#467 Funding request for Somvannda Kong
Closed: Fixed None Opened 7 years ago by somvannda.

Please set the "Component" below to the correct event for your request.

Tell us the following:

  • What do you need covered? (Please estimate the costs in USD: hotel $X, travel $Y.)
  • Hotel $100 (I am not sure about the hotel there since I have never been there before, but I don't mind to share a room with other participants).
  • Roundtrip airfare USD$284 (By Dragon Air - I don't mind any other air flight as long as it could save).

  • 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.

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

  • Get to know more ambassadors from APAC, because I want to conduct a series of training in Cambodia, so we need their supports to help on this, and other part of the world, since I am a new Fedora ambassador.
  • To learn more about Fedora Project and its communities.
  • To exchange/learn how other countries build their success communities, since it is new to Cambodia, so we really need to build a strong community nationwide.

  • 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.

Depart from PNH to PEK by Dragon Air
11:25 15:05 320
19:00 22:30 333

Depart from PEK to PNH by Dragon Air
02:50 06:25 320
08:45 10:25 320

  • Do you need a visa or other official processing before you can attend FUDCon? If so, approximately how long does that processing take?
    Yes, we do required visa for Cambodian to enter China and the processing day will take 3 working days.

  • Include any additional, relevant information.

We will sponsor '''USD $230 ''' 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

Hi zsun,

thank you for sponsoring me, but I have checked the tickets in total is $431.81 that included the tax and airport fee, which I could not afford to pay for this amount. I am sorry that it was rush and I forgot to include the tax and airport fee. You can see as in this link http://i61.tinypic.com/30crcs3.jpg, so I would like to request you to sponsor at least $380.

For reimbursement, I think it is hard for me in Cambodia because we don't accept paypal, so if you could to help us sort it out during the event it would save the transfer fee.


Hi somvannda,

After careful discussion among the organizing team, we have reached the agreement that we can not offer you additional subsidy. We are sorry if this means we cannot have you around on FUDCon Beijing. We hope you can find other ways to join the event and would like to offer help if needed.

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.

As you show us your ticket by email, your flight ticket is much more expensive than you've said in the ticket. After careful discussion we decide to sponsor '''USD $423''' for your travel and '''three day's lodging''' in our chosen hotel during FUDCon.

Please upload the scanned copy of your ticket or your electronic ticket within this week.

Upload Somvannda's ticket since he can not access the trac at the moment.

See the email [https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/fudcon-planning/2014-June/005084.html here].

Since Cambodia could not receive money via paypal, please send it to me (Alick Zhao, paypal: alick9188 AT gmail DOT com) first. I will send by western union to somvannda. Thanks.

Hi Ruth,

Yeah, as Alick Zhao has mentioned, I could not received the money via Paypal, so please send to his Paypal alick9188 AT gmail DOT com and he will send me by western union with the amount of reimburse here https://fedorahosted.org/fudcon-planning/attachment/ticket/467/flight-tickets%20for%20fudcon%20beijing%202014.pdf.

I would cover the transfer fee by western union myself, as I am in urgent case and need to use money for other things.


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