Ticket #181 (closed Funding request: fixed)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

Funding request for Gent Thaçi

Reported by: gent Owned by: jsmith
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: FUDCon Milan 2011 Keywords:
Cc: jsimon, gent, jsmith Blocked By:
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Description

Please set the "Component" below to the correct event for your request.

Tell us the following:

  • What do you need covered? (Please estimate the costs in USD: hotel $X, travel $Y)

I need round-trip flight ticket from PRN - VIE - MIL/MXP around 330$ Which can be booked in Orbitz.net and 4 nights for an Economy Room for 207 EUR at Hotel Perugino recommended on the wiki as the cheapest and nearest hotel from the venue.

  • If we cannot provide a full subsidy, will a partial subsidy be helpful? (Yes/No?)

No, I unfortunately can't afford to pay for the flight ticket and hotel.

  • What will you accomplish by being at FUDCon? (Please be as specific as possible, since this is the most important factor in granting requests.)

I've joined Fedora Project officially in October, 2010 as Fedora Ambassador, my focus currently as an young Free Software activist is promotion, due to that I've organized more than 3 successful release parties so far as an ambassador. I've done most of the work before (such as media self-production and swag printing) and after (event reporting). I know that this is nothing compared to what other contributors have done, so that's the reason why I want to participate in Fedora-organized event to get inspired by experienced contributors in same time learn by them on how to push forward Fedora by listening to talks which will be presented there. I am not currently capable to present any topic but surely will join discussions and share my ideas for a better future. My first event being sponsored was FOSDEM 2011 and I think I deserve in one way or another to get sponsored for the trip based on my soever contribution I made online and offline.

  • If you are requesting airfare, include complete flight information such as flight numbers, desired departure and arrival airports, and times. Also let us know if you have specific time restrictions.

The cheapest round-trip flight I saw online was with Austrian from PRN - VIE - MXP (Thu 29-Sep-11) and MXP - VIE - PRN (Mon 3-Oct-11) The depart flight number from PRN to VIE is: 778 at 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm, VIE to MXP is: 513 at 3:20 pm - 4:50 pm. Comeback flight number from MXP to VIE is: 514 at 5:40 pm - 7:15 pm, VIE to PRN is: 769 at 8:20 pm - 10:05 pm.

  • Do you need a visa or other official processing before you can attend FUDCon? If so, approximately how long does that processing take?

I live in Prishtina, Kosovo and I need a visa to go in Milan, Italy. Usually the procedure for short stay visit doesn't take long (4-5 more or less) but I have to apply 30 days before the trip. I will need original invitation paper to attach together with other documents needed for application.

  • Include any additional, relevant information.

I am under 18, exactly 16 years old born in 22th of October, 1994. My parents will allow me to come in Milan.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by jsmith

  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Owner changed from fcrippa to jsmith

We approved this ticket in our August 2nd subsidy meeting for $250 for a flight plus three nights in the hotel. In order to be able to purchase your airfare, we'd like to have a signed permission letter from your parents to ensure that they're OK with you coming to Milan.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by gent

Jared,

Because of high happiness as always I am bit confused if I got full sponsorship meaning that you will book my flight and hotel in what ever lowest price it'll be from beginning till the end of FUDCon Milan 2011 (Thu 29-Sep-11 / Mon 3-Oct-11). I will sure get a scanned permission letter from my parents and will send it to you right away.

Thanks, Gent

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by jsmith

Yes, we'll cover your airline ticket cost (up to 250 Euros, not $250 USD, sorry for the confusion), as well as three nights at the conference hotel (around 130 Euros). Once we get your scanned permission letter from your parents, I'll have jsimon book your flight, and I'll handle the hotel reservation.

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by gent

Great, I hope there will any flight up to 250EUR.

My both parents just signed the document, will manage to send it to you scanned by tomorrow.

Thanks, Gent

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by gent

Jared,

I scanned the document signed by my parents and you can get it here as PDF: http://gent.fedorapeople.org/Gent-Thacis_Parents_Statement_scanned.pdf

Please let me know if that is ok and also if you could give me an reply if it is needed to do another one today because I am leaving tomorrow morning (UTC +02:00) for 1 week vacation without internet access.

Cheers, Gent

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by jsimon

Gent - please provide the details for your flight to me - so i can buy your ticket.

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by jsimon

  • Cc jsimon added

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by gent

Joerg,

I am not sure what information do you need but heres some basic ones I gave to Max for my ticket to FOSDEM:

Full name: Gent Thaçi

Birthday: 1994-10-22

Passport number: K00637354

Window seat

Thanks, Gent

comment:9 Changed 3 years ago by jsimon

  • Cc gentt added

i ment flight information missed that you already had posted the details!

The cheapest round-trip flight I saw online was with Austrian from PRN - VIE - MXP (Thu 29-Sep-11) and MXP - VIE - PRN (Mon 3-Oct-11) The depart flight number from PRN to VIE is: 778 at 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm, VIE to MXP is: 513 at 3:20 pm - 4:50 pm. Comeback flight number from MXP to VIE is: 514 at 5:40 pm - 7:15 pm, VIE to PRN is: 769 at 8:20 pm - 10:05 pm.

comment:10 Changed 3 years ago by gent

Is everything ok?

Btw my username is: gent and not gentt, only my irc nick is gentt

comment:11 Changed 3 years ago by gent

  • Cc gentt removed

Joerg,

I wanted to let you know that I need plane ticket confirmation with my full name on it at least to attach it with my documents for my visa application.

And also who will be in charge to book my hotel, I also need confirmation for my hotel room with my full name on it at least to attach it with my documents for my visa application.

I will also need and official invitation letter which I already talked to Jared.

If I need anything else from you I will ping you.

Thanks, Gent

comment:12 follow-up: ↓ 13 Changed 3 years ago by jsimon

  • Cc gent, jsmith added

booked the flight - 243,28 €/$350.90

Do, 29-Sep-2011 Pristina 12:45 Wien 14:30

Do, 29-Sep-2011 Wien 15:20 Mailand (Malpensa) 16:50

Mo, 03-Okt-2011 Mailand(Linate) 06:55 Fokker 70 Wien 08:25

Mo, 03-Okt-2011 Wien 10:05 OS777 Airbus A320 Pristina 11:50

comment:13 in reply to: ↑ 12 Changed 3 years ago by jsimon

Replying to jsimon:

forgot the fligh numbers

booked the flight - 243,28 €/$350.90

Do, 29-Sep-2011 Pristina 12:45 Wien 14:30

Number OS778

Do, 29-Sep-2011 Wien 15:20 Mailand (Malpensa) 16:50

Number OS513

Mo, 03-Okt-2011 Mailand(Linate) 06:55 Fokker 70 Wien 08:25

Number OS540

Mo, 03-Okt-2011 Wien 10:05 OS777 Airbus A320 Pristina 11:50

Number OS777

comment:14 follow-up: ↓ 15 Changed 2 years ago by rbergero

Joerg,

Was this submitted to RHT Finance for repayment of the community credit card? If so, I'll close it out.

-Robyn

comment:15 in reply to: ↑ 14 Changed 2 years ago by jsimon

Replying to rbergero:

Joerg,

Was this submitted to RHT Finance for repayment of the community credit card? If so, I'll close it out.

yep, reported to RH Finance in the August Report:

comment:16 Changed 2 years ago by rbergero

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

Thanks. Closing this ticket then.

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