DebConf 2021 bid for India

DebConf 2021 bid for India

This page contains the bid information for ?DebConf 2021 in India. See CheckList.

Motivation Behind the bid

India has a diverse community of Debian users and developers distributed all over the country. The Indian Debian community has been looking forward to hosting a DebConf in India for a while now. We placed our first informal bid for a DebConf in India at DebConf Taiwan in 2018. Coming forward, we are bidding for DebConf 2021.

Why India ?

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India is the country with the second largest population in the world. It is geographically, linguistically and culturally a very diverse country. We have always played various important roles in world history, being the birthplace of zero the number, yoga, chess and more. In India we believe in the philosophy of "Unity in diversity", we're a country that believes in understanding and accepting each other's differences and working together for a better future. 'Atithi Devo Bhava' is a common household Sanskrit mantra that translates to "be one for whom the guest is God", which says a lot about the hospitality of the Indian People. Although it has some of the biggest cities in the world, much of it is in Rural and there are some incredible sites to be discovered all the time. The geographical diversity of India is world-famous. In the North, we have the Himalayas and many mountainous regions and to the South, we have many beaches, there are deserts in the west and a lot of tribal cultures thrive in the east.

Among the various travel-oriented reasons for India, we want to bring to your attention the various Free and Open Source Software Communities which are present in various parts of India and are diverse in terms of Technology. There are many Libre Software User groups [LUGs] all over India.

Diverse Open Source Communities

There are many free and open source communities in India. This is a good chance to introduce them to the global community of Debian.

Some of the free and open source communities in India are listed below:

and the list is too big to be included here. Various other open source communities are also present and can be found on fsug.in

Debian Events

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We have an active Debian community here organizing big and small events throughout the year, from Mini-?DebConfs, ?DebUtsavs, Debian Release Parties to Packaging Workshops we have all types of events.

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https://wiki.debian.org/DebianIndia https://wiki.debian.org/ReleasePartyBuster https://wiki.debian.org/ReleasePartyStretch https://wiki.debian.org/ReleasePartyJessie https://wiki.debian.org/ReleasePartyWheezy

Regular, Local, and Large Open Source Conference Experience

We have hosted many other conferences in Different regions around India. Some of the most prominent one's being.

Local Team

Name/nick

Debian/Free Software experience

DebConf experience

Event Organizing Experience

Sruthi Chandran

Debian Developer

Attended DebConf19. Involved in DebConf activities as part of Front Desk team.

Involved in organizing big and small Free Software and Debian events through out India. ?DebUtsav Kochi, ?DebUtsav Goa were two recent events.

Pirate Praveen

Debian Developer

Involved in organizing big and small Free Software and Debian events through out India since 2005. Part of organizing teams for almost all Mini-?DebConfs and ?DebUtsavs in India.

Balashankar C

Debian Developer

Experience in organizing a number of Free Software and Debian events in Kerala. Was one of the main people behind ?DebUtsav Kochi

Abhijith PA

Debian Developer

Part of organizing team of ?DebUtsav Kochi and ?DebUtsav Goa

Utkarsh Gupta

Debian Developer

Attended DebConf19. Was part of Content Team and Bursary Team

Organizing team of ?DebUtsav Delhi

Raju Devidas

Active Debian contributor for many years

Attended ?DebConf18 and DebConf19

Organizing team of Mini-DebConf Pune and ?DebUtsav Delhi

Andrew Lee

Debian Developer

Attended multiple ?DebConfs.

?DebConf18 local organizer

Kannan VM

Free Software enthusiast and Debian contributor

Involved in organizing multiple Free Software, Wikipedia and Debian events in Kerala

Kiran S Kunjumon

Free Software enthusiast and Debian contributor

Part of organizing team of ?DebUtsav Kochi

Ambady

Free Software enthusiast and Debian contributor

Involved in organizing multiple Free Software, Wikipedia and Debian events in Kerala

Suman

Free Software enthusiast and Debian contributor

Anupa Ann Joseph

Free Software enthusiast

Was involved in organizing women hackathons through out colleges in Kerala

Akhil Varkey

Admin of fasttrack.debian.net

Involved in organizing multiple Free Software and Debian events in Kerala

Ranjith Siji

Free Software enthusiast

Involved in organizing multiple Free Software, Wikipedia and Debian events in Kerala

Tanmay, Manas, Samyak, Sakshi, Minto, Rakesh, Mangesh, Pranav, Kartik, Tarun, Siji, Balram, Syam, Joice ….. the list long.

Where in India

How to reach ?

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Cochin International Airport, Cochin (IATA: COK, ICAO: VOCI) is an international airport serving the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. Located at Nedumbassery, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of the city, Cochin International Airport is the busiest and largest airport in the state of Kerala. It is also the fourth busiest airport in India in terms of international traffic and eighth busiest overall.

Visas, Customs and Entering the Country

Conference visa is generally issued to attend conferences/ seminars/ workshops. Duration of visa sought may allow for tourism/ sightseeing in India in addition to attending the conference, etc.

Please note the validity of the visa is effective from the date of issue.

Food

Kerala is famous for a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food items. Kerala has food options for all kind of food preferences - vegan, vegetarian, non-vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose-free etc.

Kerala Fish Fry Quail Egg Roast Fish Molee

Chicken Biriyani Prawns Curry Porotta Beef

Kerala Sadya - Veg&Glutenfree Idli - Vegan&Glutenfree Dosa - Veg&Glutenfree

Venue

Hotel Abad Plaza & Nearby Hotels

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Hotel

Hall name

Capacity (PAX)

Hotel Abad Plaza

GRAND BALL ROOM

350

Hotel Abad Plaza

VANTAGE POINT

150

Hotel Abad Plaza

INNER CIRCLE

50

Hotel Abad Plaza

IMPERIAL ROOM

40

Hotel Abad Plaza

GARDEN COURT 1

20

Hotel Abad Plaza

GARDEN COURT 2

20

Hotel Abad Plaza

RENDEZVOUS

20

Hotel Abad Atrium

THE EVENT

35

Hotel Abad Atrium

FORUM

15

Hotel Abad Metro

SUMMIT

60

Hotel Imperial Regency

The Imperial Insignia

1000

Hotel Imperial Regency

Vantage Point

500

Hotel Imperial Regency

Regal Hall

200

Hotel Imperial Regency

OVAL DESK

30

ibis Kochi City Centre Hotel

Meeting Room 1

30

ibis Kochi City Centre Hotel

Meeting Room 2

50

Hotel Span International

Hall

70

ibis Kochi City Centre Hotel

Meeting Room 2

50

Hotel Span International

Board Room

15

Hotel Pearl Palace

Hall

200

Costs

DebCamp

DebConf

Power

Contact Details

* IRC Channel: #debian-in on OFTC

* IRC Contact: libregeekingkid on oftc

* Matrix: #debconfindia:poddery.com

See Also

?Category:DebConf20 bids ?Category:DebConf21 bids