Y ya se nos fue. Este año, el evento Linux más importante de Chile tuvo lugar en Concepción, específicamente en la Universidad del Bio-Bio. Durante dos días se vivió un excelente tiempo donde compartimos diferentes vivencias con amigos, nuevos amigos, conocidos, colegas, etc., todos hablando un mismo idioma.
Muy notable fue que se realizara por primera vez el KDE Day, pudiendo contar con la presencia del desarrollador KDE Helio Chissini de Castro. Aunque mi intención inicial siempre fue participar de ese día, no pude y tuve que regresar a Santiago para el sábado
Muchas gracias a los Organizadores, por el trato cordial y por haber hecho realidad mi sueño de exponer en tan importante instancia, a Carlos Rios (crosvera) siempre tan cordial y preocupado por hacernos las cosas más fáciles a todos, a las Empresas que auspiciaron y estuvieron participando, a la U. del Bio-Bio, a Novell por su apoyo al enviar discos de openSUSE 11.3 + poleras, lamentablemente no llegaron a tiempo, buena cosa es que pude recurrir a un antiguo stock de la 11.2 con alrededor de 50 stickers sobrantes de entonces, a la Comunidad KDE Chile, de la cual soy miembro, a todos los que creyeron en hacer realidad este encuentro y por supuesto a quienes asistieron a mi presentación acerca de PySide! Gracias por haber esperado el cambio de horario
También las gracias a Camilo Astete por la polera KDE-cl.
Sin importar si es en Santiago o Punta Arenas, espero verlos en el próximo Encuentro Linux, una experiencia inolvidable.
Hi you all!
As you already know, the Festival Latinoamericano de Instalacion de Software Libre event will be held this Saturday here in Chile.
In La Serena we are starting around 9 am at Universidad de La Serena campus Isabel Bongard, with plenty of fun talks and room for installations, I am more than ready to install our awesome green! =). By the way, I will be creating an ISO with SUSE Studio so everyone can grab it on USB devices.
Some talk topics we are presenting: KVM, Free Knowledge, Linux beyond the Desktop, and Contributing to openSUSE without being a developer.
I would like to thank Andreas and everyone at Novell who has been supporting the Ambassadors Program, shipping DVDs, Geekos, T-shirts that the audience really appreciates and do make a difference.
Right against the grain. I will no longer stay in Santiago de Chile for a job. Last Friday it was my last day at Movidreams S.A., sorry I could not say goodbye to everyone in person. These were fun three months, a lot went on in that time period and now I would like to openly thank Andres Valenzuela O., Fernando Flores B., Rene Toro Quezada, three of the most talented people I’ve ever met and worked with. You made every day a great day at the office. Of course big thanks to Humberto Lobos and Federico Saavedra, for the true oportunity to join Movidreams. Your knowledge and passion is awesome.
Now there are a couple months left in this crappy year (actually it’s not been that bad) so I’ll be traveling between Coquimbo and Vallenar very often. I need to visit Inacap for a couple reasons (sorry, not they aren’t going public at this time, heh), and also plan to meet with old friends to check if there is any job opportunity in the area. I would regret returning to Santiago right now, since I seem to be much more interested in finding a job somewhere else where life quality is better than Santiago’s. Money won’t be on the top of my list in the next 2-4 months.
Although I’ve been testing several Milestones and now the RC 2 is looking great, I will be switching to stable openSUSE 11.2 as soon as it’s out, which should be November 12th. At this point of time, KDE implementation seems to be much better than Gnome implementation. Kinda wished it was the inverse case, but that’s one of the Open Source features: you have choice. Let us wait ten more days =). I also hope to have my @opensuse.org alias once for all
That’s all one changes. Have a lot of fun!.
I just got back from Encuentro Linux 2009 (actually after spending one day in Coquimbo with my girlfriend, daughter, and mother). Let me say that I had the Linux time of my life, and hopefuly not the last one.
I had planed to travel on thursday, but could not get there until friday night. Yes, sh*t happens. I first met German Poo and Diego Escalante (of the Gnome Foundation), on my way for the internet password at the hotel. Both were gentle .
Then I stayed at the hotel room, checking my presentation’s last details for the next morning. Shared room with Joel Iturra, nice guy. Next morning woke up early so I could be ready to leave for the University. Stomach full with milk, cereal, bread, and sugar goodies! At the check out counter I met Fernando San Martin and Fernando Valdez. Thanks for the ride, great company.
10 AM and there were only 3 people in the room. Could believe it! since last night it was pure fun out there in the city. Forget about your notebooks folks We decided to wait a bit so we could have more people in, and then I guess about 20 came in. Not bad if you think about ther other 3 talks at the same time plus the Gnome Day event taking most of the interest. My 50+ openSUSE 11.1 DVDs were not enough…by chance I had a DVD copy of 11.2 RC to pass around. Internet connection rocked and the talk went down pretty well, not the best I’ve had but it was just fine since it was my first presentation at Encuentro Linux, the most important Linux event in the country. It was an honor to be there before a very participative crowd, all interested in SUSE Studio.
Later on I headed to the Gnome Day, mainly to discover the Gnome Community and the cool PyGTK and GObject talks…of course to finally meet (yes, in person!))with Pedro Villavicencio of Ubuntu. Man, what a pleasure! Also talked with Franco Catrin and many more and it is sad I cannot remember the names, sure I’d remember your faces if I saw you again though. Bought the obligatory Gnome polo shirt XD and then by the end of the day got a red Gnome cap after asking one question on the project. Hey! I was the one who wrote “G-(ME)” and “Gnome 3 for all” on the Gnome Wall
I now thank and congratulate once again everyone involved in the Encuentro Linux and Gnome Day 2009: Sven, Horst, Priscila, Fernando, Alejandro, Pedro, all the helpers, everyone! I hope to meet you again next year, and have that much of fun over and over.
Tree pictures of myself:
Yes, I am going to Encuentro Linux 2009, and so does openSUSE!. This year the most important Linux event in Chile will be held in Valparaiso and Viña del Mar at the same time. I’ll be giving a presentation on SUSE Studio (if you didn’t already know ) on Saturday 24th, 10:00 – 11:10 AM. Of course I am taking all openSUSE 11.1 DVDs I have left, and will be a great oportunity to show on my notebook what’s coming for 11.2.
More information (in spanish only) here. See you there!.
Yes, my talk over SUSE Studio got accepted for the 10th Encuentro Linux, which will be held in Valparaiso-Viña del Mar for this year(October 22-24). I’m damn happy about that.
What I plan to do is showing an overall (and hopefully deeper as well) view of the SUSE Studio Platform, how it works and how useful it is for building a given software appliance. Yes, it works for virtual appliances too but I have no experience at it . Of course I have a few openSUSE 11.1 DVDs to give away so no worries there.
So if you are around and feel like meeting us and discovering what Linux is about, don’t think it twice as there will be plenty of interesting talks covering topics such as Jails, Bacula, Contributing to Open Source, WebKitGTK+, Ubuntu behind the Scenes, Evolution of Linux Filesystems, Developing Gnome Applications, and much more! Remember, on Saturday it’s the Gnome Day
Need more information? check out here.
And the day came. After a six hours trip on bus, and a few minutes of sleep I got to Santiago de Chile. Francisco Toha picked me up so we headed to Universidad Andres Bello for the openSUSE Day. Huge building and plenty of room for everyone. The event started almost on time. I followed the first talk, a bit hoping to have a decent internet connection so I could show a live SUSE Studio test drive. OK, that didn’t happen. The internet traffic ratio was too slow like waiting 59 minutes to build an JeOS appliance was nuts so that was definitely the low aspect of the talk.
Again, huge thanks to Zonker for all the support. openSUSE 11.1 DVDs and stickers were cool and all loved it. Also big thanks everyone from Geeko’s, specially Enrique Herrera, Jose Muñoz, and Francisco Toha. Statistic and evaluation have not been finished yet. Anyway, some pictures here:
We are hoping to have students, young people, professors, teachers, and professionals from many fields as well. Actually everyone is welcome to attend the event. We’ll have presentations, stands, gaming, and of course the fun install fest (openSUSE 11.1). And yes, you can have an original openSUSE 11.1 Live DVD if you are one of the first 400 people to get there (Thanks Zonker!).
Where? Meet us at Universidad Andres Bello (UNAB), Campus República, República 239/Subterráneo R3. Check the map here.
Time? 10 AM though 8 PM.
- Rafael de la Horra, from UNAB: Education for Professionals and the Free Software Environment.
- Enrique Herrera, from Linux Latin America: GNU/Linux, 10 years of progress.
- Myself, openSUSE Ambassador: SUSE Studio.
- Patricia Albornoz, SUN Campus Ambassador: Netbeans and openSUSE.
- Francisco del Castillo, from the Air Force: Linux and the Air Force.
- Rodrigo Romo, from IBM/Tallard: Reducing Costs with IBM and Linux.
See you there. Join openSUSE and have a lot of fun!
It went down very good, I spoke a whole different speech from what I had prepared because I didn’t know the folk of SUN would also speak about Netbeans a few and the mobile plataform, but anyways I felt pretty damn well. First time and willing to be out there just for the love of open source software, which has already changed my life in a way.
Thanks INACAP for the chance, and more news from me soon. Goodbye.