Fedora 31 Release Party – Karachi

What is Fedora 31 Release Party

Fedora 31 Release Party was a social event for people to meet & connect who are curious about Fedora from Karachi in general, and check out the cool & awesome features of the new Fedora 31 release. It also served as an opportunity for people to find out what Fedora and free software in general is all about and ask questions of people already involved in the community.

Dates / Location

What happened at the Event

2:00 – 2:30 PM | Introduction to FOSS & Fedora Project | Nasir Hussain | Nasir talked about the basics of Free and Open Source Software along with what is Fedora Project and how one can contribute to it.

2:30 – 3:00 PM | Open Source, Why should you contribute | Ahsan Ayaz | Ahsan is a GDE (Google Developer Expert) on Web technologies and an active contributor for the Open Source along he presented a talk on Why should on contribute.

3:00 – 3:30 PM | Introduction to Contanerization | Mashhood Rastgar | Mashhood is also a GDE on Web Technologies and he presented an awesome talk on how containers are revolutionizing the way we interact, package & deploy our applications.

3:30 – 4:15 PM | Digital Communities for Open Source | Muhammad Khurram Khan, Mubashir Sakhi, Arbaz Pirwani, Kamran Qadri, Talha Ahmed | Digital Communities are playing an essential role in bridging the gap between Academia & Industry, Different representatives from different digital communities of Pakistan shared their thoughts on Open Source & Linux.

4:30 – 5:00 | Networking, Cake Cutting & Refreshments | We’ve had an awesome cake cutting ceremony to celebrate the amazing release of Fedora 31 and people were networking along with enjoying refreshments which included Samosas, Cold Drinks & Sticks with Beef & Vegetables on It.

Ahsan Ayaz was the Surprise speaker of the day, his flight got cancelled on the day and he surprisingly joined us at the event. A speaker had migrane on the day and wasn’t able to attend the event, after seeing Ahsan at the Event, I asked him to present a talk on “Open Source” he made his slides in around 15 mins and shared his awesome ideas on “Why should you contribute”.

Refreshments & Cake were a little late to cover the time period our very own Eric Bhatti (Manager GDG Kolachi) who was present at the event too, took the stage and shared his appreciation along with his ideas on topics like Problem solving, Community work & Event.

The expected audience was ~80 people but there was another event “Chai & AI” by GDG Kolachi on the same day & People love GDG Kolachi.

Here’s a short video (~1 Mins) covering the most awesome moments of the event : Youtube

Who doesn’t like awesome swag? :P. Thank you @riecatnor for sending a good amount of swag that made attendees super happy.

All of the credit goes to @siddharthvipul1 , @sumantrom & @alishapapun for introducing me to Fedora & helping me in organizing this Awesome Event.

Categories: Events

1 Comment

  1. Link to Mashhood Rastgar’s talk : https://youtu.be/mDrzbcdqjNE

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