Fedora 13 Thessaloniki Release Party – Review

This is a really late blog post.

I have wrote this blogpost 1 month before but I kept it in draft to make some future corrections and I totally forgot it!

Saturday the 12 of June was the celebration day here in Greece. A celebration day for the brand new Fedora 13.

In Athens and Thessaloniki a party was set up with many attendances, a lot of discussion, music, beer, cake and a lot of Fedora 13 installations. Pierros on his post has already gave you an idea about the feel of the event in Athens.

In Thessaloniki the atmosphere was pretty much the same. We were ~15 people, talking about Fedora 13’s new features, the Greek community (past and future), eating our tasteful cake and generally having a great time. Unfortunately we didn’t had new Fedora lovers outside our community but we had our youngest and greatest contributors. 🙂

The difference in Greek’s release party than other parties/events was that the 2 parties (Athens, Thessaloniki)  were talking place the extract same time. That’s why there was a video call between them creating an atmosphere of one big release event. During the parties we were posting the spirit of the events on twitter through tweets and pictures.

The video call and generally the idea of live broadcasting (through twitter) was successful so we are thinking apply them in future events.

We would like to invest more on the idea of the video call and general broadcasting an event through different ways such as twitter, video broadcast and many more. We will get back soon with a lot of details and ideas.

Till then, happy hacking! 🙂

For those who haven’t download Fedora 13 yet, get it right now from Fedora’s download page.

Fedora 13 Thessaloniki Release Party – Review

This is a really late blog post.

I have wrote this blogpost 1 month before but I kept it in draft to make some future corrections and I totally forgot it!

Saturday the 12 of June was the celebration day here in Greece. A celebration day for the brand new Fedora 13.

In Athens and Thessaloniki a party was set up with many attendances, a lot of discussion, music, beer, cake and a lot of Fedora 13 installations. Pierros on his post has already gave you an idea about the feel of the event in Athens.

In Thessaloniki the atmosphere was pretty much the same. We were ~15 people, talking about Fedora 13’s new features, the Greek community (past and future), eating our tasteful cake and generally having a great time. Unfortunately we didn’t had new Fedora lovers outside our community but we had our youngest and greatest contributors. 🙂

The difference in Greek’s release party than other parties/events was that the 2 parties (Athens, Thessaloniki)  were talking place the extract same time. That’s why there was a video call between them creating an atmosphere of one big release event. During the parties we were posting the spirit of the events on twitter through tweets and pictures.

The video call and generally the idea of live broadcasting (through twitter) was successful so we are thinking apply them in future events.

We would like to invest more on the idea of the video call and general broadcasting an event through different ways such as twitter, video broadcast and many more. We will get back soon with a lot of details and ideas.

Till then, happy hacking! 🙂

For those who haven’t download Fedora 13 yet, get it right now from Fedora’s download page.

Greek Fedora 13 Release Party Live

In about 1:30 hour is about to start the biggest release party in Greece. I am talking about the Greek Fedora 13 Release party. The party will be held in Athens and Thessaloniki. The “two” parties will be “connected” through a video call. Additionally we will continuously upload photos spreading the pulse of the party.

You will be able to feel the rhythm by following @fedora_gr at twitter. Every tweet will include the hashtag “#f13grp”.

So stay tuned and join the party!

More updated will follow 🙂

Greek Fedora 13 Release Party (in english)

We think that is the perfect Fedora release to organize a special and unique release event. That’s right! For us (Greek people) is the lucky 13!

This Saturday we are organizing one release party that will be placed in the two largest cities in Greece. The release parties will be parallel, both starting in 18:00 (GMT +3) and they will be connected through a video call.

Additionally pictures will be posted online during the release event so the people that couldn’t make it, can feel the pulse! You can stay tuned from the Greek community’s twitter account at http://twitter.com/fedora_gr . We will also use the hashtag “#f13grp” in every tweet.

In the events, will be presentations regarding the brand new Fedora 13’s features, future steps of the Greek Fedora community but in general we are going to have fun!!

If you will be around Athens or Thessaloniki, don’t miss our party! We will have chocolate cake, drinks, live CDs, flyers, stickers, our laptops and a lot of blue balloons and of course support for you problems!

Follow the directions (in greek) to join us at http://bit.ly/f13grpm

We are waiting for you!

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 🙂