After two successful meetups organized in Open Labs Hackerspace, “Fedora Meetup 3” was the last event dedicated to Fedora for 2015, which was more about taking a look back on what we had done during the year in order to increase our community and of course a good opportunity to discuss with other Linux/Fedora lovers what can we do in 2016.
If we make a review of what we have done during 2015, we can begin with “I love Fedora Meetup” an introduction to Fedora Linux distro and the community, a great Fedora presence in OSCAL with my two other fellow ambassadors Giannis Konstantinidis and Ardian Haxha, “Fedora Meetup 2” dedicated to new Fedora release (22), “Ada Lovelace Day” where i talked about women in Fedora, “Outreachy Internships in Fedora” to inform our community for this great opportunity, “Fedora Localization Sprit #1” the first event dedicated to translate everything related to Fedora in albanian language, “Fedora 23 Release Party“, “Wikipedia Weekend in Tirana 2015” where we had an editathon on improving articles related to Linux/Fedora at the Albanian Wikipedia. Also i must mention that finally our community has the first Fedora Ambassador for Albania (me) and i hope that in 2016 we will have more people that want to be representatives of Fedora.
At “Fedora Meetup 3” we gathered Linux and Fedora lovers, to discuss with each other what we can do next year. Our aim for 2016 is to translate Fedora in albanian language in order to have a product of Fedora localised in our country, as this is a big advantage we can use to have more people willing to try fedora. Also, this year we will organize for the first time in Albania: Linux Weekend (Powered by Fedora) in October as this kind of event is a must in Albania, two days dedicated only to Linux. May is the time of the year when OSCAL (Open Source Conference in Albania) happens, the first annual conference in Albania organized to promote software freedom, open source software, free culture and open knowledge that gather free libre open source technology users, developers, academics, governmental agencies and people who share the idea that software should be free and open for the local community. We hope that this year we will have more Fedora Ambassadors at OSCAL! Here are some notes that we took during the meeting.
We all are very happy to see how much our community has grown during this year, and seeing all this new people that join us really inspires us to keep going and bring Fedora closer to the new users! We will work hard to have more people involved in our community and have an year with much more Fedora around us. :)