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Margarita, Venezuela :: June 14 - 15 - 16 - 17, 2012 General event owner: Maria "tatica" Leandro

Event Details

The 2012 LATAM FUDCon will be held in Margarita, Venezuela, June 14 - 15 - 16 - 17, 2012.

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.


Margarita, Venezuela

Hackfests: Friday

BarCamp: Sunday, Saturday

FUDPub: Sunday


June 28-29-30, 2012


Please add your name to the list if you will attend. Also, please indicate the following:
  • Put an X in the $$$ column if you need funding to attend, and visit the FUDCon ticket tracker to make a funding request. We have a limited budget and will work hard to fund as many people as possible. We'll use these answers to help figure out budgeting for the event. We are making arrangements for attendees from other geographic regions to encourage specific initiatives such as future FUDCon events, but preference may otherwise be given to people in North America.
  • Put a V in the Veg column if you would like vegetarian fare for any meals that we provide during the event. If you prefer vegan fare, please mark that column VV. We will do our best to make sure everyone is accommodated! Note: "Hell No" and similar statements are offensive to some and should not be included in this column.
  • Put your T-shirt size in the Size column, so we can have an idea about what sizes to have available. Only Unisex (Mens Sizes will be ordered)
  • Roomsharing:
    1. If you want or need to share a room, mark yes in the "Roomshare?" column.
    2. Once you have a roommate, both of you should mark your roommate's name in the block as well.
    3. If you need a roommate, look for someone with just a yes in the column, and contact them via email. If you encounter any problems, let the organizers know.
Use the Comments section for anything else you think organizers need to know, or to offer or ask for space or rides.
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# Name $$$ Veg Size Share room? Comments Hotel booked extra line for badge Country TEAM
1 María "tatica" Leandro Yes NO M (woman) Yes User:richzendy No No Venezuela Ambassador, Design, Marketing, Translation
2 Edwind "richzendy" Contreras Yes NO L Yes User:tatica No No Venezuela Ambassador, Packager, Spins
3 Oliver Rivas Yes NO XL Yes No No USA / Venezuela
4 Guillermo Gómez Yes NO L Yes No No Venezuela RPMDev, Ruby SIG, Fedora Documentation Project
5 Luis Bazan Yes NO M Yes No No Panamá Package Maintainer, Ambassadors, Infrastructure
6 Carlos "pelobravo" Marcano Yes NO XL No No No Venezuela Ambassador,Support, Documentation
7 Antonio Salles Yes NO! XL Sure - - Chile Fedora Ambassador & Sysadmin & Red Hat Expositor
8 Larry Letelier Yes NO! L Sure - - Chile Fedora Ambassador, Support, BBQ man
9 Itamar Reis Peixoto Yes NO! L Yes, :-) No - Brazil Fedora Ambassador, Packager,
10 Daniel Bruno Yes NO M Yes No - Brazil Fedora Ambassador, Packager, Infra LATAM
11 Abdel G. Martínez L. Yes NO S Yes No No Panamá Ambassador, Package Maintainer
12 Kellerman Rivero Suarez. No No XL Yes No No Venezuela Ambassador
13 Robert Marcano No No L Yes No No Venezuela Package Maintainer
14 Henry Anchante No No M Yes No No Peru Fedora Ambassador & Sysadmin
15 Alejandro Perez Yes No L Yes No No Panamá Fedora Ambassador, Sysadmin, Package Maintainer, Localization, Ruby SIG, RPMDEV
16 Juan Barba Yes No M Yes No No Panamá Fedora Designer, Fedora Packager
17 Victor Tejada Yes No L Yes No No Panamá Translator
18 Jose Edgardo Lopez Yes No L Yes =) No No El Salvador Ambassador
19 Wolnei Tomazelli Junior Yes No M Yes No No Brazil Ambassador, Design in Brazil, Marketing, Spins and Testing
20 Marcos Ortiz Valmaseda Yes No L Yes No No Cuba
21 Naudy Villarroel Urquiola Yes No M Yes No No Venezuela
22 Jenner Fuentes Yes No M Yes No No Venezuela
23 Alberto Mijares Yes No L Yes No No Venezuela
24 Ariel Barría Yes No M Yes No No Panamá Infrastructure

Lodging / Hotel


Travel and transportation

If you are trying to coordinate travel with other attendees, you may want to visit the travel planning page.

Getting to Margarita

Santiago Mariño International Airport

Santiago Mariño Caribbean International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional del Caribe "Santiago Mariño") (IATA: PMV, ICAO: SVMG) is a commercial airport located near Porlamar, the largest city on Isla Margarita, an island in state of Nueva Esparta in Venezuela.

The Airport is divided into two sections; International and Domestic. International flights leave to Canada, Europe, South America and the Caribbean. Primary domestic routes are to Caracas, Maturín and Ciudad Bolivar.

Private ways of transportation can be used if they are needed.

Simón Bolívar International Airport

Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetia (IATA: CCS, ICAO: SVMI) (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Maiquetia Simón Bolívar) is located in Maiquetía, about 13 miles (21 kilometers) from downtown Caracas, Venezuela.

Simply called 'Maiquetia' by the local population, it is the top international air passenger gateway to Venezuela among the twelve international airports in the country. It handles flights to many important cities in the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East.

Since 2000 the airport has been undergoing major changes in order to meet international standards and to improve passenger traffic, security, immigration areas and customs areas. Security measures have become top priority since the 9/11 events, and now departure areas and arrival areas are completely split into the lower and upper levels of the airport. Maiquetia airport has two terminals: Domestic (D) and international (I).

Directions from Airport to Hotel

Map To Event, FUDPub Hotel

At the hotel

The hotel has a significant amount of parking and has told us they don't believe there will be a problem accommodating some out of town drivers there.

Network Access

There will be wireless ethernet available at the hotel and event location

Packing List


  • Appropriately fresh clothing (weather forecast)
  • 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
  • No special vaccinations are required for most countries.
  • Mains voltage is 120 VAC, 60 cycle. Plugs are Type A and B (American plugs), Converters for power (reference link)
  • Margarita is a tourism-centered island, so the vast mayority of hotel employees speak english and spanish.
  • No relevant import regulations (traditional ones like vegetables, pets, etc.)
  • Currency: Legal currency is the Bolívar Fuerte (VEF) (BsF).
  • Currency Change: Exchange transactions must be made in Commercial Banks or Money Exchange at the official exchange rate.
  • Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club and American Express are accepted in most stores, restaurants, hotels, bars and night clubs, as well as traveler checks. Outside the larger cities, a supply of Bolívares is recommended.
  • Water: It is preferable to depend on the everywhere available bottled or filtered water.
  • Telephone code: Margarita Island +58 295 +number
  • A duty free status was granted on 19th August 1966 and then upgraded by law to free port on 1st April 1975, there are lots of stores and big malls. Margarita is a duty free zone where people don't have to pay taxes. This saves visitors and locals at least 12.5% of the prices.

If staying at the hotel:

  • Optional: swimsuit.


FUDCon is a community event in which the complete schedule is developed interactively starting with an opening orientation session. Attendance at orientation is recommended for those who are new to this format, or to FUDCon, Fedora, or free and open source software community events in general.

General Schedule

  • Thursday, June 28
    • Starting at 9:00am - 5:00pm, Hackfests / Workshops. FPL State of Fedora.
  • Friday, June 29
    • 9:00am - 5:00pm.
    • Morning: Barcamp pitches. Later in the morning, for duration of day: Barcamp sessions. Hackfests/Workshops.
  • Saturday, June 30
    • 9:00am - 5:00pm, Barcamp Hackfests/Workshops.
  • Sunday, July 01
    • 9:00am - 5:00pm, Beach FUDpub. Bring your swimsuit!

BarCamp sessions Proposals

Please fill in the following grid with proposed BarCamp sessions: (If listed here will be Printed and at the Site ready for your Pitch)

Name Topic Description Special Requirement
Hackfest & Workshops Proposals

Hackfests are collaborative sessions to work on a problem, issue or area of Fedora.

Workshops are a classroom style session session (with varying levels of interaction) teaching about software or processes

Type Lead Title Description Special Requirement
Workshop Richzendy PGP Keysing party key signing party is a get-together of people who use the PGP encryption system with the purpose of allowing those people to sign each others keys. Read How To, Computer and PGP key