I have started Linux classes at University as a professor this 2017! and the course is a review of the GNU/Linux story, followed by the installation and the use of commands to manage the terminal. At the end of the course, some services are also set to prepare students into the IT Infrastructure world.

To start this new adventure, I have recommended they post some experiences from class:

These are some pictures that records this new group of 20 at USIL lab 🙂

img_6638 img_6639 img_6641Thanks USIL (Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola) ❤

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Python workshop on FEDORA and GNOME at UNMSM

Today, I have led a workshop that lasted 2 hours at UNMSM (Universidad Mayor de San Marcos).  Students of the Math School organized the workshop and these were the ads:

unmsm01I have presented FEDORA and GNOME, some students expressed that they have used Ubuntu and Unity before, but never FEDORA neither GNOME.  I started with history of GNU/Linux and then the Red Hat history to land into the FEDORA overview, how I got involved and ways of contributions.

unmsm2Students who answered questions correctly won a prize such as DVDs and stickers of the FEDORA and GNOME events I did. Some of them liked to have balloons of the projects 🙂

unmsm03A group photograph was taken before installation of FEDORA 25 on their machines:

dsc_0520We installed FEDORA 25 64bits on VMWARE, and all of them had achieved successfully!

unmsm05Finally, I presented GNOME to the audience and the programs Outreachy and GSoC:

unmsm06Thanks so much to the organizers Cis (Computation Intelligence Society) of the UNMSM (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos) and the support of enthusiastic guys!unmsm08

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FEDORA and GNOME at the “1er Encuentro de Tecnología e innovación-Macro Región Lima 2016” Conference

Thanks to UNTELS (Universidad Nacional Tecnológica de Lima Sur) for organizing the conference “1er Encuentro de Tecnología e innovación-Macro Región Lima 2016”. This was the advertisement they had prepared for the occasion:

untels01I had traveled almost 37Km from Lima to reach UNTELS, so it was difficult to be there on time. The organizers kindly moved the schedule while participants were registered, then I spent time for lunch with other speakers and organizers.

untels02A previous history of GNU/Linux was also included in my talk to draw FEDORA and GNOME into the story.  The talk last in total more than one hour, but this time I really sweat the GNOME and FEDORA t-shirt. It might be because the summer time in Perú 🙂

untels03The work of students from UNTELS newbies in organizing events plus the support and the experience of APEISC was a great combination to have a successful result.

untels04The picture of the participants with balloons is also a great memory that I can share 🙂

dsc_0320Hearing questions and suggestions from different people from different universities exerts myself make an effort for Linux, not only in history and administration. Troubleshooting, integration with different technologies and awareness of the future of Linux are concerns.


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Fedora and GNOME at the Engineering Week of UPIG

I was invited today to present two Free software projects: GNOME and Fedora at UPIG (Universidad Peruana de Integración Global). They celebrated the event during the whole week the “Engineering Week”. This was the advertisement they used to announce the workshop that last two hours. It was offered free admission with certification fee of s/.25.

15284024_1350078885010813_3865978805236060843_nThe computers of the labs in the university had Windows installed and it was only allowed to install virtual box with a local iso during the workshop. The computers did not have neither permission to read DVDs. So, I did an introduction to the projects that these students have not heard before at all.

upig01I did what I usually do during my workshops such as prizing people when they respond questions of what I have already explained, photo of the entire group and playing with Fedora and GNOME balloons. They somehow get engaged and ask me to give more links related to the Linux history as well the contributions on these projects.

upig02Thank you so much for organizing this event and for helping us to spread the Linux word in universities in Lima, Peru. Thanks Lizbeth Lucar and Solanch Casas.

upig03This is not going to be my last presentation in Lima to spread the GNOME and FEDORA word.  I have previously arranged a couple of more presentations at universities such as UNTELS and UNMSM. Let’s expected more attendances next time, after final exams 😉

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This last Saturday 26th was celebrated the #LinuXatUNI event at National University of Engineering. There were more than 250 people registered, but we have only 84 attended, though. I was surprised about this! It might be the upcoming final exams at universities in Lima or the early time on weekend.

Beside this, students and enthusiastic Linux people were gathered at the venue before 8:00 a.m. We started by projecting the “Revolution of the Operating System” movie, for people who did not bring their laptops.

linuxatuni_14While people had been registered, we gave all the participants stickers of GNOME, FEDORA & LinuXatUNI, and DVDs of F25 as a gift. We did also ask to pose at the camera with a special photo booth frame:

linuxatuni_01The Install Fedora 25 party took place to people who brought laptop. Some of them had Windows Operating System and others Ubuntu. For newbies, “Dual boot” was the most demanding way, among Virtual Box and Live DVD.

linuxatuni_06After that, the conferences onsite started with the Welcome message and the Fedora Ambassadors in the morning and Erick Cachay from IBM del Perú in the afternoon.

linuxatuni_02The sharing cake had arrived, and we did have cake and coke for everyone!

linuxatuni_03When we have people happy and sweet, we can ask for a group photo. Thanks for all the volunteers that helped us with the registration in pictures of this special day.

linuxatuni_08A collective effort of the volunteers from different universities was clearly demonstrated.

linuxatuni_05Contributors from GNOME and FEDORA were online to share their expertise with Peru.  Thanks Bastian from Denmark, Fefa from Chile, Fabio from Chile and Nuritzi from U.S.

linuxatuni_10Fedora Latam ambassadors also were online on time. Thanks to Neville and Eduardo Mayorga from Nicaragua, echevemaster from Colombia and Athos from Brazil! who was a great surprise that day :3

linuxatuni_11It was an honor to have students from universities in provinces who came to the event.

linuxatuni_09The method called “trivias” was applied also in #LinuXatUNI, we prized people who answered our questions related to LinuX, GNOME and Fedora.

linuxatuni_04It is quite hard to find women in IT, moreover have Linux women and moreover Fedora and GNOME women. I hope this women can follow the Linux way :3

linuxatuni_07People have to work to survive, and spending time in personal life is also crucial that doing volunteer activities can be sometimes a “special mission”. The following people are more than amazing because besides their works, they really helped with a smile and enthusiasm in order to have a successful event!  Thanks Leyla Marcelo & Raul Mucha from UPN,  and Martin Vuelta from UNMSM.

linuxatuni_12Even I tried to plan carefully (after all these years of experience in doing events), I did fail in some aspects like in sound, video and times scheduling. The idea of the “Genius bar” took place “in the floor”, because it was not allowed to have drinks inside the auditorium neither locate tables inside preventing accidents in case of earthquake. I really had a great DJ, but I did not consider the music inside during the test. Also my laptop has more than 5 years and maybe the sound incoming and delivered was not the best. I should invest in a better one. Lastly, connectors and cables did not let us work partially or totally onsite.

linuxatuni_13Please see more pictures here, and I hope you enjoy them!  🙂

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Last night I introduced newcomers into the FEDORA and GNOME world. Thanks to Azul Cusicollur for arrangement the meeting at the UTP (University Technological of Peru). There was announced that only 40 seats are available for lab and then we have guests from different universities.

The journey had lasted almost seven hours in a raw, since we officially started around 11:00 p.m., then during the first two hours, I had talked about the Fundamental of Linux, the FEDORA project and the GNOME project.


Another picture from different angle:


As usual, I applied the methodology to prize students wherever they answer my questions during my talk, with stickers, pins and lots of pictures 🙂


As well many FEDORA stickers to everyone at the workshop:


After that, since you do not love what you do not know, we ‘ve decided to see the Revolution of Operating System movie and you can see some pictures here: At the back people were not able to see clearly the projection, then they followed the movie in a mute mode since their own seats.


The movie ended around 3:00 am and the majority stayed awake until the band with the FREE SOFTWARE song had played (8) Join us and share the software, you will be free (8) 😀


I ‘ve said the “majority” because some could not resist the Friday overnight (it seems that he had a busy week)


Finally the FEDORA and the JHBUILD workshop took place and here are some pictures where you can see the effort of the UTP local students


UPC (University Peruvian of Science) students also made it:


As well some students of University of Villareal in Lima:


Thanks again Azul for doing a great job at Hack Space UTP this year!


The rewarding story from this overnight experience is that a student called Magno Grande did the job during the next day, trying and trying at the morning at UTP, and later he continued at his home until he finally got the idea. He sent me some pictures of his job 🙂


And he did  it by using Java this time :


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LinuX at UNI is coming soon!!!

Yesterday we had the first official meeting with the volunteers for the event #LinuXatUNI which is going to be possible thanks to the sponsor of FEDORA LATAM and the GNOME Foundation.


The event is going to be held at CTIC – UNI which is an institute of research at UNI (University of Engineering) and the program is going to focused in installing FEDORA 25 and technical talks about how to contribute to the FEDORA and GNOME projects.


Our designer this time is Leyla Marcelo who helped us to decide the colors and formats for this event. She did so far some flyers and accessories that we are going to use in the event


Tomorrow we are going to test the quality of audio and video with some GNOME and FEDORA people in order to not have technical problems the day of the event. Thanks to the community members that are helping us remotely with this effort.

Topic Speaker Time
Install FEDORA 25 Party – GNOME 3.22 All participants 08:00 a.m. – 09:50 a.m.
Welcome words FEDORA and GNOME Peru 09:50 a.m. – 09:55 a.m.
How I became an Ambassador FEDORA Aly Machaca 09:55 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.
Steps, Tools and Packages Rules FEDORA RPM Tonet Jallo 10:05 a.m. – 10:45 a.m
Sharing cake and photo-booth all participants 10:45 p.m. – 11:15 p.m.
How to contribute GNOME – Team Design Bastian Ilso Hougaard 11:15 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
Educational Robotic with ICARO and FEDORA Neville Cross 11:25 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
How to package ICARO Eduardo Echevarria 11:55 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
What is FEDORA Scientific Martin Vuelta 12:30 p.m. – 01:00 p.m.
How to contribute FEDORA – Team Documentation Eduardo Mayorga 01:00 p.m. – 01:30 p.m.
How to contribute FEDORA – Team QA Abel Martinez 01:30 p.m. – 02:00 p.m.
FEDORA as preparation to RED HAT Rodolfo Pimentel 02:00 p.m. – 02:30 p.m.
Grupal photo all participants 02:30 p.m. – 02:40 p.m.
Lunch time all participants 02:40 p.m. – 03:30 p.m.
Gimpstagram w/GNOME, basic filter photos Fefa Morales 03:30 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.
How to contribute GNOME – Team QA Fabio Duran 04:00 p.m. – 04:30 p.m.
How to contribute GNOME maps Damian Nohales 04:30 p.m. – 05:00 p.m.
Launching a GNOME instance on AWS Cloud Erick Cachay 05:00 p.m. – 05:30 p.m.
The GNOME community Nuritzi Sanchez 05:30 p.m. – 05:40 p.m.

You are also welcome to support us by sharing this event on social networks and everywhere you decide! 🙂




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