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Lawrence, Kansas, USA :: January 18–20, 2013 — General event owners: Robyn Bergeron, Ian Weller


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Event details


The 2013 North America FUDCon will be held in Lawrence, Kansas, on January 18–20, 2013.

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 is a combination of sessions, talks, workshops, and hackfests in which contributors work on specific initiatives. Topics include infrastructure, feature development, community building, general management and governance, marketing, testing and QA, packaging, etc.

FUDCon is always free to attend for anyone in the world.


January 18–20, 2013 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)


Hotel is being figured out.


To and from Lawrence via plane

To and from Lawrence via train

Amtrak has a Lawrence station (LRC).

To and from Lawrence via car

Lawrence is accessible via exits 202 and 204 on the Kansas Turnpike (Interstate 70).

The Kansas Turnpike is a toll road. The toll from the Topeka entrance to Lawrence exit 202 is USD $1.00. The toll from the Kansas City-side entrance to Lawrence exit 204 is USD $FIXME.

Within Lawrence



Network access

Packing List


  • Appropriately warm clothing — it will possibly snow in Kansas in January
  • Laptop with 802.11g wireless
    • Extension cord
    • Ethernet cable (for hotel and/or hackfest)
    • Optional: Bring a Fedora Friend Finder (power strip)
  • Credit card (VISA or MasterCard) or small amount of cash
  • Your presentation slides or anything needed for the hackfest

International visitors:

  • Passport/visa and any other official documentation needed
  • Converters for power (reference link[1])

If staying at the hotel:

  • Optional: swimsuit, gym clothes.[2]


General schedule

  • Friday, January 18: Introductory session, BarCamp sessions, lightning talks
  • Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20: Hackfests

Technical sessions (Friday)

As with all BarCamp conferences, technical sessions will be presented, voted on and scheduled the morning of the conference. If you like, you may list your session proposal below.

Session name Description User level Lead
Creating FUDCon booklets, or "Ian's raptor-proofing talk" A quick overview on tips and tricks I've learned in creating information booklets for Tempe, Blacksburg, and Lawrence, and a demonstration of the tools involved and some best practices in desktop publishing. Intermediate Ian Weller

Lightning talks (Friday)

We'll do lightning talks after lunch on Friday (depending on things). These talks are to be no longer than 5 minutes, at which point we will gong you out. Talk about what you are passionate about, which doesn't have to necessarily be Fedora.

If you're interested, list your proposed talk below. If too many people propose lightning talks we'll randomly select them.

Talk name Talker Comments

Hackfests (Saturday and Sunday)

Session name Description Time Needed Lead
Ham Radio Test Session Ham Radio Test Session For Attendees to get/upgrade their Licenses 3 hours Ben Williams

Social events



Planning meetings

Meetings are on Tuesdays at 2200 UTC (5:00 p.m. US/Central) in #fedora-meeting.

  1. Most consumer plugs in the USA are Type B.
  2. This doesn't mean clothing is optional if you swim or exercise!