One more fan-freakin-tastik openSUSE conference is over. Thank you Dubrovnik and local organizers for such fantabulous conference. Your city is beautiful. Too bad that the weather wasn’t sunny all the time (don’t forget that Dubrovnik is touristic city). The old city was dope. I mean it’s very cool to stay inside the walls, go to school there. Of course restaurants, bars etc are expensive there, but still it’s so cool!!!
Personally don’t understand why everyone in the community linked Dubrovnik with Game of thrones series. It’s a Hollywood product. Maybe I’m the only one that don’t watch it. On the other hand, I saw the cruelty of civil war during 91-94 and the siege of Dubrovnik that lasted for 7 months. Of course a theme couldn’t use that, since it’s politics (although Game of Thrones has copyrights and it’s better not to use it either).
Greeks, Brazilians, Germans and Czechs.
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On Sunday, November 10th, I had a presentation at Association of Greek Users and Friends of FS/OSS – GreekLUG. The subject was “Desktop Environment and GNOME community”.
1. How to use GNOME-Shell and the difference between the versions
2. Customization of GNOME-Shell
3. GNOME community
There were questions about what new features come with GNOME 3.10.
For more pictures, you can visit facebook or Google Plus.
Linux and Free Software Community of University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki, Greece) gathered as team to promote GNU/Linux to their university. So they had their initial event on Tuesday October 22nd at 20.00 at their university.
I had a talk about the use of GNOME-shell and as second issue, I covered the Greek and global community (download the presentation). The audience didn’t know much about FOSS and GNOME. So that’s why we decided to have the how to use part of the presentation. At the second part, I analyzed the why and where someone can contribute. I also presented Outreach Program for Women and I had 2 women interested on this.
You can find more pictures at Facebook page of community
Presentation video (in Greek): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f2-IPtviD4
THE fantabulous openSUSE conference is over. We have some left overs to do and the #oSC13 will be history. All presentations can be found at openSUSE Recordings @ Youtube. Soon we’ll have all the pictures gathered.
You can read what happened day by day at news.opensuse.org. Day 1, Day 2, Day 3. You can find links to more pictures there.
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FOSSCOMM 2013 is the annual gathering of communities. This year I participated with 5 presentations with ownCloud, openSUSE and Gnome. Let’s see what happened.
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SerLUG, this year turns 5 years old. They celebrate it with a day conference and after night party on March 11th, 2013. I was invited to present something for many reasons:
1. They’re very close friends of mine but also of openSUSE community.
2. They wanted a smiple presentation about how to use GNOME and what is unique on openSUSE. The reason of a simple presentation was the audience. They expected mostly windows users and they wanted many of them to join and help SerLUG.
3. Promote openSUSE conference.
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Thessaloniki, October 7th 2012. We gathered together to celebrate Gnome version 3.6. This time there wasn’t any cake like the last time, but people were discussing about open source projects, communities, future events. The goal of this gathering was to meet once again with friends and have fun. As you can see from the pictures, we didn’t have enough space for everyone, so some were sitting outside.
You can see some pictures here:
Here’s the album.
See you next time!!!
On July 20-22, I joined the 2nd openSUSE collaboration summer camp.
Participants from almost all FOSS communities (Ubuntu, Fedora, KDE, openSUSE, Gnome, Gentoo, Libre Office), interesting presentations and workshops on our favourite projects. I enjoyed the most the off schedule things. Relaxing, talking and water games (see the pictures). This year, the presentations were in English because there was a participant from SUSE offices from Prague.
This year I had 2 presentations and a workshop.
My first presentation was about ownCloud. Many people found it interesting for a business environment. I gave some live cd with owncloud in a box. You can find my presentation here.
My next presentation had the title Boothing. Not sure if there’s a word but what I wanted to say is how to use the nonverbal communication at the booths we attend at events. How to make the visitor feel safe and friendly to talk to us.
You can find my presentation here.
The last presentation-workshop was about translation some programs of Gnome. I explained the system we use to translate Gnome, I gave some po files to translate them. There was lack of time, so the participants got the files to finish them at home and then upload them to the system.
The event was pretty successful. Next meeting is the openSUSE conference (see below):
See 3 albums of photographs:
1. Album Baharakis
2. Album Koudaras
3. Album Michal Hrušecký
The images that come to your mind are: sea, suntan, sand games, relax.
Greek openSUSE community combine those images with working our favourite projects and have fun during summer time.
They started last year (check pictures from the event). Greek Gnome community was there, presenting the new Gnome 3 environment (check my presentation in Greek).
This year we will be there with a translation workshop (check the program).
The presentations will be in English, since we have not only Greek participants.
Just in case, someone wants to attend (last minute), can contact email@example.com
This is my Hello World post.
Soon more to come!!!