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While visiting [[https://fosdem.org|FOSDEM 2016]] in Brussels, a group of people had discussions about organizing a Debian-related event during FOSSASIA in Singapore. Emails were sent to 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. While visiting [[https://fosdem.org|FOSDEM 2016]] in Brussels, a group of people had discussions about organizing a Debian-related event during FOSSASIA in Singapore. Emails were sent to 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.

FOSSASIA

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.

While visiting FOSDEM 2016 in Brussels, a group of people had discussions about organizing a Debian-related event during FOSSASIA in Singapore. Emails were sent to 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.

FOSSASIA

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:

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