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== Location and Date ==
 
== Location and Date ==
* Budapest, Hungary
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* Tirana, Albania
 
* Arrival: Under schedule
 
* Arrival: Under schedule
 
* Departure: Under schedule
 
* Departure: Under schedule
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== Accomodation and stay ==
 
== Accomodation and stay ==
  
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* Budapest City Center
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* Tirana City Center
** We will stay POSSIBLY at Ibis Hotel Heroes Square. Budapest, Dózsa György str. 106.
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** Most likely, we will stay at Jolly Hotel, 5min on foot from the very city center. Address is: Avni Rustemi Square, Tirana 1001, Albania
  
 
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| '''Venue name''' || Type || Address || Where || What we get ||  '''Estimated cost''' || Comments
 
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|1. [http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-6564-ibis-budapest-heroes-square/index.shtml Ibis Heroes Square Hotel] || Hotel || Dózsa György út 106 || 1068 || Hosting only || Awaiting response ||
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|1. [http://booking.com/ab028c2f257b7a3f6 Jolly Hotel] || Hotel || Avni Rustemi Square || 1001 || Hosting only || Awaiting response ||
 
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== Travel Info ==
 
== Travel Info ==
 
=== Brief description of the city ===
 
=== 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.
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Tirana is the capital of Albania. It lies in the center of our country and it is considered as the city of religious coexistence, as well as the center of culture, art, politics and economy.
  
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budapest Budapest on Wikipedia]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tirana Tirana on Wikipedia]
* [http://youtu.be/Hmz8Ni9zO4M Hungary on Youtube]
 
  
 
== Further useful information ==
 
== Further useful information ==
* Official currency: Forint (HUF)
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* Official currency: Lek (ALL)
 
* Time zone: CET (UTC+1), CEST (UTC+2)
 
* Time zone: CET (UTC+1), CEST (UTC+2)
* Electrical ratings: 230 Volts/ 50-60 Hz, EU plug ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schuko Schuko])
 
  
 
* Important telephone numbers:
 
* Important telephone numbers:
** Emergency Telephone Numbers (Emergency, Ambulance, Fire, Police): 112; 104, 105, 107
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** Emergency Telephone Numbers (Emergency, Ambulance, Fire, Police): 112;
** National Directories: 198
 
  
* Information on public transport: [http://www.bkv.hu/en BKV]
 
* Coach timetable: http://www.volan.hu
 
* Rail timetable, online ticket purchase: http://www.elvira.hu
 
* DICTIONARY: szotar.sztaki.hu
 
  
== Outline of local mass transit ==
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== Public Transport ==
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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Public Transport is usually not needed in Tirana, especially during FAD where everything will be in 20min walking distance or less. Taxis are relatively cheap locally, starting from 2 EUR and not more than 5 EUR within the city for a single ride.
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== Airports and their distance from lodging and venue ==
 
== Airports and their distance from lodging and venue ==
Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (also called Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport) has just one passenger terminal: Ferihegy Skycourt (the earlier twin terminal has been shutted down, now only one working), which tends to serve the many discount airlines now flying to and from Budapest. The airport is located to the east of the centre in the XVIII. district in Pestszentlőrinc.
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Tirana International Airport (also called Nënë Tereza International Airport) has just one passenger terminal. The airport is located outside Tirana, within a distance of 18km from the city center.
  
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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For more info refer to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tirana_International_Airport_N%C3%ABn%C3%AB_Tereza Wikipedia] or the [http://www.tirana-airport.com/ airport's official homepage].
  
=== Ferihegy Skycourt Terminal: Domestic and European flights ===
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=== Airport to City ===
 
* 18 km from city center
 
* 18 km from city center
* estimated costs by bus is 350 HUF (~1.20 €) 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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* costs by bus is 250 ALL (~2 EUR) from the airport to the city center
* estimated costs by train is 400 HUF/person (~1.50 €) to Train station West (Nyugati), tickets are available from Tourinform office inside at Terminal
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* estimated costs for taxi from the airport to anywhere in the city is usually 1500 ALL (~11 EUR)
* estimated costs by airport shuttle and for taxi nearly the same - 5000 HUF (~18€)(http://www.airportshuttle.hu/)
 
  
{{ Admon/warning | If you purchase ticket from the driver on bus, it's more expensive. | Usually it's around 400 HUF, but on the bus 500 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.]}}
 
  
 
=== Night services ===
 
=== Night services ===
''What if you are arrive late night or really early in the morning? Well, No Panic!''
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''If you arrive late night, buses and taxis should work as usual. We might be also able to pick you up so let us know.''
* 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 South-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).
 
[http://www.bkk.hu/apps/docs/terkep/repter.pdf Print this!]
 
 
 
==== Taxi Service ====
 
* 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.
 
** 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. [http://www.taxiplus.hu/index.php/taxi/repteri-transzfer.html Transfer prices]
 
  
 
=== Estimated costs of flights major airports that attendees will travel from ===
 
=== Estimated costs of flights major airports that attendees will travel from ===
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There are cheaper options. You can choose [http://www.easyjet.com/EN Easyjet], [http://www.ryanair.com/en RyanAir] from UK and west EU, [http://www.transavia.com Transavia] from NL and for other locations you could choose [http://wizzair.com/?language=EN WizzAir].
 
There are cheaper options. You can choose [http://www.easyjet.com/EN Easyjet], [http://www.ryanair.com/en RyanAir] from UK and west EU, [http://www.transavia.com Transavia] from NL and for other locations you could choose [http://wizzair.com/?language=EN WizzAir].
  
== Travel by Train ==
 
  
=== Austria and Germany ===
 
* Vienna: return ticket by train (takes < 3h) starting at [http://www.oebb.at/de/Reisen_ins_Ausland/Reisetipps/Ausflugsticket_Budapest/index.jsp 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.
 
** From Brno, you can also take the StudentAgency bus, journey time is around 5 hours and the cost will be cca. 38EUR for a return ticket.
 
 
===Other international trains ===
 
[http://www.elvira.hu/utazas/nk_vonatok.php Trains with timetable]
 
  
 
== Responsible Ambassadors ==
 
== Responsible Ambassadors ==
  
* [[User:Zoltanh721|Zoltan Hoppar]]
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* [[User:jonatoni|Jona Azizaj]]
* [[User:Rgeri77|Gergely Rakosi]]
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* [[User:elioqoshi|Elio Qoshi]]
  
 
== Attendees ==
 
== Attendees ==
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| '''Attendee''' || Arrival || Departure || '''Estimated travel cost''' || Funding request ticket number || Country || Comments
 
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== Planned Agenda ==
 
== Planned Agenda ==
This is a first draft for the agenda. Still under planning.
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Agenda proposal coming soon.
 
 
=== Saturday ===
 
* 09:00 - 09:05 Welcome by [[User:Zoltanh721| Zoltan]]
 
 
 
* 09:05 - 11:45 Country reports
 
 
 
* 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
 
 
 
* 13:00 - 15:00 Events in EMEA 2015
 
 
 
* 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
 
 
 
* from 19:00 Social event at *UNDER PLANNING*
 
 
 
=== 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 [[FAD_Rheinfelden_2013|previous meetings]]
 
* General Ambassadors health
 
* FAmSCo report
 
* Elections
 
  
 
== Reports ==
 
== Reports ==
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* '''appear.in''' - based on WebRTC, works in all recent browser including mobile ones, no accounts needed, limit 8 people per conference
 
* '''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
 
* '''Hangouts''' - working and scalable solution, Google account needed, proprietary protocol, requires a proprietary plugin in browser
 
== FAD Banner ==
 
[[File:FAD_Rheinland_banner.png]]
 
  
 
== Pros and Cons of the proposed location ==
 
== Pros and Cons of the proposed location ==
 
=== Pros ===
 
=== Pros ===
* is very well located in the middle of Europe
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* the local Open Labs hackerspace supports the event with a striving community
* '''BRNO Office is virtually around the corner'''
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* organized by a highly active and growing Fedora community in Albania
* Budapest is very nice city
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* great experience from the local community organizing events
* '''People who hate flying, have the opportunity to drive by car and make car-pooling'''
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* everything is accessible at walking distance
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* the local hospitality is great for new people
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* a lot of people speak English
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* prices are really cheap for food and drinks
 
* Great Venue and Lodging for a good price
 
* Great Venue and Lodging for a good price
* Good Art of Living (good food, wine, music, weather ...)
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* Good weather most months of the year
* First Fedora EMEA FAD Conference in Central Europe
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* First Fedora EMEA FAD Conference in Albania
* support from other companies - (still need to check)
 
* local production of swag is cheap
 
* We have several companies RH related, who wants to attend (Ulx, Balabit)
 
  
 
=== Cons ===
 
=== Cons ===
* Small team - still growing community
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* Flight prices might be a bit more expensive than Central Europe
* Language barrier at the location - not many locals speak english
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* support from local companies seems unlikely
* Maybe the city is so nice that people get distracted
 
  
  
[[Category:Events]] [[Category:FAD]] [[Category:Ambassadors]] [[Category:Events 2015]] [[Category:Events_in_Hungary]]
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[[Category:Events]] [[Category:FAD]] [[Category:Ambassadors]] [[Category:Events 2016]] [[Category:Events_in_Albania]]

Revision as of 08:22, 23 September 2016

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Location and Date

  • Tirana, Albania
  • Arrival: Under schedule
  • Departure: Under schedule

Accomodation and stay

Warning.png
This page is constantly being updated while we work on offers, logistics and costs to provide the best possible solution.
  • Tirana City Center
    • Most likely, we will stay at Jolly Hotel, 5min on foot from the very city center. Address is: Avni Rustemi Square, Tirana 1001, Albania
Venue name Type Address Where What we get Estimated cost Comments
1. Jolly Hotel Hotel Avni Rustemi Square 1001 Hosting only Awaiting response
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Travel Info

Brief description of the city

Tirana is the capital of Albania. It lies in the center of our country and it is considered as the city of religious coexistence, as well as the center of culture, art, politics and economy.

Further useful information

  • Official currency: Lek (ALL)
  • Time zone: CET (UTC+1), CEST (UTC+2)
  • Important telephone numbers:
    • Emergency Telephone Numbers (Emergency, Ambulance, Fire, Police): 112;


Public Transport

Public Transport is usually not needed in Tirana, especially during FAD where everything will be in 20min walking distance or less. Taxis are relatively cheap locally, starting from 2 EUR and not more than 5 EUR within the city for a single ride.


Airports and their distance from lodging and venue

Tirana International Airport (also called Nënë Tereza International Airport) has just one passenger terminal. The airport is located outside Tirana, within a distance of 18km from the city center.

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

Airport to City

  • 18 km from city center
  • costs by bus is 250 ALL (~2 EUR) from the airport to the city center
  • estimated costs for taxi from the airport to anywhere in the city is usually 1500 ALL (~11 EUR)


Night services

If you arrive late night, buses and taxis should work as usual. We might be also able to pick you up so let us know.

Estimated costs of flights major airports that attendees will travel from

(The prices for the US are generated by orbitz.com.)

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 are cheaper options. You can choose Easyjet, RyanAir from UK and west EU, Transavia from NL and for other locations you could choose WizzAir.


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. add name

Virtual Attendees

Attendee Arrival Departure Estimated travel cost Funding request ticket number Country Comments
1. add name

Virtual Communication Channels

Join our Hangout following the [link link].

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

Budget Summary

Preliminary Budget Plan. Budget not yet allocated.

Accommodation + Dinner: ~ €

Travel Costs:

Total:

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.

Planned Agenda

Agenda proposal coming soon.

Reports

  • Nothing yet

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

Pros and Cons of the proposed location

Pros

  • the local Open Labs hackerspace supports the event with a striving community
  • organized by a highly active and growing Fedora community in Albania
  • great experience from the local community organizing events
  • everything is accessible at walking distance
  • the local hospitality is great for new people
  • a lot of people speak English
  • prices are really cheap for food and drinks
  • Great Venue and Lodging for a good price
  • Good weather most months of the year
  • First Fedora EMEA FAD Conference in Albania

Cons

  • Flight prices might be a bit more expensive than Central Europe
  • support from local companies seems unlikely