#546 Funding request for Martin Kosek
Closed: Fixed None Opened 7 years ago by mkosek.

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

Tell us the following:

  • What do you need covered?

Hotel (the FUDCon hotel of choice) and ideally also travel (Prague -> Mumbai and back is about $550-600)

  • If we cannot provide a full subsidy, will a partial subsidy be helpful?


  • If Yes, specify the minimum amount you need covered to facilitate your attendance.

I prefer to have at least the hotel covered.

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

Giving talk about FreeIPA open source identity management project, helping with FreeIPA workshop organized by Nirupama, any other activity that is useful for helping people with FreeIPA.

  • 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 did not book the tickets yet, I would do that if the talk is accepted.

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

About 2 weeks. I also need to take the mandatory vaccination, which takes 2-3 months.

  • Include any additional, relevant information.

We reviewed this request today: http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fudcon-planning/2015-04-03/fudcon-planning.2015-04-03-08.31.log.html

We are pleased to inform you that we support your request, and will cover your accomodation for the duration of the conference. If we have budget left over, we will try to cover at least part of your travel.

Please book your tickets, and looking forward to seeing you at FUDCon.

Travel from Mumbai to Pune is separate, and will be arranged by us.

Please go ahead and book the tickets. Reimbursement, if any, will be after the conference. Please ensure to retain the boarding pass, we will need that for reimbursement.

After you have booked the ticket, upload it to this ticket. For the visa, email Siddhesh (siddhesh@fedoraproject.org) with the information required (passport number, name as on passport, duration of stay, dates of arrival/departure, flight info, country of residence). We will then send the invitation letter.

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Hello Martin,

We are pleased to inform you that, your request has been accepted partially for stay only.[1] Stay is provided on the twin sharing basis for the duration of the conference, ie. check-in on 25th June and check-out on 29th June. Expenses for any other days shall be levied on the occupant(you). In case, you need a room for yourself, you'd need to bear half of the room fare.

Looking forward to see you at FUDCon. :)

[1] ​​https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fudcon-planning/2015-05-05/fudcon-planning.2015-05-05-09.41.log.html

If you need an invitation & introduction cover letter for Visa purposes, please send in the following details to me(pjp@...) via email with "FUDCon visa letter" as Subject line.

  • Full Name as it appears in passport
  • Passport number
  • Country of Citizenship
  • Arrival date in destination city
  • Departure date from destination city
  • Purpose of travel
  • Current work location
  • Job title
  • Any other information required in the letter as advised by the travel agent/visa processing vendor

Thank you.


That's good news! I plan to come earlier (June 21) and visit our Pune office, I plan to cover for the days that are not budgeted of course. Please just help me and provide reservation for a room for the whole week (single room) so that I do not have to move in the middle of the week.

If possible, I would also prefer a room for just myself for the whole stay as I may be have strange schedules and/or calls at the hotel room.

Thanks and looking forward to Pune also :-)

Hello Martin,

Just to remind you, please book your tickets in time and attach them here for later usage. Confirmed itinerary(timings) will help us in planning cab pick-ups from Mumbai to Pune.

Thank you. :)

* 14:00 on Sunday, 21 June 2015, Mumbai (Bombay), IN (BOM), Chhatrapati Shivaji (BOM), Terminal 2

* 22:30 on Sunday, 28 June 2015, Mumbai (Bombay), IN (BOM), Chhatrapati Shivaji (BOM), Terminal 2

However, Kaushik volunteered for taking me in his car, so I should be covered for both trips and cab should not be needed :-)

Hi Martin,

As per your request we have shared the accommodation details with you on mkosek@fedoraproject.org

Please check and confirm the same over the email.

Looking forward to see you @ Pune :)


Rupali Talwatkar

FUDCon is over and there are no actions due on this ticket. Please post a link to your trip report so that we know how the conference went for you.

As I do not have own blog, I published my trip report on my Google plus site: https://plus.google.com/114253745514719130152/posts/X5VuwsH7f3M

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