Extraordinary Session 3.x for the #PeruRumboGSoC2018

Yesterday, the students took the Sunday off to catch up over the 9 posts I have asked to complete the students as a result of the three session received so far.

Only two students came to the university and some of them did a remotely job from their home. In the picture below met pystudent1913 in the right, and carlosal1015:





I feel so proud of Cristian Sotomayor, 18, from UNTELS who had the lowest score on the first test and now he is top in the list of the #PeruRumboGSoC program.

Remember that the first test was based on Linux and C, Java Script and Python questions. Everyone can see the work of our students in the wiki.

Thanks again to GNOME, Fedora and the Linux Foundation for supporting this endeavour. Now more students are aware about Linux in Lima (Linux is not taught in universities as a regular course in Peru), and we are addressing the students efforts to solve bugs to be considered in the next round of GSoC.

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#PeruRumboGSoC2018 – Session 3

Thanks to the Student President of the School of Electric Engineering, Yelstin Soltelo, we were able to celebrated our third session as it was planned in the Wiki.

This time we have started with the online support of Carlos Soriano with his newcomer talk to clone a GNOME project using Builder. First we needed to the check the version of Flatpak (>0.9.25) followed by downloading the Builder software. After that, we did clone GNOME To Do, and we were waiting for the installation of Sdk. It was taking so long because we had a bandwith speed of the 80’s. Meanwhile, Carlos was explaining the tools GNOME offer in the developed center Website, and the initiatives and to do list the some GNOME applications have in GitLab.  Thanks so much Carlos Soriano!

We’ve shared a lunch sponsored by GNOME after taking a photo group of the thrid session

Java Script was the language of this session and Gerson Garrido was in charge of the workshop. He helped us with the sintaxis, checking what GNOME projects with gjs to finally set the challenge of the day.  Here you can see his material and his GIT experience.

The students that are currently attending this iniatiative are from UNI, UNMSM, UPIG and UNTELS. Most universities at this time are running final quizzes and exams for the end of semester, their effort are double and that is what GSoC students around the world (with no summer time) face during the program. 

I want to thanks again to GNOME, Fedora and the Linux Foundation again to help us in promoting the GSoC program in Lima, Peru. Thanks to this experience, I have met talent students that balancing jobs, university, family, thesis toward this challenge.

In the picture below, you can see from left to the right: Solanch from UPIG and Fiorella from UNMSM, those women students have been attended to the three sessions and Fiorella is one of the top students that accomplish most of the tasks, challenges and documentation of each session. Cristian Sotomayor, who is the youngest of the group with 18 and he is also one of the top students in this group, he is from UNTELS. Finally, from UNI: Franz and Johan who were the winners of the challenge GJS. GIT: Franz and Johan.The performance of our students are being measured based on the documentation of the sessions, minichallenges, homework and miniquizzes. Our top three: Franz as asd, Fiorella as aweba and Johan Veramendi as jrvel. Those who accomplish all the challenges will be prized thanks to the sponsorship of the Linux Foundation.

by LinuXatUNI 🙂

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#PeruRumboGSoC2018 – Session 2

Thanks to the permission of the Professor Jorge Mirez, we had a space in the laboratory of CTIC, to carry out our trainning last Sunday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

According to the plan, the entire session was dedicated to C programming language. Martin Vuelta was in charge of the workshop and these are the references.

Basically, we did a review of the basis of C, the GCC compiler, pointers, structs and a make file to compile our C codes. The session is available on the Road-to-GSoC2018 Part1 repo.

We started by taking a 20 minutes quizz of the previuos GNU/Linux session and the answer had to be published on their git accounts in a form of script e.g. @aweba @dahsser 

We did a mini celebration for the Peru World Cup with our white and red t-shirts, followed by a lunch at the restaurant, thanks to the sponsor of GNOME.

Four more sessions are waiting for us, the effort of the participant who has finished and passed the program successfully (based on git, posts, quizzes) will be prized, thanks to the Linux Foundation scholarship and a nice black sweatshirt of the program. Best luck guys!

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Parallel Computing Talk

As it was announced, a talk regarded Parallel Computing had been included in the Anniversary event of the Faculty of System Engineering, called SETEIS.It was an hour and a half talk to introduce students into the Parallel Computing world. It was a considerable audience interested in the topic.I started by explaining the serial computing and then introduced them finally get into the Parallel computing examples, taxonomy, architectures, ways to execute, programming languages and more APIs related.

As it is usual, I prized people who responded Parallelism and computers questions properly. I did a question regarded to supercomputers in parallel.

Thanks to the local UNTELS team, and to CEIS UNTELS for the invitation! ❤

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#PeruRumboGSoC2018 – Session 1

Our first session has started last Sunday at UIGV. It was quite difficult to find a laboratory with Linux computers opened on Sunday, but thanks to the UIGV to let us use the classroom at Faculty of Turism. We had 7 hours of Linux basis,  from 10am to 6:00 pm. I started the training with GNU/Linux basis, Fedora, GNOME, Linux generalities and Linux commands. There was a group conformed by students from different universities so the first part was an introduction of what the have heard about GSoC, GNOME, Fedora and Linux.The students took their laptops to the session and an important detail was missing in classroom this time, an extension cord. Then, we placed them in the corners where plug points were. Gathered the list of their blogs and git accounts followed as they set their Fedora environments. I also lectured about the Linux history and basis of the GNU/Linux. Some works of the students, so far -> AlexCarlos, Diego, Giohanny 1, 2, Johan, Franz, Fiorella, Rommel, Solanch, Lizbeth 1, 2 and Cristian.Thanks to GNOME for sponsoring our lunch. It was taken around 1:00 pm. We ate “chifa”.More basic commands, how to be connected on IRC (newcomers channels) and the use of VI were also explained while the light of the sun was slowly descending around 6:00 p.m.Thanks all the attendances, Randy as one of our trainers, Solanch for her help. Great job!Special thanks to GNOME, Fedora and the Linux Foundation for helping us in education! 🙂

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Exam Results and Pass List #PeruRumboGSoC2018

Early this morning, students from different universities of Lima, Peru came to UNI to take an exam to prove their knowledge of programming and GNU/Linux.

52 were registered in the previuos days and I started to look for a lab with 50 Linux manchines which was actually very challenging. Then, we decided to just have two classrooms and take a written exam where we could see the skill level growth related to programming on Linux. Only 17 showed up ((maybe the Peruvian soccer match from last night that determined if we would go to the World Cup was the reason why it was so hard for them to wake up early).

According to our plan, we are looking for students that are almost ready for the GSoC, because we are aware that six Sundays will not be enough to master these subjects: C, python, JavaScript, Node JS, Linux, GIT and documentation. We also noticed that people who manage these skills, in advance are working and are not enrolled in university or are retired, or simply they want their Sundays to rest.

However, there are interested students that might not have the same skills as intermediate or advanced level in programming on Linux. That is why we consider it important to have a general view of the new group throughout the exam, so they can compare their academic achievements at the end of the instructional period. 

This is the first step to make our students more confident to apply next April 2018 to the GSoC program. Our main objetive in this phase is to build a good GITHub profile with blogs and content related to programming on Linux.

Thanks to the support of the Linux Foundation, we are going be to supported with $500 in course for each participant who finishes this program successfully. The only way to prove this is by documentation (Git / blog) of each session. Glad to have more women involved.

Tomorrow our sessions are going to start at UIGV. We have authorization from 10 am to 4pm, I am going to use two hours to ensure they accomplish their documentation until 6pm.

The list of the participants who pass is only a reference, we are going to help them with food expenses. But we are not restricting any student who wants to learn with us. So anyone can join us, and the pacing will be basically according to the level of the first top 12 students.  Also, a constantly evaluation every session will let us decide who is going to receive the sweatshirts from the Linux Foundation.

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Thank so much LinuXatUNI, trainers and all people who help us as a local group.

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What I learned from @apistrat 2017 in Portland

As it was announced in the schedule, the Open API Initiative and the Linux Foundation hosted an event in the Hilton Portland Downtown Hotel to gather API leaders of remarkable tech titans such as Red Hat, IBM, Microsoft, Intel, Spotify, Cisco, Amazon, Paypal among others, to share their experiences with other API contributors, users or simply API curious. 

I must thank to the Linux Foundation for giving me the incredible opportunity to be a Speaker in this eight edition of #apistrat. After the scholarship I had received from the Linux Foundation in 2012, I think it is one of my duties to share in workshops what I have learnt in my IT professional way.

First day and my presentation

The registration went smoothly, I arrived at noon and as soon as said “Hi”, Cassandra asked my name nicely, and she took only 35 seconds to find my batch, my voucher drink tickets and my t-shirt of the event. My presentation was set from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, then I attended to the Asterisk talk with Chris Howard, to finally enjoy a social activity sponsored by Red Hat at night.Carlos from Ecuador who owns a business related to Asterisk was my student for an hour and a half. He has not worked with GTK and C before, but he had PHP and Geento experiences. His motivation in learning how to write GTK apps made him complete the nine programming warm-up exercises I prepared. Here are the slides of my presentation.Inspirational IT Women

From the left to the right, @tessamero is a Leader and Mentor Development at CISCO, great mother and thanks to her, I understood more about the principles of APIs in theory and how to do a Bot in minutes. @ is a Head of Open Source Strategy for GCP at Google and a woman with great sense of humor. @taylor_atx is a community Engineer at Keen IO and she inspired me to be a better writer, will follow her advice on documentation and of course, on improving my English speaking skill. @meganmckissack is an angel under the hacker woman skin, thanks to her, I applied to be part of the Women who Code community. Last but not least, @Ash_Hathaway from IBM is a busy and charming IT women that inspired me to be better prepared in APIAPI Knowledge

The event includes a wide range of API topics as artificial intelligence, cloud, documentation, tools to handle APIs, cases of successful implementation and migrations. The topics were not restricted for beginners, everyone was welcome to understand APIs since the definition and first steps. I cherish my new API knowledge bounty because I can use them in more IoT projects.API Experts

From my experience, I can say if somebody master a topic. It is noticeable if someone is able to explain in simple words to beginners and those can follow the speaker to the complexity of the matter. These are some cases I listened to during APISTRAT 2017. Thanks @adamd of Zapier, Shruti Patel with decision trees, and the Senior Front End Developer in IBM Austin, Texas

Making networking with API people

I have interacted with people from different countries and backgrounds. Basically I was curious on what Linux distribution they use, sadly I realize that most of them were not Linux users, some of them were developers, but most of them were managers and IT consultants interested in API clouds and migration for their business in banks, insurance companies among others. I have no words to thank the energy of these people besides jet-lag and harsh itinerary.Sharing Food

Lot and lots of food was served during breakfasts, lunch, 2 break times per day,and for social activities at nights. Now I understand the demand of big size t-shirts in IT people, including me; a very US food as it is “a dona with a coke”.

Location and weather

I feel safe while I was walking around the city, it is a small and friendly place. I visited the Powell City of Books and I saw many yellow leafs seasonal on streets. It was easy to reach down town facilities and they have a good system of transportation. I hope to get back to visit the Japanese Garden that I missed. Special Thanks

It is been swell! Having the presence of GNOME in this edition of APIstrat to connect passionate IT people! I must thank Nicolas for being amazing and welcomed person, Carlos for being my support these days and Lara for the effort she put in this event as representative of the Linux Foundation. THANKS!Sublime Messages

Anywhere you go, you can see posted on the wall on streets and in many others place thoughts from “philosophers” and insights about life. I’ve found some 🙂

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