Let’s Rock at Athens – OpenFest 2010

Trying to follow the Fedora’s 13 moto “Rock it” i am traveling to Athens to catch up the rest of the Greek Fedora ambassadors to represent Fedora project at a two days FOSS conference called OpenFest. During the weekend we will have the opportunity to discuss some major topics such as a localized forum for Fedora and general our next moves inside Greece. As always Fedora will have a talk from Kostas introducing Fedora 13 new futures-Fedora community and as always, a cool booth. Pierros, Kostas, Anastasis and Thalia have done a great job burning 300+ Fedora 12 Live cds, printing posters, coffee cups, creating/printing some Fedora cheat cubes and so many others goodies! Thank you guys. Additionally we are determined to complete the Greek translations for the Fedora 13 release. That’s why we are organizing a Fedora translation marathon which will be a parallel event inside Openfest. It is a good opportunity to show the people how is the leading force in Greece works and to find new translators/contributors! That’s all for now. I’ll keep you posted from my twitter account and I will write about my experiences after the event. Till then, happy hacking 🙂

Fedora talk at University of Macedonia – recap

This Sunday (14/2) I gave a talk/workshop about the Fedora project as an operating system and a community of contributors.

In the first hour I described the Fedora as a leading community to the FOSS world and generally how many cool stuff are happening here.  Later on I showed them how easy and meanfull it is to be a Fedora project contributors and I gave some examples about the Special Interest Groups.

After that I presented them the new cool futures of the Fedora 12 release and how to create a Fedora 12 Live USB Stick.

The last one and a half hour the talk turned into a workshop where everybody lived the Fedora 12 experience on their desktops. They had the opportunity to learn how to install Fedora 12 from a livecd to the hard drive, to explore the system and generally learn something new, simple and different from their orange funky operating system they use to work. The audience were actually 25 Ubuntu users and after the talk I received many positive comments about the Fedora Project.

During the talk there were 2 GREAT (female) volunteers who were interpreting everything into Greek Sign Language. This is a new perspective which must be adopted by everyone. The whole presentation was recorded (+the girls) and it will be published soon.

I really want to thank GreekLUG who invited me and in that point I want to mention that the guys are making a really good work here in Thessaloniki.

In the future we are planning at least 2 more talks, one of them regarding OLPC and Sugar.

You can find my presentation’s slides here. Some photos are from Fosdem and shotted by Luca Foppiano.

P.S.: I own you a Fosdem recap too. I’ll write/publish it soon 🙂

Fedora Athens Release Party

Το Σάββατο 12/12 και ώρα 7 μμ μαζευόμαστε στο cafe Egalite στα Πευκάκια για να γιορτάσουμε το νέο Fedora 12!

Τρείς βδομάδες μετά την κυκλοφορία του και γεμάτοι όρεξη και πρώτες εμπειρίες θα συναντηθούμε για να ανταλλάξουμε απόψεις, να δούμε κάποια νέα χαρακτηριστικά και να γνωριστούμε καλύτερα μεταξύ μας :)

Σας περιμένουμε μαζί με τα laptop/netbook σας για να το δοκιμάσετε και εσείς! (ή απλά για να κολλήσετε τα καινούργια αυτοκολλητάκια του Fedora ;) )

Πληροφορίες για το πως θα έρθετε εδώ.

Και εδώ θα βρείτε τα οργανωτικά του event (ποιός θα φέρει τι κλπ).

Fedora at Infosystem 2010 – Το Fedora στην Infosystem 2010

Another technological event is being held from this Thursday till Sunday at Thessaloniki city in Greece and Greek Fedora community couln’d be anywhere else.

We invite you at stand 14A at Infosystem’s building 6 to meet you, to celebrate Fedora’s 12 official release, to inform people about Fedora, and to have a lot fun!

Don’t miss our beautiful booth which is fully armed with CDs, DVDs, stickers, flyers, Fedora Live USB Creation station, laptops for showing and many more.

I want to thank Hellug for accepting us in their booth and the company EEL/LAK who payed for it.

Announcement in Greek – Ανακοίνωση στα Ελληνικά

Ένα ακόμη τεχνολογικό event διοργανώνεται από αυτή την Πέμπτη μέχρι και την Κυριακή στη Θεσσαλονίκη από το οποίο φυσικά δεν θα μπορούσε να λείπει η Ελληνική κοινότητα του Fedora.

Σας καλούμε λοιπόν όλους να έρθετε στο stand 14A (περίπτερο 6) της Infosystem 2010 να γνωριστούμε, να ανταλλάξουμε απόψεις, να γιορτάσουμε την κυκλοφορία του Fedora 12 (Constantine), να ενημερώσουμε τον κόσμο και να ενημερωθούμε αλλά πάνω από όλα να περάσουμε καλά!

Στο χώρο θα στηθεί πάγκος fedora τις ημέρες Σάββατο και Κυριακή με όλα τα καλούδια (!) CDs, DVDs, stickers, flyers, Fedora Live USB creation station, laptops και άλλα πολλά.

Θέλω να ευχαριστήσω τον σύλλογο HELLUG που δέχτηκε την συστέγαση και την εταιρεία ΕΕΛ/ΛΑΚ που πλήρωσε το stand.

Ωράριο λειτουργίας της έκθεσης:
Καθημερινά 12.00 – 21.00
Σαββατοκύριακο 11.00 – 21.00