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Event Information

While The SFD event wiki page is mainly in Vietnamese, all Fedora related activities would be listed separately here and linked to that main page.


Software Freedom Day is one of the biggest international annual events for promoting Free and Open Source Software, organized in hundreds of cities across the globe. This year, SFD would be also organized by Vietnam Free and Open Source Software Association in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and some other cities. During this day, a lot of activities would be held for thousands of attendees.

A small team of Fedora Ambassadors are invited to the event in Hanoi and organize some Fedora related activities there. This is also a good chance for active Fedora Ambassadors in APAC meet together once more to discuss critical issues like budget planning, mentoring, etc. face to face.


Local Transportation

  • From Noi Bai International airport to Hanoi Legacy Hotel:
    • Take an airport taxi directly to the hotel: ~350,000 VND (~17 USD)
    • Take an airport shuttle bus to the city center: 40,000 VND (~2 USD). The last stop is at Quang Trung street; then you can go for a walk (~1.5km) using this map: or take a meter taxi (about 25,000 VND)
    • Airport taxi from the hotel to the airport is about 220,000 VND (~10 USD)
  • From the hotel to event venue(s): I will pick you up by taxi :)
  • More information:
    • This hotel is in the city center so you can visit Hoan Kiem lake or other main attractions on foot
    • Taxi fare is about 12,000-15,000 VND/km
    • You can also rent a bike or motorbike to discover Hanoi

Responsible Ambassadors

Fedora Ambassador Polo T-Shirt

Please add your T-Shirt size as soon as possible, since we need to produce it immediately.!
Attendee T-Shirt Size
Truong Anh Tuan Size L
Nguyen Nang Thang ??
Nguyễn Hà Dương ??
Kushal Das ??
Sarup Banskota Size M
Alick Zhao Size L
Somvannda Kong Size XXL

Attendee Accommodation

Please list your name along with information on who you intend to share your room with.
Name Room Partner Arrival Departure
Alick Zhao Sarup Banskota Sep 18 19:00 Sep 21 19:00
Sarup Banskota Alick Zhao Sep 18; 11:40 (SQ 176) Sep 21; 12:35 (SQ 175)

Visa Information

Event Schedule

September 19, 2014: Fedora Meetup

September 20, 2014: Software Freedom Day event

Important Deadlines

Date Deadline
Aug 24 All ideas and comments shared
Aug 24 All attendees registered, especially ones who need subsidy
Aug 31 Fedora program registered with SFD event owner (keynotes, talks, activities, booth, dedicated room, etc.)
Aug 31 All flights booked, hotel booked

Event Budget

Stuff Estimated Actual Notes Funding request
Hotel $250 About $30 per double room per night Funding request #142
Foods and Drinks $250 two group dinners and a lunch during meetup Funding request #142
Travel subsidy $2,500 for about 6-7 persons from other countries/cities
Event Funding $500 SFD is a community event Funding request #140
TOTAL $3,500

Social Events

Vietnam Water Puppet

Exploring Hanoi Old Quarter

  • Location: Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Date/time: 20:00, September 19th
  • Go for a walk around/inside Hanoi Old Quarter and have joined dinner at Ta Hien street


IRC Meeting Logs

Spreading the word

  • Public announcement on relevant Fedora Mailing Lists
  • Register with Global SFD Community

SFD Session Ideas

  • Share success stories from each country by Ambassadors - This is permitted to Fedora Ambassadors only.
  • Introduction to FOSS - what it is, why involve, how
  • FOSS techniques workshop - all the non-programmatic elements of contributing to FOSS: communication, version control etc
  • Install Fest - Help people install Fedora or other distros of their choice [it's Freedom ;) ]
  • Contributing to FOSS when you're not a programmer
  • Contributing to FOSS when you're a beginner programmer
  • Swag distribution booth
  • Ticket for discussing ideas: #139
  • Introduction to software defined radio powered by FOSS and open hardware (by alick)

Fedora Meetup Ideas

  • Discuss about regional related issues:
    • Budget planning
    • Future events/activities
    • Support needs
    • Dealing with Ambassadors.

Room Arrangements

  • Keynotes and talks (in SFD common rooms)
  • A dedicated booth for distributing medias, swags and introducing to participants more information about Fedora and FOSS
  • A dedicated room for hackfest, installfest, workshops, talks(?)


Event Reports

Event Report
Please use this section to document and report about the event. Nice things to see in this section are blog posts about the event, pictures from the event, and anything else that might be valuable to showing the success of our participation in the event. If there were any "lessons learned" or problems that others might benefit from seeing please do include those here too. Some general information about report expectations can be found on the Event Reports page.

Links to presentations/other resources