FUDCon Blacksburg 2012

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FUDCon Blacksburg 2012

A FUDCon for North America will be held January 13-15, 2012, in Blacksburg VA. It is anticipated that a group of Seneca faculty and students will attend.

What is a FUDCon?

FUDCon is the Fedora Users and Developers Conference. These events are held on a regional basis around the world to enable Fedora developers, contributors, and users to meet face-to-face, to learn, to plan, and to hack.

FUDCons generally include three elements: a barcamp (unconference), hackfests, and a social night (FUDPub).


A barcamp is an "unconference" -- a type of conference planned dynamically, on the day of the event. Typically, the barcamp starts with a session where anyone who wishes to speak lines up and is given a short time (15 seconds) to "pitch" their talk. The names of the talks are written on sheets of paper which are then taped to a wall; after the pitches, attendees checkmark the sheets to indicate which talks they most want to attend. Talks with no (or very few) checkmarks may be cancelled, or talks with few checkmarks which are on related topics may be combined. The sheets are then arranged to create the schedule for the day, with time slots as rows and rooms as columns. The conference then proceeds according to the schedule.


Fedora developers and contributors rarely get to work face-to-face. The hackfest sessions provide an opportunity for members of the Fedora community to work together in person on code, tests, packaging, documentation, marketing, planning, and many other activities. Hackfests may take the form of consultations, or writing sessions (code or documentation), or tutorials.


FUDCon's social evening, known as FUDPub, is an opportunity for Fedora community members to let their hair down and enjoy some fun with friends. FUDPubs always include food, and may also include pool, bowling, karaoke, or other activities.

FUDCon Blacksburg 2012

FUDCon Blacksburg will be held at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA from January 13-15, 2012. Details of this event may be found on the Fedora wiki.

Seneca at FUDCon Blacksburg 2012

The Seneca School of Computer Studies (SCS) and Seneca Centre for Development of Open Technology (CDOT) will probably be sending a group of faculty, students, and research staff to FUDCon Blacksburg.

Seneca Attendees (Tentative)


Transportation to/from FUDCon is still being arranged. Possibilities include:

  • Flight
  • Motor coach


At FUDCon we'll be talking about what Seneca's been doing with the Fedora project, including various SBR600 projects and the Fedora-ARM project. We'll also be hacking with other Fedora members on a variety of projects.


For students, we anticipate that these costs will be covered by grants:

  • Transportation from Toronto to Blacksburg and back
  • Double-occupancy hotel accommodation

For all FUDCon attendees, these costs are covered by Red Hat:

  • The conference

For FUDCon attendees who sign up early, these costs are covered by Red Hat:

  • A FUDCon shirt
  • Lunch during FUDCon
  • FUDPub

Students will be responsible for:

  • Meals
  • Passport and/or visas
  • Transportation to and from the departure point in Toronto
  • Transportation from the airport (PHX) to the hotel and back, if we fly
  • Any personal or incidental costs

Student Sign-Up

To express your interest in attending FUDCon Blacksburg, please:

  1. Sign up on this wiki
  2. Add yourself to the Fedora Wiki FUDCon Blacksburg 2012 page.
  3. Watch for the trip application forms to become available on this wiki page.

Videos from Previous FUDCon Events

Here are videos from two previous North American FUDCons:

FUDCon F11, January 2009:

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FUDCon F9, January 2008:

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