Attending a FUDcon LATAM 2016

From my experience I will share my days at FUDcon 2016 held on Puno last week. There were 3 core days, and 2 more days to visit around.

Day 0: 

Martin & I departed from Lima to Puno around noon to find FEDORA guys as Chino, Athos, Wolnei and Brian. After walking around to reach our hotel, we found FEDORA posters on streets. Then we shared a traditional food called “Cheese Fries” and went together to the “hair comb mission” during the afternoon. Got altitude sickness at night😦

fedora1Day 1:

FEDORA contributors were presented in the auditorium and then the BarCam took place. I have helped to count the votes in “Dennis Spanish”. We shared food at fancy restaurant for lunch. Then, I attended three talk according to my interests: Kiara’s talk since I do research with IoT, David’s talk because I am a professor at university and Chino Soliard’s talk about SElinux.  At night we shared a delicious “pizza de la casa” served by “Sylvia” 😀

fedora2Day 2:

During the morning I have tried to cheer up audience by pricing with FEDORA stickers, pens and pins during the gaps of the presentations of Eduardo Mayorga (Fedora Documentation Project), Jose Reyes (How to start with FEDORA) and Martin Vuelta (Python, Arduino y FEDORA). To lunch I chose “Trucha Frita” and during the afternoon I presented “Building GNOME with JHBUILD”. I introduced people into the GNOME project and encourage people to install FEDORA 25. For dinner we shared “Chaufa” and bills from many countries. Thanks to Mayorga for guiding my steps to the FEDORA planet

fedora3Day 3:

This was a pretty long day…

It started by helping in translating Brian’s talk as well it was done by Mayorga and Kiara, people was interested in clarify the differences among FEDORA, CentOS, FEDORA and UBUNTU. Brian mentioned us the ATOMIC project and explaining kindly the current status of FEDORA. (We are growing! at least in one percent🙂

fedora4During the lunch, local people get in touch with me to start the GNOME PUNO project, I found enthusiastic young people that I did not imagine to find! I decided to give some minutes during my second talk DNF(Dandified YUM) to present the GNOME customization in the login part. After my talk the GNOME PUNO effort got two more members! We decided to prove our attempts by registering our tasks in our blogs!😀

fedora5For the closing event we received some presents from the organizers and we shared our passion to the FEDORA project to locals. We celebrated also with typical dance of Puno.

fedora6For dinner we shared “Pollo a la brasa” and then I helped in the preparation of the barbacue for the next day!… the following pictures belong to Tonet and Abhadd:

fedora7Day 4:

This was another long day, but a touristic one. We started by visiting Sillustani (pre-Inca cementery on the shores of Lake Umayo). Then we shared the barbacue with the group for lunch. At the afternoon we went to the Chucuito Fertility Temple (famous for phalluses). Special thanks to Gonzalo from FEDORA Chile who kindly agrees in sharing his photo:

fedora9At night we visited the effort of ESCUELAB PUNO and shared our last dinner together😦

fedora10Day 5:

Last day of the journey and this is the picture of the survivors and our last breakfast at CozyLucky hotel. Then we went to the port to visit the floating straw Island of Uros. The good bye was recording in a interview lead by Abadh and saying good bye to new FEDORA friends! I renewed my vows to FEDORA and GNOME as they gave more than Linux knowledge, they gave me unforgettable and unique experiences in my life!

fedora11Thank you so much to the FEDORA community my impressions:

  • Brian: humble and wise (Escuelab Puno), helpful and mischievous (.planet)
  • Dennis: greedy (3 familiar pizzas and one entire chicken), sweet (Spanish talk)
  • Echevemaster: father of newcomers (teaching packaging to Bolivians)
  • Itamar: quiet, smart and funny (we need to translate his Spanish to Spanish)
  • Mayorga: genius kid that not like so much pictures of him
  • Martin: intelligent, smart, my support and my truly friend
  • Wolnei: only happy with pizza
  • Tonet: funny, clever and hardworking guy!
  • Aly: little funny, willing to learn and good support of Tonet
  • Neider: a genuine crazy Linux guy
  • Chino Soliard: cheerful, talkative and very social guy
  • Jose: enthusiastic young Linux guy
  • Kiara: a Linux geek girl
  • Athos: spreading good energy to others
  • Antonio and Gonzalo: great cookers
  • Abadh: hard hard hard working Peruvian guy
  • David: kind, helpful, inspirational and sweet
  • Gonzalo Nina and Rigoberto: smart, practical and responsible guys
  • Yohan and Jose Laya: skillful and talented guys

fedora12and you especially! for taking your time to read my post :3

About Julita Inca

Ingeniero de Sistemas UNAC, Magíster en Ciencias de la Computación PUCP, OPW GNOME 2011, Miembro de la GNOME Foundation desde el 2012, Embajadora Fedora Perú desde el 2012, ganadora del scholarship of the Linux Foundation 2012, experiencia como Admin Linux en GMD y Especialista IT en IBM, con certificaciones RHCE, RHCSA, AIX 6.1, AIX 7 Administrator e ITILv3. Experiencia académica en universidades como PUCP, USIL y UNI. HPC researcher, a simple mortal, like you!
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