Python GTK+ 3 workshop on FEDORA #LinuXatPUCP

Yesterday we celebrated a very nice workshop. Students from universities such as UNTELS, UPIG, UTP, UNMSM, UNI, UIGV and PUCP gathered together to follow the Python GTK+3 tutorial.

Our journey started at 9:00 am with meeting people to gather them into the Lab V205 at PUCP. Here are the first ones in getting the place (Thanks for being on time).

img_7168Then we had the talk of Neville from FEDORA.  Lovely Neville introduced guys into the ICARO project and recommended us to actively send mails to the lists to activate our FAS account and to demonstrate work of the students to the different FEDORA groups 🙂

nevilleThen we did the workshop virtually on FEDORA 25. Thanks to Martin and Felipe to support students issues during the workshop. Sheyla help us with the git account while Fabian did work on the bug #709865

linuxpucpWe shared lunch and two photo groups until we have finally completed the first modules.

comidaSpecial thanks to authorities of PUCP (Felipe Solari and Walter Segama) for the unconditional help and let us use the lab. Highlighted the labor of Neville from FEDORA Nicaragua and Fabio from GNOME Chile, great masters and mentors of both projects!

mentores* This is the step by step of the experience from my point of view:

1.- Cloning the jhbuild into the development directory:

gtk12.- Then you must install the packages that are missing after doing autogen:

pantalla023.- In my case the automake package was missing:

pantalla034.- The gettext package was done with the devel part:

pantalla055.- After no having errors, we can do make


6.- Start the installation with make install

pantalla097.- We are going to set the local commands into the bashrc

pantalla108.- Sanity check let us know the package that still missing to install jhbuild

pantalla119.- The python-dbus was crucial during this labor

pantalla1210.- In my case I also needed to install the libtool package

pantalla1311.- Installing all the dependence packages of jhbuild

pantalla1412.- This message must be shown after struggling with the packages for FEDORA

pantalla1513.- Another package that must install to achieve the pygobjet is redhat-rpm-config

pantalla1714.- Now we are able to install pygobject

pantalla2115.- The SUCCESS message have finally appeared!

pantalla2216.- The installation of GTK3 is a dream came true:

pantalla2317.- Then we must be alert by the terminal that we made it!

pantalla2518.- Into the development file, we are going to create our sample-jhbuild-gtk directory

pantalla2619.- Running  the first python code using gtk


20.-  The work of the participants:

Final picture of our effort! Thanks FEDORA and GNOME ❤

img_7243If you wish, you can see more pictures here 🙂

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Linux prompt in troubles

If you’ve delete some files of the Linux system, you might hurt the prompt of your terminal

screenshot-2017-02-09_12-26-12Copy the bash file from skel into the etc files:

cp /etc/skel/.bash* .

Then make sure that you have the right hostname, DNS & name of your Operative System.

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Taking time out for FEDORA and GNOME

SETEIS was the first IT conference where I presented FEDORA and GNOME this 2017. The event was held at UNTELS, university located south of Lima. The System Engineering School have celebrated one more anniversary of its existence.

A wide range of topics were presented during the symposium such as Software Engineering, Computational Security, Bioinformatics and Linux.


This time I did a talk in the auditorium where only a few students ( I could say 5) were aware of what Linux is. I realized of this because I usually do questions while I am doing an introduction to Linux. Then I pointed out the importance of Linux in IT and research.

julitaincaAfter that, I presented the FEDORA and the GNOME project, how and why they were created and the community that currently support these projects. I do prize with stickers, DVD and ballons of the projects in order to get attention and motivation about I am saying. I also gave an overview of the GSoC that will start in April 2017.

dsc_0175Thank so much to Toto Cabezas and the organizers from Villa El Salvador for let us spread the Linux word thought the FEDORA and GNOME projects in my local community.


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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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