In order to suggest a city for Flock 2018, please answer the following questions:
What city are your proposing?
Answer: Wrocław, Poland
What dates are your proposing? We encourage you to consider dates
at the begining of August.
Answer: July 31–August 3. The earlier the better, The end of August sometimes means the end of the summer weather. We can also consider earlier dates like July 24–July 27.
Please provide the FAS ID for two people willing to be local contacts
and organizers for the conference.
Answer: Rafał–Rluzynski, Filip–Fklx. More people are expected as well.
Please price Flights (and trains/buses if appropriate) from the
following airports/cities. You should provide three prices, the first
is for a trip from July 30, 2018 - August 4, 2018. The second is
from August 6 - August 11, 2018. The third is for your proposed dates,
if they differ.
Answer: July 30, 2018 - August 4, 2018 (prices were count for depart on Monday 30th July, return 6th August):
August 6 - August 11, 2018 (prices were count for depart on Monday 6th of August, return 13th August):
Also note that you may prefer to arrive to another airport: Katowice (210 km/130 mi), Krakow (260 km/165 mi), Prague (310 km/195 mi), Warsaw (360 km/230 mi), Berlin (360 km/230 mi). Good bus and train connections are usually available plus direct flights to/from Warsaw. Sample bus ticket prices:
All prices for two-way tickets, by PolskiBus.com.
How much is the cost to get from the airport, train station, and
bus station to the city center and to your suggested venue? What is
Please identify at least one venue (and ideally two or more) that
has meeting facilities available as shown below. Please provide a
link to the floor plan of the facility. You do not need to contact
the facility for pricing at this time.
Answer: We have 2 preferred venues and more additional if those two are not the best choice:
Other venues which are good but too expensive:
Other venues which are too far from the city centre:
Other venues which we have considered but they are not hotels:
Price a double occupancy (2 beds) room at your suggested hotels.
These hotels should be near your suggested venue if your venue is
not a hotel. Please price the room for the three sets of dates:
July 30, 2018 - August 4, 2018, from August 6 - August 11, 2018,
and your proposed dates.
Answer: All prices are above.
Please determine if a business or tourist visa is required for
Why should Flock be held in this city? Why is this good for Fedora?
Why is this good for the attendees? What cultural atractions and
evening activities are available? Is a city tour possible?
Answer: Wrocław having 638,000 inhabitants is the fourth-largest city in Poland and also the largest one in its western part. It is a capital of Lower Silesian Voivodeship and a historical capital of Silesia. At various time it belonged to Poland, Duchy of Silesia, Bohemian (Czech) Kingdom, Habsburg (Austrian) Empire, Prussia/Germany. Since 1945 again it belongs to Poland. Its dramatic history makes it a unique European city of mixed heritage. It is also one of the most beautiful cities of the country. It lies on the banks of Oder river, its 12 islands and has 117 bridges. Wrocław is a city of science, 11 universities and 135,000 students. In the early 20th century University of Wrocław (then called Universität zu Breslau) produced nine Nobel Prize winners: Max Born, Paul Ehrlich, Fritz Haber, Philipp Lenard, Erwin Schrödinger, Otto Stern, and many more, plus 6 more related with other universities of the region. After the second world war, in 1959 the production of the first Polish mainframe computers Odra was started here. Nowadays Wrocław is a city of growing economy. Lots of domestic and foreign companies including those of high-tech, computer hardware and software manufacturers have their branches there. Wrocław’s Sky Tower is the highest or the second highest building of the country, depending on the method of measure. It’s worth noting that Wrocław is not the top tourist destination so the prices do not rise during the summer. People really don’t know what they miss! And, last but not least, Wrocław is a city of dwarves. Fancy finding them all?
Are there any other conferences within a 3 week period of your
proposed dates? Consider events likely to be attended by high
numbers of Fedora Contributors, such as Guadec, Akademy, Open Source
Summit, etc. Are there any local holidays and events in within a 3
week period of your proposed dates?
Answer: None. The nearest public holiday is August 15. Note that the summer holidays (school break) start on July 23.
Please list two vegetarian restaurants within walking distance of the venue.
Note that those above are vegetarian-only, you can probably order a vegetarian option in most restaurants.
How far is the venue from the city center? How far is the venue from
the "social/hangout" area of town?
Answer: All venues are in the city center, near or inside the old town. Distance from the Market Square in the list of venues above.
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