Yesterday was the last day of the celebration of HACK CAMP 2016 GNOME+FEDORA. According to the plan, it was celebrated in Alameda Club directed by Alvaro Concha, Martin Vuelta and Julita Inca. From 33 people, seven were attendances that came from Provinces (they were developers previous selected by Hackspace).
Besides this group of people had received a training about how to install FEDORA in session one and, how to use GNOME and install jhbuild at session two; even more, they are self learning and developers, I realized that it is not enough to show GNOME or FEDORA to newbies if they do not have a base of knowledge of what Linux is.
I am not so sure if it was the nature environment or the pressure of following the program of the camp, but I felt overwhelmed with my ideas during my speech of introducing the GNOME and FEDORA project because I had a huge amount of information and experiences lived thanks to the GNOME Foundation, FEDORA, RED HAT and years of years were not well delivered in just 20 minutes. Some of them share the experiences with positive point of views and some others were not so convinced because the terminal management limitation. That day, after a little walk around the swimming pool I came up that I did have a group of students in a university for 6 months to teach these kind of generalizes, but unfortunately not all the universities in Peru do not have this consideration towards Linux. So I would suggest to start watching the OS Revolution video, and read the Cathedral and the Bazar book, in order to understand the Linux world that starts with Richard Stallman and was “well-wide known around the world” with Linus Torvals. Then check official documentation of Linux projects such as the Foundation page, to understand all the projects like FEDORA, Ubuntu, Debian, GNOME, KDE, and many more. After getting used to the Linux history, the second task is to manage the terminal, use dnf in FEDORA 23 is essential.
It was a great weekend though, I have the opportunity to see the willing of learning of the guys in multiple levels, we were trying to solve a pdf of algorithms, Fabian developed an idea related to the fonts in PITIVI, we also had a relaxing time by playing a games like pie in the face to answer Linux+GNOME+FEDORA definitions. We had an integration time by swiming in the pool and playing team challenges. I again emphasize the importance of documentation their Linux experiences as newbies in posts and some of them are so exciting also in having a better English skills. Wood fire was cancelled because a policy club and some other games were not played because the lack of the time.
Definitely, we had a great time. Some of the participants wants to contribute with GNOME + FEDORA and this is going to end in having the second season of the program Lets Contribute Peru with GNOME 😀
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