FUDCon Phnom Penh 2016 Bidding Announcement

Truong Anh Tuan tuanta at iwayvietnam.com
Tue May 19 02:23:46 UTC 2015

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Somvannda Kong" <somvannda at fedoraproject.org>
> To: "FUDCon/FAD planning group" <fudcon-planning at lists.fedoraproject.org>, ambassadors at lists.fedoraproject.org
> Sent: Monday, May 18, 2015 4:09:43 PM
> Subject: FUDCon Phnom Penh 2016 Bidding Announcement

> We would like to announce our FUDCon Phnom Penh 2016 for bidding process and our
> wiki page is here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:Bid_for_PhnomPenh_2016
> . There are a lot of possibilities to extend open source community here in
> Phnom Penh, because BarCamp Phnom Penh is the only largest ICT community event
> in the town. It gathers at least 3500 of computer geeks and other students in
> different fields. Fedora community is really small here in Phnom Penh, so
> hosting the FUDCon within BarCamp Phnom Penh, would be the best opportunity for
> us to reach thousands. We planned to organize it in October 2016, so we have a
> lot of time to prepare and especially to let our Fedora Ambassadors and
> Contributors in APAC book their schedule to Cambodia.

> It was so sad that we did not win the bid for FUDCon this year. I hope you will
> vote and consider for Phnom Penh for next FUDCon Phnom Penh 2016.

Hi Somvannda,

While we are wating for other bids come up, I have got some questions/concerns:

First of all, you mentioned that FUDCon PP will be held together with BarCamp.
Is there any "line" to separate them? or will they be mixed up in any means?
In short, in your FUDCon plan, what will be separated and what will be mixed up
to BarCamp?
I do hope we will have separated rooms since we pay $1,000 for that venue. Have
you got the details?

You are planning for 100 participants, but travel subsidies are for 12 ones.
Who are the left 88 ones? Did you think about it?
In short, even FUDCon is held with BarCamp, how do you attract people to join
into FUDCon and Fedora sessions?

You are planning budget is about $17k USD (while usual budget for FUDCon is
about $10k USD [1]. Have you got any plans to ask for more funds from other

Last but not least, you are planning FUDCon on October 2016. I personally think
it is not a convenience time because it is close to FUDCon LATAM and Flock then
we can miss some people (FUDCon APAC is usually held on May or June)
It is not about preparing time as well. Since we changed the process to select
next FUDCon location, the winner would have a year to prepare.

Any more ideas, comments and questions are welcome.


[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon_budget_template

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