SFD Nicaragua 2007
simon.a.ruiz at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 02:40:06 BST 2007
Excellent work to you and your team, Leo!
¡Sigue presentando la bandera!
I'm particularly happy to hear you have 12 year olds involved and
presenting. It puts a big grin on my face. Awesome work!
Simón A. Ruiz
On 9/18/07, Leo Gomez <leo.telsen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> The Ubuntu-ni LoCo Team together with the Nicaraguan GNU/Linux Users Group
> organized our first Software Freedom Day on September 13th in Managua,
> * The opening conference; "Free educational software" by the youngest
> members of the Ubuntu Nicaragua LoCo Team (Sharon Gómez  and Elkrin
> Mayorga , both 12 years old) was one of the highlights of the whole
> event. They presented Gcompris and TuxPaint.
> * Gerald Lanzas from Ubuntu Nicaragua presented "Linux in the education".
> This conference had the participation (via VoIP) of Luis Sepúlveda from the
> Edulinux project in Chile.
> * Edgar Guzman  (16 years old), from Ubuntu Guatemala talked about the
> "Linux Terminal Server Project" and presented some thin clients with Ubuntu.
> * In the afternoon there were several conferences on programming languages;
> Aldo Villagra from Ubuntu Nicaragua with "Ruby on Rails", Celvin Rivas from
> Ubuntu El Salvador with "Java" and Edgar Martinez, also from Ubuntu El
> Salvador, with "Python". The last conference was presented by Alejandro
> Rodriguez, "LDAP + Postfix" from NUI Nicaragua.
> * The closing event was an open discussion about technology, particulary the
> implementation of free and open source software in Central America.
> Other activities
> * We had an installfest area, distribution and burning stations, testing
> area with some Ubuntu computers, a multimedia area and an infoscreen.
> * The first meeting of the Central American Ubuntu LoCo Teams (mini-Ubucon)
> was held on the same day with the participation of team members and leaders
> from El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua. We talked about the situation of
> the Ubuntu teams and the FOSS community in our countries and agreed to
> continue to work together in order to grow our communities.
> Some numbers:
> * +500 people attended the SFD Nicaragua 2007
> * +500 Ubuntu flyers were handed out
> * 150 Ubuntu CDs
> * 20 installs of Ubuntu
> We had some media exposure as well 
> * 4 TV interviews
> * 5 articles in local newspapers
> * 2 radio interviews
> * links and banners in 32 Nicaraguan web sites
> Photo gallery (work in progress):
>  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NicaraguanTeam/Prensa
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-Simón A. Ruiz
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