[Ambassadors] Beefy Miracle Release Party in Malang Report

Alejandro Perez aeperezt at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 15 11:08:23 UTC 2012

Excellent. Congrats.
On Fri, 2012-06-15 at 11:32 +0700, Teguh DC wrote:
> Hello Ambassadors,
> This is probably the first time in Malang there are Fedora Release
> Party Event, Fedora users in Malang are not as many as other distro
> users, so it was natural that not many events held by us.
> Sunday (10/6) at the Information Technology Laboratory, 5th Floor
> Gedung Kuliah Bersama (GKB) 3 at University of Muhammadiyah Malang
> (UMM), Fedora 17 "Beefy Miracle" Release Party was finally held.
> The event itself started a bit late, delayed about 50 minutes away
> from the original plan. Promptly at 9:50 AM the event started. That's
> not the committee fault anyway, because at 9 AM the committee is
> already prepared, only the participants who came rather late. 
> How lucky, friends in KaliUMM (Linux Users Group in UMM) can simply
> improvise, to fill the silence they play several short films/video
> clips about Linux and open source.
> When the participants had arrived, the chairman of KaliUMM, Yudhi
> directly open the event. The first opportunity given to Zen Rooney,
> chairman of KOLAM, who stepped forward and introduced KOLAM (Linux
> Users Group in Malang).
> After that, it was my turn to bring material on Fedora, I regrouped
> into three topics: Fedora Project, Fedora 17 Features and Common
> Installation Tips. 
> On the first topic, Fedora Project, I invited the participants to know
> more about the Fedora community, not just known fedora as a linux
> distribution (distro). How this community that supported by Red Hat
> has contributed greatly to the development of Linux in particular and
> the world of Open Source in general. I also explained about fedora's
> core value: freedom, friends, features, first. 
> I emphasize how important collaboration and how the fedora developers
> are always trying to work as close as possible to the upstream
> project. That is not important for fedora to have unique application,
> rather than became exclusive application in a single distro, an
> application will be much more useful if it is available in many distro
> (can be used by many people) instead.
> I was slightly introduced on the terms "Remix" and "Spins" and what
> purpose and give them some examples. 
> I did not forget to invite the participants to join the fedora project
> and I was informed about the Fedora Indonesia Community[1].
> Because not many participants that are fedora users, when I talk on
> the topic of "Fedora 17 Features" I did not linger to discuss what's
> new in Fedora 17 but I would rather talk more about the other powerful
> features that have long existed in the fedora. Presto, SystemD,
> SELinux, PackageKit, Kickstart is a few of the many features that I
> think is interesting. And here, I was mention again how unselfish
> fedora developers is, they want to communicate and collaborate with
> developers of other distributions to developing PackageKit. And how
> fedora to be a pioneer distro that adopt SELinux, a kernel security
> feature developed by the NSA (National Security Agency).
> While in the last topic of "Common Installation Tips", I explain what
> steps should be done after we install fedora. I was again reminded why
> fedora by default do not support the mp3 format and do not include
> proprietary software like nvidia drivers, dropbox, skype, etc..
> Indeed, we as end users  feeling a bit "uncomfortable" because we
> should install many application from 3rd party repository. 
> For simplicity, I suggest to install fedorautils, autoplus and gnome
> tweak tools.
> You can download my presentation slide from SlideShare[2] or Scribd[3]
> if you interested.
> Aris Setyono from KaliUMM start to demonstrating the internet radio
> using Icecast 2. Yudhi in the introduction was informed that this is
> one of the research activities that have been done by KaliUMM. 
> These steps are demonstrated very easy to follow. Hopefully there are
> participants who are interested to participate in this internet radio
> implemented in their respective places.
> Last turn, Rachmad Tsalaatsa guide the Webserver Load Balancing
> workshop. The workshop begins with an explanation of what it is load
> balancing, the types, how it works, the algorithms used, etc..
> Continued by the participants directly involved attempting to install
> and configure load balancing on each desktop that has been provided by
> the committee.
> This event was closed by party, taking picture, eating hotdog and
> drinking accompanied by the strains of house music. 
> Thank you for KaliUMM, KOLAM and all the participants who have
> attended the event. See you again at the next events :)
> ps. 
> Photo documentation can be downloaded from: 
> - photos from Rachmad's camera [4] 
> - photos from My camera [5]
> This event plan is already in fedora wiki [6]
> You can read this report at my blog in Bahasa Indonesia [7]
> [1] http://fedora.or.id
> [2] http://www.slideshare.net/dheche/f17-inside-13274207
> [3] http://www.scribd.com/doc/96669563/f17-Inside
> [4]
> https://plus.google.com/photos/115416207082096539516/albums/5752612753728682481?banner=pwa&authkey=CInqk4CQhJOf8QE
> [5]
> https://picasaweb.google.com/112635444238367820420/KOLAMKaliUMMBeefyMiracleReleaseParty
> [6] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Release_Party_F17_Malang
> [7]
> http://dheche.songolimo.net/wp/index.php/2012/06/14/beefy-miracle-release-party/
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