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Fedora 18 Release Party in Hanoi / Report

January 29, 2013

Hi everyone,

Last week, Fedora 18 Release Party was successfully organized in Hanoi, Vietnam.

When and Where

Saturday, January, 19th, 2013

8:30 – 12 PM (Hanoi timezone, GMT +7)

IFI, 42 Ta Quang Buu, Hanoi

The organizers team – Who we are

  1. Truong Anh Tuan – Fedora Ambassadors Steering Commitee
  2. Nguyen Nang Thang – Fedora Ambassador Vietnam
  3. Nguyen Ha Duong – Fedora Ambassador Vietnam
  4. VFOSSA
  5. Hanoi Community Space
  6. and other friends

Programme
* Fedora Community Update
* Fedora 18 Release Announcement
* Talk about features inside Fedora 18
* Fedora 18 Liveshow
* Contributed presentations from FOSS-community friends
* Open Discussions all about Fedora and FOSS
* Swag distribution

Attendees
About 30 people

In an intimate environment of the review and first birthday ceremony of VFOSSA, Fedora 18 was introduced to all members of VFOSSA and students.

As normal, in the beginning of the party, there was a talk of Mr. Truong Anh Tuan, which was about Fedora’s project and community. He described in details about the Fedora’s mission, Fedora’s four core values, and the differences between Fedora and other GNU/Linux distros. For each of them, he clearly explained and gave real examples. Audiences seemed very excited.

To be followed was a presentation of Mr. Truong Anh Tuan about how to join and contribute to Fedora project. That might be the part which he wanted to mention the most with audiences. He showed that getting involved in a FOSS project or Fedora project is very interesting, people would study a lot from them. Besides, sub-projects related to OS developing as people person, designer, content writer, etc were pretty attractive. He said: “It’s not difficult to join the Fedora project. You must not be a programmer. Everyone is welcomed!”

Lastly was Mr. Truong Anh Tuan’s talk about Fedora Vietnam community. He gave information as a large number of project’s contributors, active members and Fedora developing plan in Vietnam.

Following Mr. Truong Anh Tuan’s talks, it was mine: “What is new inside Fedora 18?”. I described the big changes and most considerable features of Fedora 18, for instances, desktop users, systems administrations, etc. For each of them, I clearly explained in details. Participants were very interested in too.

In deed, the time for Mr. Truong Anh Tuan and me was too short to introduce Fedora project to everyone, however, it was fair sufficient to help people have a general idea about the project.

Total cost of the party is about 50$. Some photos can be found here!

We have a plan to hold the next party in Da Nang city this weekend, as well as Hue city in near future.

Congratulation Fedora 18!

Nguyen Nang Thang

Fedora Contributor

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One Comment
  1. Good stuff and am glad that the event was successful!

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