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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 participating in Google Summer of Code 2018

GSoC is a summer program aiming to bring more student developers into open source software development. It enables students to spend their summer break working with open source organizations on projects proposed by participating organizations and supported by mentors.

The Fedora Project has participated in Google Summer of Code (GSoC) as a mentoring organization for over a decade now. Once again, Fedora is participating again this year. We are happy to be accepted again as an organization this year and are looking forward to working with many bright and excited students across the world on many parts of Fedora.

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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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Call for Outreachy mentors for Summer 2018

The Fedora Project is looking for mentors for project for the next round of Outreachy. For those who aren’t familiar, Outreachy is a paid internship inspired by Google Summer of Code for people underrepresented in tech. Interns work remotely with mentors on projects ranging from programming, user experience, documentation, illustration and graphical design, to data science.

Every idea or project needs one or two responsible mentors to teach and help the intern. Please note that Outreachy applicants are expected to make a first contribution to the project they are applying for so mentors need to have proper tasks defined for applicants to work on. Mentors should be able to commit at least 5 hours a week on most weeks from the beginning of the six-week application period (February 13, 2018) through the end of the three-month internship (End of August). You should have a real interest in their success and be engaged and excited about the project.

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Bodhi: 2017 Year in Review

2017 was a busy year for the Bodhi project. This post explains a bit about what Bodhi does, highlights, and goals for 2018.

Wait, what is Bodhi?

Bodhi is designed to democratize the package update testing and release process for RPM-based Linux distributions. It provides an interface for developers to propose updates to a distribution, and an interface for testers to leave feedback about updates through a +1/-1 karma system.

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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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Mindshare Elections: Interview with Gabriele Trombini (mailga)

This is a part of the Mindshare Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Wednesday, January 17th and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018.

Interview with Gabriele Trombini (mailga)

  • Fedora Account: mailga
  • IRC: mailga My channel list is composed of more than 40 channels but I’m mainly using #fedora-ambassadors #fedora-join and #fedora-mktg
  • Fedora User Wiki Page

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Mindshare Elections: Interview with Nick Bebout (nb)

This is a part of the Mindshare Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Wednesday, January 17th and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018.

Interview with Nick Bebout (nb)

  • Fedora Account: nb
  • IRC: nb #fedora-admin, #fedora-noc, #fedora-ambassadors, #fedora-devel, #fedora-ops, etc.
  • Fedora User Wiki Page

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Council Elections: Interview with Dennis Gilmore (ausil)

Fedora Ambassador Mentor badge used for Council

Fedora Council Elections

This is a part of the Council Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Wednesday, January 17th and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018.

Interview with Dennis Gilmore (ausil)

  • Fedora Account: ausil
  • IRC: dgilmore (found in #fedora-3dprinting #fedora-meeting-3 #fedora-meeting-2 #fedora-websites #fedora-cloud #proyecto-fedora #fedora-apps #fedora-qa #fedora-fedmsg #fedora-buildsys #fedora-meeting-1 #fedora-releng #fedora-ambassadors #fedora-kernel #fedora #fedora-latam #fedora-br #fedora-java #fedora-mips #fedora-s390x #fedora-ppc @#fedora-arm #epel #fedora-meeting #fedora-security #fedora-devel #fedora-noc #fedora-admin
  • Fedora User Wiki Page

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