FUDCon Pune 2011: one day left!
Just a day left for the event to start and while I am biased as the event owner, I think FUDCon Pune 2011 is shaping up really well. From a logistical perspective, we have covered everything we originally planned with some extras like fudcon.in and the response has been very overwhelming. Approximately 500 pre-registered delegates (not the full count!) and 60 sessions in a really tightly packed schedule. You heard that right. This is the largest FUDCon in the world in terms of delegates *and* sessions!
As you might have seen from the number of different people helping organizing this event and posting in Planet Fedora, I have delegated as much as possible and have atleast one another person on the loop on everything I do so that nothing ever remains blocked on me. The team has been working dedicatedly for several months now and we are going to finally see the fruits of our labour in a day. It has been really tiring but I couldn’t be more excited.
While most of my participation in FUDCon Pune is obviously in organizing the event itself, I am going to be focusing on Ask Fedora both as a talk and leading a hackfest on it as well. Ask Fedora has been my pet project for several months in parallel with organizing the event itself.
Ask Fedora is designed to be the primary community support forum for all of Fedora and a knowledge base as well. It has started growing a good community of experts helping out by answering questions and I am glad at the uniformly positives responses from the Fedora community. Ask Fedora is powered by Askbot, a Django/Python based web application and number of people in the Fedora community in India have already become contributors to it. With my talk, I would like to introduce and explain the ideas, goals and roadmap of Ask Fedora and hope to entice more people to participate in the hackfest that follows on November 6th, Sunday. Feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions about FUDCon Pune or if I can help you in any way at all. See you at the event!