Fedora Users Gather in Switzerland


United States, September 7, 2010

Fedora Users and Developers Conference Co-Located with FrOS Camp 2010, September 17-19

The Fedora Project, a Red Hat sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration project, today announced it will host the Fedora Users and Developers Conference (FUDCon) for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) between Sept. 17-19, 2010 at ETH in Zurich, Switzerland. FUDCon EMEA features technical lectures, working sessions, and other learning and collaboration opportunities for present and future Fedora contributors.

FUDCon EMEA occurs alongside the FrOSCamp 2010 conference in Zurich, which runs September 17-18, 2010. FrOSCamp is an annual, multilingual event that includes an exhibition, talks, workshops and hackfests concerning free and open source software and content, open standards and systems, and digital sustainability.

As a major Linux distribution, Fedora includes the work of numerous upstream free software projects. The FrOSCamp event will include space dedicated to these projects as well as to the FUDCon event. By holding FUDCon next to this free software conference, the organisers aim to facilitate collaboration between Fedora contributors and the other attendees of FrOSCamp.

Keynotes will be held in a shared area to benefit both event audiences. Fedora Project Leader Jared Smith will deliver a keynote at FUDCon, and other notable contributors from the Fedora Project from both the United States and around the EMEA region are scheduled to deliver talks and lead hacking sessions.

In addition, on both Friday and Saturday nights there will be social events following the day's proceedings where attendees will comingle and socialise. Scheduled FUDCon activities will continue through Sunday following the end of FrOSCamp.

More information is available at both the Fedora Project wiki at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:Zurich_2010. Pre-registration remains open through the wiki at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:Zurich_2010_Pre-registration. As with all FUDCon events, the FUDCon EMEA in Zurich is free of cost and open to anyone to attend. More information regarding FrOSCamp is available at that event's homepage at http://wiki.froscamp.org/Welcome

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