On 22. March there was again Augsburger Linux-Infotag, an event I normally not visit. He is to small and the travel to it is to complicated for me. But this year I did go there to represent Fedora with an booth, I was not alone Björn Esser was the event owner and Raphael Groner did also help on the booth.
As I said the event is a small one with just a few hundred visitors but this year there was at the same day open house of the university so there was more people. We brought only a few DVD and swag and the DVD was gone soon. We reached through the open house event people who not using Linux and free software and became interested.
|Family Affairs, fedora|
It’s time for another event report. The weekend from 15. and 16 March there was CLT in Chemnitz and I was there. It was now the 15th CLT and it was like all the years before but from my point of view there was lesser visitors as in the year before. But there was a long queue in the morning, people waiting for entry.
I had on saturday in the morning an workshop about using darktable and it was a mess. First I was totally jetlagged and my brain was somewhere else but not in my body where it belongs and the technical problems I had to face brought me really out of my concept. Window geometry of darktable didnt switch to the screen resolution that is no fun and the projector showed very different colors.
Everything else, was the same like all the years before, same people so not much to write about it.
|Family Affairs, fedora|
Today is my last day in Cambodia and a exhausting but also cool time will end. The first days I was at FOSSASIA as I wrote in my blog before (day 1, 2, 3 ), Tuan and Uditha did also write about the event. For Fedora it was a very successful event, we was enabled to find 6 new contributors, for Ambassadors and translation. After the event we went together with the night bus to Siem Reap, for an very short visit to Angkor, you cannot been in Cambodia without seeing it. After it I came back to Phnom Penh, where I had 2 workshops about using Inkscape. One at Smallworld Cambodia and one at WebEssentials.asia. I found a lot of new friends and one the one side I would like to stay longer as there is still need for more such things here. But on the other side, I am happy to go home and be the next weekend at my favorite event Chemnitzer Linux-Tage.
Last day of FOSSASIA in Cambodia, the day for hands on and hackfests, today we changed the venue and went instead of Norton University to the OpenInstitute in Phnom Penh. We planned a hackfest helping them who want to join Fedora doing there first steps. On the end of the day we had done everything, from creating FAS accounts, making personal wiki pages, creating ssh key, we even did a little key signing party and 6 people have done the first steps to become Ambassador. Two of them are from Cambodia, where we had no Ambassadors before. They are also interested to make Fedora available in Khmer, the local language. It was really a nice hackfest.
We really worked the whole days on all things and explained a lot, so that our new contributors get an easy start. After the long hackfest, we went back to the hotel and managed to go all together including our new contributors to go for a nice dinner together, the last one in Phnom Penh, for the most of us. So for Fedora FOSSASIA was really an success.
The second day of FOSSASIA 2014 in Phnom Penh was even more stressful as the first one. In the morning at 9am, I had my first session an Inkscape-Workshop which was really crowded. After that I had an talk which was not planned, but after my talks the first day there was more interest, what Fedora is. So the schedule was changed a little bit and I had in the main hall an introducion to Fedora. Besides that I gave an interview to Voice of Cambodia about Inkscape and how cool it is. The morning was really stressy. After all that more Fedora sessions in our room followed which was all sucessful.
In the evening there was another social event in a cafe, only problem for me they served only fish and seafood, but I got later an sandwich and so the day ended. I was really tired and felt asleep immediately after the arrival in the hotel.
I am already 3 days in Phnom Penh now, but I was always to busy to write an post or my blog. I was a little bit tired on the first day after the 48 hours of the trip, which lead me through 4 different countries. But I had a warm welcome after the arrival on the airport where I was fetched from a volunteer of FOSSASIA who gave me a package with lot of informations and an tuk tuk was already aranged which brought me to the hotel. After an shower I managed to find Kushal and his wife and we had a late lunch together and we even had time for a small photo walk on the Riverwalk, with the kings palace and the Tonle river. But the next day, was more for recreation and finish the talks and waiting for the others to arrive. So we had all together a nice Fedora lunch at the River Crown, which has an nice view.
Today, there was the first day of three of FOSSASIA and it started not well, as there was in the morning a lot of short talks of all the suporters and each of them took more time as granted on the end there was one hour delay in the talks. Also Fedora had on this session an talk as we sponsoring the event and are btw the biggest participation on speakers at the event, we have 3 days long or own track. So Tuan did take that job and introduced Fedora to the audience. Later we had a lot of talks more, Tuan spoke about Fedora.next, Sarup showed ways how you can contribute to FOSS, Kushal showed how easy you can use Fedora cloud images and I did also 2 talks, one was an introducion to Fedora as A-Z talk and the second one was a nice follow up to Sarups talk, how you can contribute to Fedora.
Later we went to the social event, which was really nice as it was on a boat on the Tonle river, what means fresh air. After the dinner and boat tour we went back to the hotel and now I am already tired enough. Tomorrow will be another day with for me starting in the morning with an 2 hours Inkscape workshop and later I will have another Fedora related talk in our track.
|Family Affairs, fedora, fedora-design|
In April there will be the 9th edition of LibreGraphicsMeeting, this year in Leipzig/Germany. LibreGraphicsMeeting is the anual gathering of most free software applications for doing graphics. Applications like GIMP, Scribus, Inkscape and daktable meet there for sharing there ideas and work together to improve there software. Of course some people from Fedora and RedHat are amongst them, to present there things:
- David Tardon will present together with Fridrich Strba and Valek Filippov – Digital legacy preservation project — news from the reverse and straight engineering world. The effords LibreOffice made during the last years in re-engineering graphical file formats.
- Richard Hughes will of course introdce his newest toy the open source spectrometer – Building an OpenHardware Spectrograph for Color Profiling in Linux
- Daniel Berrange will show his developments of Entangle – Tethered camera control and capture with Entangle
- Pierre-Yves Chibon and myself, will show the development of Nuancier, Fedoras application for collecting and vote for the supplemental wallpapers – Nuancier- Community generated and selected artwork
- Allan Day and Jakub Steiner will talk about what GNOME does to make there design process open – GNOME Design: Open to all
- Sarup Banskota and Emily Dirsh will show the achievements Sarup made during last GSoC on GlitterGallery- GlitterGallery: Taking the designer’s office online
- and last Onyeibo Oku will speak about free software for architects – FreeCAD’s “Arch” Workbench: Bridging the Gap in the Linux (AEC) Design Tool-set
Besides that a lot of other cool things will be presented what you can find out in the schedule. There is only one problem. LibreGraphicsMeeting needs some support from the community to make this event happen.
Nearly a month and then the 15th edition of Chemnitzer Linux-Tage will happen and of course Fedora will have an booth there like all the years before. On the weekend of 15./16. March more then 3.000 Linux and Floss fans will travel to Chemnitz to participate on this event. But the Fedora people will not only participate with an booth, there are also several talks:
- Miro Hroncok – Introduction to Software Collections
- Robert Scheck – SELinux: Bitte nicht deaktivieren …
- Thorsten Leemhuis – Aktuelle Entwicklungen beim Linux-Kernel
- Jens Kühnel – Wald und Bäume – Log-Analyse für Serverparks
- Sirko Kemter – darktable – die digitale Dunkelkammer
That is this year not that much as we had in the years before, but still a lot. So if you have time that weekend visit this event and step by the Fedora booth.
|Family Affairs, fedorapeople, ubuntuusers|
In knapp einem Monat ist es wieder soweit, die Chemnitzer Linux-Tage finden statt, dieses Jahr dann schon zum 15. Mal. Natürlich werde auch ich wieder vor Ort sein und auch am Programm beteiligt sein, dieses Jahr allerdings etwas weniger und auch nicht mit einem Inkscape-Workshop.
Von mir gibt es dieses Mal eher etwas zu Rastergrafiken, Fotos um genau zu sein. Ich stelle in einem Workshop die Fotoworkflow-Software darktable vor und das Ganze natürlich wieder mit einem praktischem Bezug. Zur Anmeldung geht es hier entlang.
In a week I will start a journey to an event in Asia called FOSSASIA. This event will take this year place from 28th February to 2nd of March at Norton University in Phnom Penh/Cambodia It will be a long trip for me spending 47 hours in planes and airports but I think its worth it. We will have an track on this event only dedicated to Fedora related talks.
Fedora Track Friday 28th February 13.00 – 16.30
- Fedora Next: An Overview: by Truong Anh Tuan,
- The Ultimative Fedora A-Z Talk: by Gnokii,
- Introduction to FOSS techniques (aimed at students): by Sarup Banskota, 1 hour workshop
- Testing Fedora cloud images in Eucalyptus private cloud: by Kushal Das,
- 7 Ways To Contribute To Fedora Without Programming Skills: by Gnokii,
- Fedora Ambassadors Program: by Truong Anh Tuan,
Fedora Track Saturday 1st March 9.00 – 16.30
- Document your code: by Kushal Das,
- Building a Fedora Clustering/Load Balancing System using Linux Virtual Server: by Nguyen Nang Thang, Workshop (1 hour)
- OpenShift Origin – Open Source Platform-as-a-Service: by Uditha Bandara Wijerathna
- Fedora Design Suite: by Gnokii,
- GlitterGallery for Fedora design work: by Sarup Banskota,
- Logical Volume Managment(LVM) with Fedora: by Uditha Bandara Wijerathna, Workshop (1 hour)
- Building a Fedora Clustering/High-Availability System using Pacemaker & Corosync: by Nguyen Nang Thang, Workshop (1 hour)
On Sunday, we will have the whole day an hackfest
where interested people can do together with us, there first steps as Fedora contributors. Kushal will work with the people interested in packaging, Tuan with that for becoming an Ambassador and I will work with that interested in doing design tasks for Fedora. I am really interested what comes out of that hackfest and how many new contributors we can win there.
I will also give an Inkscape workshop on the event, which isnt scheduled yet, so Fedora has really a big participation on FOSSASIA this year. I will stay a little bit longer in Cambodia, but not for holiday. I will give some workshops at Smallworld Cambodia and for Webessentials and I will be back right on time for Chemnitzer Linux-Tage.
|Family Affairs, fedora|
Last weekend was 6th edition of DevConf.cz in Brno and I was there. How it was can be described in just one word – awesome. It was not my first time on this event and it becomes more and more to an – you have to be there. On Friday and Saturday I enjoyed only a few talks as I am lesser the technical person, it was interesting to see that QA people think now about design & usability matters. One of the most interesting things for me was Fedora.next, I was not so much worried about it that but the few fears I had are resolved now.
Besides that there was a lot of time to socialize, meet people and resolve problems, grab swag for the next Fedora events and other things. On the end I can say, I looking into an bright future for Fedora and DevConf.cz played a role in it.
|Family Affairs, fedora, fedora-design|
In April from 2nd to 5th, there will be the 9th edtion of the LibreGraphicsMeeting, this time in Leipzig/Germany. LibreGraphicsMeeting is the annual meeting of developers and users of free software programs from the graphic world like GIMP, Krita, MyPaint, darktable and others. The LGM is the place where the come together for sharingÂ new developments and ideas what can be done to make the software better. LGM consists of only one track with short talks and a lot of team meetings, workshops and demos.
There is still time left until 15th of January for an submission. But you can help the LGM also in another way, the event collects usally the money for participants who cant afford there travel through an crowd founding campaign. So if you are an user of one of the programs, thats a chance to help them.
|fedora-design, fedorapeople, Killer Application, ubuntuusers|
Ich habe vor einiger Zeit Nachfragen erhalten, ob denn mal wieder in Chemnitz ein Inkscape-Wochenende statt finden kann. Es sieht allerdings schlecht mit Terminen bei mir aus. Die einzige Möglichkeit, die in naher Zukunft besteht ist das Wochenende vom 21. – 23. Februar 2014. Der Workshop beginnt am Freitag Abend mit einigen Dingen rund um SVG, der Oberfläche von Inkscape, den Verzeichnissen, Zooming und Panning und setzt sich dann am Samstag morgen fort mit den Zeichenwerkzeugen. Nach meinen Erfahrungen schaffen wir in bestimmte Themen, wie Live Pfadeffekte, Gekachelte Klone und vor allem Filter nur Einblicke aber die reichen aus, um im Selbststudium sich damit beschäftigen zu können. Wann immer es geht schieben wir auch praktische Teile ein, bist Sonntag Abend sollten wir auf diese Art und Weise alle Funktionen von Inkscape kennengelernt haben.
Wie bei allen anderen Workshops vorher auch gibt es wieder ein Formular zur Anmeldung, diese Mal aber eine kleine Besonderheit ich mach mir nur die MÃühe, wenn mindestens 3 Leute zusammen kommen. Ansonsten bleibt alles beim alten Teilnahme frei, es sei denn ihr wollt mir etwas zustecken aber das bleibt euch überlassen.
It’s the time in the year where you look back what you have done in the past year. I did that some years before in my blog to, so what have I done this year. The first thing I notice for myself I visited this year not that much events as before. Past years I had mostly 13 a year or even 15, this year it was only 8. Second thing I noticed, the a lot of them are longer then only the weekend, 3 events was 4 days long and one 3 so I spent a whole working month on events. With the travel its the whole month then or better more as I spent 17 days directly with travelling for them.
I visited in March Chemnitzer Linux-Tage an event which is a home game, in April I was in Madrid for LibreGraphicsMeeting, In May there was in Vienna the Linuxwochen and in Berlin the LinuxTag, in August I was at the first Flock in Charleston and in Cologne for FrOSCon, in October I had an horrible trip to Heidelberg for german Ubucon and the last event I did was in Oberhausen the OpenRheinRuhr. At the events I had 6 talks and delivered also 8 workshops and at Flock an hackfest. What I did also this year is some open workshops on different cities about Inkscape, which take a whole weekend. In January I started with one in Essen in Linuxhotel, I had 2 in Berlin, one in Cologne and Hamburg and one at my home town. So on the end 5 weekends out of home again.
Besides that I found some time to work for Fedora I did some banners and shirts and such stuff and tangled the supplemental wallpapers again, this year 2 times. Of course I took part in the creation of the default wallpaper. I am very happy the my Flock hackfest did result in Nuancier, which we used in a early stage for the voting for F20 supplemental wallpapers. Pingou spent some time during Christmas on it, so hopefully for F21 we can use it also for the submission. So it was a (sometimes to) busy year for me.
|Family Affairs, fedora-design, fedorapeople, ubuntuusers|
Das LibreGraphicsMeeting 2014, die dann 9te Ausgabe wird vom 2. – 5. April 2014 in Leipzig an der dortigen UniversitÃ¤t statt finden. Das LibreGraphicsMeeting versteht sich als Arbeitstreffen nahezu aller offenen Grafikprojekte, also alles was mit Typographie, Vektorgrafik, Animation, Bildbearbeitung und Fotografie zu tun hat. Auch NutzerÂ dieser Programme wie GIMP, Inkscape, Scribus, Krita, Mypaint sind aufgerufen zu partizipieren, denn nur durch den Austausch mit den Nutzern kann eine Weiterentwicklung der Programme erfolgen. Die Teilnahme am LGM ist wie immer frei, um die anreisenden Entwickler und Enthusiasten zu unterstÃ¼tzen gibt es auch in diesem Jahr eine Pledgie-Kampagne. Wer sich fÃ¼r den Call for Participation interessiert findet diesen hier, bis zum 15. Januar kÃ¶nnen noch BeitrÃ¤ge eingereicht werden.
|Family Affairs, fedora, fedora-design|
Some days ago I was on OpenRheinRuhr, an event in which I participate since the begin. Last year there was unfortunately no OpenRheinRuhr as the place was taken by another exhibition. I manned together with Felix and Christian the Fedora booth and besides of that I had a talk and a workshop in the schedule.
My talk was about the status of open source animation programs, where in this year a lot of things happend. Hopefully the upwind that area has right now, tails not off to soon and will show effect. The workshop I had was this time not about Inkscape like always, it was about Blender, the time was really short so the workshop became more an demonstration. What actually turned out really nice. Both talk was workhop was well visited and a lot of questions and interesting conversations came up after them. Think I will do OpenRheinRuhr next year again.
|Family Affairs, fedorapeople, ubuntuusers|
In drei Wochen ist es wieder soweit, die nunmehr 4te Ausgabe der OpenRheinRuhr, steigt nachdem im letzten Jahr ja leider Pause war und zwar wieder im RIM, im Rheinischem Industriemuseum in Oberhausen. Am Wochenende vom 9. und 10. November 2013 geht es also in dieser eher Hardware-Umgebung um Software um freie Software noch dazu. Neben dem obligatorischen Vortrags- und Workshopprogramm erwartet den Besucher eine gut gefÃ¼llte Ausstellung. Ich bin natÃ¼rlich auch vor Ort, dieses Mal gibt es von mir allerdings nichts zu Inkscape, weder Workshop noch Vortrag sondern ich kÃ¼mmere mich einmal um andere Themen. Am Samstag um 13.30 Uhr habe ich einen Vortrag “Wie die Bilder laufen lernen” hier geht es nicht um Videobearbeitung mit Linux sondern um Programme mit denen man Animationen erstellen kann, hier hat sich im Jahr 2013 eine ganze Menge getan und um 15.50 Uhr gibt es dann noch einen 1,5 stÃ¼ndigen Blender-Workshop mit mir, also vorbeikommen aber Tastatur nicht vergessen Den Rest der Zeit werde ich mich im Ausstellungsbereich aufhalten und mit ganz hoher Wahrscheinlichkeit am Stand von Fedora zu finden sein.
|fedora, fedorapeople, ubuntuusers|
Letztes Wochenende war also die mittlerweile 7. deutsche Ubucon und ich war als einer der nicht Ubuntu-Vertreter, wie man hier nachlesen kann, vor Ort. Mein Beitrag zum Programm der Ubucon waren zwei Workshops, einer zu Blender und einer zu Inkscape. Etwas weniger als in den vergangenen Jahren. Das Programm war durchaus auch fÃ¼r nicht Ubuntu-Fans interessant, jedenfalls auf Einsteigerlevel. Ich jedenfalls muÃŸte schon wieder Kurt Pfeifles PDF-Kung Foo-Workshop verpassen, aber nÃ¤chste Chance auf der OpenRheinRuhr, wo wir hoffentlich endlich mal nicht paralell im Programm sind.Â Mankos gab es wie immer an der Organisation, ich hÃ¤tte mir eine bessere Beschilderung gewÃ¼nscht, da hÃ¤tte ich mir wohl erspart eine halbe Stunde auf dem GelÃ¤nde herum zu irren und ein Netzwerk, welches nur Kommunikation auf Port 80 zulÃ¤ÃŸt ist auch nich das Wahre. Jedenfalls war es ein durchaus interessantes Linux-Wochenende, die Leute die zur Ubucon fahren sind ja nicht die Fanboys, bei denen ausser Ubunu nichts anderes in Frage kommt. Vielleicht begleitet mich ja im nÃ¤chsten Jahr einer meiner Fedora-Kollegen zur Ubucon 2014, die auf jeden Fall statt findet ob in Leipzig oder Berlin oder vielleicht an einem anderem Ort, das wird sich zeigen.
Last weekend I was at the german edition of Ubucon, it was not my first one. Of course it was recognizable that I am not from Ubuntu as I weared like before my Fedora Ambassador Shirt, but I was not the only one from outside of the Ubuntu world, there was also Martin GrÃ¤ÃŸlin the KWin developer, who comes from openSUSE. That we are not from the Ubuntu Community was recognized from Kristian KiÃŸling editor of the German Linuxmagazin and so he mentioned us in his article about the event. I had some interesting conversations on the event, hopefully next year I will be not the only Fedora guy there. There is definitely place to show e.g. RPM packaging and the visitors of Ubucon are the open people of the Ubuntu community, they are willing to learn also about such things, the program was generally not very Ubuntu related more Linux and FLOSS related. So next year I think I will be again going to this event.
I just closed a while ago the election for the election of the wallpapers for the extra package for Fedora 20. And now we have an result, that are the wallpapers that become packaged. For all that are interested in the complete ranking you can find it here.
|Basic Knowledge, Family Affairs, fedora-design, fedorapeople, ubuntuusers|
Am Wochenende von 19. und 20. Oktober werde ich in Hamburg sein und zwar im Attraktor fÃ¼r einen Inkscape-Workshop. Der fÃ¤llt etwas kÃ¼rzer aus von den Zeiten, als sonst Ã¼blich, am Samstag von 11.00-18.00 Uhr und am Sonntag von 10.00-16.00 Uhr. Wie immer gibt es eine kleine Anmeldung, nur um zu wissen wer so kommt.
Der Workshop beginnt mit einigen Dingen rund um SVG, der OberflÃ¤che von Inkscape, den Verzeichnissen, Zooming und Panning und setzt sich dann fort mit den Zeichenwerkzeugen. Nach meinen Erfahrungen schaffen wir in bestimmte Themen, wie Live Pfadeffekte, Gekachelte Klone und vor allem Filter nur Einblicke aber die reichen aus, um im Selbststudium sich damit beschÃ¤ftigen zu kÃ¶nnen. Wann immer es geht schieben wir auch praktische Teile ein. Wer aus Hamburg und Umgebung kommt findet eine ausfÃ¼hrliche Wegbeschreibung im Wiki des Attraktor.