Fosscomm 2009 is (unfortunately) over ! It was quite an exciting experience : Meeting new people, hooking up with old friends and exchanging ideas. Virtually all the Greek foss community was there.
The event had it all : intresting presentations, nicely done workshops, long flame-wars (just for fun) and a *very* well done organization (well done to Linux Team TEI larisas)
As for our part (fedora’s) we got there by Friday so in Saturday we were the first ones to setup our booth Many laptops, stickers, flyers, posters, and some t-shirts. Most of them were given out to the people there that waited for fedora swag. As I have always pointed out, swag on such events is crucial as anyone stops by your booth and you get a chance of talking to him about fedora in general
My presentation went pretty well (after getting over the anxiety that I had in the beginning) and I think that I demonstrated well why Fedora stands up between other distros and has a leading community! After my presentation Dimitris Glezos (Fedora’s board member) gave an insightfull and very promising presentation on Transifex. After the presentaion I really started to think that if I was a programmer I would definatelly want to work on Dimitri’s company Indifex
On the evening the Fedora-11-el-hackfest began with some troubles at first (electricity problems, no building can stand Fedora hackers ) and with the Workshop on FEL by Costas Antonakoglou. During Sunday and Monday some work on translations was done and 2 new translators were recruited!
During the nights we went out for typical Greek events on tsipouradiko and ouzeri. I personally went a little bit out of limit one night so I experienced a minor hang-over the day after (but it worth it)
For Fedora during the event 3 Ambassadors (Costas Antonakoglou, Christos Baharakis, myself), 1 board member (Dimitris Glezos) and a fedora-el translator (Thalia Papoutsaki) were present.
Looking forward for the next event with great people like our greek fedora buddies and the other lugs and distro teams
Some nice pictures over the FTP server of Linux Team TEI larisas.