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Bitcamp Spring 2017


Friday, April 7th to Sunday, April 9th, 2017


University of Maryland

11 Regents Dr, College Park, MD 20740 Shipping Address: Bitcamp Attn: Fedora 387 Technology Drive, Suite 1100 College Park, MD 20740 Google Maps: University of MD

Train, Air, or Car to Washington DC

Last day to ship things for event: April 2nd, 2017

Event Description

Bitcamp is a hackathon, where students from all over the country flock to the University of Maryland, college Park for a weekend of coding. They create things, solve practical problems, compete for prizes, and interact with sponsors.

Google's definition of a hackathon: an event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming.

Event Owners

Corey Sheldon

Fedora Representatives

Corey Sheldon (linuxmodder) - local Mid-Atlantic ambassador

Mike Depaulo (mikedepp3) - NorthEastern Ambassador

Event Checklist

Event Schedule

Friday April 7th: Arrive and setup Booth

approx: 1930-2000 hackathon, keynote and start of the hacking

Saturday April 8th: All day Hacking

Sunday April 9th: Approx 1400 hacking ends, and break down starts.


We need an event box -- secured and shipped EC box from jbwillia ($76.62)

Swag to give out: pens, stickers, media? F25 media if possible (~ 50-75 DVDs) -- confirmed 100 DVDs in box for event, Updated Lives on hand for USB duplication/demos

Mentoring at Bitcamp (if you can code, please sign up)

  • Corey Sheldon - python, security, general/advanced Fedora configurations (including university/entreprise deployments)
  • Mike Depaulo - X2Go, general packaging, general/advanced Fedora configutions.

Important Deadlines

Create ticket * done *

Approve funding ~ $2000 * Done 3.2.17 FamNa Mtg.

Shipping Event box/Swag * Done, shipped EC Box from Jbwillia on 4/3/17 ($76.62)

Reports due by 4/23/17 (both ambassadors will be reporting to ML on event and reports on our respective blogs)

Event Budget

Item Comments Budget Actual
Sponsorship ** Starter Sponsorship (3'x6' booth) $1000.00 $999.99
Shipping $100 $76.62
Swag, $0.00 $0.00
Travel Corey Sheldon (linuxmodder) $50.00 (local bus fare)
Travel Mike Depaulo (mikedep333) $25.00 (gas)
Approved Budget $2000 Total $1,075.60
    • Update 20170403: Shipping confirmed for EC Box

Event Report

Reports due by 4/23/17 (both ambassadors will be reporting to ML on event and reports on our respective blogs)

linuxmodder's review will be on