As many of you know, FUDCon is the abbreviation for Fedora Users and Developers Conference, an event we typically hold 4 times per year in various regions of the world. These events are proposed and arranged largely by Fedora contributors, and are designed to be events where contributors and those new to Fedora can learn, share, hack, and participate in various aspects of the Fedora Project.
It is with great pleasure that I am formally announcing two upcoming FUDCons:FUDCon for the EMEA region in 2012
will be held in Paris, France, October 13-15, 2012. This particular event will be held over those days in two locations; the first day, Saturday the 13th, will be held at the Eurosites Georges V facility, in conjunction with the Open World Forum (OWF)
, and on the 14th and 15th at Universcience. I'd like to thank Kevin Raymond and the rest of the FUDCon Paris team for putting together this bid, and for working with OWF to procure space during that event for the first day of FUDCon; I think that this will be an interesting opportunity to showcase Fedora to a captive audience that is passionate about open source. I would also like to thank the other teams who submitted bids for the EMEA region.The next FUDCon for North America
will be held in Lawrence, Kansas, on the 18th through 20th of January, 2013, at the University of Kansas. While you can peruse the bidding page
for details, I'd like to note that Lawrence is home to many awesome things: It is the birth place of the Django Project, was pinpointed as the "center of the earth" in Google Earth, was the home of William Burroughs, is the location of the awesomely-named Free State Brewing Company, has been named a top-ten college town, and most importantly, is the collegiate location of our resident Wiki Czar and Doer of Stuff, Ian Weller, who, as you may have guessed, was also the author of this FUDCon bid. A big thank-you! to Ian for volunteering to put this together.
FUDCon planning continues, in grand tradition, to be open to everyone for participation; if you are interested in contributing to the discussion or lending a helping hand, I encourage you to subscribe to the FUDCon planning mailing list
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