#212 Funding request for Mohd Izhar Firdaus Ismail (FAS: Izhar)
Closed: Invalid None Opened 10 years ago by izhar.

  • What do you need covered? (Please estimate the costs in USD: hotel $X, travel $Y)

I'll need travel and accommodation to be covered. As of 11 Aug 2011, the flight rate from KL to Mumbai for 2nd November till 9th November is around USD440 (includes food+15kg luggage+sports equipment, but see below). As for accommodation, I'm ok with any places which I can sleep in sleeping bag :-)

Sports equipment -> thinking of bringing along a folding bike, though wondering whether that'll be a good idea or not, else no.

  • If we cannot provide a full subsidy, will a partial subsidy be helpful? (Yes/No)
  • If Yes, specify the minimum amount you need covered to facilitate your attendance.

Yes, 400USD

  • What will you accomplish by being at FUDCon? (Please be as specific as possible, since this is the most important factor in granting requests.)

  • Interact with other APAC contributors and ambassadors I have known since the past several years but had not have the opportunity to meet them in real life, and hopefully, figure out more ideas on how to grow Fedora presence in APAC.

  • Experience a FUDCon with the general goal of organizing one in the future.

  • Thinking of giving a talk, but not quite sure what the topic yet as this will be my first FUDCon and not quite sure what to expect. Gave a number of talks in several local conferences before but they are mainly beginner stuff, or Python/Zope related - which I'm not sure whether its relevant for FUDCon.

  • Hacking on GNOME3 extensions and probably some rpms - I wrote the pidgin integration extension for gnome-shell, and maintains a number of packages.

  • If you are requesting airfare, include complete flight information such as flight numbers, desired departure and arrival airports, and times. Also let us know if you have specific time restrictions.

The airline would be AirAsia (www.airasia.com) as thats the cheapest airline to go to India from Malaysia. Departure would be from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and destination is Mumbai (BOM). Departure date would be either 1st Nov or 3rd Nov (not sure which is better), and return date would be 8th Nov.

  • Do you need a visa or other official processing before you can attend FUDCon? If so, approximately how long does that processing take?

Yes, as per http://www.indiavisa.com.my/visa_fee.php, it'll cost me around 55USD (i think i'll cover this myself) and will take 2-3 days to process

  • Include any additional, relevant information.

not sure whether this have been approved / processed or not, anyway, due to some unforseen circumstances, i think i'll skip the sports equipment part for the flight .. wont be bringing bike there .. that should deduct around usd40 from my flight ticket ..

thanks

I think someone else would update the ticket officially. Till then, pasting the decision from the IRC log:

Ticket 212: Mohd Izhar Firdaus Ismail (jsmith, 14:07:20) https://fedorahosted.org/fudcon-planning/ticket/212

(jsmith, 14:07:26) AGREED: to fund ticket 212 for $440 in travel, plus a hotel room (jsmith, 14:10:33)

Sent the details regarding the VISA and ticket bookings via email.

Do get in touch with Harish Pillay for booking your ticket and Jared Smith for the invitation letter. Once you have booked the ticket, attach the pdf copies of the ticket here so that we are aware of the travel plan and can arrange for local travel and book your hotel room. Let me know if you have any questions.

We will send a invitation letter from RHSS Pune for the conference. The following information is required.

  1. Name as on Passport. 2. Passport number 3. Country where the Passport is issued from 4. Passport Issue Date 5. Passport Expiry date 6. Nationality of the person coming. 7. Person working for which company. 8. Designation

If you don't want this information to be publicly visible, free free to email me instead. Thank you

I haven't received the information yet. Please send me the information asap.

invitation letter sent

Just got my visa .. see you all there :-)

This ticket is being closed because the FUDCon event to which it applies already happened. If this is an error, please accept my apologies, and feel free to reopen the ticket.

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