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Welcome to the wiki page for MiniDebConf during [[http://2016.fossasia.org|FOSSASIA]] in Singapore from March 18-20 at the Science Centre Singapore. Welcome to the wiki page for MiniDebConf during [[http://2016.fossasia.org|FOSSASIA]] in Singapore from March 18-20 at the [[http://www.science.edu.sg/|Science Centre Singapore]].
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During visiting the Fosdem 2016 in Brussels, a group of people discussed with Daniel Pocock about organizing a Debian-related event during FOSSASIA in Singapore. Daniel started with emailing potentially interested DDs and we set up this wiki page. We believe many DDs would love to join a DebConf in Asia :) During visiting [[https://fosdem.org|FOSDEM 2016]] in Brussels, a group of people discussed with Daniel Pocock about organizing a Debian-related event during FOSSASIA in Singapore. Daniel started with emailing potentially interested DDs (on [[https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2016/02/msg00008.html|debian-project]] and [[http://lists.debconf.org/lurker/message/20160203.194247.8412259b.en.html|debconf-team]] and we set up this wiki page. We hope DDs and other Debian enthusiasts would love to join a MiniDebConf in Asia :)
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== Contact ==

 * discuss and ask questions on the [[http://lists.debconf.org/mailman/listinfo/debconf-discuss|debconf-discuss]] mailing list
 * please also support the [[https://bugs.debian.org/814779|request for a debian-events-apac mailing list]] and [[https://lists.debian.org/debian-events-apac|join the list when it is created]]
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 * Debian merchandise for the booth

== Opportunities for participation ==
 * organize a [[Sprints|Sprint]] at FOSSASIA (may be eligible for funding)
 * help at the booth
 * support the A/V team

== Ticketing / Entry fee ==
 * there is a community ticket for SGD 35, please note that this includes lunches and T-shirt.
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Science Center Singapore  [[http://www.science.edu.sg/|Science Center Singapore]]
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March 18-20, 2016 (if wanted we can get an area in the project area and a dedicated room for a full day or half day on Sunday)  * March 18-20, 2016 (if wanted we can get an area in the project area and a dedicated room for a full day or half day on Sunday)
 * also note that [[http://2016.pgday.asia/|pgDay Asia is on 17 and 19 March]]
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Draft agenda: Draft agenda (under construction / nothing here confirmed yet):
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|| 19 || FOSSASIA, Debian & Friends Meet Up|| Community and newcomers || to be announced || || 19.00 || FOSSASIA, Debian & Friends Meet Up|| Community and newcomers || to be announced ||
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|| 9 -16 || Showcasing Debian and the Free Software Community in Asia with international friends (midday break) - details to be announced || FOSS Community || tba ||
|| 9 -16 || Set up of info tables || Debian ||
Project and Exhibition Area, Level 1 ||
|| 9 -16 || Debian squeeze bug squashing party at Debian community desk || Debian || Project and Exhibition Area, Level 1 ||
|| Evening || Hack Session || Debian & Friends || Possibly Hackspace.sg ||
|| 10.00-16.00 || Showcasing Debian and the Free Software Community in Asia with international friends (midday break) - details to be announced || FOSS Community || Project and Exhibition Area, Level 1 ||
|| 10.00-16.00 || Set up of info tables || Debian || Project and Exhibition Area, Level 1 ||
|| 10.00-16.00 || Debian bug squashing party at Debian community desk || Debian || Project and Exhibition Area, Level 1 ||
||
Evening || Hack Session || Debian & Friends || Possibly [[http://Hackerspace.sg|Hackerspace.sg]] ||
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|| 9 -16 || Showcasing Debian and the Free Software Community in Asia with international friends (midday break) - details to be announced || FOSS Community || tba || 10.00-16.00 || Showcasing Debian and the Free Software Community in Asia with international friends (midday break) - details to be announced || FOSS Community || Project and Exhibition Area, Level 1 ||
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|| 9-14.00 || Debian: Community, Localization and Package building in depth || everyone || tba ||
|| 15.30-18 || Keysigning party || everyone || Project and Exhibition Area, Level 1 ||
|| 9.30-10.00 || Introduction to Debian Packaging || Kumar Sukhani || tba ||
|| 10.00-10.30 || Debian: Community, Localization and Package building in depth || Everyone || tba ||
|| 10.30-11.30 || Reproducible Builds - fulfilling the original promise of free software || Chris Lamb || tba ||
|| 11.30-12.00 || Free Communication with Free Software || Daniel Pocock || tba ||
|| 12.00-12.30 || Debian Q&A || Daniel Pocock, Kumar Sukhani, Chris Lamb, Mario Behling || tba ||
|| 12.30-13.30 || Lunch || || Snack Area, Level 1 ||
|| 13.30-16.00 || Keysigning party || everyone || Project and Exhibition Area, Level 1 ||
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   * Discussing [[SummerOfCode2016|Google Summer of Code]]
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 * Discussion of Linux and Debian use in Vietnam, Cambodia and the wider region  * Discussion of Linux and Debian use in Asia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia and the wider region
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Note that there is another list [[https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Aon_k1amQnpydGVTYXRveHpNMHVQY241d0l3QWRwZnc&authkey=CP_Bt-YI&hl=en#gid=0|here]].
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||<:> '''Name''' ||<:> '''e-mail''' ||<:> '''City, Country''' ||<:> '''Flight, Date & time''' ||<:> '''Flight, Date & time''' ||<:> '''Food'''||<:> '''Misc''' ||
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|| Chris Lamb || || ? || ?, ? || - || - || - ||
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 * there are numerous connections, check out particularly [[ http://www.airasia.com | AirAsia]] for flights from Bangkok  * there are numerous connections, check out particularly [[ http://www.airasia.com | AirAsia]] for low-cost flights from Bangkok and other cities in the region.
 * Singapore is a major hub airport with direct flights to many cities around the world.

Mini-DebConf at FOSSASIA in Singapore

Welcome to the wiki page for MiniDebConf during FOSSASIA in Singapore from March 18-20 at the Science Centre Singapore.

During visiting FOSDEM 2016 in Brussels, a group of people discussed with Daniel Pocock about organizing a Debian-related event during FOSSASIA in Singapore. Daniel started with emailing potentially interested DDs (on debian-project and debconf-team and we set up this wiki page. We hope DDs and other Debian enthusiasts would love to join a MiniDebConf in Asia :)

So, this is a wiki page to gather all information required to organize the event.

Local Team

  • Debian is community-driven, organizing this event is like that too! Let's coordinate in this wiki.
  • Hong Phuc <hp@fossasia.org>

  • ?MarioB <mb@mariobehling.de>

  • please add yourself here

Contact

TO DO

  • Please send out more announcements of the mini-DebConf

  • Make a schedule for Sunday
  • Bring a Debian Banner for a shared booth
  • Debian merchandise for the booth

Opportunities for participation

  • organize a Sprint at FOSSASIA (may be eligible for funding)

  • help at the booth
  • support the A/V team

Ticketing / Entry fee

  • there is a community ticket for SGD 35, please note that this includes lunches and T-shirt.

Place

Science Center Singapore 15 Science Centre Rd 609081 Singapore

Date

  • March 18-20, 2016 (if wanted we can get an area in the project area and a dedicated room for a full day or half day on Sunday)
  • also note that pgDay Asia is on 17 and 19 March

Agenda

Draft agenda (under construction / nothing here confirmed yet):

Thursday March 17 Pre-Meeting

Time

Meet Up

Who

Where

19.00

FOSSASIA, Debian & Friends Meet Up

Community and newcomers

to be announced

Friday March 18 Info Day

Time

Talk/Workshop

Presenter

Room

10.00-16.00

Showcasing Debian and the Free Software Community in Asia with international friends (midday break) - details to be announced

FOSS Community

Project and Exhibition Area, Level 1

10.00-16.00

Set up of info tables

Debian

Project and Exhibition Area, Level 1

10.00-16.00

Debian bug squashing party at Debian community desk

Debian

Project and Exhibition Area, Level 1

Evening

Hack Session

Debian & Friends

Possibly Hackerspace.sg

Saturday March 19 Outreach Day

Time

Talk/Workshop

Presenter

Room

10.00-16.00

Showcasing Debian and the Free Software Community in Asia with international friends (midday break) - details to be announced

FOSS Community

Project and Exhibition Area, Level 1

Sunday March 20 Presentations and Workshop Day

Time

Talk/Workshop

Presenter

Room

9.30-10.00

Introduction to Debian Packaging

Kumar Sukhani

tba

10.00-10.30

Debian: Community, Localization and Package building in depth

Everyone

tba

10.30-11.30

Reproducible Builds - fulfilling the original promise of free software

Chris Lamb

tba

11.30-12.00

Free Communication with Free Software

Daniel Pocock

tba

12.00-12.30

Debian Q&A

Daniel Pocock, Kumar Sukhani, Chris Lamb, Mario Behling

tba

12.30-13.30

Lunch

Snack Area, Level 1

13.30-16.00

Keysigning party

everyone

Project and Exhibition Area, Level 1

Agenda Ideas

  • Basics of Debian development/packaging
  • Discussing Google Summer of Code

  • Short demo on package building
  • Demo and presentation on package review
  • Localization HOWTO
  • Group photo
  • How to contribute to Debian
  • Key Signing Party
  • Discussion: DebConf in Asia

Agenda Wish List

Participants

Participant

Arrival & Departure

Comments

Name

e-mail

City, Country

Flight, Date & time

Flight, Date & time

Food

Misc

Mario Behling

mb@mariobehling.de

Berlin, Germany

??

??

none

looking forward to see you

Daniel Pocock

?

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-

-

-

-

Kumar Sukhani

?

?, ?

-

-

-

Chris Lamb

?

?, ?

-

-

-

Hong Phuc

?

?, ?

-

-

-

Cellphone numbers locally:

Mario...

Transportation

Singapore is a very busy city. There are many ways for transportation including subway (MRT) buses and taxis.

Plane

  • there are numerous connections, check out particularly AirAsia for low-cost flights from Bangkok and other cities in the region.

  • Singapore is a major hub airport with direct flights to many cities around the world.

Bus

  • there are cheap buses available from Malaysia.

Weather

  • it is usually warm - very warm :-)

Conference Facilities

  • Network:

  • Conference room:

  • Cost: conference facilities are sponsored

  • Capacity: 20-30 people

  • Audio/Visual: needs to be arranged

  • Accommodation: is available throughout the city

Sponsors

Food/Tourist Attraction

Pictures

Publicity

Promotion:

Talks material:

  • Please leave your materials here

Media:

  • Please leave media and blog entries here

Links:

CategoryEvents