Subject: Bring out your bid! The bidding process for the next FUDCon in North America is now OPEN.
Date: Tuesday 28th February 2012 14:36:35 UTC (over 5 years ago)
Allow me to tell a little story about this thing we do called FUDCon. FUDCon is the abbreviated term for the Fedora Users and Developers Conference, an event in which we gather together users and developers to plan the future, share experiences, solve problems, hack on stuff, spread the word of free and open source software, and let people get to know about this fabulous community we know as the Fedora Project. Many moons ago (approximately 91 of them), the first FUDCon was held, in February, 2005. Legendary tales are now told of the event. Some are even true. While I highly recommend you consult with Tom "spot" Callaway to hear some of them, you can take a trip in the wayback machine and catch a view of what happened, here: https://fedoraproject.org/w/uploads/2/2c/FUDCon_FUDCon1Video.mov We've had many FUDCons since then, to great success, in many locations all over the world. At the same time, the event has evolved to one that is community-organized and driven, from the selection of location via bidding, and budget management, and shirt design, to event content. It is a shining example of what makes Fedora so great: much like everything *else* the Fedora Project produces, the success of FUDCon depends on the community. We most recently saw these successes at the FUDCon in Blacksburg, Virginia, in January, and I expect to see it again elsewhere in 2012 -- in Venezuela, and in EMEA and APAC. Okay, I'll stop waxing poetic and get on with the actual meat of this email: BIDDING FOR THE LOCATION OF THE NEXT NORTH AMERICAN FUDCON IS NOW OPEN. And, incidentally, will close on March 23rd, 2012, with a decision in early April. What does this mean? For you prospective North American FUDCon planners, a few things: 1: Make your wiki page, called [[FUDCon:Bid_for_