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== Organizing Team ==
== Organizing Team ==
* [[User:Magie | Antonio, Magie]]
* [[User:Magie | Antonio, Magie]]
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== Possible Dates ==
== Possible Dates ==


We're looking into the following dates. July 2012 is months after the Fedora 17 Release (April) and a month after university term starts in the Philippines (June).
We're looking at the following dates:


* 6-8 July 2012
* 25-27 May 2012
* 13-15 July 2012
* 24-26 August 2012
* 20-22 July 2012
* 27-29 July 2012
* 24-26 August 2012 (August 25 is Linux Day) - Magie


== Quezon City ==
== Quezon City ==


Quezon City is the former capital (1948–1976) and the most populous city in the Philippines. Located on the island of Luzon, Quezon City (popularly known to Filipinos as QC) is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila, the National Capital Region.
Quezon City (popularly known to Filipinos as QC) is the former national capital and the most populous city in the Philippines. Located in the island of Luzon, it is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila, the National Capital Region.


The main campuses of two noteworthy universities we're considering, the '''Ateneo de Manila University''' and the country's National University - the '''University of the Philippines Diliman''' — are located in the city.
The main campuses of two noteworthy universities that we're considering, the Ateneo de Manila University and the University of the Philippines (the country's national university) are both located in the city.


== Ninoy Aquino International Airport ==
== Ninoy Aquino International Airport ==
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== Local Mass Transit ==
== Local Mass Transit ==


Several options are available covering various distances and some areas are accessible only by certain means of transporation.
Jeepney is the cheapest mode of transportation and most major roads and destinations are covered by multiple jeepney routes. The first 4 kilometers costs PHP 8.00 (equivalent to USD 0.19 = SGD 0.25 = CNY 1.19 = MYR 0.56) 
 
Public buses, operated by private bus companies, are also available on main routes and could be more convenient and roughly the same price as jeepneys.
 
Metered taxis in the metro are probably the most comfortable option. These are air-conditioned cabs that has flag down rates of PHP 25.00 and an additional PHP 2.00 per succeeding 200 meters.
 
Finally, two lines of the metro system (LRT Line 2 and MRT) run through main points along Quezon City and other neighboring cities. While area coverage is limited, this is the best option for avoiding road traffic especially during rush hours.
 
== Proposed Venues ==
[http://upd.edu.ph/ University of the Philippines]
 
UP, the national university of the country was established in 1908. The UP System has 7 universities in 11 campuses located in different parts of the country and 1 virtual campus (Open University). UP Diliman is the flagship university, seat of administration, and the fourth oldest constituent university of the University of the Philippines System.


Jeepney is the cheapest mode of transportation and most major roads and destinations are covered by multiple jeepney routes. Public buses, operated by private bus companies, are also available on main routes and could be more convenient and roughly the same price as jeepneys.


Metered taxis are probably the most comfortable option - just be wary of large taxi fares during rush hours and drivers being picky on their passengers (they try to avoid destinations in crowded areas).
[http://ateneo.edu Ateneo de Manila University]


Smaller lanes and roads in residential areas are plied with bicycles fitted with side cars, termed padyak or traysikel.
AdMU is a private university run by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)  since 1859. This is where our national hero, Jose Rizal studied. The university has also several campuses nationwide.


Finally, two lines of the metro system (LRT Line 2 and MRT) run through some main points along the city. While their area coverage is limited - this is the best option for avoiding road traffic especially during rush hour (the metro system is bound to get crowded as well though).


== Proposed Venues ==
The organizers have strong ties with the above institutions having either taught, studied or worked with them in past events. Room configuration will greatly depend on expected attendees. WiFi is usually available on campus.
* [http://upd.edu.ph/ University of the Philippines]
* [http://ateneo.edu Ateneo de Manila University]
* [http://www.ncc.gov.ph National Computer Center]
* [http://www.sti.edu/campuses.asp?id=6 STI College Global City]


== Proposed Lodging ==
== Proposed Lodging ==
The UP National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (NISMED) is an extension arm of the University of the Philippines whose goal is to raise the level of science and mathematics education in the Philippines at the basic and teacher education levels.
If UP will be the final venue, the NISMED hostel will be a 3-5-minute walk to the event's venue since they are both inside the campus premises.
Four (4) Type A rooms with air conditioners; private toilet and bath; total capacity of 8 guests.
Four (4) Type A rooms with air conditioners; private toilet and bath; total capacity of 8 guests.
* Single Occupancy = USD 70.00
* Single Occupancy = USD 70.00
* Double Occupancy = USD 100.00
* Double Occupancy = USD 100.00  


Twenty (20) Type B rooms with air conditioners; toilet and bath shared by two rooms; total capacity of 40 guests.


Twenty (20) Type B rooms with air conditioners; toilet and bath shared by two rooms; total capacity of 40 guests.
* Single Occupancy = USD 60.00
* Single Occupancy = USD 60.00
* Double Occupancy = USD 95.00
* Double Occupancy = USD 95.00
Twenty-four (24) Type C rooms with ceiling fans; toilet and bath shared by two rooms; total capacity of 72 guests.
* Single Occupancy = USD 23.00
* Double Occupancy = USD 35.00
* Triple Occupancy = USD 40.00


== Estimated Cost of Flights ==
== Estimated Cost of Flights ==
Estimated one-way fare to Manila from...
Sample [http://singaporeair.com/ Singapore Airlines] roundtrip rates to and from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA):
* Arrival in Manila: May 24, 2012 (Thursday)
* Departure from Manila: May 28, 2012 (Monday)


* Macau = USD 20.33
* Hong Kong = USD 22.59
* Kota Kinabalu = USD 33.90
* Singapore, Guangzhou or Taipei = USD 42.95
* Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Macau or Xiamen = USD 56.52
* Brunei = USD 47.47
* Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur = USD 79.13
* Beijing, Busan, Incheon, Jakarta or Shanghai = USD 90.44
* Osaka = USD 135.68


{|
|align="center" | Airport ||align="center" | Local Rates ||align="center" | USD Rates
|-
| Singapore (SIN) ||align="right" | SGD 304.00 ||align="right" | 44.22
|-
| Brisbane (BNE) ||align="right" | AUD 1,122.00 ||align="right" | 1,212.60
|-
| Guangzhou (CAN) ||align="right" | CNY 3,836.00 ||align="right" | 609.45
|-
| Malaysia (KUL) ||align="right" | MYR 1,561.00 ||align="right" | 518.83
|-
| Hongkong (HKG) ||align="right" | HKD 3,110.00 ||align="right" | 401.08
|-
| Bangalore (BLR) ||align="right" | INR 36,750.00 ||align="right" | 740.79
|-
| Colombo (CMB) ||align="right" | LKR 74,966.00 ||align="right" | 656.05
|-
| Hanoi (HAN) ||align="right" | USD 598.22 ||align="right" | 598.22
|-
| Tokyo (TYO) ||align="right" | JPY 81,520.00 ||align="right" | 1,059.27
|-
| Auckland (AKL) ||align="right" | NZD 1,620.24 ||align="right" | 1,355.04
|-
| Phoenix (PHX) ||align="right" | USD 1,526.12 ||align="right" | 1,526.12
|}


== Pros and Cons ==
== Pros and Cons ==
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* Our team has a lot of experience running/attending [http://bluepoint.com.ph/index.php?category=advocacy events] of similar scale (LCA2011, FUDCon Pune, [http://icannwiki.com/index.php/APNG APNG], [http://sfd.bluepoint.com.ph/ Software Freedom Day], [http://linuxday.org/ Linux Day], [http://bluepoint.com.ph/index.php?entry=20070424230031&show=album Philippine Sahana Initiative], [http://bluepoint.com.ph/index.php?entry=20100920200927&show=album Nooku Code Jam Manila], [http://bluepoint.com.ph/index.php?category=roadtour Bluepoint Road Tour], [http://bluepoint.com.ph/index.php?category=geekcamp GeekCamp]).
* Our team has a lot of experience running/attending [http://bluepoint.com.ph/index.php?category=advocacy events] of similar scale (LCA2011, FUDCon Pune, [http://icannwiki.com/index.php/APNG APNG], [http://sfd.bluepoint.com.ph/ Software Freedom Day], [http://linuxday.org/ Linux Day], [http://bluepoint.com.ph/index.php?entry=20070424230031&show=album Philippine Sahana Initiative], [http://bluepoint.com.ph/index.php?entry=20100920200927&show=album Nooku Code Jam Manila], [http://bluepoint.com.ph/index.php?category=roadtour Bluepoint Road Tour], [http://bluepoint.com.ph/index.php?category=geekcamp GeekCamp]).
* The Philippines does not require visas from most visitors, especially those from Southeast Asian countries.
* The Philippines does not require visas from most visitors, especially those from Southeast Asian countries.
* While we prefer the proposed dates mentioned above, we can adjust as necessary i.e. if holding the event in May is mandatory.
 
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Latest revision as of 18:25, 15 May 2013

Organizing Team

Possible Dates

We're looking at the following dates:

  • 25-27 May 2012
  • 24-26 August 2012

Quezon City

Quezon City (popularly known to Filipinos as QC) is the former national capital and the most populous city in the Philippines. Located in the island of Luzon, it is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila, the National Capital Region.

The main campuses of two noteworthy universities that we're considering, the Ateneo de Manila University and the University of the Philippines (the country's national university) are both located in the city.

Ninoy Aquino International Airport

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport or NAIA, also known as Manila International Airport, is the airport serving the general area of Manila and its surrounding metropolitan area. Located along the border between Pasay and Parañaque, about seven kilometers south of Manila proper, and southwest of Makati, NAIA is the main international gateway for travelers to the Philippines and is the hub for all Philippine airlines.

NAIA is a 30-minute drive from Quezon City.

Local Mass Transit

Jeepney is the cheapest mode of transportation and most major roads and destinations are covered by multiple jeepney routes. The first 4 kilometers costs PHP 8.00 (equivalent to USD 0.19 = SGD 0.25 = CNY 1.19 = MYR 0.56)

Public buses, operated by private bus companies, are also available on main routes and could be more convenient and roughly the same price as jeepneys.

Metered taxis in the metro are probably the most comfortable option. These are air-conditioned cabs that has flag down rates of PHP 25.00 and an additional PHP 2.00 per succeeding 200 meters.

Finally, two lines of the metro system (LRT Line 2 and MRT) run through main points along Quezon City and other neighboring cities. While area coverage is limited, this is the best option for avoiding road traffic especially during rush hours.

Proposed Venues

University of the Philippines

UP, the national university of the country was established in 1908. The UP System has 7 universities in 11 campuses located in different parts of the country and 1 virtual campus (Open University). UP Diliman is the flagship university, seat of administration, and the fourth oldest constituent university of the University of the Philippines System.


Ateneo de Manila University

AdMU is a private university run by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) since 1859. This is where our national hero, Jose Rizal studied. The university has also several campuses nationwide.


The organizers have strong ties with the above institutions having either taught, studied or worked with them in past events. Room configuration will greatly depend on expected attendees. WiFi is usually available on campus.

Proposed Lodging

The UP National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (NISMED) is an extension arm of the University of the Philippines whose goal is to raise the level of science and mathematics education in the Philippines at the basic and teacher education levels.

If UP will be the final venue, the NISMED hostel will be a 3-5-minute walk to the event's venue since they are both inside the campus premises.

Four (4) Type A rooms with air conditioners; private toilet and bath; total capacity of 8 guests.

  • Single Occupancy = USD 70.00
  • Double Occupancy = USD 100.00

Twenty (20) Type B rooms with air conditioners; toilet and bath shared by two rooms; total capacity of 40 guests.

  • Single Occupancy = USD 60.00
  • Double Occupancy = USD 95.00

Estimated Cost of Flights

Sample Singapore Airlines roundtrip rates to and from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA):

  • Arrival in Manila: May 24, 2012 (Thursday)
  • Departure from Manila: May 28, 2012 (Monday)


Airport Local Rates USD Rates
Singapore (SIN) SGD 304.00 44.22
Brisbane (BNE) AUD 1,122.00 1,212.60
Guangzhou (CAN) CNY 3,836.00 609.45
Malaysia (KUL) MYR 1,561.00 518.83
Hongkong (HKG) HKD 3,110.00 401.08
Bangalore (BLR) INR 36,750.00 740.79
Colombo (CMB) LKR 74,966.00 656.05
Hanoi (HAN) USD 598.22 598.22
Tokyo (TYO) JPY 81,520.00 1,059.27
Auckland (AKL) NZD 1,620.24 1,355.04
Phoenix (PHX) USD 1,526.12 1,526.12

Pros and Cons