We got there just in time to start our Fedora Workshop! Truong (our local Ambassador) had a first round of slides in Vietnamese (they where many local ones ) explaining the basic of the project and then it was my turn to expand on contribution and collaboration techniques we use in Fedora I outlined IRC, mailing lists, fas, had a brief introduction to translations and then we split up in groups to work on what people wanted Hopefully we have 3 more translators in Vietnam now!
The session went pretty well and all the guys where invited to the Release Party afterwards (If only I knew…. )
Quickly back to the venue, so Dietrich and I hosted a nice Q&A session on Mozilla Firefox and then we showed some HTML5 candies Gets them every time Mozilla hacks is as always the definite source for HTML5 Demos. Check it out!
Just after that, Fedora Design Suite on it’s best! Dave Crossland and Jon Phillips got 25 DVDs of Design Suite and booted a whole class of PC to introduce students to Font Creation and Inkscape.
After a nice lunch I called Truong who was already in the University preparing the Fedora 14 Release party. Apparently it was held in the center of HCMC Public University and we had to find the place! After some nice guidance from Truong and signs I got to the place….
A room *full* of people listening to Truong talking about Fedora 14 and Fedora Project. It was AWESOME At first I though most of them were there due to their teachers, but when we started a Q&A session I realized I was so wrong… they were asking about PAE kernels, broadcom drivers, dual boot and LVM etc!
I did my best to answer all the questions and Truong and An Nguyen where kind enough to help with translations Truong did an excellent job organizing the whole thing! Coffee and water was available, many lecturers from the University where attending and people wanted to know more and more about fedora. I gave also a brief introduction to open source software (not really necessary as half of them had tried a distro before!)
There was only one way to end such a day… Several rounds of beer with a dozen of guys
Thanks Truong for everything once again!
ps. album updated!
ps2. don’t be fooled… average age in those pictures = 23 yo … yeah.. I know