My last day at Brno has come, and I took the bus to Wien Airport, where I later got a plane to Milan. Overall, this was a very nice experience. I’ve met a lot of very interesting people and a lot of people I already knew but only by their IRC and FAS name. It’s always nice to be able to give faces to the names you always read. I really look forward for the next Fedora Event that probably it will be Flock 2016 for me.
Today there were a lot of Fedora talks and sadly I was not able to see them all since there were two Fedora tracks. The most interesting talk I’ve assisted today was probably the Denise Dumas and Matthew Miller one about Fedora. Being the last day of the conference, it ended earlier so we (EMEA Ambassadors) were able to gather and meet to work a little bit on the 2017 budget.
Today I spent the morning looking at very interesting sessions mainly about containers. Probably the most interesting talk of the day has been the one by Josh Bressers about security. In the afternoon I’ve had a very pleasant meeting with the Fedora Internationalization team to see where the various community are and what we can do to improve the current situation. Later I went to the party, but having missinterpreted the situation, I walked with Patrick and Ralph to their meeting place before going to the right location.
This morning things started in the right way. My day started with Tim Burke’s talk and it was very interesting. After that talk, I attended the Adam Miller talk about immutable infrastructures and Daniel Walsh talk about Docker vs Systemd and I enjoed them all :). Later on I had a very nice hallway talk with Remy DeCausemaker about local communities and translations, followed by an actual meeting about globalization in Fedora.
Few days past from FOSDEM and I’m at yet another conference :). Today I flew to Wien and then took a train to Brno. After the Hotel checkin I went to the conference location and I had a nice time with the Red Hat people while we were preparing the location for the event. The majority of the work was already done when I arrived, but few things were still missing (mainly indications to make users life easier like arrows pointing to the rooms, schedules, etc) so I got the opportunity to help :).
Today is my last day in Brussels and since my flight back is prtty late in the afternoon I took the occasion to visit a little bit Brussels. Fun fact is that after 4 days in Brussels for a FLOSS conference, I’ll spend my evening at my local Linux User Group :D.
This morning I’ve assisted to one of the most fun and interesting talk I’ve have ever seen. I’m talking about the talk of Richard M Stallman on licensing and patents. I’ve really liked how the talk has been conducted by the speakers and I think the contents were great (you can probably find it available online and if I’ll find a link, I’ll post it). After Stallman’s talk, I went to listen Langdon White talk Re-thinking Linux Distributions.
After one day at FOSDEM, I’ve to admit that people are not lieing when they affirm that FOSDEM is awesome. It really is. Today I had the occasion of following multiple very interesting talks. The only problem I’ve found with the FOSDEM organization is that too often there are multiple very interesting talks at the same time and you have to pick only one (unless you have ubiquity capabilities, but I don’t).
For years I wanted to attend some major FLOSS conferences, but I’ve never had the occasion since I’ve always had other things to do in the conferences dates. This year, due to multiple causes and good plnning, I’ve been able to go to FOSDEM :). One thing that I like to do at all kind of events, but even more in big events, is to volunteer. Volunteering, in my opinion, gives you big advantages, since you often can find very interesting people.
A couple of weeks ago, I’ve announced the availability of AWS tools for Fedora. I’m very happy to announce that today they are available in the EPEL7 repository as well. The Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository is an RPM repository managed by the Fedora community that creates, maintains, and manages a high quality set of additional packages for Enterprise Linux, including, but not limited to, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS, Scientific Linux (SL), and Oracle Linux (OL).