#452 Funding request for Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD)
Closed: Fixed None Opened 7 years ago by ankursinha.

Tell us the following:

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

Travel: I've checked a couple of flights from Sydney to Beijing. They all appear to be in the 1200$ range for a round trip. Departing May 22, return May 26:

Singapore Airlines: 1194AUD [[BR]]
Quantas: 1247AUD [[BR]]
Air china: 1179 [[BR]]
Air asia: limited flights on May 22 for 300$, but no returns for May 26, 27, 28

Hotel: I'm OK with whatever the organizers set up. I'll share a room with another attendee, probably Suchakra if he makes it.

  • If we cannot provide a full subsidy, will a partial subsidy be helpful? (Yes/No?)
    Yes.

  • If Yes, specify the minimum amount you need covered to facilitate your attendance.
    I'd prefer to take either quantus or singapore airlines even if they're slightly expensive. I can manage about 400$ from my pocket, so a partial subsidy of around 700-800$ would be OK too.

  • What will you accomplish by being at FUDCon? (Please be as specific as possible, since this is the most important factor in granting requests.)
    The accepted talks haven't exactly been announced, but from the logs, I appear to have 2 sessions accepted. Both of them are more hands on work than just presentations. I intend to help Suchakra with his rpm packaging workshop and then get volunteers to package up software for the ROS platform. The robotics SIG is trying to complete an SCL and host it on COPR. I'm going to begin taking IRC classrooms to prepare people for these sessions. The other is a GPG signing party aimed at increasing the web of trust and adding. I'll use it as a community building exercise. The organizers have requested that I modify the other two sessions into lightening talks: starting QA in 5 minutes, a quick Fedora.next update. I also intend to discuss other teams that I'm a part of: marketing and the "fedora join" SIG to help new candidates join the community.

  • 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.

I've attached search results for Singapore Airlines, Quantas and Air china. I'd prefer Singapore airlines or Quantas.

  • Do you need a visa or other official processing before you can attend FUDCon? If so, approximately how long does that processing take?
    Yes. Not quite sure how long it takes. Maybe a month?

  • Include any additional, relevant information.
    N/A


We will sponsor '''USD $700''' for your travel, and we will also sponsor you for '''three day's lodging''' in our chosen hotel during FUDCon.

However, since we have limited budget, we can not offer you full subsidy.

Since we do not have Red Hat employee in the organizing team, we can not buy your tickets, you should buy flight tickets by yourself and get it reimbursed after FUDCon.

For visa, we recommend you to apply for Visa L(travel visa) since it is easier and only need to provide flight ticket and hotel booking receipt.

As for the hotel booking receipt, since the hotel is located in the university campus, it will be pretty late when we get the booking receipt. So you might try book one on your own, since to our knowledge it does not have to be the same one as final lodging hotel.

Please fill in the form[1] '''before''' 2:00 April 28th UTC so that we can book the hotel in time for you.

[1] https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11w1Ny0yjOSlM6HNpyGDzNxJdOU06ITNbQlrYE3PALco/viewform

Scans of boarding passes for my flights to and fro the conference
boarding-passes.pdf

Photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjYsedns

I'll write the event reports soon and provide links and then mark this as "ready for reimbursement".

Pay Pal address is: '''ankur DOT sinha AT student DOT uts DOT edu DOT au'''

Since we have some local sponsors sponsored FUDCon in the last minute, and some sponsored attendees did not come, we have some budget left after the conference. So we adjusted your sponsored amount.

We will sponsor '''USD $1200''' for your travel and '''three day's lodging''' in our chosen hotel during FUDCon.

Thanks Zamir,

Pay Pal address is: '''ankur DOT sinha AT student DOT uts DOT edu DOT au'''

Ruth, please let me know if you need any more info to make the reimbursement.

Warm regards,
Ankur

Money's received in my Pay Pal account. Thanks a bunch, Ruth :)

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