Saturday was the last day of 10th edition of FISL. The Fedora booth, as the others days, was well visited during the whole day. From the event aspect, nothing new.
In the end of the day, around 5 o’clock we attended a double talk of Michael Timann until 7 o’clock where it was full! That wasn’t the first time that I saw Michael at FISL. His talks, as I expected, were very good and very valuable to me, personally. As a Fedora contributor I’ve learned some facts about the Fedora’s history that I didn’t know.
Michael’s talks are usually an input of new energy for open sources contributors. The general feeling after his talks was: With the community open source everything is possible, so lets change the world.
Well… changing a bit the issue… lets talk about:
*MY* FUDCon LATAM 2009 thoughts
As I was the only one around here that has already participated in another FUDCon previously in Brno. I took the chance to talk to Dennis and mainly to Toshio about the first FUDCon LATAM. We could see that the model of the FUDCon applied in USA or Europe can not be reflected exactly as it is in the south of America. The reality here is different. We don’t have the same infrastructure and resources to move easily around the continent and the number of developers or people that actually are coding, packaging or doing hacking stuff, still, is not that big.
We took the opportunity of joining the FISL event in order to have more people able to join us at the FUDCon. I would say that it worked pretty well. Some of the talks were completely full and most of the others with a good audience. I guess we can say surely that we have passed the message of what’s been doing in Fedora in the world. Though we missed the hacking part of the FUDCon essence.
On Friday after we had an heads-up in the end of the FUDCon. We’ve talked about this issue and for the next FUDCon we are sure of pushing more for having hacking sessions. We are not talking about just coding, but also practical stuff, like how to actually do something real with tools and issue that the Fedora contributors see often.
For instance, I could say that IMHO this first FUDCon LATAM was more related with a ‘catch up’ among the Fedora contributors and each one of them tried to pass, by using a slot in the schedule, a bit of what it’s been doing around the Fedora sub-projects. That was not bad at all, though. Keeping the FUDCon LATAM connected with bit events for now seems to be the right thing to do. It might bring new potential contributors and an easy way to people gather. So, yes, we are already thinking on the next FUDCon LATAM!
For the end, but not less important, I would like to thank all the Fedora LATAM ambassadors presented or not at FISL. This event for most of us is the unique opportunity to see each other through the year and I was glad to see not just the Fedora guys, but some old and good friends as well. Keep rocking and lets continue working to make Fedora stronger and stronger around the América Latina in the América Latina way.