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== Travel Info ==
 
== Travel Info ==
* Via Airplane: Two large international airports, [https://www.koeln-bonn-airport.de/ CGN] and [http://www.dus.com/dus/ DUS], are equally easy to reach<br>'''Note:''' Düsseldorf-Weeze (serviced by Ryanair) is misleading and nowhere near Düsseldorf or the venue (112 km). It will take you more than 2 hours and about 50€ for a round-trip to the venue.
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== Brief description of the city ==
* Via Train: Via [http://www.bahn.de/p/view/index.shtml Deutsche Bahn] stops Köln Hauptbahnhof and Leverkusen Mitte
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Budapest is the capital of Hungary. As the largest city of Hungary, it serves as the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation centre.
* Closest Bus station: Parkstr., Leverkusen-Hitdorf ([http://www.vrsinfo.de/englisch/the-vrs/vrs-about-us.html VRS] transport association)
 
* Free parking is available right in front of the venue
 
  
=== Getting to the venue ===
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budapest Budapest on Wikipedia]
A typical journey to the venue would consist of Plane, Train and Bus or Train and Bus.
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* [http://qwi.ki/eufWmS Budapest on Qwiki]
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* [http://youtu.be/Hmz8Ni9zO4M Hungary on Youtube]
  
General note: You need to buy your ticket before getting on the bus or train. Buying tickets is usually only done with cash (). When transferring from a train to a bus just show (as in walk by and hold up) the ticket you bought at the train station to the driver.
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== Further useful information ==
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* Official currency: Forint (HUF)
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* Time zone: CET (UTC+1), CEST (UTC+2)
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* Electrical ratings: 230 Volts/ 50-60 Hz, EU plug ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schuko Schuko])
  
==== From Cologne Airport (CGN) ====
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* Important telephone numbers:
# Visit the web site of [http://www.vrsinfo.de/englisch/the-vrs/vrs-about-us.html VRS] which is the transport association for the region Rhein-Sieg
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** Emergency Telephone Numbers (Emergency, Ambulance, Fire, Police): 112; 104, 105, 107
# As "From"-station enter "Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf"
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** National Directories: 198
# As "To"-station enter "Parkstr., Leverkusen-Hitdorf"
 
# You will be shown multiple trips ranging from 1:00 hr to 1:20 hr
 
# Chose the one you prefer. All trips will include 2 transfers. The first is always at "Köln Messe/Deutz" (as this is where the trains usually change the side of the river Rhein). The second one will be from Train to Bus at either "Leverkusen-Mitte" or "Rheindorf". All trips will offer you a nice ride through Cologne so you can see the Dome ;-)
 
  
==== From Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) ====
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* Information on public transport: [http://www.bkv.hu/en BKV]
# Visit the web site of [http://www.vrr.de/en/index.html VRR] which is the transport association for the region Rhein-Ruhr
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* Coach timetable: http://www.volan.hu
# As "From"-station enter "Düsseldorf, Flughafen Bahnhof"
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* Rail timetable, online ticket purchase: http://www.elvira.hu
# As "To"-station enter "Leverkusen, Hitdorf, Parkstr."
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* DICTIONARY: szotar.sztaki.hu
# You will be shown multiple trips ranging from 0:50 hr to 1:20 hr
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# Chose the one you prefer. This trip has between 1 and 3 transfers. The site will tell you that no fare calculation is possible. That is because Leverkusen is part of the VRS transport association and Düsseldorf has the VRR. However, you can buy a ticket that allows you to go from Düsseldorf to Leverkusen. The ticket is price category 3 and costs 5€.
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== Outline of local mass transit ==
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Budapest public transport is provided by BKV the company operates buses, trolleybuses, trams, suburban railway lines, the metro, a boat service, a cogwheel railway, a funicular, and a chairlift, called Libegő. Day services operate from 4:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. each day. Night traffic (a reduced overnight service) has a reputation for being excellent.
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== Airports and their distance from lodging and venue ==
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Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (also called Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport) has two passenger terminals: Ferihegy 1, which tends to serve the many discount airlines now flying to and from Budapest, and Ferihegy 2 'Skycourt'. The airport is located to the east of the centre in the XVIII. district in Pestszentlőrinc.
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Fore more info refer to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budapest_Ferenc_Liszt_International_Airport Wikipedia] or the [http://www.bud.hu/english airport's official homepage].
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=== Ferihegy Terminal 1: Domestic and European flights ===
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* 18 km from city center
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* estimated costs by bus is 260 HUF (~1 €) per line ticket - Bus No.200E and No.93 to "blue" metro subway Köbánya-Kispest, and 20 min to Deak Square (City center)
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* estimated costs by train is 360 HUF/person (~1.30 €) to Train station West (Nyugati), tickets are available from Tourinform office inside at Terminal
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* estimated costs by airport shuttle and for taxi nearly the same - 5000 HUF (~18€)(http://www.airportshuttle.hu/)
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=== Ferihegy Terminal 2 'Skycourt': Intercontinental flights ===
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* 23 km from city center
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* estimated costs by bus is 320 HUF (~1€) per line ticket (Bus No. 200E)
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* estimated costs by train - directly not available, first you have to catch Bus No 200E, and then to Terminal 1.
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* estimated costs by airport shuttle and for taxi nearly the same - 5000 HUF (~18€) (http://www.airportshuttle.hu/ and www.fotaxi.eu)
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{{ Admon/warning | If you purchase ticket from the driver on bus, it's more expensive. | Usually it's around 300 HUF, but on the bus 400 HUF at least. For more information about the public transportation of Budapest and the timetable of buses, see the [http://www.bkv.hu/en/ public transportation company offical website.]}}
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=== Night services ===
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''What if you are arrive late night or really early in the morning? Well, No Panic!''
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* From 4am to 11pm you can travel by bus 200E.
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* During the late night hours (from 11pm to 4am) you can travel by bus service 900 between Liszt Ferenc International Airport and the bus garage in Dél-Pest. BKV provides connection for the buses 950 and 950A at the bus stop of Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út in order to get to the city centre. Passengers travelling to the airport may change from bus 950 or 950A to bus 900 at Honvéd utca (Üllői út).
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[http://bkv.hu/en/night_services Schedule of Bus No.900]
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==== Taxi Service ====
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* If necessary, we have an reliable and quick taxi company calles [http://www.taxiplus.hu TaxiPlus]. They are cheaper than any others, and the operators are speaking well English.
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** They have few (about 5) cars nearby to Airport Terminal 1.
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** If necessary, they could provide driver who speaks your language, just ask from the operator when you arrive.
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** Basic costs from Airport is around cca 2000 HUF, you're inside the city with 3500 HUF / 12 EUR. [http://www.taxiplus.hu/index.php/taxi/repteri-transzfer.html Transfer prices]
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* We will check for Hotel Transfer or organize a Shuttle... possibly by www.abusz.hu
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=== Estimated costs of flights major airports that attendees will travel from ===
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'''Costs from US to BUD''' (The prices for the US are generated by orbitz.com.)
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* New York - American Airlines, British Airways: cca. 11 hrs, around/from 970 USD
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* Boston - American Airlines, British Airways: cca. 12 hrs, around/from 890 USD
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* Washington - American Airlines, British Airways: cca. 12 hrs, around/from 1024 USD
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* Los Angeles - Iberia Airlines: cca. 15 hrs, around/from 1209 USD
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''' Costs inner Europe '''
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There are a lot inexpensive Airlines in Europe: For 50-150€ you can fly from the most spots in Europe.
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* Amsterdam: 105 EUR
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* Berlin: 87 EUR
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* Brussels: 95 EUR
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* London: 151 EUR
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* Madrid: 157 EUR
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* Paris: 158 EUR
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* Rome: 148 EUR
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There might even be cheaper options. You can choose [http://www.easyjet.com/EN Easyjet], [http://www.ryanair.com/en RyanAir] from UK and west EU, for other locations you could choose [http://wizzair.com/?language=EN WizzAir].
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== Travel by Train ==
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=== Austria and Germany ===
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* Vienna: return ticket by train (takes < 3h) starting at [http://www.oebb.at/de/Reisen_ins_Ausland/Reisetipps/Ausflugsticket_Budapest/index.jsp 39 Euro]
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* Other OBB tickets: 
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** Wien - Budapest - Wien: 39 EUR
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** Linz - Budapest - Linz: 45 EUR
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** Salzburg - Budapest - Salzburg: 59 EUR
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=== Czech ===
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* Brno: You can take the Avala EuroCity train (EC 270/271), Hungaria EuroCity (EC 170/171), Jaroslav Hašek EuroCity (EC 272/273) or Slovan EuroCity (EC 274/275). all goes to Bratislava through Sturovo and arrives to the Keleti (Station East). Journey takes around 4 hours, cost is 55-60 EUR with return ticket.
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===Other international trains ===
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[http://www.elvira.hu/utazas/nk_vonatok.php Trains with timetable]
  
 
== Responsible Ambassadors ==
 
== Responsible Ambassadors ==

Revision as of 12:55, 20 September 2015


Location and Date

  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Arrival: Friday, 2015-11-27
  • Departure: Sunday, 2014-11-29

Alternative:

  • Arrival: Friday, 2015-12-13
  • Departure: Sunday, 2015-12-15

Accomodation and stay

Travel Info

Brief description of the city

Budapest is the capital of Hungary. As the largest city of Hungary, it serves as the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation centre.

Further useful information

  • Official currency: Forint (HUF)
  • Time zone: CET (UTC+1), CEST (UTC+2)
  • Electrical ratings: 230 Volts/ 50-60 Hz, EU plug (Schuko)
  • Important telephone numbers:
    • Emergency Telephone Numbers (Emergency, Ambulance, Fire, Police): 112; 104, 105, 107
    • National Directories: 198

Outline of local mass transit

Budapest public transport is provided by BKV the company operates buses, trolleybuses, trams, suburban railway lines, the metro, a boat service, a cogwheel railway, a funicular, and a chairlift, called Libegő. Day services operate from 4:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. each day. Night traffic (a reduced overnight service) has a reputation for being excellent.

Airports and their distance from lodging and venue

Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (also called Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport) has two passenger terminals: Ferihegy 1, which tends to serve the many discount airlines now flying to and from Budapest, and Ferihegy 2 'Skycourt'. The airport is located to the east of the centre in the XVIII. district in Pestszentlőrinc.

Fore more info refer to Wikipedia or the airport's official homepage.

Ferihegy Terminal 1: Domestic and European flights

  • 18 km from city center
  • estimated costs by bus is 260 HUF (~1 €) per line ticket - Bus No.200E and No.93 to "blue" metro subway Köbánya-Kispest, and 20 min to Deak Square (City center)
  • estimated costs by train is 360 HUF/person (~1.30 €) to Train station West (Nyugati), tickets are available from Tourinform office inside at Terminal
  • estimated costs by airport shuttle and for taxi nearly the same - 5000 HUF (~18€)(http://www.airportshuttle.hu/)

Ferihegy Terminal 2 'Skycourt': Intercontinental flights

  • 23 km from city center
  • estimated costs by bus is 320 HUF (~1€) per line ticket (Bus No. 200E)
  • estimated costs by train - directly not available, first you have to catch Bus No 200E, and then to Terminal 1.
  • estimated costs by airport shuttle and for taxi nearly the same - 5000 HUF (~18€) (http://www.airportshuttle.hu/ and www.fotaxi.eu)
Warning.png
If you purchase ticket from the driver on bus, it's more expensive.
Usually it's around 300 HUF, but on the bus 400 HUF at least. For more information about the public transportation of Budapest and the timetable of buses, see the public transportation company offical website.

Night services

What if you are arrive late night or really early in the morning? Well, No Panic!

  • From 4am to 11pm you can travel by bus 200E.
  • During the late night hours (from 11pm to 4am) you can travel by bus service 900 between Liszt Ferenc International Airport and the bus garage in Dél-Pest. BKV provides connection for the buses 950 and 950A at the bus stop of Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út in order to get to the city centre. Passengers travelling to the airport may change from bus 950 or 950A to bus 900 at Honvéd utca (Üllői út).

Schedule of Bus No.900

Taxi Service

  • If necessary, we have an reliable and quick taxi company calles TaxiPlus. They are cheaper than any others, and the operators are speaking well English.
    • They have few (about 5) cars nearby to Airport Terminal 1.
    • If necessary, they could provide driver who speaks your language, just ask from the operator when you arrive.
    • Basic costs from Airport is around cca 2000 HUF, you're inside the city with 3500 HUF / 12 EUR. Transfer prices
  • We will check for Hotel Transfer or organize a Shuttle... possibly by www.abusz.hu

Estimated costs of flights major airports that attendees will travel from

Costs from US to BUD (The prices for the US are generated by orbitz.com.)

  • New York - American Airlines, British Airways: cca. 11 hrs, around/from 970 USD
  • Boston - American Airlines, British Airways: cca. 12 hrs, around/from 890 USD
  • Washington - American Airlines, British Airways: cca. 12 hrs, around/from 1024 USD
  • Los Angeles - Iberia Airlines: cca. 15 hrs, around/from 1209 USD

Costs inner Europe There are a lot inexpensive Airlines in Europe: For 50-150€ you can fly from the most spots in Europe.

  • Amsterdam: 105 EUR
  • Berlin: 87 EUR
  • Brussels: 95 EUR
  • London: 151 EUR
  • Madrid: 157 EUR
  • Paris: 158 EUR
  • Rome: 148 EUR

There might even be cheaper options. You can choose Easyjet, RyanAir from UK and west EU, for other locations you could choose WizzAir.

Travel by Train

Austria and Germany

  • Vienna: return ticket by train (takes < 3h) starting at 39 Euro
  • Other OBB tickets:
    • Wien - Budapest - Wien: 39 EUR
    • Linz - Budapest - Linz: 45 EUR
    • Salzburg - Budapest - Salzburg: 59 EUR

Czech

  • Brno: You can take the Avala EuroCity train (EC 270/271), Hungaria EuroCity (EC 170/171), Jaroslav Hašek EuroCity (EC 272/273) or Slovan EuroCity (EC 274/275). all goes to Bratislava through Sturovo and arrives to the Keleti (Station East). Journey takes around 4 hours, cost is 55-60 EUR with return ticket.

Other international trains

Trains with timetable

Responsible Ambassadors

Attendees

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Please add yourself if you want to attend including also your estimated budget request for transportation.
Please file a funding request ticket over at the EMEA Swag Tracking Tracker. If you add yourself here, you better make sure to come!
Attendee Arrival Departure Estimated travel cost Funding request ticket number Country Comments
1. Felix Kaechele DE
2. Gerold Kassube friday afternoon sunday after lunch $ 150 ./. DE
3. Jiri Eischmann Friday afternoon Sunday noon $200-250 CZ
4. Miro Hrončok Friday afternoon Sunday noon $200-250 CZ
5. Francesco Frassinelli Friday afternoon Sunday noon/after lunch $200-250 #437 IT
6. Fabio Alessandro Locati Friday afternoon Sunday noon/after lunch $200-250 #437 IT
7. JoergSimon Friday afternoon Sunday noon/after lunch - DE i need a single room - i pay the extra if necessary
8. Jaroslav Reznik Friday afternoon Sunday noon $200-250 not yet, partial funding is ok CZ
9. Christos Bacharakis Friday afternoon Sunday noon (or Monday noon) $270 428 GR
10. Zacharias Mitzelos Friday afternoon Monday noon $270 #435 GR Flights to Athens in Monday are cheaper
11. Fabian Affolter Friday afternoon Sunday noon/after lunch $250 #430 CH My arrival/departure depends on my way of traveling.
12. Christoph Wickert Friday evening Sunday evening $150 #438 DE
13. Aleksandra Fedorova Friday evening Sunday evening $230 RU via Duesseldorf
14. Ruben Guerra Friday evening Sunday evening $90 #431 NL
15. Drabo Constantin Friday evening Sunday evening $1044 https://fedorahosted.org/emea-swag-tracking/ticket/433 BF
16. Álvaro Castillo Friday afternoon Sunday morning $200 https://fedorahosted.org/emea-swag-tracking/ticket/434 ES Need share-room
17. Robert Mayr Friday afternoon Sunday after lunch $200 #437 IT

Virtual Attendees

Attendee Arrival Departure Estimated travel cost Funding request ticket number Country Comments
1. Jiannis Bonatakis GR
2. Jon Archer UK Will join where possible.
3. Levente Kurusa HU
4. Drabo Constantin BF
5. Robert Scheck DE
6. Giannis Konstantinidis GR
7. Truong Anh Tuan VN

Virtual Communication Channels

Join our Hangout following the link.

You can share ideas with us at the etherpad and chat with as at #fedora-meeting-2 (logged, meeting bot running) channel.

Icecast streaming at: http://viglug.org:8000/

Budget

Preliminary Budget Plan. Budget not yet allocated.

Accommodation + Dinner: ~2834,60€ (US $3597,93)

Travel Costs: ~US $2402,07

Total: $6000

Purpose & Impact

This FAD is an annual planning event for the EMEA community. The most active ambassadors from various countries get together to discuss what activities we should do in the next year, what events to attend, what swag to produce. The main outcome of this event is an EMEA budget proposal for the next fiscal year which includes a list of events we will spend money on, Fedora media production, and swag production. If this event didn't take place it would have a significant impact on our activity in the region in the next year. because doing such complex planning via emais and IRC would be very complicated, the budget proposal might not even be created.

Agenda

This is a first draft for the agenda.

Saturday

  • 09:00 - 09:05 Welcome by Felix
  • 09:05 - 11:45 Country reports
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
    • Vegetarian Lunch will be served in the FlowFineArt Gallery in the same House
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Events in EMEA 2014
  • 15:00 - 15:15 Break
  • 15:15 - 17:00 Swag Production
  • 17:00 - 17:15 Break
  • 17:15 - 19:00 Create the budget plan & announcement

Sunday

  • 09:00 - 10:30 Working groups and products
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Fedora Highschool
  • 10:45 - 11:00 Getting Funding and stuff
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch (like Saturday)
  • Review of old action items from previous meetings
  • General Ambassadors health
  • FAmSCo report
  • Elections

Reports

Suggested Solutions for Video Conferencing

  • appear.in - based on WebRTC, works in all recent browser including mobile ones, no accounts needed, limit 8 people per conference
  • Hangouts - working and scalable solution, Google account needed, proprietary protocol, requires a proprietary plugin in browser

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