I am really excited about this blog post! The upcoming weeks are going to be extremely awesome, regarding the two FOSS projects I am mostly involved in Fedora and Mozilla.
Athens Firefox OS App Days
By time order, this Saturday is the Athens Firefox OS App Day which is sold out from the previous week. This event is going to be a hackathon on the new Firefox OS operating system for mobile devices. In 11 hours, 350 web and mobile developers are going to learn everything about Firefox OS, from theory to “build my own app”. We are going to provide them all the nessessary tools for building their own app in a few hours such as pizza and beer!
A month ago was the Firefox OS hackathon, a pilot event of Firefox OS App Days in Athens hackerspace which prepared us for a success upcoming series of Firefox OS App Days events.
For live updates follow MozillaGreece twitter account or you can watch the live video stream.
Next weekend (2-3/02) is FOSDEM, the biggest event for FOSS Developers around the globe. It’s going to have a lot of beers, parties, more than 160 presentations and around 5000 hackers around the world.
Except this boring stuff this year is going to be a great year for the Greek FOSS community which is going to have 8 sessions in FOSDEM.
Here is the list with all these awesome presentations – well done guys!
11:00 – 12:00 The neat guide to Fedora RPM Packaging Nikos Roussos
11:30 – 12:00 FirefoxOS: Port it… Build it… Flash it… – Alfredos-Panagiotis Damkalis
18:00 – 19:00 Using codebender as an IDE for Arduino and other embedded devices Vasilis (tzikis) Georgitzikis
10:00 – 11:00 Making a Hackerspace Smart – Dimitrios Amaxilatis
14:00 – 14:30 Introducing the Synnefo open source IaaS cloud platform Vangelis Koukis
14:00 – 14:30 Firefox OS and Web Applications – Debugging made easy – Christos Bacharakis
16:30 – 17:00 WebFWD: Moving the web forward – Vasilis (tzikis) Georgitzikis
18:40 – 19:00 Open Discussion – Christos Siopis
So, on Sunday noon I am having a session on Mozilla’s Dev Room presenting all the necessary developer tools and techniques on developing web apps for Firefox OS. The rest of the weekend, if I am not attending a session, you will find me on Fedora’s or Mozilla’s booth.
See you there!
Fedora Greece Activity Day – Fedora 18 release party
As you already know Fedora 18 is out and there is no better way to celebrate than a release party. So, in the mid of February we organizing a Greek Fedora 18 release party shared in two cities, Athens and Thessaloniki.
It’s going to happen on Saturday and except the party, we willing to have a lot of hackfests explain how easy is for you to hack Fedora and contribute in upstream projects. We are going to have workshop for starters, introduction to Fedora, translation sprint and for more advanced users, RPM packaging workshop, build your own remix etc.
Our goal is to present Fedora to new users, seek contributors and hack our favourite operating system
More details are going to be published soon!