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Fedora meetup at Pune – March 2018

Long time we did not had any meetup at Pune, Maharashtra, India, so we decided to get started again.  Details about this meetup are available at Fedora Wiki page.

Planning for meetup started 1 month before. Initially Ompragash proposed to have meetup.com account for Fedora Pune to get more awareness. Later dropped this plan, since this is not only Fedora Pune level topic but applicable for all Fedora events.

Event started well in time.

  • 15 Attendees were present including college students.
  • Ompragash welcomed all the attendees and had a short introduction from everyone. He delivered his first talk “Telling the Fedora Story”, in this he explained how Fedora project started.
  • Parag explained different ways to contribute in Fedora in his talk. He kept on answering queries in between, it was engaging session.

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Event Report for Ohio Linux Festival 30 September – 01 October 2017

Ohio Linux Festival, Hyatt Regency Columbus, Ohio 29-30 September 2017

Event Report:
Andrew Ward (award3535), Julie Ward (jward78), Ben Williams (kk4ewt), Cathy Williams (cwilla)

The Fedora community has been a steadfast supporter of this event for the past 6 years. Ohio Linux Festival is the only major Linux community event that is located in the Northern Midwest region, with no Texas Linux Festival this year it is the only major event in the Midwest. The event attendance in the previous few years has gone down due to venue changes and event staff changes, but in light of 2017 the event brought just under a thousand registered enthusiasts as the OLF event president Beth Lynn Eicher (also a Fedora Ambassador) informed us the morning of 30 September while we were getting set up, which this did not count the walk-ins that showed up the morning of the EXPO opening. So the attendance was most impressive as compared to the previous year’s events and could be soundly stated that there was upwards of 1100 at the event.

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Fedora 27 release party: Managua, Nicaragua

On February 27th, the Fedora Community in Nicaragua ran a Release Party for the F27 Release. The activity took place in a salon of Hotel Mansión Teodolinda in Managua. This is our first activity of the year. This event was late in the Fedora Development Schedule because the Fedora 28 release is coming soon this year, but we need to keep the community active and keep promoting the Fedora Four Foundations in Nicaragua. The event schedule was…

  1. Few talks about news of the Fedora 27 release
  2. Coffee break
  3. Questions and Answers
Fedora 27 release part in Managua, Nicaragua

Fedora 27 Release Party Managua

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Test Days: Internationalization (i18n) features for Fedora 28 2018-03-13

All of the coming week, we will be testing for  i18n features in Fedora 28. Those are as follows:

The fontconfig 2.13 Change will be based on the fontconfig upstream 2.13 release which will help to reduce the time during the font package installation/removal on the scriptlet to create/update caches which will make package installations/removal 5x to 10x faster than the previous release. This release also improves the performance of the applications with flatpak.

Then there are 3 default font Changes for Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages. All these languages now will use default font as Google Noto fonts. E.g. for Serif style they will use Noto Serif CJK, Noto Serif JP, Noto Serif KR fonts respectively. Continue reading

FOSS Wave with Fedora at KGISL, Coimbatore

Recently, I was invited by Prem to NASSCOM to give a brief talk on FOSS and Technology as part of the FOSS Wave community. Prem is doing a great job there by putting his effort in helping students from Tier2 and Tier3 cities. Around twenty enthusiastic students were selected and invited to Bengaluru to take part in such events. Mine was one of them. I conducted a GitHub session after Intro to FOSS and a brief intro about Fedora Project.

What is FOSS Wave? It’s a place to learn, teach, enrich and be part of FOSS revolution! It is an initiative to…

  • spread FOSS knowledge
  • connect with FOSS minded people across the globe
  • help students contribute to FOSS projects, tools, and technologies
  • Help students become industry ready.

In addition to sharing knowledge, FOSS Wave speakers also take part in organizing events and speaking in conferences across the globe. The FOSS Wave community consists of active contributors from across the globe. It includes both paid employees and volunteers who work towards the goals set forth in the FOSS revolution.

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Fedora 27 Release Party at Mexico City

On December 8, 2017, the ambassadors in Mexico City, Efren Robledo (srkraken) and Alberto Rodríguez (bt0dotninja) hosted a Fedora 27 Release Party. The party took place on the UAM Azcapotzalco in the basic sciences and engineering division. We had three main activities: Introducing Fedora 27 talk , Q&A session and a little trivia session with some gifts.

Mexico City F27 release party poster

Poster

Introducing Fedora 27

A small but dynamic talk by Efren about the news in Fedora 27 from the perspective of casual user, developer and system administrator. Also he did a quick but very demonstrative installation of Fedora 27.

Introducing Fedora 27 talk

SrKraken Talk

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EMEA Ambassadors: 2017 Year in Review

As 2018 is in full session now, people, companies and organizations are taking stock not only of what’s worked during the past year, but of budding trends and approaches to handling daily business. We also can let this chance pass by knowing that it could help us in our undertakings this year.

All through 2017, the Fedora community in the EMEA region was active promoting Fedora in local events especially at the release party. It was a joy to read out the event reports.

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Fedora 27 Release Party at Taipei

Fedora 27 was released on Nov 14, 2017. It contained many latest development results from free and open source community at the time.

The Ambassadors in Taiwan, Freedomknight (陳貴鑫) and zerng07 (Cheng-Chia Tseng), hosted “Fedora 27 Release Party at Taipei” event for the community to share the joy of 27 release on Dec 9, 2017. The main theme on the event is to let more and more people know Fedora Project and get involved. The location was at MozTW space, a space of Mozilla Taiwan community, in Taipei.

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10 Fedora Women Days across the world

10 Fedora Women Days across the world
The Diversity Team encouraged local communities to gather and present the accomplishments of women in the Fedora Project and thank them. We are happy to see 10 Fedora Women Days happened in different regions to promote the participation of more women and raise awareness about the gender gap in tech communities.

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Fedora 27 Release Party – Bengaluru

Poster

Poster

I have been a part of Fedora community for last 4 releases and have seen a lot of changes. Among things that have not been changed, Fedora Release Party in Bangalore is one of them.

Thanks to a bunch of very active contributors and an ambassador & mentor (Sumantro Mukherjee), it has now become a custom to celebrate Fedora Release Party in  Bangalore.

Different venues, different topics, different cakes but similar faces joining us and sharing their experiences in Fedora community to encourage new contributors to continue their noble work, and users to start contributing. The success story of a student who got an internship in a big company then became an employee always boosts the energy of college students.

Last RP, we tried to on-board few students for QA contributions and this time they came with a lot of reports. They are now active contributors and they introduced themselves to others. I invited my juniors to be a part of RP so that we can help them see the benefits of Open Source contributions.

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