Fudcon North America 2011 -- bids opening!

Nelson Marques 07721 at ipam.pt
Tue Apr 6 00:50:01 UTC 2010


Can this be done by people outside Ambassadors? Let's say that if I
wanted to organize a FUDcon for 2011... would I need to be an

That's the only question I have.


On Mon, 2010-04-05 at 17:31 -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
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> The Fedora Project holds a number of global FUDCon events each
> year. Typically the Community Architecture team's budget supports one
> of these large events each Red Hat fiscal quarter (with the fiscal
> year starting on March 1). This year we have the Latin American event,
> FUDCon Santiago[1] in Chile, in Q2; the event for EMEA, FUDCon Zurich
> in Switzerland, in Q3; and a North American FUDCon event in Q4.
> In each case, typically the event will happen sometime in the first
> two months of the quarter, so that we can ensure all bills are paid by
> Red Hat's financial deadlines. That deadline usually comes a couple
> weeks before the end of quarter, so the first two months are the ideal
> time to actually stage an event. So the North American FUDCon event
> will happen in either December 2010 or January 2011.  The bidders will
> work with the Community Architecture team to resolve the exact timing.
> In the past we've often heard from community members that they'd love
> to have an event in a warmer clime during the chilly winter months. We
> couldn't agree more, and now we have a way to empower our community to
> make that happen. FUDCon Honolulu? Maybe not, but we're open to other
> possibilities! We want to find a place for the next North American
> event that includes:
> * Reasonable travel, room and board costs
> * Availability of inexpensive or free event space
> * A little warmer than Boston (we hope!)
> * Active FOSS/other interested communities that might like to attend
> * Consideration of academic schedules for students who want to attend
> * Consideration of holidays for people in North America
> * One or more organizing Fedora community members with the time and
>   energy to help prepare
> We now have a bid process[3] that lets interested community members
> propose FUDCon in their region, or even backyard. Nothing Olympic
> style -- simply a way for excited Fedora folks in the locale to help
> secure event space, lodging, and other logistical details. We've
> already kicked this process off for FUDCon Zurich 2010, and are
> looking to start this cycle for North America as well. In the summer,
> after FUDCon Santiago concludes, we will kick the same process off for
> Latin America again for a 2011 conference.
> So here's what you need to do to get the ball rolling:
> * Join the fudcon-planning list[4] and let us know you want to bid.
> * Make a wiki page called [[FUDCon:Bid_for_<Your_Town>_2011]], with
>   the information outlined on the bid process[3] page.
> The bid process will be open for a period of approximately 3 weeks. At
> that point the FPL and Community Architecture teams, as major
> stakeholders in the event, will go through the bids and make a
> decision on where we'll locate FUDCon North America.
> * * *
> [1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:Santiago_2010
> [2] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:Zurich_2010
> [3] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon_bid_process
> [4] http://lists.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/fudcon-planning
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