#124: FUDCon EMEA Announcement needed
Reporter: mmoeller | Owner:
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Priority: major | Milestone: Future releases
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Hi all. We need a press release/announce for FUDCon EMEA.
Here is some general information which could be taken as 'source'. I would
work out the German translation on my own, afterwards:
It’s time to announce two events that will take place in September in
downtown Zurich, Switzerland that among more share the head organizers
(Marcus and me).
FrOSCamp 2010 Zurich
FrOSCamp is an annual multilingual two-day event that will take place on
2010-09-17/18 and evolves around an exhibition, talks, workshops and
hackfests in the world of free and open source as well as creative
contents, also including open standards/systems and digital
Currently planning is in its early stages but the most important points
have been or are close to be cleared. Various calls are open: volunteers,
projects, talks, workshops, sponsors and more are coming up soon, like the
call for hackfests. We’re in negotiations with LPI Central Europe to offer
cheap exams and we’re preparing a key-signing party. More is to come –
stay tuned by subscribing to the various mailing lists and/or joining
#FrOSCamp on Freenode.
Note that the event takes place in the German-speaking part of Switzerland
but aims at an international audience. Therefore you’ll see different
languages on the lists and in the channel.
FUDCon Zurich 2010
FUDCon EMEA is the annual Fedora Users & Developers Conference for Europe,
the Middle East and Africa and will take place on 2010-09-17/19 and
features talks, hacking and barcamp sessions related to anything in the
Fedora ecosystem of end users, contributors, upstream, downstream, etc.
Planning started some months ago but we did not get the official “go”
until earlier this week. We therefore have conference and hotel rooms
ready but were not yet able to plan what the agenda will look like and
stuff like that. Nevertheless pre-registration is open and more details
are added to the wiki on a daily basis. We’ll try to get the agenda
outline, the call for talks, the call for sponsors and FUDPub information
online ASAP. Soon bi-weekly IRC planning meetings will be announced but
discussion is already possible on the FUDCon planning list.
Both events heavily focus on free and open source software and related
topics. We therefore encourage the participants of FrOSCamp and FUDCon to
mix up, work together, discuss, exchange and whatever else might help to
have a productive time together. Fedora is a major Linux distribution and
FrOSCamp will feature many of their upstream projects and also some
“competitors”, other Linux distributions and UNIX derivatives – it’s
always good to sit together and speak about issues or chances!
Both events take place in the same building on the premises of the ETH
Zurich on their Zentrum Campus in downtown Zurich. Zurich can be very well
accessed by airplane and train from all over the world. The international
airport is approached by most major international airlines and just about
11 minutes away from Zurich main station by train. The main station is a
destination of direct trains from many major cities of Europe including
Berlin, Paris, Milan and Vienna and it only takes about 14 minutes by tram
from the main station to the CHN building, the primary event location.
The shared event location makes it even easier to work together and will
allow a single agenda featuring the talks of both events so the audience
of both events can fully profit. Of course there’ll be Fedora-dedicated
rooms and rooms for all the projects participating at FrOSCamp but
there’ll only be one shared keynote room.
On Friday, 2010-09-17 there will be a party after the first event day just
next to the primary event location featuring free (as in creative commons)
music by live bands and delicious FreeBeer (again as in creative commons).
Need to chill a bit after a long event day? Get a beer or two at the
party! Need to get lose of some energy because you only sat around all day
listening to all those interesting talks? Move to the party’s dancefloor!
On Saturday, 2010-09-18 there will be a party in the evening in the midst
of downtown Zurich and everyone participating in FUDCon is very welcome to
join us. There’ll be beer and some snacks and a great possibility to just
have some fun together before the last day of FUDCon begins. More details
We look forward to seeing you in September 2010 in Zurich for our events.
Everyone is welcome and both events are free of charge.
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