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Cambodia – Statistics

Januar 8th, 2019 von buergermeister

We have a new year, so its time to look back, what was achieved in the old one. First for me this year was much shorter as 12 months, because me was forbidden to work for Fedora by our leadership. This had of course consequences on the results.
First of all, during the research I figured out that there are some problems, so the data are a bit incorrect. The result from datagrepper shows just 32 FAS accounts, but it are 33. Also a lot of the accounts added during last years translation sprint dont have the “Egg” badge even they have now since a year a FAS account. Another problem is, I have among the zanata group one who has not an FAS account. So I will clean this problems during the next months, at least I hope so.
So how does the statistic for Cambodia look like, first the amount of FAS accounts:

One of the problems, I have is that the caching of datagrepper data takes very long and in case I have a connection break, I can start it again. So it no fun to make this statistics. For last year I made a comparison with Vietnam as neighbor country, just keep in mind the country is in population 7 times bigger. For this year I decided not to do it again, as it takes a lot of time to get all the data.

For the CLA only accounts, a lot of them are added during ICT Camp in December and they will change soon to CLA+ status, when they start working. The unapproved groups, will also go.

 

So how big was the activity? The only indicator I have for that is the amount of badges, but as said before there are some not awarded. So the result is not that big. The good thing is, slowly also the developer get more interest on Fedora, we had this year the first Copr build by a Cambodian.

Next to make the name/brand of Fedora better known in Cambodia, one of my objectives is to drive the translation to khmer forward. Except the Translation Meetup we hold in January, there was no other one, Kuylim as Votey had from February to April no time and they at least would be needed as otherwise I might sitting there alone. After that well see on the begin. So there was not really progress on the translation and khmer people dont work online as we are used to, its better to do it event driven.
So how looks the stage of translation, first the translation team size compared to other South East Asian countries:

There are 5 new people in the translation team, they all joined during ICT Camp back in December and there is a high interest to drive the translation forward. There might be even kui as indiginous language be added, lets see. So what is the stage of the translation, of course through the missing events, the stage did shrink a bit. I tried to organize another sprint, but I still search for a venue for it (I have hopefully found one now).

I like to compare here with Albania, as they started nearly the same time. But for me its interesting, that a team doubled in size and with much much more sprints has compared to Cambodia such a low result. With the next sprint, we will continue to work on web as priority, as this helps to inform local people. I am not so sure if it is a good idea to continue then with “docs” as this is huge and makes partly translated not fully sense or if we continue with rhel, priority and upstream as there are lesser strings. This all depends a bit on the amount of people showing up during the next sprint.

Back in 2017 I have taken over the Facebook page, which was once created and fill it now with Fedora news, to have a communication channel. The mailing list is so far lesser successful but serves as point to speak to all cambodian contributors, I made it during the sprints and join-workshop mandatory to join it. I have not used the mailing list so far for announcements as there was nothing to announce, that will change with the next event.

So how does the Facebook page results look like:

The mass of the subscribers are really Cambodians, not as in other cases a lot of our own people. The average (not shared) post has between 50-300 views. Me absence from May until November did cost several subscribers as there been no news of course. Video posts get more attention as the normal links or posts. But there is not many shareable content so far, or better I dont have the time to spend hours searching for such one. The activity for posts in the group have grown during the year, as the group grows and more activity comes in this might grow in this year. Unfortunately fb let you look into the statistics, just for the last 28 days. I dont want to export the data month for month, to look for the development. For me its a side theater.

 

Objectives 2019

  • Translation Sprint 3 – as I was “off” for nearly half a year, I could not organize the annual sprint, it was to late to find a venue. So sprint 3 will happen 2019 instead 2018. For the next sprint, I might have a person who can in the future take off this work from me. For number 4 that would mean I just have to support it and if it works out with 5 this person will organize the sprints. Hope that works.
  • Reviving the Translation Meetups
  • Finish the web part of translation – as mentioned before this is the highest priority, I still think about the next objective.
  • Starting kui as language team – here is a interest to start with this, to keep this language alive but its not so easy even there are 250.000 kui speakers, the problematic is kui is spoken in Thailand, Lao and Cambodia, and they use the alphabet of these countries.
  • Revive GNOME, hunspell translation – one of the problems coming up now is, that some idiots (namely SUSE) paid once for translation. GNOME has now only one translator left, marked as inactive and the stage shrinks. What at a certain point will create the opposite of the stage of today (Fedora install in english and usage in khmer). Same for some other free software projects, so big task.
  • Release party with PNC, also here damage been done by denying me to work.  I sent out a mail several month ago and as the old partners left the school I start here on zero again, for Fedora 30 it will not happen. Hopefully can be done for F31.
  • Barcamp – after doing this event not for 2 years, its time to do a presence there again at least bigger as a talk, to keep the awareness on Fedora alive. This might include the printing of material this time, I already working on this.

When everything works out, the amount of FAS accounts should be end of the year over 40, so lets see.

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The little bit different Fedora 26 Release Party – Part 4

August 1st, 2017 von buergermeister

The Release Party did already happen 3 days ago but I been busy since then and also a little bit tired, so thats why this post comes a bit later. The students had time until Thursday in the afternoon, to correct the slides with the things we told them. I got them in the evening, but they still had some issues. So we decided that I do the correction of the slides together with them on Saturday morning at 11am. Therefore I had to go earlier to PNC as originally planned and having lunch around there.
But as always something happens and you have to change plans, as I arrived at PNC there was no electricity. Its not a big problem, they have a generator for this cases but as generator hours are not cheap, you have to get permission of the general manager to start it and this took a while.
So we started a bit later and we also had some problems to solve, but the students saw why you should set on free software, I could open their Powerpoint presentations in LibreOffice but they could not open odp files in M$ office. But we managed to make all left changes and have after that a short lunch.

After the lunch break the moment of truth for the students came, the Release Party started. As the biggest room, PNC has, has only a capacity for 200 people we decided not to push it to the Alumni network, so there was not to much people just around 100, mostly students. We started with a small opening speech from John Munger as Manager of PNC, after his greetings, I did play a video with greetings from Matthew Miller. Then we started with the talks, the first talk was mine where I gave an introduction to Fedora at least that was planned but as the most of the audience been the students and will have later with me another Fedora Introduction workshop, I switched to an talk to show how easy it is to contribute to Fedora without programming skills. Then came the first student presentation, we started with the team which presented GNOME and the features of the version 3.24. Before the next talk started, we had another video with greetings, this time from Christian Dersch as owner of the LXQt spin feature. The LXQt team was the next to present and they did same like the team before an amazing job.
For all the students Linux is new, as I wrote in one of the first posts many of them have not seen a computer before nor do own one by themself (yet) so the concept of having different desktop environments is totally new for them and a bit confusing. But in generally they like it, they got that they gather some freedom with is to choose for their needs, the more comfortable GNOME or the spartanic LXQt, which then runs on some older hardware.

After the LXQt presentation followed another video greeting this time from Miro Hroncock, as owner of the Python Classroom feature of course followed by the presentation of the team which presented it. The Python Classroom feature got a ot of questions, no wonder there are not many Python developer in the country but a high demand for them.
After this last student presentation, I followed again and made an overview talk about all the other features of F26 which was left (far to many for a talk). Then the event did end.
All in all it was exciting but also exhausting week in preparations of this Release Party, the work for it isnt even finished yet. The students got on Monday a questionaire, which they have to fill and submit. For us this will be the base if we want to repeat this kind of event again, and how we will do it. So the questionaire must be evaluated and then I will have another meeting at PNC, for maybe more events as this one. So lets see.

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The little bit different Fedora 26 Release Party – Part 3

Juli 25th, 2017 von buergermeister

For day 3 of the preparations for the Fedora 26 Release Party at PNC in Phnom Penh was planned that the different teams present GNOME 3.24, the Python Classroom and LXQT as features of Fedora 26. We have 4 teams for GNOME, 4 Teams for LXQT and 2 teams for the Python Classroom but presenting would be on the end just one team for each feature. I had fears that we can not select today as on Sunday no team had started to create their slides and we would need the two hours we have with each class to prepare them. Opposite to Saturday, where I had the afternoon and no classes would be after the workshop, I had to start at 7.30 in the morning and there would be classes afterwards. So no chance to overdo in time. But the students already did do them as homework by themself, so they did need only a few more minutes to finish them.
We managed to see the presentations and choose which teams will present on Saturday to the public. Especially both of the teams for the Python Classroom Lab, had a very good presentation. The chosen team just did win because their slides looked a bit more profesional and they was a bit more safe in presenting it. The team chosen for GNOME 3.24 hat a small overview about GNOME in general to, which I did like. For a lot of them it will be also the first presentation so there are some rethorical issues but presenting will help them in the future to master such kind of task. Next step now is, that the selected teams rework their slides with the given issues, mostly typos. And on Saturday will be the big day for them.
One sad thing, is I did not manage today to shot a photo of the second class, as we was really a bit under time pressure but I am sure on Saturday will be more time and I will shot some more pictures. So no picture for today but you can be sure it did happen ;)

to be continued…

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The little bit different Fedora 26 Release Party – Part 2

Juli 23rd, 2017 von buergermeister

Today was part 2 of the preparing sessions for the Fedora Release Party at PNC on Saturday the 29th of July. So I did spent again the day at this school, I remember a discussion I had at Flock in Prague about the motivation of Asians. There was a saying that you have to motivate them to doing things, I did not agree at that time and I still have this opinion. Whenever I did work with the young people here they allways doing it with lot of passion, yes they are take longer to understand complex things and it is harder for them but they allways if they do something they do it with a lot of motivation. Like today, the first class did still work as the second class was already waiting before the door and the second class did not stop me, so we did overdraw the time for more as 1.5 hours and they still did work as I left them.
Its a big thing we try to achieve, I already told you in part one most of them have never seen a computer before so the knowledge is not that deep. So when it comes to the Python Classroom Feature, they come with question like what is Docker and what is Vagrant and what now is Containerization. Also on the other topics, mostly they use windows so the division between and Desktop Environment and the actually Operating System is not clear to them and must be explained. As we started plan this event we calculated 3 days a 4 hours for each class but through the lack of available computers, we have only 25 we can go with one class at once. What means first class only 2 hours and the second class is more lucky as we can overdraw. (I am sure PNC would be very happy about hardware donations). All teams are now in a stage that they have figured out what all the features are and what they do and have made at least a plan on paper, what they want to put onto the slides. On Tuesday we wanted to do normally the selection process but I fear we have at least to use one hour for each class to prepare the slides, which leaves us one hour to test the teams. Lets see if it works out, if not we might have to do it on Saturday in the morning.

In general I got some nice feedback from the students, yes Linux and Fedora is totally new to them, so that you have a complete environment installed with an Office Suite, video player, music player and all of the things you might need for your daily needs in working with a computer is for some amazing and they did like it. To the LXQT spin, well there is one problem GNOME has a nice application called Software on LXQT you have to use the terminal, for this environment its better there would be a graphical software tool, they are scared of the terminal. We did use the terminal a bit and the most was amazed what you can do with it and how easy it is at all. But a GUI tool would be better to put on to the LXQT spin, especially this DE aims for to ranges of people that ones with older hardware (would be here very often the case) and people who wants more ressources for work. I hope Christian finds a good way to install software in a graphical way on LXQT.
Back to Release Party topic, we will see how far we come on Tuesday or if we have to use the Saturday morning for the selection of the teams who will present.

P.S. I forgot to make a group picture with the first class today as there was a flying change, so just half of the students are shown. The other one I will do on Tuesday.

to be continued…

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The little bit different Fedora 26 Release Party – Part 1

Juli 22nd, 2017 von buergermeister

Since Fedora 21 we had not really a Fedora Release Party here in Phnom Penh, Fedora 21 we did at Development Innovations which was wonderful supported by Greta Greathouse the head of this US AID driven institution. But well in Asia an not to mention non-foss oriented company showed a behavior like in Europe 25 years ago. So DI has a new boss, which is lesser FOSS oriented. So we had to find a new place. For Fedora 24 the time frame was to short for me to organize something and Fedora 25 was an epic fail on the Royal University Phnom Penh, which cancelled the party, an hour before it.
So this time I going with Passerelles Numerique as partner, which will not just provide the room and helps eqipement and this is what makes this Release Party a bit different from the “normal” ones.
First of all what is PNC, PNC is a french NGO which helps young under-educated Cambodians to start a career in IT. Its a bit different here as home in Europe, there students of economics are the lower class and the engineers are seen different. Here the rich studying economics or marketing, IT is not from such high value. What means most of the students come from the provinces and have never seen a computer before. I spent now some years here and looking around in the IT companies, I find mostly graduates of PNC, a lot of them went later on to university and did study IT. So it plays a vital role in Cambodias IT sector.

So what is now different, to a normal Release Party. Well on a normal one mostly the Fedora Ambassadors present and here it will be different. Yes I will present of course but there will be other talks which are held from the students. Well now you could think that I am a lazy guy, but it is the opposite. Before we will have next Saturday our Release Party I spent 3 days working with the students on their presentations.

Today the first day of this kind of Fedora Workshop was. There was two classes a 25 students of the first year. We started after an short introduction, with installing Fedora Workstation and the LXQT spin. It took a bit longer as planned, thanks to Murphy but we managed it. We picked 3 features the students will present GNOME 3.24, the LXQT spin and the Python Classroom. For GNOME and LXQT we have 4 teams a 5 students and for the Python Classroom 2 teams. After the installation, the students did start their research, what this feature is about and how to present it the best way. They will continue this for tomorrow the Sunday and on Tuesday there will be a test presentation before a jury.

to be continued…

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No event report – No badge!

August 13th, 2016 von buergermeister

Some was triggering me during this week, to get the badge for the Release Party for Fedora 24 awarded. But looking to the wikipage I find not a lot reports, even when I look at the event pages I dont find them. On some I only find pictures, well it seems I am expected to know everybody of Fedora by face.

So if you want something bring something, if you expect to get the badge awarded, link your event report on the wiki pages!

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