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Sao Paulo City

Fedora [Activity] Day

Nov 08-09, 2013 in Sao Paulo Brazil

About this event

Planned to happen prior the release of Fedora 20, this event has as main goal promote Fedora Project as well engage people to work in tasks such as packaging, translations, documentation, QA among others. The audience of this event will be University students, however the event will be open to general public as well.


During the last decade there were lots of announcements in Brazil about FOSS adoption, mostly from Government Institutions and it became known internationally as the "FOSS Country". Despite the news, it's possible to see many public or private institutions adopting Free and Open Source Software not just by philosophy reasons but in special because the low cost. Although this reputation, Brazil has a very low contribution level in these projects, and things in Fedora are not different.

In order to change this scenario we decided to organize the first of many events in Latin America to promote Fedora and encourage people to get involved with the project, becoming contributors.

Why Sao Paulo?

With over 20 million people in Metropolitan area Sao Paulo has hundreds of Educational Institutions and IT Companies, what make the city a good place to invest efforts.

The Venue

Faculdade Bandeirantes will host the event as partner, offering the following infrastructure:

  • An auditory with capacity for 200 people
  • Ten labs with computers for activities
  • A place for expositions (tables or small booths, to be used for sponsors)
  • A place for a Coffee Break for participants
  • Free internet access and power outlets available in all rooms
  • Marketing to promote the event in local media (TV, Radio, Newspapers, Outdoors etc)

Event Program

Fri, Nov 08th

Time (BRT) Details Room
7 PM Welcome Keynote: Fedora Project Auditory
8 PM Contribute in Upstream Auditory

Sat, Nov 09th

Time (BRT) Details Room
9 AM Fedora Packaging (session 1) Laboratory I
9 AM Fedora Translation (session 1) Laboratory II
9 AM Fedora QA Laboratory III
Lunch time
1 PM Fedora Packaging (session 2) Laboratory I
1 PM Fedora Translation (session 2) Laboratory II
1 PM Fedora SIGs Laboratory III
4 PM Final Keynote: What's next? Auditory

Organizing team

Conference Program Team

# Subject People involved
1 Fedora Project Ramilton Costa Gomes Júnior, Claudio Penasio and Leonardo Vaz
2 Packaging Itamar, Felipe Rosset and Germán A. Racca
3 Translation Diego Búrigo Zacarão
4 Fedora SIGs (Spins, ARM, Cloud, etc) Wolnei Junior and Ramilton Costa Gomes Júnior

Getting there

Faculdade Bandeirantes\ Rua Estela, 268 São Paulo - SP



  • Approximately 100 meters from Paraiso Subway station (Green and Blue Lines)




The list of hotels below was montanda using a single criteria: geographical proximity! The furthest demand on average 20 minutes to BANDTEC. It is interested to assess what suits you best.

# Hotel &
Address &
Fhone &
Site &
1 Mercure Sao Paulo Paraiso RUA VERGUEIRO, 1661, São Paulo -- --
2 Hotel Pousada Valparaíso Rua Apeninos, 1102 - Paraíso, São Paulo, 04104-021, Brasil +55 11 3556-7373
3 Comfort Nova Paulista Rua Vergueiro, 2348 - Vila Mariana, São Paulo, 59014-030, Brasil +55 11 2197-7600 --
4 Hotel Paraíso Rua Dr Rafael Barros, 52 - São Paulo, 04003-040, Brasil +55 11 3051-7991
5 LimeTime Hostels Sao Paulo Rua Treze de Maio, 1552 - Bela Vista, São Paulo, 01327-002, Brasil +55 11 2935-5463


Contributor City Cost BRL Cost USD
Ramilton Costa Gomes Júnior Vitória, ES R$290 $131,64
Itamar Uberlandia, MG R$270 $133
Felipe Rosset Porto Alegre, RS R$280 $127,10
Wolnei Cândido Tomazelli Junior Florianopolis, SC R$280 $127,10
Diego Búrigo Zacarão Florianopolis, SC R$280 $127,10
  1. Travel:R$ 1400,00 and $635,50 for airfare, bus, train, etc. funding needed to get attendees to the FAD
  2. Housing:R$ 450,00 and $205 for hotel, etc. needed to have attendees sleep during the FAD

Total budget:R$ 1850,00 and $840,50 1 USD = 2,203 BRL in 03/10/2013