Three weeks, three awesome events, one goal

 

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.

 

 FOSDEM 2013

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!

Saturday

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

Sunday

10:00 – 11:00 Making a Hackerspace SmartDimitrios 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 easyChristos Bacharakis

16:30 – 17:00 WebFWD: Moving the web forwardVasilis (tzikis) Georgitzikis

18:40 – 19:00 Open DiscussionChristos 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!

 

 

 

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!

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).