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Location and Date

  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Arrival: Friday, 2015-11-27
  • Departure: Sunday, 2015-11-29

Accomodation and stay

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We constantly updating the event places, as we receive the offers and mails. Lots of mails are still pending, we editing this wiki as we get the offers and cost coverage. Nothing is carved yet to stones.
  • Budapest City Center
    • We will stay at Ibis Hotel Heroes Square. Budapest, Dózsa György str. 106.
Venue name Type Address Where What we get Estimated cost Comments
1. Ibis Heroes Square Hotel Hotel Dózsa György út 106 1068 Hosting only Response arrived
2. Restaurant Gundel Restaurant Response arrived
3. Lancelot Restaurant Response arrived

Rgeri NOTE-Lista: nap Lancelot, 2. nap Ebéd Gundel, Gundel vacsora vagy Pizza vacsora, lézerjáték (20h-22hig) 3. nap opció széchenyi fürdő aki akar, és nem rohan

Travel Info

Brief description of the city

Budapest is the capital of Hungary. As the largest city of Hungary, it serves as the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation centre.

Further useful information

  • Official currency: Forint (HUF)
  • Time zone: CET (UTC+1), CEST (UTC+2)
  • Electrical ratings: 230 Volts/ 50-60 Hz, EU plug (Schuko)
  • Important telephone numbers:
    • Emergency Telephone Numbers (Emergency, Ambulance, Fire, Police): 112; 104, 105, 107
    • National Directories: 198

Outline of local mass transit

Budapest public transport is provided by BKV the company operates buses, trolleybuses, trams, suburban railway lines, the metro, a boat service, a cogwheel railway, a funicular, and a chairlift, called Libegő. Day services operate from 4:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. each day. Night traffic (a reduced overnight service) has a reputation for being excellent.

Airports and their distance from lodging and venue

Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (also called Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport) has just one passenger terminal: Ferihegy Skycourt (the earlier twin terminal has been shutted down, now only one working), which tends to serve the many discount airlines now flying to and from Budapest. The airport is located to the east of the centre in the XVIII. district in Pestszentlőrinc.

Fore more info refer to Wikipedia or the airport's official homepage.

Ferihegy Skycourt Terminal: Domestic and European flights

  • 18 km from city center
  • estimated costs by bus is 350 HUF (~1.20 €) per line ticket - Bus No.200E and No.93 to "blue" metro subway Köbánya-Kispest, and 20 min to Deak Square (City center)
  • estimated costs by train is 400 HUF/person (~1.50 €) to Train station West (Nyugati), tickets are available from Tourinform office inside at Terminal
  • estimated costs by airport shuttle and for taxi nearly the same - 5000 HUF (~18€)(http://www.airportshuttle.hu/)
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If you purchase ticket from the driver on bus, it's more expensive.
Usually it's around 400 HUF, but on the bus 500 HUF at least. For more information about the public transportation of Budapest and the timetable of buses, see the public transportation company offical website.

Night services

What if you are arrive late night or really early in the morning? Well, No Panic!

  • From 4am to 11pm you can travel by bus 200E.
  • During the late night hours (from 11pm to 4am) you can travel by bus service 900 between Liszt Ferenc International Airport and the bus garage in South-Pest. BKV provides connection for the buses 950 and 950A at the bus stop of Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út in order to get to the city centre. Passengers travelling to the airport may change from bus 950 or 950A to bus 900 at Honvéd utca (Üllői út).

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Taxi Service

  • If necessary, we have an reliable and quick taxi company calles TaxiPlus. They are cheaper than any others, and the operators are speaking well English.
    • They have few (about 5) cars nearby to Airport Terminal 1.
    • If necessary, they could provide driver who speaks your language, just ask from the operator when you arrive.
    • Basic costs from Airport is around cca 2000 HUF, you're inside the city with 3500 HUF / 12 EUR. Transfer prices

Estimated costs of flights major airports that attendees will travel from

(The prices for the US are generated by orbitz.com.)

Costs inner Europe There are a lot inexpensive Airlines in Europe: For 50-150€ you can fly from the most spots in Europe.

  • Amsterdam: 105 EUR
  • Berlin: 87 EUR
  • Brussels: 95 EUR
  • London: 151 EUR
  • Madrid: 157 EUR
  • Paris: 158 EUR
  • Rome: 148 EUR

There are cheaper options. You can choose Easyjet, RyanAir from UK and west EU, Transavia from NL and for other locations you could choose WizzAir.

Travel by Train

Austria and Germany

  • Vienna: return ticket by train (takes < 3h) starting at 39 Euro
  • Other OBB tickets:
    • Wien - Budapest - Wien: 39 EUR
    • Linz - Budapest - Linz: 45 EUR
    • Salzburg - Budapest - Salzburg: 59 EUR

Czech

  • Brno: You can take the Avala EuroCity train (EC 270/271), Hungaria EuroCity (EC 170/171), Jaroslav Hašek EuroCity (EC 272/273) or Slovan EuroCity (EC 274/275). all goes to Bratislava through Sturovo and arrives to the Keleti (Station East). Journey takes around 4 hours, cost is 55-60 EUR with return ticket.
    • From Brno, you can also take the StudentAgency bus, journey time is around 5 hours and the cost will be cca. 38EUR for a return ticket.

Other international trains

Trains with timetable

Responsible Ambassadors

Attendees

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Please add yourself if you want to attend including also your estimated budget request for transportation.
Please file a funding request ticket over at the EMEA Swag Tracking Tracker. If you add yourself here, you better make sure to come!
Attendee Arrival Departure Estimated travel cost Funding request ticket number Country Comments
1. Zoltan Hoppar HU
2. Gergely Rakosi HU
3. Gerold Kassube HU
4. Zacharias Mitzelos GR
5. Giannis Konstantinidis GR
6. Onuralp SEZER TR

Virtual Attendees

Attendee Arrival Departure Estimated travel cost Funding request ticket number Country Comments
1. Mohamed Fawzy EG
2. add name

Virtual Communication Channels

Join our Hangout following the [link link].

You can share ideas with us at the [titanpad etherpad] and chat with as at #fedora-meeting-2 (logged, meeting bot running) channel.

Budget Summary

Preliminary Budget Plan. Budget not yet allocated.

Accommodation + Dinner: ~ €

Travel Costs:

Total:

Purpose & Impact

This FAD is an annual planning event for the EMEA community. The most active ambassadors from various countries get together to discuss what activities we should do in the next year, what events to attend, what swag to produce. The main outcome of this event is an EMEA budget proposal for the next fiscal year which includes a list of events we will spend money on, Fedora media production, and swag production. If this event didn't take place it would have a significant impact on our activity in the region in the next year. because doing such complex planning via emais and IRC would be very complicated, the budget proposal might not even be created.

Planned Agenda

This is a first draft for the agenda. Still under planning.

Saturday

  • 09:05 - 11:45 Country reports
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Events in EMEA 2015
  • 15:00 - 15:15 Break
  • 15:15 - 17:00 Swag Production
  • 17:00 - 17:15 Break
  • 17:15 - 19:00 Create the budget plan & announcement
  • from 19:00 Social event at *UNDER PLANNING*

Sunday

  • 09:00 - 10:30 Working groups and products
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Fedora Highschool
  • 10:45 - 11:00 Getting Funding and stuff
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch (like Saturday)
  • Review of old action items from previous meetings
  • General Ambassadors health
  • FAmSCo report
  • Elections

Reports

  • Nothing yet

Suggested Solutions for Video Conferencing

  • appear.in - based on WebRTC, works in all recent browser including mobile ones, no accounts needed, limit 8 people per conference
  • Hangouts - working and scalable solution, Google account needed, proprietary protocol, requires a proprietary plugin in browser

FAD Banner

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Pros and Cons of the proposed location

Pros

  • is very well located in the middle of Europe
  • BRNO Office is virtually around the corner
  • Budapest is very nice city
  • People who hate flying, have the opportunity to drive by car and make car-pooling
  • Great Venue and Lodging for a good price
  • Good Art of Living (good food, wine, music, weather ...)
  • First Fedora EMEA FAD Conference in Central Europe
  • support from other companies - (still need to check)
  • local production of swag is cheap
  • We have several companies RH related, who wants to attend (Ulx, Balabit)

Cons

  • Small team - still growing community
  • Language barrier at the location - not many locals speak english
  • Maybe the city is so nice that people get distracted