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FUDCon is the Fedora Users and Developer's Conference, an opportunity for all who contribute to or use Fedora to meet, learn, plan, and hack. This event is free and is open to everyone. To learn about what a FUDCon is like, you can view a video from the North American FUDCon 2009. Please read and understand it thoroughly if you are a event organizing volunteer. If you are responsible for finding a good place, refer to the requirements listed in

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Event Details

* Venue: COEP (College of Engineering, Pune).  
* Date:  4th, 5th and 6th of November 2011.  Friday and Saturday are talks and Sunday is the hackfest
* Time:  9 AM

Bidding info

Pune is the second largest city in the Indian state of Maharashtra and is located about 75 miles from Mumbai.

Pune has an airport; however international travellers, especially from US and Europe, might consider flying in to Mumbai and getting a flight/taxi from Mumbai to Pune for a more economical plan. Flight takes about an hour and taxi takes about 3 to 4 hours. Getting a taxi is naturally cheaper and we can arrange taxi locally. The cost for a taxi should be less than $100. Sharing a taxi will be preferred for people coming in around similar times, bringing down that cost.

Approximate Round Trip Air Fares from Some Major Cities

# City Cost in USD (To Pune) Cost in USD (To Mumbai)
1 New York 1327 1145
2 Boston 1428 1200
3 Washington 1428 1360
4 Los Angeles 1530 1407
5 Frankfurt 1018 650
6 Munich 1159 634
7 Berlin 1222 677
8 Amsterdam 1214 607
9 Brusells 1231 607
10 Vienna 1194 698
11 Paris 967 622
12 Madrid 1172 605
13 Moscow 3927 604
14 London 1039 612
15 Tokyo 1354 1008
16 Beijing 1031 827
17 Hong Kong 1037 727
18 Singapore 649 497
19 Sydney 1802 1473
20 Brisbane 1616 1489
21 Colombo 362 182
22 Malaysia
23 Dhaka 505 311
24 Islamabad 983

Round Trip Fares from Cities within India

# City Cost in INR
1 New Delhi 5522
2 Mumbai 4675
3 Bangalore 4422
4 Hyderabad 4765
5 Chennai 5070
6 Calcutta 7570


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Why Pune?

Red Hat has a large office in Pune with many members from Engineering, L10N, I18N and support services who are Fedora community members and active in various roles. Would help the budget quite a bit since we don't have to fly about 40 Red Hat members from various teams who have proposed talks and hackfests to another city and also on logistics to have FUDCon be hosted in Pune. We have run a FAD in May 2010 and sponsored Fedora community volunteers in India to participate so they are already familiar with the place.


Bangalore is a more well known IT hub and is more accessible for international contributors flying in. To come to Pune, some of them will have to fly to Mumbai and travel to Pune by taxi which takes about 3 to 4 hours in addition to the flight time. Pune has a airport and catching a flight from Mumbai to Pune is possible if one wishes to save time. It is more expensive than catching a taxi so there is a trade off.

Detailed budget estimates: Current total estimate: USD 15707

Proposed sponsorship criteria

  • FUDCon team will sponsor local travel, food and accommodation for everyone who is a speaker or hackfest participant
  • Red Hat speakers travelling internationally, talk to your manager for covering the flight expenses. FUDCon team can cover other expenses if needed.
  • Community volunteers (international participants), we have limited budget for covering flight cost. FUDCon team will be choosy about this. FUDCon team will cover other expenses.
  • Community volunteers (within India). FUDCon team will cover flight costs for you if you are a speaker or hackfest participant

Distance from Venue to hotel: We have dozens of hotels in the vicinity between 3 to 7 miles. We have a choice of several hotels (including Restaurants) which have internet access. Indian, Chinese, Italian and other cuisines are available. Fast food joints like McDonalds and KFC and places for coffee like Coffee day and Barista are available nearby.

Some hotel info:


Map of venue

  • Has a history of hosting and supporting Free and open source activities within the college and hosting conferences like DebConf
  • Enthusiastic professors and college administration support
  • COEP won't charge anything to host us and provides wireless access as well for free
  • Has a budding Free software users group within the college run by the student body
  • Spacious auditorium that can host 1000 people and smaller rooms that can host between 150 to 50 people
  • Guest house can host six people (we intend to host the organizing team volunteers here)
  • Bandwidth and wireless access provided by college
  • Since COEP will cancel regular classes, we will have large number of students participating
  • Potential to be the biggest FUDCon in the world in terms of number of talks and people attending!

Local mass transit: Public transportation system is weak but we will arrange vans and taxis.

Experience of the team: All of the members of the organizing team are long standing Fedora community members and have participated and organized Fedora talks in several FOSS events, FAD's and Fedora release events. Rahul Sundaram (event owner) has a attended and participated in FUDCon Delhi in 2006 and FUDCon Boston on a couple of occasions and is a member of the Fedora community for the last seven years after joining the project, a couple of months after it was originally announced.

FUDCon Planning meetings

June 4th 2011:

Budget Details

FUDCon APAC has been provided a tentative budget of 15000 US Dollars as per

Rahul Sundaram will talk to teams within Red Hat and others on complimenting the budget but for the bidding process, our planning must be limited within this amount. Note that if a Red Hat person comes from some other country, his or her manager will generally fund that travel and that's what we will encourage. Max Spevack has additional discretionary budget in special cases. Community volunteers need funds to be taken out of the FUDCon allotted budget typically.

We are also tracking this at This ticket is private to event organizers.


free and open
Add your name to the list if you will attend. FUDCon is free and open for everyone to attend.
# Name $$$ Veg T-shirt size Roomshare? Country Hotel booked Comments
1 Shakthi Kannan - L India N
2 Rahul Sundaram - L India N
3 Ankur Sinha - M India N
4 Hiemanshu Sharma - XL India N
5 JoergSimon X XXL Germany N
6 Aditya Patawari - M India N
7 Harsh Verma - L India N
8 Lakshmi Narasimhan T V - Y XL India N
9 Chetan Patil - L India N/A
10 Ranjan Joishi - L India N/A
11 Buland Kumar Singh - Non-Veg M India N
12 Ashish Jaiswal - Non-Veg L India N/A
13 Amit Upadhye - Veg L India N/A
14 Pratik Bandarkar - Non-Veg M India N/A
15 Ashwinikumar Ladke - Non-Veg XL India N/A
16 Rahul Walunj - Non-Veg L India N/A
17 Deepanshu Bhalerao - Non-Veg M India N/A
18 Pushpendra Chavan - Veg M India N/A
19 Kashyap Chamarthy - XL India N
20 Saleem Ansari - L India N
21 Kushal Das - XL India N
22 Imran Ahmed - M India N
23 Arun S A G - M India N
24 Praveen Kumar - S India N
25 Naveen Kumar - XXL India N
26 Huzaifa Sidhpurwala - M India N/A
27 Prasad J Pandit - Y M India N/A
28 Pravin Satpute - L India N
29 Ramakrishna Reddy Y - M India N
30 Rakesh Pandit - XL India N/A
31 Gowrishankar Rajaiyan - XXXL India N/A
32 Siddhesh Poyarekar - XL India N/A
33 Kaushik Banerjee - XL India N/A
34 Amit Shah - Veg L India NA
35 M.R.Niranjan - Veg S India NA
36 Yogesh Chavan - M India NA
37 Nikhil AR - XL India NA
38 Prashant Ingale - M India NA
39 Siddharth A. Waikar - M India NA
40 Siddharth Mankad - L India NA
41 M.K.Pai - XXL India N/A
42 Shreyank Gupta - M India N
43 Minto Joseph - M India N
44 Nilesh Patil - M India N
45 Tirtha Chatterjee - S India N
46 Charles Rose - M India N
47 ashwin moily - XL India NA
48 Soumya Kanti Chakraborty - M India NA
49 Balaji Damodaran - XL India N
50 Pranay Agarwal - M India N
51 Samikshan Bairagya - M India N
52 Gireesh Sreekantan - M India N
53 Buddhika Kurera - L India N
54 Anuj More - M India N
55 Satyaakam Goswami - XXL Y India N
56 Satya Komaragiri - Veg S N India N
57 Biraj Karmakar - XL India N
58 Suchakra - L India N
59 pnemade - XL India N
60 Eugene Teo X N XXL N Singapore Not yet Not sure, hopefully
61 Ratnadeep Debnath - Veg XL India N
62 Jay Patel - Veg. M - India - -
63 Yusuf wagh - N L - India - -
64 Oindrila Gupta - N M India N
65 Parshwa Nemi - Veg. XL India -
66 Kartik Kohli - Veg. L India -
67 Sayan Chowdhury - L India N
68 Chandan Kumar - L India N
69 Neependra Khare - L India NA
70 Susmit Shannigrahi - M Y India NA
71 Danishka Navin - L Srilanka Not yet
72 Mahay Alam Khan - L Bangladesh N
73 Koustava Goswami - L India NA
74 Didar Hossain - M India NA
75 AbdulKarim Memon - XL India NA
76 Mohd Muneeb Shaikh - XL India NA
77 Bijay Dhitakl - M Y India NA
78 Vivek Kumar Gupta - S India N
79 Tej Narayan Kunwar - Y M India NA
80 Nihar Godbole - XL India NA
81 Sudhir Dharanendraiah - M India NA
82 Tejas Bubane - M India NA
83 Sachitanand Pandey - Y M India NA
84 Saurabh Mukharjee (Rob) - XXL India NA
85 Steve Fernandez - XL India NA
86 Shubhmay Potdar - XL India NA
87 Nikhil Gupta - Veg L India NA
88 Anand Nande - Veg L India NA
89 Amit Jadhav - Veg M India NA
90 Arpit Tolani - Non-Veg L India NA
91 Sagar Gulati - Veg XL India NA
92 Sunny Nihalani - Veg L India NA
93 Pravin Mali - Veg L India NA
94 Venkat Krishna - L India NA
95 Sunil Kondkar - Veg M India NA
96 Soham Chakraborty - Non-Veg XL India NA
97 Shambo Bose X Veg XXL India N
98 Rajesh Ranjan - Veg L India NA
99 Amita Sharma - L India N
100 Sachin Ghai - L India N
101 Narayan Murty Gundala India N
102 Rejy M Cyriac - Non-Veg XXL India NA
103 Vipul A M M India N
104 Ritesh Khadgaray - N XL India NA
105 Satish Mohan - N XXL India NA
106 Shijoe George - N M India N
107 Jayant Nandurkar - N s India NA
108 Inder Punj - Veg L India NA
109 Anil Vettathu - N L India N
110 Jaikiran Pai M India
111 Ankit Patel M India NA
112 Ladu Dash - Veg S India NA
113 Milind Chidrawar - Veg S India NA
114 Ravi Dave - Veg XL India NA
115 Arnab Dey - Non-Veg XL India NA
116 Biswajit Banerjee - Non-Veg M India NA
117 Sayanatan Sengupta - Non-Veg XXL India NA
118 Vimal Kumar - N L India N
119 Musharraf Hussain - Non-Veg M India NA
120 Rahul M - Non-Veg L India NA
121 Kevin Verma - Non-Veg XL India NA
122 Krishnababu - Veg M India NA
123 Anurag Daware - M India NA
124 Devang Parikh - XL India NA
125 Nitin Yewale - Non-Veg L India NA
126 Ashish Shah - Veg L India NA
127 Anirban Saha - Non-Veg M India NA
128 Ameya Sathe - Non-Veg XL India NA
129 Roshan Kumar Singh - Non-Veg M India NA
130 Debajyoti Datta - Non-Veg L India NA
131 Shashwat Kumar - Veg M India NA
132 Piyush Saini - Veg M India NA
133 Yogesh Babar - Non-Veg L India NA
134 Dipu Devarajan - Non-Veg L India NA
135 Vijay Nayani - Veg S India N
136 Ranjith Rajaram - Non-Veg L India N
137 Shankar Prasad - Veg M India N
138 Vishal Gaikwad - Non-Veg L India N
139 Humble Chirammal - N M India N
140 Jijesh Kalliyat - N M India N
141 Praveen Bhaskar - N M India N
142 Abhilash S.V - N M India N
143 Shahid Majid Shaikh - Veg XL India N
144 Gopal Krishna Tiwari - Veg M India N
145 Vishal Shinde - Non-Veg L India N
146 Paresh Mutha - Veg L India N
147 Vitthal Dare - Non-Veg M India N
148 Ninad Thaware - Non-Veg M India N
149 Raghu Udiyar - Non-Veg XL India N


Barcamp format
We are following barcamp format for the talks. If you want more details, refer to

Lightning talks signup

Talk description Speaker
Introducing to SCM systems Ramakrishna Reddy Y

BarCamp Sessions Needing Owners

Session Name Description
Btrfs Introduction to Btrfs, the next generation filesystem


# Session Name Description Owner Audience Level
1 What it takes to make a perfect website -websites stuff to find more contributors Hiemanshu Sharma IDK
2 Fedora Security Lab and the OSSTMM This talk introduces how Information Security work can be done with the Fedora Security Lab and how you can contribute to it. It demonstrates the development state of the Fedora Security Lab and how the Fedora Security Lab implements and aids the OSSTMM. JoergSimon this is for anyone who want to learn about FSL, or can/want to help me to improve it
3 Fedora Ambassadors a global/regional challenge Different cultures, different groups - one conduct and so many challenges. This is about how the Ambassadors group evolved over the years, what work was necessary to maintain the group in an healthy state and how we work torwards to face new challenges - and of course it will be a ground for discussions around this topic. JoergSimon Intermediate
4 Introduction to RPM packaging in Fedora Tools, process and a basic walk through of a hello world package Ankur Sinha Beginner
5 Writing desktop applications using Vala Will go though various benefits of using Vala to develop applications and some demo apps KushalDas Beginner
6 Qt Application Development on Embedded Devices Will cover building embedded devices based on Qt framework from ground up. Then move on to developing custom applications, cross-compiling and porting to the device. Examples and demo devices are ready. Must for embedded enthusiasts. Suchakra Beginner/Intermediate
7 Creating web apps using Django and packaging its add-ons This talk will introduce Django and enlighten the users on how to package/test its addons for Fedora project Arun S A G Beginner/Intermediate
8 From RDBMS to BigData Structure your data to make your services more scalable Saleem Ansari Beginner/Intermediate
9 Fedora on Rails Ruby on Rails for the Fedora User Shreyank Gupta Beginner/Intermediate
10 gEDA: A Love Story Learning electrical circuit theory with gEDA using Fedora Electronic Lab Shakthi Kannan Beginner/Intermediate
11 Recreational Mathematics using Open Source tools A small tutorial on how to use GNU/Linux for Mathematical recreations and fun Naveen Kumar Beginner/Intermediate
12 Security : (More details later) A talk on Software Security Huzaifa Sidhpurwala and Eugene Teo Beginner/Intermediate
13 Introduction to n-djbdns Introduction to n-djbdns & it's deployment. Prasad J Pandit Beginner/Intermediate
14 Indic Typing Booster Next Generation input method for Indian Languages. Pravin Satpute Beginner/Intermediate
15 Fedora Virtualization for power admins configure/manage/tune guests via shell using libvirt and friends. And brief intro to svirt(secure virt.). More details later. Kashyap Chamarthy Beginner/Intermediate
16 Writing better python Talk about using Python in pythonic way Rakesh Pandit Beginner/Intermediate Python programmers
17 How to be a Fedora contributor ? Introduction for beginners about how one can contribute in Fedora project Rakesh Pandit Beginner
18 Fedora India Community Past, present and future of Fedora India community RahulSundaram Beginner
19 Python For Django Take advantage of features of Python to write better Django Apps Ramakrishna Reddy Yekulla Advanced, Must Be a *Lazy* Python Programmer, Meta Classes, Duck Typing, Decorators
20 Debugging code you have never seen before A brief look at approaches one could take to analyse code that you have never seen before in your life and how they could be used in bugzapping Siddhesh Poyarekar Beginner
21 The introduction to "How to write shared libraries" A talk attempting to simplify and present Ulrich Drepper's paper How to write shared libraries Siddhesh Poyarekar Beginner/Intermediate
22 Python's Data Structure Categorising the Data Structure Use Cases Ramakrishna Reddy Yekulla Beginner
23 Introduction to System Security Services Daemon Brief introduction of how one can manage access to remote directories and authentication mechanisms via SSSD Kaushik Banerjee Beginner/Intermediate/Admin
24 The latest in Linux Virtualization I'll cover the Fedora virt stack: KVM, Linux, libvirt, SPICE, etc. Amit Shah Beginner
25 Working with GNOME community About gnome-love, working with upstream/desktop., code contribution Ritesh Khadgaray Intermediate
26 ABRT Automatic Bug Reporting Tool - how it works Yogesh Chavan Basic
27 The Cleaner Web Haml, Sass and CoffeeScript Shreyank Gupta Web Developers
28 How not to reinvent the wheel Programming using KDE libraries Tirtha Chatterjee Some knowledge of Qt
29 From rags to riches using Qt and Fedora Build a simple file monitoring program using Qt and package it Tirtha Chatterjee Beginner
30 Tracing on Linux Insight of tracing and profiling on Linux systems (Kernel & User space) Soumya Kanti Chakraborty Beginner
31 Fedora Medical Introducing people to Fedora Medical, getting more folks involved Ankur Sinha Novice
32 Getting started with Haskell on Fedora A brief introduction about Haskell and func. programming. An overview of Haskell packages and tools available for development. Getting started with packaging Haskell libraries for Fedora Lakshmi Narasimhan T V Beginner - some knowledge about rpm packaging will help
33 Security (TBC) A talk on software security, maybe combine with huzaifas? or about kernel? Eugene Teo Beginner/Intermediate
34 An introduction to testing your Django app Will go through the basics of testing Django apps and code coverage Ratnadeep Debnath Beginner and Intermediate
35 Debugging Kernel OOPs How to debug when kernel panics? Neependra Khare Beginner and Intermediate
36 FUEL Project : Content Collaboration Consistency A description of project and its efforts of creating linguistic resources for standardization and consistency through community collaboration Rajesh Ranjan l10n, i18n and Language Computing People
37 Introduction to Spacewalk Overview of Spacewalk which is an open source Linux and Solaris systems management solution Paresh Mutha Beginner and Intermediate/Sys Admins


Hackfest info
Refer to on what is expected from a hackfest

# Session Name Description Owner Pre-requisites
1 FEL tickets Working on Fedora Electronic Lab packaging Shakthi Kannan Packaging RPM
2 FSL tickets Working on Fedora Security Lab packaging JoergSimon & RobertScheck Packaging RPM
3 FreeIPA integrated security management system on Fedora A working demo of a FreeIPA instance which involves several technologies like an ldap server(389-ds), kerberos, CA(dogtag), DNS, and client side technolgoies like SSSD, Certmonger. Gowrishankar Rajaiyan & Kashyap Chamarthy Intermediate Linux admin skills
4 Autotools A walkthrough explaining how one could autotoolize a project Siddhesh Poyarekar Beginner/Intermediate programming
5 HTSQL URI-based high-level query language for relational databases Ramakrishna Reddy Yekulla Intermediate RDBMS Understanding
6 vsevm Very simple enterprise virtualisation management M.K.Pai Basic/Intermediate Understanding of Virtualization
7 Using an RDBMS as a task queue M.K.Pai Basic understanding of workflows
8 QPID A demo on using qpid to quickly hack up distributed applications Siddhesh Poyarekar Beginner/Intermediate programming
9 System automation using Puppet A walk through on how to create a puppet server and using it to maintain large infrastructures Aditya Patawari Beginner/Intermediate Newbie/Aspiring System Admins
10 KDE-fy Create KDE frontend to some Fedora utility that does not have one yet Anuvrat Parashar Intermediate
11 LaTeX A quick start up on using LaTeX to create documents and presentations. Ankur Sinha Beginner
12 Shell scripting A quick introduction to basic shell commands, and how to use these in shell scripts Ankur Sinha Beginner
13 Packaging Bring your favourite software into Fedora. Creating your own RPM package and getting it reviewed Parag Nemade Packaging RPM and Fedora review process
14 Beacon [CODE SPRINT] A WYSIWYG DocBook Editor for Fedora Documentation Satya Komaragiri Beginner/Intermediate Programmers/Web Developers/UI Designers


# Responsibility Name
1 - Aditya Patawari
2 Volunteer Team/Photography Suchakra
3 Budget Amit Shah
4 - Harsh Verma
5 Goodies/Photography Kushal Das
6 Hospitality Satya Komaragiri
7 Catering Prasad J. Pandit
8 Logistics Narayan Murty Gundala
9 Registration (venue welcome team) Piyush Saini
10 Speakers lounge
11 FUDPub
12 - Hiemanshu Sharma
13 Booklet Ankur Sinha
14 - Soham Chakraborty