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FUDCon APAC 2015 is organized in association with the Maharashtra Institute of Technology College of Engineering (MIT COE), one of the premier engineering colleges in Pune, at their Campus.

About Pune

"Bajirao Peshwa" by Amit20081980 - Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Pune is a vibrant cultural city in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is located about 150 km east-south of Mumbai, the financial capital of India. Pune has a great distinction of being at the forefront in preserving and giving due prominance to the indigenous Maharashtrian culture, theatre, music, education and arts. Pune is known as the Oxford of the East for its rich educational heritage and variety of educational opportunities offered today.

Event Details

Time & Place

Time : 26–28 Jun, 2015

About MIT College of Engineering (MITCOE)

Auditorium at MITCOE. Source:

MITCOE is among the top engineering colleges in India and in Pune. They have state of the art facilities, with a large well-equipped auditorium for the main track along with classrooms for parallel tracks. Most importantly though, the college faculty and students have active open source evangelists. MITCOE hosted a Free and Open Source Software event earlier this year called FOSSsumMIT, which was a great success.

Detailed venue address:Maharashtra Institute of Technology College of Engineering (MIT COE).


Call For Papers

Call for papers is Closed.


List of Speakers

Name Confirmed Arrival date, time & place(Mumbai/Pune) Departure date, time & place(Mumbai/Pune) Cab Pickup from T-Shirt Size (Asian size) Talk slot preference
Aditya Patawari Yes 25 June - late night 29 June - early morning from anywhere in Mumbai (if possible) L
Ajit Mote Yes XL 26 or 27 is fine for me
Atin Mukherjee Yes (Kaushal will replace if necessary) Not Decided(will probably attend it for couple of days) Not Required L 27th
Bhushan Barve
Buland Singh Yes XL 26
Dennis Gilmore Yes June 25 11:05am, Mumbai July 1 1:05pm, Mumbai Airport in Mumbai XXL Any day is fine
Gopal Tiwari Yes L 26
harish pillay Yes tba tba tba XL Any day is fine
Hemant Wadhwani Yes L
Huzaifa Sidhpurwala
Izhar Firdaus Yes 24th 22:45, Mumbai Airport 29th 23:55, Mumbai Airport Mumbai Airport M 27th
Jackson Isaac Yes 27th morning to Pune 28th night Nearest station in Pune to venue L 27th (between 11AM - 4PM will do)
Jan Rusnacko No
Jared Smith Yes 25th 2:55pm, Pune Airport Late on the 28th, Mumbai Airport Pune Airport L (or XL) No preference
Jens Petersen Yes Wed 24th 21:55 (Mumbai) Wed 1st 23:35 (Mumbai) Mumbai Airport XL 27th (or 28th)
Jiri Eischmann Yes June 25 8:35 (Mumbai) July 5 21:35 (Mumbai) Mumbai Airport XXL Doesn't matter
KAZI NIZAMUDDIN Yes June 25th 21:10 (Pune) June 29th 06:05 (Pune) Pune Airport L
Kiran Divekar Yes M 27th or 28th
Kiran Jonnalagadda Yes
Kashish Bhatia
lakshminarayanan Durairajan Yes Pick up & Drop - Pune Airport M 26th or 27 th [Mid-day or start of second half]
Lalatendu Mohanty Yes 25th 11:00 AM 28th June 21:45 PM Pune Airport L 27th
Martin Kosek Yes June 21st, 14:00 June 28th, 22:30 - XXL 26th or 27th
Mayur Patil Yes N.A. as I stay in pune N.A. as I stay in pune -- XL Any day except Friday 26th, if possible
Mohan Prakash Yes 26 June, Pune 27 June, Pune Pune bus terminal, 8:30 am M 26 June
Madhavprasad Pai Yes I stay in Pune I stay in Pune Magarpatta City XL No preference
Nidhi Chaudhary Yes NA NA NA M 27th June (first half)
Nigel Babu Yes 25th June - 08:35 28th evening Drop - Pune Airport XL Preferably one talk per day
Nilamdyuti Goswami Yes NA NA NA M 27th June (first half)
Parag Nemade Yes NA NA NA L Any day (first half)
P J P Yes 25'th Jun 2015 11:00 hrs, Pune 28 Jun 2015 18:00 hrs, Pune Pune airport M 26'th Jun 2015
Praveen Patil Yes
Pravin Satpute Yes
Rajesh Ranjan
Rajesh Sola Yes L 26th or 27th
Ratnadeep Debnath Yes 25 June, 21:30 Hrs 29 June, 4:30 Hrs Pune Airport M
Rejy Cyriac Yes 26 June Evening, Pune 29 June Early Morning, Pune Not Required XXL 27 June
Ryan Lerch Yes QF3951 2305 (11:05PM) 25 Jun 2015 -- Mumbai 0955 (9:55am), 29th Jun 2015 Mumbai Mumbai L
Rutwij Kulkarni Yes I am from Pune itself. NA Not Required L 27th or 28th is fine.
Sachin Ghai Yes L 26th June(First half)
sankarshan m Yes
Sarup Banskota Yes 25 June - 14:45 - I51426 PNQ 14 July - 21:40 - UK992 PNQ M Reasonable gap between my two workshops, they're likely to overshoot + Not conflicting with Suchakra's + Not Friday (for Mayur)
Satyabrata Maitra Yes Local NA NA S 26th June First Half (Only option)
Sayan Chowdhury Yes 25 June, 21:30 Hrs 29 June, 4:30 Hrs Pune Airport M
Sneha Rajguru Yes I am from Pune itself. NA Not Required M 27th or 28th is fine.
Sinny Kumari Yes
Suchakra Sharma Yes 24th June, 23:15 Hrs - Air Canada 6002 (Jet Airways) Self managed Mumbai, Terminal T2
Susant Sahani Yes
Swapnil Nagarkar Yes NA NA NA L 26th Or 27th June
Sadique Puthen Yes L
Tao Zhao YesCannot come Mumbai airport M Doesn't matter
tenzin chokden Yes 25th June 17:00 Hrs - Pune 29th June 15:30 Hrs - Pune Pickup & Drop -Pune Airport M 27th June
Truong Anh Tuan Yes arrive lately on 23rd June & stay in Mumbai 29th June, 7:50AM (early flight) Airport Mumbai L
Vaidik Kapoor Yes Arrive at 23:10 hrs on June 25 in Pune Depart at 17:45 hrs on June 27 from Pune Pickup and Drop - Pune Airport XL 26th or first half of 27th
Vidya Iyengar Yes NA NA NA S 27th June (first half)
Yogesh Babar Yes NA NA NA L 26th Or 27th June
Sirko Kemter Yes 25-Jun-15 11:25pm 30-Jun-15 06:15am Airport Mumbai XL
Danishka Navin Yes 24-Jun-15 21:45 hrs 29-Jun-15 23:35 hrs Airport Mumbai M

List of Sponsored attendees

Name Confirmed Arrival date and time Departure date and time Cab Pickup from T-Shirt Size (Asian size)
Add name here Yes/No 26-Jun-2015 07:00 28-Jun-2015 19:00 Mumbai Terminal 2 XL

Speaker's Room Share Details

Name Sharing with
Suchakra Sharma Aditya Patawari
Mosaab Alzoubi Izhar Firdaus
Prima Yogi Loviniltra Danishka Navin
Pranav Kant P J P
Tuanta Somvannda Kong
Dennis Gilmore Jens Petersen
Ratnadeep Debnath Sarup Banskota
Kazi Nizamuddin Tenzin Chokden
Sayan Chowdhury Krishna Prasad K
S.Kemter ZHAO Tao/Alick
Sinny Kumari Charul Agrawal
Kashish Bhatia Mohan Prakash
Parmeshwar Rejy M Cyriac
Shubhra Rana
Jiri Eischmann Ryan Lerch

Speaker Badges

Getting to Pune

From anywhere else in India

Travelling from elsewhere in India to Pune would cost up to $100 by air, train or road

From outside India

The closest international Airport to Pune is Mumbai, which is about 150 km away which can be covered as a road trip on the expressway by cab/bus or by train at regular intervals round the clock. Direct flights to and from Pune are operated by various airlines to the following destinations:

  • Frankfurt
  • Dubai
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Sharjah

Organizers will arrange for transportation between Mumbai airport and Pune.

Indian Visa application

You can get a Tourist, Business or Conference Visa to attend the FUDCon. An Indian visa is valid from the day it is issued, not from the day you arrive in the country.

The Electronic Travel Authorisation(ETA) facility became operational recently for citizens of over 43 eligible countries[5], including those who are eligible for visa on arrival.

Visa fee depends on the country of origin and nationality of the person applying for the visa. It ranges between 20 - 100 USD.

For further information on this, please check with local embassy office or Indian Visa Application center office or websites for information on applicable fee and payment methods.


Getting around

Auto-rickshaws and call-taxi services are abundant and available. The public bus service is not very good, but we will arrange for transportation for conference speakers and organizers.

Taxi services in Pune:



Hotel Location Approx. Distance from venue Approx. Price Internet
Magnus Service Apartments Kharadi 15km $30 Yes
Hotel Lotus Koregaon Park 10km $36 Yes
Cocoon Hotel Magarpatta City 15km $61 Yes


Misal Pav. Source: Wikipedia

Pune boasts of a wide range of cuisines ranging from international food (like Italian, Chinese, South-east Asian) to various local dishes. Don't miss the famous misal-pav, vada-pav, puranpoli and a variety of other dishes while you are here! Pune caters to food suitable for all palates.

There are various restaurants and eateries near the conference venue as well as accomodation, which are hygenic, tasty and economical.


  • Summers begin March to July. Though not as hot as Northern parts of India, the daytimes are very sunny with dry heat.
  • Early mornings are pleasant and evenings after six, cool and breezy.
  • Temperature: 23*c(min) to 35*c(max) [Approximate values]
  • Rainfall: Expected (Monsoon starts end of June/Start of July)


Volunteers are conducting meetings on every tuesday at Red Hat Pune Office:

FUDCon Planning Meeting

Travel Sponshorshp Minutes


  • Q: What does sponsorship mean?
  • A: It means, Fedora Project will subsidize or reimburse your cost for travel and/or accommodation.
  • Q: Am I eligible?
  • A: Typically, if you are a Fedora contributor who is planning to present a talk or organize a hackfest or a workshop, you will be considered eligible. However if you are unsure or you feel that you have a good justification, go ahead and apply anyway. There is a much better of chance of getting sponsored if you request!
  • Q: Will everyone who applies get sponsorship?
  • A: Probably not. We will do our best to sponsor contributors who are within APAC to attend the event. We can potentially subsidize the costs of some non-APAC participants but our budget is tight. We would love to bring a global community to the FUDCon and welcome everyone to participate but we have to do it within the budget we have been granted
  • Q: How will I know I am getting sponsored?
  • A: We will update your ticket when we make a decision.
  • Q: How will you decide who gets sponsored?
  • A: All the organizers and other Fedora community members who will participate in the meetings get a vote. All discussions will happen transparently on #fudcon-planning and meeting minutes will be posted to the fedora-india mailing list. FUDCon meetings are open for everyone for participate. You are welcome to join us. There are no side way entrances. This is the same process for everyone in fedora. Please see sponsoring event attendees wiki page for more information.
  • Q: When is the deadline?
  • April 30th, 2015. We will keep it open for a while more if we can but don’t wait to apply. You have a much higher chance of being sponsored if you apply early while funds are available.

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