Mozilla Balkans 2010 ~ Day 1

Long flight, no see :P

Developers meetup on the way :)

Developers meetup on the way :)

After my last post I got stated with Ghanaians Developers Meeting. Ben introduced us the gtk+ and gnome libraries and we had the chance to get some code written :) Then I gave a talk on Fedora’s latest technologies and fedorahosted.org and how can someone contribute to fedora project. I also showcased some projects that were developed within Fedora Community like Moksha and Transifex. Then it was time for me to talk about Mozilla Labs, Everyone was excited about the structure of the project and the new technologies that we are working on right now on the Labs. Weave, Raindrop and Concept Series were analysed and unfortunately I had a plane to catch so I stopped there.

Issac and Maddog escorted me to the airport and when the wheels stopped touching Africa it was time for me to sleep.

On Kotoka International Airport

On Kotoka International Airport

Three flights, two layovers and 15 hours after i was setting my foot in Skopje, in a rush to catch up with Mozilla Balkans 2010 that was already started.

Working woth the guys on Goals proposals

Working with the guys on Goals proposals

Gorjan was kind enough to come by the hotel and pick me up :) When I finally reached the venue the Friday events were kinda over and William had the idea of me presenting Fedora Ambassadors Project as we are interested as a Mozilla Community to probably set up a similar Project (that would be great!)

Gorjan in our meetup room

Gorjan in our meetup room

Finally we had a great brainstorming session about Specific Goals and Roadmap we will have for the next months as the Balkans Community. Our initial thoughts can be found here.

This is what you can find if you walk around Skopje!

This is what you can find if you walk around Skopje!

Beer and food (real Balkan one :D) was something that I totally needed and I got satisfied going to a traditional little tavern with all of the guys and had some great beer :)

Kadir and William discussing over EU EMU EC and over stuff with Rakji :)

Kadir and William discussing over EU EMU EC and over stuff with Rakji :)

Cant wait for the Day 2 Sessions (Mozilla Balkans 2010 open to public day) !

Classical foss meetup with beers and food :P

Classical foss meetup with beers and food :P