FISL17

A few days ago we had in the Brazil 17th edition of FISL (International Free Software Forum), had less public compared to previous years but it was quite engaged, especially in the area of communities and we as #Fedora-LatAm ambassadors were there.

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Ana Mativi, Rino (@Villadalmine), Itamar Jp, Ezequiel (QliXed) Brizuela, Bruno R. Zanuzzo, Eduardo Echeverria, Junior Wolnei e Daniel Lara. I personally knew only two of those people so it’s nice to see new faces behind the nicknames.

The week at FISL was intense, a lot of people to talk (especially students, both college as schools) we help some of them install Fedora 24, and even guide that distinct group of people interested in contribute with the project in some way.

We certainly had fun doing the quiz (offering stickers), it was an easy way to keep their attention and to talk about the Fedora ecosystem, our four foundations (freedom, friends, features, first) and the effort of so many people around the world helping to build this project to finally get to users. How, Why, What to contribute was also major topics in our talk presented by the whole team.

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The event also was cool because we had experienced packagers (@echevemaster, @itamarjp, @pcpa) who were with us, helped me, Ana and Daniel take the first steps with packaging.

And by the way, have you ever attend a IRC meeting in a restaurant? Well, we did and we just did not have a stable connection. It happens.

Have a nice day.

The developer workstation you’ve been waiting for

The Fedora Developer Portal is here to guide you.

“From mobile apps to web; from desktop GUI to CLI tools Create it all easily with Fedora..”

The main purpose is to help developers to know the tools and technologies that fedora offers for: develop, package and deploy their own code. You as a developer can package your software as an RPM and distribute in your own repository with Copr.

Check it out and get involved!

With more experience, you might also consider submitting your package for review, if accepted, will be available in the official repository of Fedora. It’s great because you will definitely improve the quality of your code and contribute to a community of users and developers.

See the official announcement in the Fedora Magazine.

If you want to learn more about the initiative of the Fedora Developer Portal click here.

Fedora at FISL16

The FISL16 (International Forum of Free Software) 2015 happened at PUCRS / Brazil, could be just another event if not for the fact that my first participation as an ambassador of the Fedora Project.

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Well, I really enjoyed having represented Fedora, after already joined me officially to the project in June 2014 and since then I have contributed in the areas of QA, translation / revision and finally ambassador.

For me, this is still only a start, but the feeling of being the fedora guy” brings much pride because since I started using the fedora in 2009 there was a clear purpose for me that was what I wanted.

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Bruno Zanuzzo, Itamar Reis, Daniel Lara

This event was also very special because personally met other ambassadors Fedora (Daniel and Itamar) and could also catch up with old friends, I hope to be a member increasingly valuable as far as Fedora is for me, considering everything I learn and I experience.