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Tempe, Arizona :: January 29-31, 2011 — General event owners: Jared Smith, Robyn Bergeron, Ryan Rix

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Event Details


Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ


January 29-31, 2011


Please add your name to the list if you will attend. Also, please indicate the following:
  • Put an X in the $$$ column if you need funding to attend, and visit the FUDCon ticket tracker to make a funding request. We have a limited budget and will work hard to fund as many people as possible. We'll use these answers to help figure out budgeting for the event. We are making arrangements for attendees from other geographic regions to encourage specific initiatives such as future FUDCon events, but preference may otherwise be given to people in North America.
  • Put a V in the Veg column if you would like vegetarian fare for any meals that we provide during the event. If you prefer vegan fare, please mark that column VV. We will do our best to make sure everyone is accommodated!
  • Put your T-shirt size in the Size column, so we can have an idea about what sizes to have available. (Use a W to note a women's size if needed.)
  • Roomsharing:
    1. If you want or need to share a room, mark yes in the "Roomshare?" column.
    2. Once you have a roommate, both of you should mark your roommate's name in the block as well.
    3. If you need a roommate, look for someone with just a yes in the column, and contact them via email. If you encounter any problems, let the organizers know.
Use the Comments section for anything else you think organizers need to know, or to offer or ask for space or rides.
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# Name $$$ Veg Size Roomshare? Hotel booked Comments (extra line for badge)
001 Paul W. Frields XL Yes - jsmith stickster
002 Robyn Bergeron X W-M Yes, possibly sdake rbergeron
003 Ryan Rix L N/A, local "Bacon PLUS ... a smoking HOT blonde will board the comet and escape"
004 Ian Weller X (scholarship) L ricky numbers om nom nom
005 David Nalley X XL yes ke4qqq
006 Hiemanshu Sharma X XXL yes - dcr226 hiemanshu
007 Steven M. Parrish X XXL yes - rdieter yes smparrish - KDE - SugarLabs
008 John Rose L Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning 'our irrelevance is an order of magnitude larger than your irrelevance' --inode0
009 Clint Savage X XXL no herlo
010 Jon Stanley X XL yes jds2001
011 Jared Smith L yes - stickster jsmith
012 Matt Domsch XL mdomsch
013 Mel Chua V WM yes - tatica mchua
014 Sebastian Dziallas X (scholarship) L yes - pbrobinson sdziallas
015 Jeroen van Meeuwen - XL yes Dutch
016 Pete Zaitcev XL yes zaitcev
017 Zachary Giles L Local zgiles
018 Shawn Badger 2XLT Local
019 Ben Boeckel V L yes No mathstuf
020 Jean-Francois Saucier X (if possible) M yes No djf_jeff
021 Larry Cafiero X (lodging only) XXL no lcafiero
022 J. Randall Owens L no local enough jrowens
023 Neville A. Cross X L yes - Igor yn1v - (room is booked)
024 Chris Tyler XL ctyler - Seneca
025 Paul Whalen L
026 Edward Jensen XL n/a Local eddiejensen
027 María "tatica" Leandro X M yes - mchua tatica
029 Ben Williams XL yes Southern_Gentlem/VileGent
030 Máirín Duffy V no yes - ladies? yes mizmo
031 Sean Roe XXL no no
032 Clive Hills X V L yes DiscordianUK
033 Dave Riches X L yes - hiemanshu dcr226
034 Alex Hudson V M no so_solid_moo
035 Tom "spot" Callaway V XXL yes - dgilmore yes ·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸><(((º>
036 Kevin Fenzi XL no nirik
037 Stephen Smoogen S yes - dmalcolm no smooge
038 José Edgardo López X L yes Magjogui
039 Bill Nottingham XL no
040 Chris Greenough XXL no
041 Adam Miller XL yes maxamillion
042 sourabh sinha L Local ssinha
043 Ayesha Sinha S Local ayesha
044 Francis Earl Local
045 Mike McGrath L Yes, toshio mmcgrath
046 Christopher Aillon XL
047 Yvette Chanco L
048 Antonio S. Sallés X XL Yes Yes Fedora Ambassador, Chile/FUDCon Santiago 2010 "0wner"
049 Pascal V. Calarco X XL Yes - susmit Yes pcalarco
050 Jesse Keating XL Yes, wwoods No Oxf13
051 Leanne Stover XL yes
052 Guillermo Gómez X L Yes gomix
053 Toshio Kuratomi M Yes, mmcgrath abadger1999
054 Steven Dake XL Possibly - rbergeron sdake
055 Justin M. Forbes XL yes, pjones no jforbes
056 Igor Soares X M Yes - yn1v igorps
057 Peter Robinson X L Yes - sdziallas Fedora Mini - MeeGo, Sugar, OLPC
058 Carlos Alvarez XL Local calvarez
059 Dave Malcolm L Yes smooge dmalcolm
060 Edna Rheiner X xL yes "erheiner"
061 JoergSimon X XXL yes kital
062 Bert Desmet X L yes the belg - biertie
063 Ricky Zhou X (scholarship) XL ianweller ricky
064 matt mooney X L X mfm
065 Seth Vidal V XL X skvidal
066 Adam McCullough X XL local Achtung, AZ! :)
067 Casey Dahlin L no Of no consequence whatsoever
068 David Cantrell XL yes - clumens no dcantrell
069 Chris Lumens L yes - dcantrell no clumens
070 Brian Lane XL no yes bcl
071 Juan Rodriguez x no L yes no nushio
072 David Clark M PherricOxide
073 Chris Massey M Local Melkor
074 Cory Peterson L Local Fedora User: Core 7 - 14
075 Ben Trussell XXXL Local Fedora User: Core 1 - 13
076 Martin Sivak L yes - rvykydal no Anaconda - Brno, CZ
077 Justin O'Brien x (possibly) no yes yes no @threethirty
078 Ales Kozumplik M yes - mgracik no akozumpl
079 Martin Gracik M yes - akozumpl no mgracik
080 Radek Vykydal S yes - msivak no rvykydal
081 Eric Christensen X L ? No Sparks
082 Henry Anchante X L ? No '
083 Alejandro Acosta X L yes - nushio No aacosta / @douglax
084 David Lehman L yes No dlehman
085 Mat Booth M No mbooth
086 Andrew Overholt V no yes No overholt
087 John (J5) Palmieri S yes, lmacken No
088 Kyle McMartin XL yes no
089 Luke Macken M yes, J5 No
090 Rex Dieter X XL yes - smparrish yes rdieter
091 Adam Williamson V M Ask me about Poulsbo
092 Garrett Holmstrom X XXL yes - jds2001 gholms
093 Peter Jones L yes, jforbes yes
094 Xavier Lamien X S yes No SmootherFrOgZ
095 Tim Burke M yes yes
096 Dave Jones X M yes, kylem yes
097 Wolnei Cândido Tomazelli Junior X M yes yes wolnei
098 Omar Cherif X V XL yes no
099 James Laska M yes Ask me about Fedora QA
100 J. Bruce Fields V M N/A, local
101 J. Shepherd XL N/A, Local
102 Dale Farnsworth XL N/A, Local
103 R P Herrold XXL N/A, Local
104 Eric Shubert L N/A, Local shubes
105 Richard Fontana XL
106 John Roman VV M N/A, Local nimbius
107 Joe Wang X L I talk, therefore I am.
108 Pam Chestek M yes I'm a lawyer. Be gentle.
109 Sijis Aviles X XL yes sijis
110 David Paige M N/A, Local
111 Franklin Ybanez M N/A, Local
112 Matthew Ortofsky L
113 Susmit Shannigrahi X V M Yes - pcalarco Yes Susmit
114 Karsten 'quaid' Wade XL Yes - Saskia & Malakai @quaid
115 Saskia Wade XS or S (W) Yes - Karsten & Malakai Tell me I'm awesome or you DAI POTATO MAN!
116 Malakai Wade M (W) Yes - Karsten & Saskia I disapprove of your disapproving of my disapproving of you.
117 Mirano Cafiero M (W) Yes - Larry D --> This is f001ishness upon one hundred thousand prior, equally unsolicited f001ishnesses
118 David Foltin VV S
119 Sandro Mathys X S Yes red_alert
120 Jeff Trull M yes jaafar
121 Dennis Gilmore XXL yes king of obscure
122 Mike McCune M no
123 Jef van Schendel X L Yes schendje
124 Jason Connor XL no jconnor, linear on freenode
125 Diana Harrelson X WL Yes Yes anthro_diana
126 Gerard Braad X M No gbraad
127 Parsa Hosseini X L No parsah
128 Colin Zwiebel X M Yes No
# Name $$$ Veg Size Roomshare? Hotel booked Comments (extra line for badge)


Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (Airport Code: PHX) is the major airport servicing the greater Phoenix Metro area. The following airlines have flights going in / coming out of Sky Harbor:

  • Terminal 2: Alaska, Continental, Great Lakes, United / TED
  • Terminal 3: AirTran, American, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Midwest, Sun Country
  • Terminal 4: Aeromexico, Air Canada, British Airways, Southwest, US Airways / America West, US Airways / America West Express (Mesa Airlines), Westjet
    • Terminal 4 is also the International Terminal for Sky Harbor.

Travel discounts

Fedora contributor Steven Parrish has secured an airline and rental car discount for travelers. Refer to FUDCon:Tempe 2011 travel discounts for more information.


Courtyard Tempe Downtown -- 601 South Ash Avenue, Tempe, Arizona 85281 (map) -- +1 (480) 966-2800

Links for reservations online
King + sofabed room | Queen + Queen room -- The deadline for reservations is November 5. Note that depending on when you make your reservation, you may be presented with a different room type. King rooms also include a sofabed, and will accommodate separate double occupancy. The special FUDCon rate is $99 per night (single or double occupancy).
Shoulder dates
If your stay requires extra nights before or after the nights of 28-31 January ("shoulder dates"), and the online link does not accommodate your input, call the hotel directly at the phone number above for assistance, and feel free to let the organizers know online (IRC or email) so we can request additional shoulder dates as needed.
The hotel is located within easy walking distance of the classroom space where the technical sessions will be held on Saturday and Sunday. There is a bit more of a walk to Memorial Union for Monday's hackfests, but it's under 20 minutes away (less than a mile).
Need a roommate?
If you're looking for a roommate to cut costs, take a look at the "Roomsharing" instructions in the pre-registration section above.


Airport shuttle

The hotel features a complimentary airport shuttle. Please call the hotel at +1 (480) 966-2800 to make a shuttle inquiry if needed.

Light rail

Valley METRO Light Rail (on Wikipedia) Metro trains run between Dobson Road in Mesa and Bethany Home Road in Phoenix; the center of the line connects Sky Harbor International Airport with downtown Tempe.

  • Metro trains run from the airport to downtown Tempe. The Mill station ("Mill Avenue and Third Street") is two very short blocks from the proposed hotel for FUDCon, Tempe Mission Palms.
  • To board a train from the airport, take the Phoenix Airport Shuttle from any terminal to the Airport Metro station ("44th Street and Washington"). Detailed directions are located here.
  • A one-ride pass for Metro (good on all local trains and buses) is $1.75; a full-day Metro pass is $3.50. Farecard machines accept credit and debit cards, and cash. 5-packs of full-day passes can be purchased online, in advance, for $17.50, and should be received within 5-7 days.


At the hotel

The Courtyard Tempe has a significant amount of parking and has told us that they don't believe there will be a problem accommodating some out of town drivers there.

Brickyard on Mill

Parking is available directly underneath the Brickyard on Mill. Parking in this garage is not controlled by ASU, so we are not able to procure special passes.

The Brickyard on Mill is located at 699 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ. The underground parking is accessible from both 6th and 7th streets. Parking signs are posted.

Rates are as follows:

  • $1.50 Each half hour or fraction
  • $12.00 Daily Maximum
  • Event Parking as posted (for concerts, etc)

ASU Memorial Union

There are several lots available near the Memorial Union in which to park.

The ASU Parking Map shows parking by lot number. More information is available on the ASU Parking website. The ASU Memorial Union is located in the southern part of campus, and is labeled MU on the ASU parking map.

  • Apache Boulevard Parking Structure. Payment is required Monday-Friday, 6am-10:30pm. Rate is $2/hr, with a maximum fee of $8. Cash, Visa, MasterCard and Sun Dollars accepted. Located on the north side Apache Boulevard, between College and Normal Avenues.
  • Lot 19. NO OVERNIGHT PARKING. Lot is not staffed; you pay a machine. Parking available Mon-Sat, 7am-10pm, $2/hr, maximum of 12 hours. Located on the south side of Apache Boulevard, between College and Normal Avenues.
  • Lot 17. One-day pass parking. Visitors may purchase a visitor day pass through MyParking Online Services. Day passes are valid all day for the date purchased, and must be printed by you (ie: not by ASU). Visitors who are not ASU students will have to create an account.
  • Lot 13. Metered Parking. Meters are $1.50 per hour, some with a maximum of one-hour parking, others with a two-hour limit. All meters at the Tempe campus require payment from Mon-Sat, 7am-10pm. Meters accept nickels, dimes, and quarters. At Lemon St & Forest Ave.
  • Lot 27. Metered Parking. Meters are $1.50 per hour, some with a maximum of one-hour parking, others with a two-hour limit. All meters at the Tempe campus require payment from Mon-Sat, 7am-10pm. Meters accept nickels, dimes, and quarters. Orange St, near McAllister Ave.

Packing List

  • Laptop with 802.11b/g wireless
    • Extension cord (and North American power adapter, if from outside NA)
    • Ethernet cable (for hotel and/or hackfest)
    • Optional: Bring a Fedora Friend Finder (power strip)
  • Credit card (VISA or MasterCard) or small amount of cash (ATMs are nearby the hotel and both ASU locations for the event)
  • Your presentation slides or anything needed for the hackfest
  • Casual clothes for the event
    • Average highs near 68F/20C, average lows near 40F/4C
    • Bring warmer clothing for nighttime (jackets, etc.)
    • Optional: umbrella, there is occasional precipitation in January
    • Average temperatures for Tempe, AZ
  • International visitors:
    • Passport/visa and any other official documentation needed
    • Converters for power (reference link[1])

If staying at the hotel:

  • Optional: swimsuit, gym clothes.[2]

  1. Most consumer plugs in the USA are Type B.
  2. This doesn't mean clothing is optional if you swim or exercise!


General schedule

Saturday, January 29, 2011
Technical sessions on Saturday are 50 minutes in length followed by a ten-minute break. There is a one-hour break for lunch, and an additional 30 minutes after the last session for people to converse or blog, before the final wrap-up session.
Time Event
0900 - 1000 Orientation, BarCamp pitches and scheduling
1100 - 1150 Sessions block 1
1200 - 1250 Lunch
1300 - 1350 Sessions block 2
1400 - 1450 Sessions block 3
1500 - 1550 Sessions block 4
1600 - 1650 Sessions block 5
1730 - 1800 The Highly Esteemed Fedora Project Leader's World-Famous State of Fedora Address!
1900 - 2300 FUDPub
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Technical sessions on Sunday are 50 minutes in length followed by a ten-minute break. There is a one-hour break for lunch. After lunch the hackfests will begin.
0900 - 0950 Sessions block 6
1000 - 1050 Sessions block 7
1100 - 1150 Sessions block 8
1200 - 1300 Lunch
1300 - 1400 Lightning talks
1400 - 1800 Hackfests
Evening Social TBA
Monday, January 31, 2011
0900 - 1800 Hackfests

Technical sessions - Saturday/Sunday

Refereeing for technical sessions
Note that this FUDCon, technical sessions may be refereed or decided by panel or other means. However, we do require material for all sorts of experience levels, so do not worry about competition. Simply propose something you think would be of interest to attendees.
Technical sessions
ANYONE can propose a session, including you. Just pick a topic near and dear to your heart and propose it here.

For Audience Level, indicate whether your talk is appropriate for a beginner, intermediate (current skilled contributor), or expert level.

Session Name Description Audience Level Owner
Using mutt for gmail How to configure and use mutt with gmail. Beginner and up Steven M. Parrish
Fedora on ARM Running Fedora on very little electricity Beginner and up Chris Tyler
Designing UI mockups in Inkscape Have an itch to scratch in your favorite UI but not sure how to mock it up? Learn how here. This session will focus more on technique and workflow rather than design principles. Beginner and up Máirín Duffy
Fedora cloud storage Building your own storage cloud with Fedora. Intermediate Pete Zaitcev
Getting involved with Fedora Weekly News Are you interested in contributing to FWN as a regular beat writer? Come to this session to find out what's involved, time commitment and workflow Beginner and up Pascal V. Calarco
Upstream marketing Do you work on a SIG or an upstream project packaged in Fedora? Learn how to leverage Fedora Marketing's resources and expertise to spread the word about your project. This session is laptops-open and hands-on. Intermediate (new to Marketing, but contributing to some other aspect of FOSS) Mel Chua
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. this is for anyone who want to learn about FSL, or can/want to help me to improve it JoergSimon
Fedora Ambassadors a global/regional challenge
(not sure if this belongs here?)
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. Intermediate JoergSimon
Gimp as professional photo editing tool took photos of a beautiful landscape and you want to propose it as supplementary wallpaper? Went to an event and want to enhance photos to use on your report? Learn how improove your photos Intermediate tatica
How to live with SELinux what is SELinux, how does it works, how to implement the predefined policies and how to create custom policies? Intermediate and up Bert Desmet
My vision on the Fedora Project my thoughts on the future of the Fedora Project (marketing, ambassadors, taking decisions, roundtable) everybody involved Bert Desmet
Getting started with Fedora Linux installing Fedora, software, basic configuration, ... Beginners Bert Desmet
Effectively reporting installation bugs trying a new alpha, beta, or rawhide release of Fedora and hit a problem? Learn how to effectively report installation bugs in Bugzilla and what tools are available to you for debugging Everyone David Cantrell
Anaconda - The Team Meet the entire worldwide anaconda (installer) team and learn about what projects we are working on Everyone David Cantrell
Eclipse Fedora Packager Plugin Learn how to use the brand new Eclipse plugins for Fedora packaging work Everyone Andrew Overholt
Sheepdog Distributed QEMU/KVM Block Storage Introduction to Sheepdog including configuration, administration, design, and benchmarks in Fedora 15. Intermediate and up Steven Dake
Do you want to identify your possesions? Learn the basics of one of UNIX's oldest games, and descend in to the dungeons for treasure and fame. Seasoned players also welcome :) Everyone Ryan Rix
Session Name Description Audience Level Owner

Hackfests - Sunday & Monday

Session Name Session Leader General Plan Prerequisites, if any
Coding Dojo: Python Toshio Kuratomi (abadger1999) Large display or screen to show what's being hacked on, laptop hooked to screen, room for two people to pair program while being watched by an audience. A timekeeper. Hour to hour and a half to program and then discuss.
Coding Dojo: Ruby Guillermo Gómez (gomix) Large display or screen to show what's being hacked on, laptop hooked to screen, room for two people to pair program while being watched by an audience. A timekeeper. Hour to hour and a half to program and then discuss.
Improving L10N and I18N test cases Igor Soares (igorps) Large display or screen to show what's being created and edited, laptop hooked to screen. A timekeeper. Hour to hour and a half to create the test cases and then discuss.
Session Name Session Leader General Plan Prerequisites, if any

Social events

Hospitality suite - Friday

We'll welcome guests on Friday evening at the hotel, at our hospitality suite in the meeting room area. You'll be able to pick up information packets there, as well as your FUDCon badge and other free goodies. We'll get you oriented with maps and answer your other questions, and we'll have snacks and beverages for you as well.

Hack suite - Friday through Sunday nights

There will be a hack suite available nightly throughout the conference. The room information will be posted starting on Friday. The hack suite is a king suite room that we've rented for small groups to use for collaboration, and we'll have a local network there you can use to facilitate your work.

FUDPub - Saturday

Sparky's Den
Sparky's Den is in the Memorial Union building (where the Monday proceedings will be held). It features plenty of games and amusements such as bowling, billiards, ping-pong, video games, and pinball. There should be plenty of room for everyone attending.
We will be treating everyone to food, provided by the ASU catering service, and soft drinks. We will also provide a limited number of adult beverages for people over the legal drinking age of 21. Appropriate precautions will be taken to ensure we have a safe and fun event for everyone. We look forward to winding down from the first day of FUDCon fun with all of you!


This event is run in general accordance with our other FUDCon events, which have their own set of pages for administration.

Planning meetings

FUDCon is planned openly and transparently. Anyone is welcome to attend and participate in the meetings. All attendees are expected to be polite and constructive. Planning happens through email and IRC:

  • Planning via email is done on the fudcon-planning list, which is open to participants to join.
  • Regular IRC meetings are held on Monday at 3:00pm US-Eastern time (regardless of UTC) in #fudcon-planning[?].
  • IRC meeting agenda is set from the FUDCon planning Trac, using all tickets with the na-meeting keyword set. To add something to the agenda, file a new ticket (if required) and add the na-meeting keyword. Here is the current agenda.

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