class Z series: ¥420
 +
|-
 +
|Xi'an||Beijing||High-speed Train||¥520
 
|-
 
|-
|Yinchuan||Beijing||Train|| Train No. T275 About ¥270.5
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|Yinchuan||Beijing||Train||Train No.T275 ¥270.5
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Zhengzhou || Beijing || Train || About ¥90, ¥200, ¥300
 
|Zhengzhou || Beijing || Train || About ¥90, ¥200, ¥300
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|}
 
|}
  
== Pros and Cons of Proposed Location ==
+
=== Visa Application ===
 +
We list links here about Chinese visa introduction and application procedure:
 +
* [http://www.gov.cn/english/2005-08/18/content_24285.htm Chinese Visa and Procedure for visa application] from http://www.gov.cn
 +
* [http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/premade/26614/visa.pdf Visa Application Form] from http://www.fmprc.gov.cn
 +
* [http://www.gov.cn/gzdt/att/att/site1/20140211/77261392108064800.pdf Visa Application Form version 2013]
 +
* [http://www.gov.cn/fuwu/2014-02/11/content_2588509.htm Notes for Visa Application] more recent, but in Chinese
 +
* [http://www.gov.cn/fuwu/wgrc.htm Portal], in Chinese
 +
 
 +
We'd like speakers to apply Visa type L (travel visa), since its application is normally easier, and the requirements are loose. For Visa type L, the requirement is EITHER flight ticket and hotel reservation OR an invitation letter.
 +
 
 +
If things go smoothly, two weeks can be enough, but there will not room for error. It's better to start the application two months before the travel time.
 +
 
 +
Visa for US Citizens is USD 140.
 +
 
 +
==== Invitation Letter ====
 +
 
 +
We can provide invitation letter to ease the visa application procedure. If you need an invitation letter, please fill in the form [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XqYYCjn5ABc7ZDbS-Vh1vUIzaltxyXCKswLujuqTISQ/viewform on google docs] or email your request to the [[#Organizers.2FEvent_owners|organizers]] (to Alick Zhao, cc Christopher Meng, Zamir Sun) with the following information:
 +
 
 +
* Full name (as on passport)
 +
* Gender
 +
* Birthdate (as on passport)
 +
* Country
 +
* Passport number
 +
 
 +
== About Beijing & BUAA==
 +
=== The city ===
 +
[[Wikipedia:Beijing|Beijing]] (北京) is the capital and cultural heart of China. It houses many universities and high profile IT companies of which [http://cn.redhat.com/ Red Hat China] is one.
 +
 
 +
Beijing is the second largest city in the People's Republic of China and has a very distinct and easy layout. The city is based around a ring structure which starts with the Forbidden City (or Palace Museum) being the center.
 +
 
 +
The city allows you to easily move around using public transport, of which the Subway is probably the best way. All proposed events sites,hotels, restaurants and shopping places are easily accessible by subway. You can see numerous lines at [[FUDCon:Beijing_2014#Transit_to.2Ffrom_FUDCon| '''here''']]
 +
 
 +
Beijing provides full possibilities for foreign visitors to have rich experience in the following ways:
 +
 
 +
* '''Cuisine''': Restaurants of different tastes of food from all over the world are available in Beijing. From the most well known restaurants of Quan Ju De Roasting Duck, Dong Lai Shun Instant-boiled Mutton, to popular gourmet street. It's easy for you to find the right one suitable for your budget from 4 dollars/person to 60 dollars/person or above. If you just want a snack or lunch, almost in every street you can find a cheap restaurant which offers all kinds of Chinese food.
 +
* '''Art''': 798 Art Zone (Cao Chang Di, which is often compared with New York's Greenwich Village or SoHo), The National Centre for the Performing Arts.
 +
* '''Famous Sites''': The Great Wall, the Forbidden City (the Palace Museum; palace of emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasty), Tian An Men Square, Mausoleum of Mao Ze Dong, Temple of Heaven (where emperors made visits for annual ceremonies to pray to Heaven for propsperity and good harvest), the Summer Palace, Siheyuan (courtyard houses) and Hutong (alleys).
 +
* '''Entertainment''': Some famous bar street are quite easily reachable by subway. Using Line 10 you can travel to Tuanjiehu and visit Sanlitun (三里屯). This area is famous as an international bar street and offers a lot of different styles of Western food. Another option which is about 25 minutes away is Wudaokao (五道口), this is also a famous area mostly known among students. Yuan Dadu covers an area of 10,000 square meters and provides one of the longest bar streets in Beijing.
 +
* '''Shopping''': Xiu Shui Street (Silk Street) is quite a hot spot for foreign visitors where you could buy silk, pearl, Chinaware, handicrafts and clothes at a low price. The other well know shopping areas are Xi Dan and Dong Dan, respectively on the east and west side of the famous Tian An Men Square.
 +
* '''Architecture''': This is a city where you could see both traditional architecture of imperial China and much more modern architectural forms.
 +
 
 +
=== Climate ===
  
=== Pro ===
+
Beijing has a monsoon-influenced continental climate. In May it is late spring and the average temperature is among 14&ndash;26 °C. According to the weather forecast, during the conference days the highest temperature is above 30 °C, while the lowest temperature is around 20 °C, which is a bit hotter than average. Beijing is warm, windy, and dry in this season. Consider to bring lightweight clothing (long-sleeved shirts or T-shirts) plus one or two jackets and coats. Dress warmly when you go out at night. Stay inside if there is dust storm or serious smog and haze. You can use the [http://aqicn.org/city/beijing/ hourly air quality index] for reference.
* Opportunity to grow Open Source and Fedora presence in Asia, especially in China.
 
* Possible co-operation with various user groups in Beijing and China, e.g. BJGUG, Beijing LUG, etc. We are discussing co-location with BJGUG people who will host GNOME.Asia 2014. Since GNOME is one major upstream of Fedora, and Fedora is one major distro for GNOME, it can be a great chance for people in both communities to meet face to face.
 
<!-- * Mozilla China has shown interest to participate in a themed track; e.g. web technologies. -->
 
* The city provides a lot of possibilities to explore; cultural, history, cuisine, architectural, etc.
 
* Excellent mass/public transport options.
 
* Most major airline companies offer direct flights to the airport and traffic costs and time to reach the hotel are minimal (within 1 hour).
 
<!-- * Sponsoring is being discussed with Fabricatorz, China Mobile and other options. -->
 
  
=== Con ===
+
=== Currency ===
* English proficiency is limited for certain locations/services. Needed information and help will be provided as much as possible by the event organizers. Solutions have already been discussed, like downloaded flyers and instructions in China which can be handed to taxi drivers or desk personnel.
 
* Someone has raised concern about Beijing smog. In fact it is highly affected by the weather condition. Generally it is worse in winter, but not so bad in summer. Besides the local government has decided to spend much money in renovation. People can query the latest air quality from various websites or apps for trip guidance. There will be alert in case of harmful haze before 24 hours.
 
  
== Proposed sponsorship criteria ==
+
The official currency is Renminbi (RMB). The unit is Yuan (CNY). You can check the exchange rate at http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/ .
 +
 
 +
=== Electricity ===
 +
 
 +
Electricity supply is 220 volts, 50 Hz. Common sockets are of Type A, C, I. Various adapters can be brought in stores, and might be provided in hotels.
 +
 
 +
=== Safety ===
 +
 
 +
Beijing is a generally safe city. But you might be cautious with pickpocketing.
 +
 
 +
Free emergency telephone numbers:
 +
 
 +
* Police: 110.
 +
* Fire alarm: 119.
 +
* Medical care: 120.
 +
 
 +
Tap water is generally '''NOT''' proper to drink directly. Drink bottle water or boiled water instead.
 +
 
 +
Medical treatment can be quite expensive.
 +
 
 +
=== Local Mass Transit ===
 +
The venue is easily reachable with public transport; several bus stations are around the universities, and they are within walking distance from nearby Subway station.
 +
 
 +
* Subway costs are fixed at ¥2 per ride (about $0.30)
 +
* Taxi cost is calculated per kilometer. starts at ¥13 (includes 3KM). ¥2.3 per additional kilometer.
 +
* Bus depends on the local or regional bus. Urban bus price is fixed at ¥1. Segmented fare starts at ¥1 within 12 km, and is incremental at ¥0.5 per 5 km thereafter. Discount is offered for traveling with a general transit card (60% discount) or student transit card (80% discount).
 +
 
 +
===  Beihang University ===
 +
Beihang University (BUAA for short) is "a multi-disciplined, research-oriented university of engineering science and technology with an emphasis on aeronautic and astronautic engineering" (cited from the homepage). It is located in Haidian district is easily reachable by public transport (Subway Line 10). Beihang University has good relationship with local open source communities in Beijing. GNOME.Asia Summit 2008 was held there.
 +
 
 +
The New Main Building of Beihang University has different sizes of conference rooms. The biggest meeting hall has 270 seats. We also get some discount for the event.
 +
 
 +
=== Open Source Communities and Universities ===
 +
 
 +
There are different kinds of open source communities located here in Beijing. Along them there are [http://www.beijinglug.org/ Beijing GNU/Linux User Group] (aka BLUG for short), [http://www.bjgug.org/ Beijing GNOME User Group](BJGUG), [http://mozilla.com.cn/ China Firefox Community] and so on.
 +
 
 +
There are different kinds of open source activities here, too. Among them are Software Freedom Day every year, BLUG monthly meetup, PyCon, and so on. As for local Fedora community, we have successfully held FAD in 2011, Release Parties for Fedora release 18--20. We have many cooperatoin with other communities. For example, we held "The unity of open source community (Fedora, Ubuntu and openSUSE)" with BJGUG, Ubuntu community, and openSUSE community together on Mar 19, 2013.
 +
 
 +
Besides, there are a total of over 80 universities located in Beijing. Some of them have Linux related research team, and a lot of them have Linux or open source related leagues and courses, such as TUNA in Tsinghua, OSLUG in GUCAS, and so on. A lot of students here in Beijing are willing to volunteer for open source related activities.
 +
 
 +
=== Reference Links ===
 +
* https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Beijing
 +
* http://wikitravel.org/en/Beijing
 +
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing
 +
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beihang_University
 +
* [http://ev.buaa.edu.cn BUAA's English homepage]
 +
 
 +
== Others ==
 +
=== Proposed sponsorship criteria ===
  
 
*  FUDCon team will sponsor local travel,  food and accommodation for everyone who is a speaker or hackfest participant
 
*  FUDCon team will sponsor local travel,  food and accommodation for everyone who is a speaker or hackfest participant
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*  Community volunteers (within China).  FUDCon team will cover flight costs for you if you are a speaker or hackfest participant
 
*  Community volunteers (within China).  FUDCon team will cover flight costs for you if you are a speaker or hackfest participant
  
== Budget Details ==
+
=== Budget Details ===
 
 
FUDCon APAC has been provided a tentative budget of 15000 US Dollars as per
 
 
 
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/fudcon-planning/2011-May/002350.html
 
  
We are seeking local sponsors for complimenting the budget but for the bidding process,  our planning must be limited within this amount.  Note that if a Red Hat person comes from some other country, his or her manager will generally fund that travel and that's what we will encourage.  Max Spevack has additional discretionary budget in special cases.  Community volunteers need funds to be taken out of the FUDCon allotted budget typically.
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FUDCon APAC has been provided a tentative budget of 10000 US Dollars as per
  
<!-- We are also tracking this at '''TBA'''. This ticket is private to event organizers. -->
+
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/famsco/2014-April/001525.html
  
 
The following price varies due to price change or possible discount.
 
The following price varies due to price change or possible discount.
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! # !! Item !! Budget !! Comment
 
! # !! Item !! Budget !! Comment
 
|-
 
|-
| 1 || Venue || $1800 || Big: 450*2=900; Small: 150*3(room)*2(day)=900
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| 1 || Venue || $800 || Big: 400/2(share)*2(day)=400; Small: 100*2(room)*2(day)=400
 
|-
 
|-
| 2 || Travel Sponsorship || $7200 || 12*600, 4-5 to be sponsored by GNOME
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| 2 || Travel Sponsorship || $5550 || foreign 8*600, non-local Chinese 5*150
 
|-
 
|-
| 3 || Accommodation Sponsorship || $1500 || 10(room)*150
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| 3 || Accommodation Sponsorship || $980 || 7(room)*280(CNY)*3(day)
 
|-
 
|-
| 4 || Food & Drinks || $1000 ||  
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| 4 || Food & Drinks || $1000 || lunch only for speakers, volunteers, and organizers
 
|-
 
|-
| 5 || T-shirts ||  $1500 ||  
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| 5 || T-shirts ||  $1500 || 300 attendees
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 6 || FUDPub ||  $1500 ||  
 
| 6 || FUDPub ||  $1500 ||  
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| 7 || Other Swag ||  $500 ||  
 
| 7 || Other Swag ||  $500 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| 99 || TOTAL || $15000 ||
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| 99 || TOTAL || $11830 ||
 
|}
 
|}
  
== Preregistration ==
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=== Organizers/Event owners ===
Add your name to the list if you will attend. FUDCon is free and open for everyone to attend.
 
 
 
After the bidding phase is over, this information will be used for the actual registration.
 
  
 
{|class="wikimedia sortable" style="t1" rowclass="th" border="2"
 
{|class="wikimedia sortable" style="t1" rowclass="th" border="2"
! # !! Name !! T-shirt Size !! Roomshare? !! Hotel Booked? !! Country !! Comments (extra line for badge)
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! # !! Name !! Location !! Comment
 
|-
 
|-
|1||[[User:example|Sample]]|| L || || N || Mars ||  
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| 1 || [[User:Cicku|Christopher Meng]] || Beijing, China || Lead Coordinator, Event Owner
 
|-
 
|-
|}
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| 2 || [[User:Alick|Alick Zhao]] || Beijing, China || Main Coordinator, Budget Coordinator
 
+
|-
== Hackfests/Demos ==
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| 3 || [[User:Endle|Zhenbo Li]] || Harbin, China || Website (Wiki) Coordinator
 
+
|-
{{admon/note | Hackfest info | Refer to http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon_hackfest on what is expected from a hackfest }}
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| 4 || [[User:Zsun|Zamir SUN]] || Shandong, China || Main Coordinator, Attendee Communication Coordinator
 
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|-
 
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| 5 || [[User:diseng|Diseng]] || Chengdu, China || Design Coordinator
{|class="wikimedia sortable" style="t1" rowclass="th"
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|-
! # !! Session Name !! Description !! Owner !! Pre-requisites !! 
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| 6 || [http://twitter.com/dongfengweixiao 杜宏羽] || Beijing, China || Sponsor Coordinator
 +
|-
 +
| 7 || [[User:Kaio|Caius Chance]] || Brisbane, Australia || Mentor
 +
|-
 +
| 8 || [[User:Kraks|韦冠楠]] || Beijing, China || Volunteer Coordinator
 +
|-
 +
| 9 || [[User:Amos|Amos.Huang]] || Sichuan, China ||
 +
|-
 +
| 10 || [[User:binli|Bin Li]] || Beijing, China || Coordinator from [http://www.bjgug.org/ BJGUG]
 +
|-
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| 11 || [[User:gbraad|Gerard Braad]] || Beijing, China || Mentor, Host (1st day)
 +
|-
 +
| 12 || [[User:tonghuix|Tong Hui]] || Beijing, China || Coordinator from [http://www.bjgug.org/ BJGUG] / [[Wikipedia:CSDN|CSDN]]
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|-
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| 13 || [[User:Lovenemesis|Tommy He]] || Xi'an, China || Host (2nd day)
 
|-
 
|-
| || || || || ||
 
 
|}
 
|}
  

Latest revision as of 02:51, 28 June 2014

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See FUDCon:Beijing 2014 for details on this event.
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FUDCon is the Fedora Users and Developers Conference, a major free software event held in various regions around the world, usually annually per region. FUDCon APAC will be held in Beijing, China on May 23–25, 2014. It will be the first premier event in Fedora.next phase, spreading innovative ideas and helping make Fedora better than ever. It offers 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. This year it will be held together with GNOME.Asia Summit, an annual conference for GNOME users and developers in Asia. We believe the cooperation will bring a more exciting gather up of free and open source communities.

Beijing

Event Details

Time & Place

Time : 23–25 May, 2014

Detailed venue address:Conference Center at New Main Building(新主楼会议中心) of Beihang University, No. 37 XueYuan Road, HaiDian District, Beijing, China.

Venue on Google Map

Venue room photos

Schedule

The schedule is presented together with GNOME.Asia topics. Generally speaking, we share the main hall, and each have dedicated smaller rooms for parallel sessions.

  • Friday: Arrival day, FUDPub (welcome party), GNOME Training sessions
  • Saturday: Keynote speech to all attendees, parallel standard sessions
  • Sunday: Keynote speech to all attendees, parallel standard sessions, celebration party
  • ----
  • Monday: One day tour to the Great Wall for interested speakers


Slides

Note.png
Add slides to schedule!
Please directly add the links to your slides to the schedule tables above. It avoids duplicity and is easier to search.

Links to GNOME.Asia Slides: https://wiki.gnome.org/GnomeAsia/2014Summit/speakerSlide

Nearby Facilities

Hotels

Beihang Training Center provides accommodation service and it is quite near (distance of 400 meters) to the conference venue, New Main Building of Beihang. We have reserved 7 standard rooms in the Training Center. The hotel bill will be paid at checkout time. The organizers will book the hotel and pay for the amount during conference days (May 23 to 25, three nights). If you need to stay for more nights, please provide your check in and check out date, and the organizers will try to book the whole stay for you. You need to pay for extra stay yourself. Feel free to ask for help from organizers on fudcon-planning list, or by private mail, or face to face at the conference.

Detailed hotel address: Beihang Training Center Hotel, No. 37 XueYuan Road, HaiDian District, Beijing, China.

Reference for food

Here is a list of nearby vegan restaurant:

Note: Some vegan restaurants provide meat-dish-like dishes by vegetables.

Note: Their English proficiency might be limited.

Name Map Reference Price Note
盈梓漫缘素食餐吧 盈梓漫缘素食餐吧 CNY 50
天厨妙香素食 天厨妙香素食 CNY 65
百合素食 百合素食 CNY 90


Here is a list of nearby Muslim restaurant:

Note: Their English proficiency might be limited.

Name Map Reference Price Note
Beihang Moslem Dining Hall 4th floor, Heyi Building(合一楼) CNY 26
和庆斋 和庆斋 CNY 60
大漠驼铃餐厅 海淀区清华东路16号艺海大厦 CNY 50

Transportation

Transit to/from FUDCon

Below is a subway map from INAT. As shown in the map, easy access to the venue is possible by public transport.

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Online Version
If you want to see an online version, please refer to: http://inat.fr/metro/beijing/

FUD2014 Beijing SubwayTransportFromAirport.png

Here is a brief guide for how to get to the chosen hotel after you get off from subway FUDConBeijing2014BUAAMAP.jpg

Major Local Airports

Beijing Capital International Airport (Airport Code: PEK) is the major airport servicing Northern China and Beijing. Airlines from most of major cities in the world can fly to Beijing directly.

Suggested route from airport:

Route on Google Map

  1. Take Airport Express to 三元桥(Sanyuanqiao)
  2. Take Subway Line 10 to 西土城(Xitucheng)
  3. Walk about 700 meters to 北京航空航天大学(BUAA, Beihang University)

Conference Guide

We have prepared a conference book for you here File:PublicFUDConBeijing2014ConferenceGuide.pdf.

And we've prepared some Chinese words for your convenience in Beijing Here. You can print it if you need.

Transportation to Beijing

Price indication for flight tickets. For international and domestic flights you can fly directly to Beijing (PEK; Beijing Capital Airport). For domestic flights it is also possible to arrive Tianjin (Tianjin Binhai airport) and take the high speed train to Beijing (this takes about 30-40mins).

Costs from Asia and Oceania

From To Expense And Notice
Brisbane Beijing from $640
Delhi Beijing from $631(stops at Bangkok)
Hanoi Beijing from $310
Hong Kong Beijing from $210
Jakarta Beijing $454
Kuala Lumpur Beijing $240
Manila Beijing $155
Pune Beijing from $730 (2 stops: Delhi, Shanghai)
Singapore Beijing from $250
Sydney Beijing from $520
Tokyo Beijing from $400 (stops at Shenyang,China)

Costs from NA and LATAM

From To Expense And Notice
Boston (BOS) Beijing From $1333(1 stop) or ¥5757 (1 stop)
Los Angeles (LAX) Beijing From $1402 (1 stop) or ¥5221 or ¥3957 (1 stop)
New York (JFK) Beijing From $1295 or ¥5434
Seattle (BFI) Beijing From $1484(1 stop) or ¥4814(1 stop)
Vancouver, Canada (YVR) Beijing From $655 or ¥4567
Washington DC.(IAD) Beijing From $1341 (1 stop) or ¥5346 (2 stops)

Costs from Europe and Africa

From To Expense And Notice
Amsterdam Beijing from $750
Barcelona Beijing from €390
Berlin Beijing from $750
Brussels Beijing from $770
Budapest Beijing from €360
Frankfurt (FRA) Beijing from $800
Lisbon Beijing from €440
London Beijing from €491
Madrid Beijing from €390
Moscow Beijing from €280
Munich (MUC) Beijing from $750
Paris Beijing from €400
Rome Beijing from €390
Vienna Beijing from $760

Costs from China

For Chinese citizens it is also possible to come by train. Each train station in Beijing offers good connection with the subway. As mentioned earlier, it is possible to even fly to Tianjin and take the high speed connection to Beijing. This option is in fact also available for Shanghai (high speed train takes about 5:30 hours).

Please keep the table in alphabetical order:

From To Transportation Expense
Guangzhou Beijing Airplane About/From¥1000
Guangzhou Beijing CRH Highspeed Train About¥862, ¥1380, ¥2724
Guangzhou Beijing Train About¥251, ¥441, ¥784, ¥1445
Shanghai Beijing Airplane About ¥1100
Tianjin Beijing Train ¥55 2nd CLASS SEAT
¥66 1st CLASS SEAT
Xi'an Beijing Airplane About/From¥700
Xi'an Beijing Train 2nd class T series: ¥270
1st class Z series: ¥420
Xi'an Beijing High-speed Train ¥520
Yinchuan Beijing Train Train No.T275 ¥270.5
Zhengzhou Beijing Train About ¥90, ¥200, ¥300

Visa Application

We list links here about Chinese visa introduction and application procedure:

We'd like speakers to apply Visa type L (travel visa), since its application is normally easier, and the requirements are loose. For Visa type L, the requirement is EITHER flight ticket and hotel reservation OR an invitation letter.

If things go smoothly, two weeks can be enough, but there will not room for error. It's better to start the application two months before the travel time.

Visa for US Citizens is USD 140.

Invitation Letter

We can provide invitation letter to ease the visa application procedure. If you need an invitation letter, please fill in the form on google docs or email your request to the organizers (to Alick Zhao, cc Christopher Meng, Zamir Sun) with the following information:

  • Full name (as on passport)
  • Gender
  • Birthdate (as on passport)
  • Country
  • Passport number

About Beijing & BUAA

The city

Beijing (北京) is the capital and cultural heart of China. It houses many universities and high profile IT companies of which Red Hat China is one.

Beijing is the second largest city in the People's Republic of China and has a very distinct and easy layout. The city is based around a ring structure which starts with the Forbidden City (or Palace Museum) being the center.

The city allows you to easily move around using public transport, of which the Subway is probably the best way. All proposed events sites,hotels, restaurants and shopping places are easily accessible by subway. You can see numerous lines at here

Beijing provides full possibilities for foreign visitors to have rich experience in the following ways:

  • Cuisine: Restaurants of different tastes of food from all over the world are available in Beijing. From the most well known restaurants of Quan Ju De Roasting Duck, Dong Lai Shun Instant-boiled Mutton, to popular gourmet street. It's easy for you to find the right one suitable for your budget from 4 dollars/person to 60 dollars/person or above. If you just want a snack or lunch, almost in every street you can find a cheap restaurant which offers all kinds of Chinese food.
  • Art: 798 Art Zone (Cao Chang Di, which is often compared with New York's Greenwich Village or SoHo), The National Centre for the Performing Arts.
  • Famous Sites: The Great Wall, the Forbidden City (the Palace Museum; palace of emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasty), Tian An Men Square, Mausoleum of Mao Ze Dong, Temple of Heaven (where emperors made visits for annual ceremonies to pray to Heaven for propsperity and good harvest), the Summer Palace, Siheyuan (courtyard houses) and Hutong (alleys).
  • Entertainment: Some famous bar street are quite easily reachable by subway. Using Line 10 you can travel to Tuanjiehu and visit Sanlitun (三里屯). This area is famous as an international bar street and offers a lot of different styles of Western food. Another option which is about 25 minutes away is Wudaokao (五道口), this is also a famous area mostly known among students. Yuan Dadu covers an area of 10,000 square meters and provides one of the longest bar streets in Beijing.
  • Shopping: Xiu Shui Street (Silk Street) is quite a hot spot for foreign visitors where you could buy silk, pearl, Chinaware, handicrafts and clothes at a low price. The other well know shopping areas are Xi Dan and Dong Dan, respectively on the east and west side of the famous Tian An Men Square.
  • Architecture: This is a city where you could see both traditional architecture of imperial China and much more modern architectural forms.

Climate

Beijing has a monsoon-influenced continental climate. In May it is late spring and the average temperature is among 14–26 °C. According to the weather forecast, during the conference days the highest temperature is above 30 °C, while the lowest temperature is around 20 °C, which is a bit hotter than average. Beijing is warm, windy, and dry in this season. Consider to bring lightweight clothing (long-sleeved shirts or T-shirts) plus one or two jackets and coats. Dress warmly when you go out at night. Stay inside if there is dust storm or serious smog and haze. You can use the hourly air quality index for reference.

Currency

The official currency is Renminbi (RMB). The unit is Yuan (CNY). You can check the exchange rate at http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/ .

Electricity

Electricity supply is 220 volts, 50 Hz. Common sockets are of Type A, C, I. Various adapters can be brought in stores, and might be provided in hotels.

Safety

Beijing is a generally safe city. But you might be cautious with pickpocketing.

Free emergency telephone numbers:

  • Police: 110.
  • Fire alarm: 119.
  • Medical care: 120.

Tap water is generally NOT proper to drink directly. Drink bottle water or boiled water instead.

Medical treatment can be quite expensive.

Local Mass Transit

The venue is easily reachable with public transport; several bus stations are around the universities, and they are within walking distance from nearby Subway station.

  • Subway costs are fixed at ¥2 per ride (about $0.30)
  • Taxi cost is calculated per kilometer. starts at ¥13 (includes 3KM). ¥2.3 per additional kilometer.
  • Bus depends on the local or regional bus. Urban bus price is fixed at ¥1. Segmented fare starts at ¥1 within 12 km, and is incremental at ¥0.5 per 5 km thereafter. Discount is offered for traveling with a general transit card (60% discount) or student transit card (80% discount).

Beihang University

Beihang University (BUAA for short) is "a multi-disciplined, research-oriented university of engineering science and technology with an emphasis on aeronautic and astronautic engineering" (cited from the homepage). It is located in Haidian district is easily reachable by public transport (Subway Line 10). Beihang University has good relationship with local open source communities in Beijing. GNOME.Asia Summit 2008 was held there.

The New Main Building of Beihang University has different sizes of conference rooms. The biggest meeting hall has 270 seats. We also get some discount for the event.

Open Source Communities and Universities

There are different kinds of open source communities located here in Beijing. Along them there are Beijing GNU/Linux User Group (aka BLUG for short), Beijing GNOME User Group(BJGUG), China Firefox Community and so on.

There are different kinds of open source activities here, too. Among them are Software Freedom Day every year, BLUG monthly meetup, PyCon, and so on. As for local Fedora community, we have successfully held FAD in 2011, Release Parties for Fedora release 18--20. We have many cooperatoin with other communities. For example, we held "The unity of open source community (Fedora, Ubuntu and openSUSE)" with BJGUG, Ubuntu community, and openSUSE community together on Mar 19, 2013.

Besides, there are a total of over 80 universities located in Beijing. Some of them have Linux related research team, and a lot of them have Linux or open source related leagues and courses, such as TUNA in Tsinghua, OSLUG in GUCAS, and so on. A lot of students here in Beijing are willing to volunteer for open source related activities.

Reference Links

Others

Proposed sponsorship criteria

  • FUDCon team will sponsor local travel, food and accommodation for everyone who is a speaker or hackfest participant
  • Red Hat speakers travelling internationally, talk to your manager for covering the flight expenses. FUDCon team can cover other expenses if needed.
  • Community volunteers (international participants), we have limited budget for covering flight cost. FUDCon team will be choosy about this. FUDCon team will cover other expenses.
  • Community volunteers (within China). FUDCon team will cover flight costs for you if you are a speaker or hackfest participant

Budget Details

FUDCon APAC has been provided a tentative budget of 10000 US Dollars as per

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/famsco/2014-April/001525.html

The following price varies due to price change or possible discount.

# Item Budget Comment
1 Venue $800 Big: 400/2(share)*2(day)=400; Small: 100*2(room)*2(day)=400
2 Travel Sponsorship $5550 foreign 8*600, non-local Chinese 5*150
3 Accommodation Sponsorship $980 7(room)*280(CNY)*3(day)
4 Food & Drinks $1000 lunch only for speakers, volunteers, and organizers
5 T-shirts $1500 300 attendees
6 FUDPub $1500
7 Other Swag $500
99 TOTAL $11830

Organizers/Event owners

# Name Location Comment
1 Christopher Meng Beijing, China Lead Coordinator, Event Owner
2 Alick Zhao Beijing, China Main Coordinator, Budget Coordinator
3 Zhenbo Li Harbin, China Website (Wiki) Coordinator
4 Zamir SUN Shandong, China Main Coordinator, Attendee Communication Coordinator
5 Diseng Chengdu, China Design Coordinator
6 杜宏羽 Beijing, China Sponsor Coordinator
7 Caius Chance Brisbane, Australia Mentor
8 韦冠楠 Beijing, China Volunteer Coordinator
9 Amos.Huang Sichuan, China
10 Bin Li Beijing, China Coordinator from BJGUG
11 Gerard Braad Beijing, China Mentor, Host (1st day)
12 Tong Hui Beijing, China Coordinator from BJGUG / CSDN
13 Tommy He Xi'an, China Host (2nd day)

Organizers/Event owners

# Name Location Comment
1 Christopher Meng Beijing, China Lead Coordinator, Event Owner
2 Alick Zhao Beijing, China Main Coordinator
3 Zhenbo Li Harbin, China Coordinator
4 Zamir SUN Shandong, China Main Coordinator
5 Diseng Chengdu, China Coordinator
6 杜宏羽 Beijing, China
7 Caius Chance Brisbane, Australia
8 韦冠楠 Beijing, China
9 Amos.Huang Sichuan, China
10 Bin Li Beijing, China Coordinator from BJGUG
11 Gerard Braad Beijing, China
12 Tong Hui Beijing, China Coordinator from BJGUG / CSDN

Plan Meetings

IRC meetings:

Approval Meeting:

Trac:

FAD