FUDCon EMEA 2010 – Day 1

Long day today! (kinda two days…) Still no sleep after 40 hours, but full of excitement after a first day in FUDCon EMEA Zurich 2010!

We managed to get to the hotel at 7am and shook some hand with the rest of the team that was already there! (Jared Smith, Mo, Robert, Spot and others.)

After a quick ride downtown we ended up on the FrosCamp / FUDCon venue ETH Zurich. Organizing team did an excellent job with the place and we had the chance to meet some new and old faces from the foss world in Europe. (Debian boys, OpenStreetMap, LGMs, etc)

Our time was on and Jared Smith our new beloved Fedora Project Leader gave the mark and welcomed us on this year FUDCon EMEA! The first talk was about Fedora Packaging! At last I had the chance to hear Tom “spot” Callaway giving his best on getting us to build our very first packages :) And we made it! We actually had clean and working .spec and rpms in just an hour during this excellent workshop! Dear packages here I come…. 😉

After a small break to help on the booth (although Zoltan and Robert did an excellent job) we ended up on the “Campus Ambassadors” workshop by Biertie. I think we had a very constructive hour trying to justify the existence of the project and set some goals that can be actually feasible to achieve. Biertie is going to give his best to make sure that we have a alive and kicking Campus Ambassadors Subproject.

Moving from one workshop to another I had the pleasure/honour to meet again my best pal Nicu with his friend Andrian who cannot stop mocking me and I am determined to pay it back! (No I was not beaten by Ubuntu girls!)

After an truly inspiring and well structured talk by Mo about GIMP and Inkscape (which kept me thinking about my talk on Design Suite and how much it will suck :P) we got ourselves on the Party “Wired Dreams” ETH was throwing for as. 3 hours, 3 Free free beers and 3 times beaten in table soccer I decided to leave to get some rest on the hotel (which by the way is fabulous! thanks cmpahar for booking!)

Tomorrow , is going to be more Fedora magic and more Community excitement! Stay tuned for rushed updates (and some nasty pics of a long time fedora contributor… :) )

ps. no photos as you can see so far, but you can expect some on the end as an album at Picasa. luck of bandwidth makes my blogging tough task 😉