#124 FUDCon EMEA Announcement needed
Closed: Fixed None Opened 8 years ago by mmoeller.

Hi all. We need a press release/announce for FUDCon EMEA.

Here is some general information which could be taken as 'source'. I would work out the German translation on my own, afterwards:

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It’s time to announce two events that will take place in September in downtown Zurich, Switzerland that among more share the head organizers (Marcus and me).

FrOSCamp 2010 Zurich

FrOSCamp is an annual multilingual two-day event that will take place on 2010-09-17/18 and evolves around an exhibition, talks, workshops and hackfests in the world of free and open source as well as creative contents, also including open standards/systems and digital sustainability.

Currently planning is in its early stages but the most important points have been or are close to be cleared. Various calls are open: volunteers, projects, talks, workshops, sponsors and more are coming up soon, like the call for hackfests. We’re in negotiations with LPI Central Europe to offer cheap exams and we’re preparing a key-signing party. More is to come – stay tuned by subscribing to the various mailing lists and/or joining #FrOSCamp on Freenode.

Note that the event takes place in the German-speaking part of Switzerland but aims at an international audience. Therefore you’ll see different languages on the lists and in the channel.

FUDCon Zurich 2010

FUDCon EMEA is the annual Fedora Users & Developers Conference for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and will take place on 2010-09-17/19 and features talks, hacking and barcamp sessions related to anything in the Fedora ecosystem of end users, contributors, upstream, downstream, etc.

Planning started some months ago but we did not get the official “go” until earlier this week. We therefore have conference and hotel rooms ready but were not yet able to plan what the agenda will look like and stuff like that. Nevertheless pre-registration is open and more details are added to the wiki on a daily basis. We’ll try to get the agenda outline, the call for talks, the call for sponsors and FUDPub information online ASAP. Soon bi-weekly IRC planning meetings will be announced but discussion is already possible on the FUDCon planning list.

Shared Spirit

Both events heavily focus on free and open source software and related topics. We therefore encourage the participants of FrOSCamp and FUDCon to mix up, work together, discuss, exchange and whatever else might help to have a productive time together. Fedora is a major Linux distribution and FrOSCamp will feature many of their upstream projects and also some “competitors”, other Linux distributions and UNIX derivatives – it’s always good to sit together and speak about issues or chances!

Shared Location

Both events take place in the same building on the premises of the ETH Zurich on their Zentrum Campus in downtown Zurich. Zurich can be very well accessed by airplane and train from all over the world. The international airport is approached by most major international airlines and just about 11 minutes away from Zurich main station by train. The main station is a destination of direct trains from many major cities of Europe including Berlin, Paris, Milan and Vienna and it only takes about 14 minutes by tram from the main station to the CHN building, the primary event location.

The shared event location makes it even easier to work together and will allow a single agenda featuring the talks of both events so the audience of both events can fully profit. Of course there’ll be Fedora-dedicated rooms and rooms for all the projects participating at FrOSCamp but there’ll only be one shared keynote room.

Shared Party

On Friday, 2010-09-17 there will be a party after the first event day just next to the primary event location featuring free (as in creative commons) music by live bands and delicious FreeBeer (again as in creative commons). Need to chill a bit after a long event day? Get a beer or two at the party! Need to get lose of some energy because you only sat around all day listening to all those interesting talks? Move to the party’s dancefloor!

FUDPub

On Saturday, 2010-09-18 there will be a party in the evening in the midst of downtown Zurich and everyone participating in FUDCon is very welcome to join us. There’ll be beer and some snacks and a great possibility to just have some fun together before the last day of FUDCon begins. More details are TBA.

We look forward to seeing you in September 2010 in Zurich for our events. Everyone is welcome and both events are free of charge.


Any update on that? Because the announce needs to be pushed.

Greets
Marcus

First pressrelease in english:

Fedora Users Gather together in switzerland

The Fedora Project, a Red Hat sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration project, announced these days that the Fedora Project will host the Fedora Users and Developers Conference (FUDCon) between September 17-19, 2010 at the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland.
FUDCon EMEA is the annual Fedora Users & Developers Conference for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and features talks, hacking and barcamp sessions related to anything in the Fedora ecosystem of end users, contributors, upstream, downstream, etc.

Also at the same place at nearly the same time (September 17-18) the FrOSCamp 2010 Zurich take place.

FrOSCamp is an annual multilingual two-day event that evolves around an exhibition, talks, workshops and hackfests in the world of free and open source as well as creative contents, also including open standards/systems and digital sustainability.

Both events focuses on free and open source software and related topics. We therefore encourage the participants of FrOSCamp and FUDCon to mix up, work together, discuss, exchange and whatever else might help to have a productive time together. Fedora is a major Linux distribution and FrOSCamp will feature many of their upstream projects and also some “competitors”, other Linux distributions and UNIX derivatives - it’s always good to sit together and speak about issues or chances!

The shared event location and also the shared spirit makes it even easier to work together and will allow a single agenda featuring the talks of both events so the audience of both events can fully profit. Of course there’ll be Fedora-dedicated rooms and rooms for all the projects participating at FrOSCamp but there’ll only be one shared keynote room.

One Highlight will be on Friday, 2010-09-17 there will be a party after the first event day just next to the primary event location featuring free (as in creative commons) music by live bands and delicious FreeBeer (again as in creative commons). Need to chill a bit after a long event day? Get a beer or two at the party! Need to get lose of some energy because you only sat around all day listening to all those interesting talks? Move to the party’s dancefloor!

On Saturday, 2010-09-18 there will be a party in the evening in the midst of downtown Zurich and everyone participating in FUDCon is very welcome to join us. There’ll be beer and some snacks and a great possibility to just have some fun together before the last day of FUDCon begins.

More is to come - stay tuned by subscribing to the various mailing lists and/or joining #FrOSCamp on Freenode or ath the Homepage to that Event at the fedoraproject Wiki: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:Zurich_2010 or at the FrOSCamp Homepage at http://wiki.froscamp.org/Welcome [[BR]]

Contact: [[BR]]

Marcus Möller - mmoeller @ fedoraproject.org[[BR]]
Sandro Mathys - red @ fedoraproject.org[[BR]]

presscontact Fedora EMEA:[[BR]]
Henrik Heigl - wonderer@fedoraproject.org[[BR]]

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