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Milan, Italy

Milan, the capital of Lombardy, has a population of 1.3 million people. It is the biggest industrial city of Italy with many different industrial sectors. It is a magnetic point for designers, artists, photographers and models. Milan has an ancient city centre with high and interesting buildings and palazzos, which is why so many people from all over the world want to see the city of glamour.

Milan is recognized as a world fashion and design capital, with a major global influence in commerce, industry, music, sport, literature, art and media, making it one of GaWC's major Alpha world cities

Further useful information :


Università degli Studi di Milano Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences (Informatics and Communication Building)

   Dipartimento di Informatica e Comunicazione (DICO)
   Università degli Studi di Milano
   Via Comelico, 39-41
   20135 Milano


FUDCon places map

Movements with public transports

  • From Hotel (UNA Mediterraneo) to the Venue (Università degli Studi di Milano):
    • Just walk, it's 10 minutes ;-)
  • From Hotel (UNA Mediterraneo) to FUDPub (Saturday Night, TroppaPizza):
    • Path A (1 stop, trains every 30 minutes)
      • Take the subway (FS - "Blu") from Porta Romana to Romolo
    • Path B (11 stops, trains every 3 minutes)
      • Take the subway (line number 3 - "Yellow") from Porta Romana to Duomo
      • Take the subway (line number 1 - "Red") from Duomo to Cadorna
      • Take the subway (line number 2 - "Green") from Cadorna to Romolo
      • 7 minutes walk (on the "Navilgio" river) and you are there
  • From Hotel (UNA Mediterraneo) to Happy Hours pub (Friday Night, Yguana Cafe):
    • Take the subway (line number 3 - "Yellow") from Porta Romana to Duomo
    • Walk in "Via Torino" until you get there (10 minutes)


September 30 through October 2, 2011


Please add your name to the list if you will attend. Also, please indicate the following:
  • Put an X in the $$$ column if you need funding to attend, and visit the FUDCon ticket tracker to make a funding request. Funding requests without a ticket will not be considered. We have a limited budget and will work hard to fund as many people as possible. We'll use these answers to help figure out budgeting for the event. We are making arrangements for attendees from other geographic regions to encourage specific initiatives such as future FUDCon events, but preference may otherwise be given to people in EMEA.
  • Put a V in the Veg column if you would like vegetarian fare for any meals that we provide during the event. If you prefer vegan fare, please mark that column VV. We will do our best to make sure everyone is accommodated!
  • Put your T-shirt size in the Size column, so we can have an idea about what sizes to have available. (Use a W to note a women's size if needed.)
  • Roomsharing:
    1. If you want or need to share a room, mark yes in the "Roomshare?" column.
    2. Once you have a roommate, both of you should mark your roommate's name in the block as well.
    3. If you need a roommate, look for someone with just a yes in the column, and contact them via email. If you encounter any problems, let the organizers know.
Use the Comments section for anything else you think organizers need to know, or to offer or ask for space or rides.
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# Name $$$ Veg Size Roomshare? Hotel Booked Country Comments (extra line for badge)
1 Jared Smith No L Yes, Robert Scheck No USA Badge: jsmith
2 Dennis Gilmore No XXL Yes, Tom Callaway No Australia Badge: dgilmore
3 Gerold Kassube X No XXXL Yes, Fabian No Germany Badge: geroldka
4 Robert Scheck X No XXL Yes, Jared Smith Yes Germany Badge: rsc
5 Rahul Sundaram X No XL Yes No India Badge: mether
6 Kamil Páral No M Yes, Josef Skládanka No Czech Republic Badge: kparal
7 Josef Skládanka No L Yes, Kamil Páral No Czech Republic Badge: jskladan
8 Caius Chance X No TBD Yes No Loc: Australia Nat: British Badge: kaio
9 Jaroslav Reznik No XXL Yes No Czech Republic Badge: jreznik
10 Fabian Affolter X No XL Yes, Gerold No Switzerland Badge: fab
11 Christoph Wickert X Yes L Yes, Bert Desmet No Germany Badge: cwickert
12 Zoltan Hoppar X No XXL Yes, Gergely Rakosi No Hungary Badge: zoltanh721
13 Gergely Rakosi X No XXXL Yes, Zoltan Hoppar No Hungary Badge: rgeri77
14 Gent Thaçi X No XXL Yes, Truong Anh Tuan No Kosovo Badge: gent
15 Truong Anh Tuan X No L Yes, Gent Thaçi No Vietnam Badge: tuanta
16 Vittorio Memmo No XL No No Italy Badge: vmemmo
17 Bertrand Juglas No XL No Yes France Badge: bertux
18 Guillermo Gómez X No L Yes, Jeroen van Meeuwen No Venezuela Badge: gomix
19 Peter Robinson No L No No UK / Australia Badge: pbrobinson
20 Abdel Martínez X No S Yes, Gianluca Sforna No Panama Badge: potty
21 Constantin Drabo X No XL Yes, Pavel Zhukov No Burkina Faso Badge: pandaconstantin
22 Michal Toman No L Yes No Czech Republic Badge: mtoman
23 Peter Vrabec No L Yes No Czech Republic Badge: pvrabec
24 Ondřej Vašík No XXL Yes No Czech Republic Badge: ovasik
25 Alexander Kurtakov No XXL No No Bulgaria Badge: akurtakov
26 Marek Goldmann No M No Yes Poland Badge: mgoldmann / JBoss / BoxGrinder
27 Jeroen van Meeuwen Hell No XL Yes, Lydia Bossers (#125) Yes The Netherlands -> United Kingdom Badge: Ask Lydia about science!
28 Kévin Raymond No L why no? Yes France Badge: shaiton
29 Pierre-Yves Chibon X No L No No France Badge: pingou
30 Federico Simoncelli X No M Yes, Antonino Gennaro No Italy Badge: fsimonce
31 Marcus Moeller No M No No Switzerland Badge: mmoeller
32 Marcela Mašláňová No S Yes No Czech Republic Badge: mmaslano
33 Francesco Crippa No XL Yes No Italy
34 Michelle O'Riordan Yes S Yes No Ireland B
35 Adam Banoczki No M No Hungary Badge: tiarise
36 John McDonough What?? XXL Yes, w/Deirdre Blackhurst Yes U.S. Badge: jjmcd
37 Deirdre Blackhurst No S Yes, with John McDonough Yes U.S. Badge: Deirdre
38 Stefano Frontori No M No No Italy Badge: sfrontori
39 Robyn Bergeron No S No No United States Badge: Ask me about PromotionalKittenBaskets
40 Tom Callaway Yes XXL Yes, Dennis Gilmore No USA Badge: spot
41 Radek Vokal No L Yes No Czech Republic Badge: rvokal
42 Gabriele Turchi No L No NA Italy
43 Mauro L. R. Pesce No XXXL No No Italy Badge: heikebruhns
44 Marco Olivo No XL No No Italy Badge: MacGyver
45 Vinzenz Vietzke No XL Yes, with Katrin Eberhardt Yes Germany Badge: vinz
46 Katrin Eberhardt No S Yes, with Vinzenz Vietzke Yes Germany Badge: Kaddi
47 Adrian Joian X No L Yes No Romania Badge : Ajoian
48 Nicu Buculei Hell No XL Yes No Romania Badge : "nicubunu, perv photographer"
49 Veaceslav Mindru No XXL No No Czech Republic/R. Moldova Badge : "efiop"
50 Vadim Grinco No XL Yes Yes Czech Republic Badge: No, I will not fix your computer!
51 Marco Mornati No L Yes, Fabrizio Lapiello No France Badge: mmornati
52 Jaromír Hradílek No M No No Czech Republic Badge: jhradilek
53 Florian Nadge No XXL No No Czech Republic Badge: fnadge
54 Petr Kovar No M No No Czech Republic Badge: pkovar
55 Andreas Thienemann No XXL Yes Yes DE/NL Badge: Hello, my name is ixs ;-)
56 Gianluca Varisco No XXL NO No IT Badge: gvarisco
57 Sandro Mathys No S No Yes CH Badge: red
58 Lucia Losi No L No No Italy Badge: llosi
59 Alessandro Colombo No M No No Italy Badge: acolombo
60 Karsten Wade No XL Yes, with Debora Wade Yes US Badge: quaid
61 Malakai Wade No M womens No No US Badge: malwade
62 Saskia Wade No S womens No No US Badge: saskia
63 Alexjan Carraturo No XXL NO No IT Badge: axjslack
64 Marina Latini No S womens NO No IT Badge: deneb
65 Giuseppe Moscato No M No No Italy Badge: peppeska
66 Michele Bursi X No M Yes No Italy Badge: tuxwet
67 Marco Emanuel Palazzotti No XL No No Italy Badge: MEP
68 Davide Panelli No M Italy
69 Giorgio Brioni No M No No Italy Badge: gbrioni
70 Beatrice Rizzo Manganaro No Italy
71 Paolo Mezzano No Italy
72 Ajit Pal No M India
73 Paolo Mezzano No Italy
74 Ettore Bernuzzi No XL Italy
75 Antonino Gennaro X No Yes, Federico Simoncelli Italy
76 Eros Colangelo No L No No Italy Badge: ecolangelo
77 Fabrizio Lapiello X No Yes, Marco Mornati Italy
77 Emmanuel Seyman No XL Yes, Natacha Porté Yes France Badge: eseyman
78 Lorenzo Dallavalle No M No No Italy Badge: dallavalo
79 Carlo Pesatori No XXL No No Italy Badge: peza
80 Andrea Novati No XXL No No Italy Badge: anovati
81 Manuele Suzzani No L No No Italy Badge: msuzzani
82 Pasquale Campitiello No M No No Italy Badge: pas.campitiello
83 Alessandro Lorenzi No XXXL NO No IT Badge: alorenzi
84 Roberto Cipollini No M NO No IT Badge: robcip
85 Pavel Zhukov X No L Yes, Constantin Drabo No Russia Badge: landgraf
86 Gianluca Sforna X No M Yes, Abdel Martínez No Italy Badge: giallu
87 Christos Bacharakis X No L Yes, probably with Pierros Papadeas No Greece Badge: cmpahar
88 Marco Colombo No M No No Italy Badge: TheMule
89 Jindrich Novy No L Yes No Czech Rep. Badge: Italian Spiderman
90 Riccardo Vianello No L No No Italy Badge: ric
91 Massimiliano Pippi Yes XL No No Italy Badge: masci
92 Pierros Papadeas No XL Yes, with Christos Bacharakis No Greece Badge: ppapadeas (liknus)
93 Dan Horák No L Yes No Czech Republic Badge: sharkcz
94 Karsten Hopp No L No Yes Germany Badge: Kick_
95 Will Woods Yes S No No USA Badge:
96 Dominic Hopf No L Yes, TBD No Germany Badge: dmaphy
97 Bert Desmet No L Yes, Christoph Wickert No Belgium Badge: biertie
98 Michal Fojtik No XL Yes, TBD No Czech Republic Badge: mfojtik
99 Francesco Vollero No L No No Czech Republic Badge: fvollero
100 Michal Ingeli V/VV L No, couch surf? No Slovakia Badge: ksyz, the drunk photographer
101 Arrigo Avi No XL No No Italy Badge: arrigo.avi
102 Dmitry Mukha X No L Yes No Belarus Badge: Bioinformatics junky
103 Marco Sillitti No L NO No IT Badge: canc3r
104 Anna Faraone No M NO No Italy Badge: afaraone
105 Giosuè Cremonesi No M NO No Italy Badge: giohc
106 Debora Wade No L womens Yes, Karsten Wade Yes US Badge: debora
107 Peter Bistrický X Veg M No - CS/etc No Slovakia Badge: arius
108 Marco Tizzoni No M Yes No IT Badge: elibus
109 Andrea Trentini No XXL NO No IT Badge: atrent
110 Stefano Manni No L NO No IT Badge:
111 Matteo Castellini No M NO No IT Badge: mcastellini
112 Stefano Buzzetti No XXL NO No IT Badge:
113 Paolo Mezzano No NO No IT Badge:
114 Alberto Noseda No L NO No CH Badge:
115 Vincenzo Virgilio No NO No IT Badge:
116 Lorenzo Villani No XL NO No IT Badge:
117 Marco Scavuzzo No L NO No IT Badge:
118 Paolo Ferretti No L NO No IT Badge:
119 Jayme Ayres No XL NO No IT Badge:
120 Nur Fadel No M NO No IT Badge:
121 Antonio Riccardo Luca Sacchi Ricciardi No XXL NO No IT Badge:
122 Luciano Ciaravolo No L NO No IT Badge:
123 Pietro Mussida No M NO No IT Badge: gennaro o'cinese
124 Fedrica Dusi No M NO No IT Badge: fdusi
124 Stefano Radaelli No XL NO No IT Badge:
125 Lydia Bossers No S Yes, Jeroen van Meeuwen Yes NL -> UK Badge: kanarip's girlfriend (ask me about science)
126 Luca Botti No L NO No IT Badge: lucabotti
127 Alessandro Giannini No M NO No IT Badge:
128 Giada Battistotti No S no No Italy Badge: lebatist
129 Samuele Storari No M no No Italy Badge: sstorari
130 Sergio Ben No L no No Italy Badge: ben
131 Stanislav Ochotnicky No M Yes, Marcela Maslanova No Czech Republic Badge: sochotni
132 Domenico Briganti No XL No No Italy Badge: dometec
133 Gianni Bassini No L No No Italy Badge: jean1971
134 Natacha Porté No WL Yes, Emmanuel Seyman Yes France Badge: faelys
135 Raffaele Cigni No M Italy Badge: rcigni36
136 Gerardo Mancini No XXL Italy Badge: cokke
137 Vít Ondruch No M Yes, TBD No Czech Republic Badge: vondruch
138 Reffaello Resemini No M No No Italy Badge: rresemini
139 Leonardo Pallini No M No No Italy Badge: lpallini
140 Simona Faraone No S No No Italy Badge: La Ssimo
141 Jiri Eischmann No XL No Yes Czech Republic Badge: sesivany
142 Marco Battaglia No No No Italy Badge:
143 Paolo Callerio Yes L No No Italy Badge:
144 Carla Silvestri Yes S No No Italy Badge:
145 Daniele D'Agostino No S No No Italy Badge:
146 Roberto Quaranta No M No No Italy Badge:
147 Marcello Armand Pilon No L No No Italy Badge:
148 Roberto Crescenti No L No No Italy Badge:
149 Paolo Balzarotti No XL No No Italy Badge:
150 Simone Pucci No No No Italy Badge:
151 Lars Delhage No L No think so Sweden Badge: delhage
152 Mads Kiilerich V L - - Denmark Badge: kiilerix
153 Sergio Agnes No XL No No Italy Badge:
154 Emanuel Rietveld V M Yes No Netherlands Something came up :'(
155 Francesco Giannoccaro No M No No Italy Badge:
156 Davide Rossi No L No No Italy Badge:
157 Michal Fojtik No XL No No USA Badge:
158 Davide Benini No L No No Italy Badge: dbenini
159 Davide Bolcioni No XXL No No Italy Badge: dbolcioni
160 Andrea Pisoni No L NO No IT Badge: aPiso
161 Mauro Mura No M No No Italy
162 Livio Crestini No XL No No Italy
163 Francesco Grotta No L No No Italy
164 Alberto Drago No L No No Italy
165 Gianni Bassini No L No No Italy
166 Alessandro Franceschi No XL No No Italy
167 Jaquelin Jara No M (W) No No Italy
168 Manolo Vizzini No L No No Italy mvizzini
169 Simone Visconti No XL No No Italy
170 Samuele Farfarini No L No No Italy
171 Anasse El Omari No S No No Italy
172 Francesco Frassinelli No L No No Italy Badge: frafra
173 Antonio Barba No L No No Italy Badge: TheKaneB
174 Marco Seguri No M No No Italy Badge: vault
175 Stefano Pogliani No M No No Italy
176 Gaetano La Rosa No M No No Italy
177 Andrea Modesto Rossi No M No No Italy Badge: amrossi
178 Mattia Gandolfi No M No No Italy
179 Maria Haddad No M,W No No Italy Badge: polina_seu
180 Nicola Poli No L No No Italy
181 Salvatore Bognanni Yes M No No IT
# Name $$$ Veg Size Roomshare? Hotel booked Country Comments (extra line for badge)

Airports and their distance from lodging and venue

If you arrive to Milan by airplane, you are going to land at one of the following airports:

There are several services (public and private) that connect the Milan city center.

Few examples with updated prices:

  • From Orio Al Serio Airport to Milan Centrale Station: Shuttle Bus (1h, Single: 8.90 EUR, Return: 16 EUR)
  • From Malpensa Airport to Milan Centrale: Express Train (30', Single: 12 EUR)
  • From Malpensa Airport to Milan Centrale: Shuttle Bus (45': Single: 7.50 EUR, Return: 12 EUR)
  • From Linate Airport to Milan Centrale: Shuttel Bus (20', Single: 4 EUR)

Estimated costs of flights major airports that attendees will travel from

Paris London Amsterdam Frankfurt Berlin Brussels Madrid Prague New York Boston Chicago Los Angeles
Linate 59.98€ 49.08€ 137.99€ 209.88€ 135.41€ 136.99€ 166.63€ 136.19€ 583.92€ 478€ 580€ 799€
Malpensa 36.98€ 44.21€ 57.98€ 164.97€ 47.98€ 28.48€ 25.98€ 84.06€ 585.03€ 650€ 671€ 860€
Orio al Serio 51.98€ 80.00€ 39.98€ 49.98€ 61.98€ 28.98€

Lodging / Hotel

The preferred hotel for the FUDCon Conference is the UNA Hotel Mediterraneo. The majority of the conference attendees will be staying in this hotel.

The following two hotels are also somewhat close to the venue.

  • Hotel Perugino
    • 3 Stars
    • Free WiFi Connectivity
    • ~40 EUR per room a day
    • 500m from the venue (5 minutes walking)
  • Best Western Hotel Major Milano
    • 4 Stars
    • Free WiFi Connectivity
    • ~100 EUR per room a day
    • 1km from the venue (15 minutes walking)


ATM (Azienda Trasporti Milanesi) manages the public transport service of the city of Milan and of 85 towns in the province. It provides underground train, urban tramway, inter-urban tramway, urban bus and trolley bus, interurban bus and airport transfer services.

Metro services operate between 06:00-24:00 and cover three lines. After midnight, a night-time bus service substitutes for lines 1 and 3 of the underground.

There are numerous tram routes that cover Milan. Generally trams run from 06:00-24:00. However, routes 4, 5, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 24, 29, 30, 33 continue until about 02:00 on weekdays.

Packing List

  • Laptop with 802.11b/g wireless
    • Extension cord (and European power adapter, if from outside Europe)
    • 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 venue)
  • Your presentation slides or anything needed for the hackfest
  • Casual clothes for the event
    • Average highs near 19C, average lows near 6C
    • Optional: umbrella, there is occasional precipitation
  • International visitors:
    • Passport/visa and any other official documentation needed
    • Converters for power (reference link)

If staying at the hotel:

  • Optional: swimsuit, gym clothes.[1]

General schedule

There will be an opening social event on Friday evening. See the "Social Events" section below for more details.

The barcamp session will start at 9:00 on Saturday morning at the venue. Please arrive on time so that we can do the barcamp voting as quickly as possible. Barcamp sessions will run until 18:00, and then the FUDPub event will happen Saturday night. (Again, see the "Social Events" section below for more details.) Hackfest sessions (and perhaps more barcamp sessions) will happen on Sunday from 9:30 until 15:30.

Final schedule


Time Alpha Beta Room 4 (Gamma) Room 5 (Delta) Room 6 (Epsilon)
11:00 RPM future / alternative packaging Drawing (Inkscape workshop) DeltaCloud API Func RPMdev LATAM
12:00 How Fedora is made RedHat Brno and community Aeolus Project coreutils NetBeans capabilities (IDE + platform)
14:00 AutoQA (slides) Publican Yell at Robyn about the schedule + Fedora legal Kernel optimization Nagios X terminal Live CD F8-F14
15:00 You could be the next Fedora Project Leader Bugs in Fedora Cloud smorgasbord Retrace server Miles and points
16:00 Secondary architectures Static and dynamic analysis in C/C++ Matahari & a few KDE bits ZeroMQ Ruby
17:00 Opensourcing VDSM Safe haven (Backup system) New spins process Boxgrinder BKChem
How to survive in Italy

Proposed Talks/Sessions/...

Proposed hackfest sessions

Session Name Description Audience Level Owner
Secondary Architectures Meeting discussion about processes/tools/..., exchange knowledge [1] secondary arch maintainers Dan Horák
Ruby SIG meeting discuss future of Ruby packaging (Ruby) package maintainers Vít Ondruch
Fedora Docs Hack Fest Fedora Docs meeting Fedora docs contributors Florian Nadge
Tools tips & tricks Show off your scripts, aliases and workflows with fedpkg/git/etc. All package maintainers Stanislav Ochotnicky
Java SIG meeting Java packaging, JBoss in Fedora, tools, macros etc Java package maintainers Stanislav Ochotnicky
Zarafa Hackfest Discussions around Zarafa, SELinux policy development Zarafa interested users and contributors Robert Scheck

Proposed talks

Session Name Description Audience Level Owner
Secondary Architectures Presentation presenting Fedora on ARM and others [2] power users Dan Horák
Bug hunting & Static analysis common error patterns in C/C++, few wordsabout defensive programming, static & dynamic analysis developers/maintainers Ondrej Vasik
Reporting bugs - why & how? How to report bugs and increase chances of getting fixes users Ondrej Vasik
Coreutils Project overview, Fedora specific things, (-/un)common use of (un/-)common CLI utilities (power/CLI) users Ondrej Vasik
AutoQA Project overview & future plans of the automated testing framework in Fedora developers, maintainers Kamil Páral
AutoQA/ResultsDB Current status of the ResultsDB project (storage of AutoQA test results) with live demo. developers, maintainers Josef Skladanka
SCAP Verifying compliance with security policy and configuration settings with SCAP. admins, users Peter Vrabec
RPM and specfiles How to write specfile, filter provides, best practices developers Marcela Mašláňová and Jindra Nový
Retrace Server Project overview, why to use, current status in Fedora users Michal Toman
Java + Fedora. Powerful combination for software industry in companies How Java on Fedora is powerful tool for information system success in companies users + developers Constantin
DocBook and Publican A quick overview of DocBook and why Publican makes it so much easier. Including Publican demos. Beginner Jaromír Hradílek John McDonough
Red Hat opens its node virtualization management agent VDSM project overview and how to contribute. admins, developers Federico Simoncelli
BoxGrinder Introduction to BoxGrinder - a tool for building appliances for various virtual and Cloud environments. Everyone Marek Goldmann
Deltacloud How to build open clouds with Deltacloud Everyone Michal Fojtik
Aeolus Aeolus is software for running virtual machines both internally on your own equipment, and in Clouds from several leading vendors (after Deltacloud talk pls ;-) Everyone Francesco Vollero
An XTerminal - F8 to F14 Retrospective on taking an X-Terminal Live CD project through Fedora releases Everyone Davide Bolcioni

Social events

  • Friday Night (September 30th): Yguana Cafe, "Apertivio" starting from 7pm
  • Saturday Night (October 1st): FUDCon PUB and FUDCon Pizza (Troppa Pizza) starting from 9.30 pm


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 Friday at 15:00 UTC (11:00am US-Eastern time) in #fudcon-planning[?].
  • IRC meeting agenda is set from the FUDCon planning Trac, using all tickets with the emea-meeting keyword set. To add something to the agenda, file a new ticket (if required) and add the emea-meeting keyword. Here is the current agenda.

  1. This doesn't mean clothing is optional if you swim or exercise!