By Ezequiel Singer on jun 02, 2009
Continuing with the report of FLISOL 2009, now comes the time to talk about Colombia & Venezuela.
We should first say, that in Colombia there are 3 CA that are doing an awesome job. In only 8 months, with their hard work they got to build +40 groups in OSUM, and a community of +1800 members
Colombia is a country with a fast growing open source community, and FLISOL is the reflex of this. This year Colombia Enjoyed FLISOL in:
Our 3 CA ambassadors has done 4 tech demos, in 3 cities, and got more than +900 new contacts to invite them to our OSUM community. In Bigota, the account manager for GHE helped the CA to get a T2000 server to act as the official repository for the install fest, this is a interesting and important way of collaboration in this kind of events, because the open source community start seeing us a truly open source collaborator, and they are finally giving a chance to OpenSolaris and more
BOGOTA, report by Sandra Uribe
It is a pleasure to be able to share with you that Sun Microsystems was a sponsor of FLISOL 2009 in Bogotá, the main support of the event in terms of network and electrical wiring. 38 points were installed to the network event so installers can have access to carry out its work: installing free operating system, and also placed 108 points of electrical connection in the area and 22 other facilities in the area of the stands the sponsors and partners. In addition, Sun Microsystems was also present with the loan of one of its T2000 servers, which were housed in repositories and GNU Linux distributions. We also made some demos with OpenOffice, with a big attendance.
From the above, I emphasize the important work by Sun Microsystems because many attendees were excited with our OpenSource Operating Systems, so I
witness the great strides that Sun Microsystems is giving on the free
I can tell you that there were exactly 2960 people at Bogota FLISOL 2009, excellent participation from the people. It was about 3000 or more, but the surplus in some way to call people who were not registered and only went to watch.
We had the opportunity to make new contacts and to ensure our participation in other events.
Greesy Corredor - Without her, we couldn't done such a big deployment
Carlos Burgos - Our financial support.
Sergio Pedraza - Installing the OS on the T2000 server, with us in much of the day.
Germán Corredor - CA and collaborator
From the SLS Sun Team group of Colombia, I would like to thank:
Alvaro Daniel Guauque - Universidad Distrital - agua.
Mauricio Parrado - Universidad Distrital - andresmaucho.
Jeffrey Steve Borbón - Universidad Distrital - Comunidad de Software Libre - eljeffto.
Erika Tatiana Luque - Universidad Distrital - Comunidad de Software Libre - ruri himura.
Miguel Angel Guerrero - Universidad Distrital - Comunidad de Software Libre - kortux.
Hans Osorio - Universidad Nacional.
Davil Eljach - Universidad Nacional.
Leandro Liu - Universidad Nacional.
De la comunidad de Software Libre agradezco a:
Daniel Aristizábal - cronopio.
Andrés Villarroel - andres.via.
Diana Milena Posada - dimi.
Maria del Pilar Sáenz - befana.
Thanks to all of the
people who supported me, helped me and gave me the strength to
represent Sun Microsystems in this great event, thank you very much.
Medellin, report by Santiago Builes
On April 25 we did a big step in Medellin-Colombia, I could talk about and show the people many sun technologies, and I was all day at a stand telling the people the advantages of osum and sai, and had the opportunity to do some tech demos, including an OpenSolaris introduction, osum and sai.
The event was a complete success, we just impact more than 2000 people and I wanted to share some pictures with all of you.
More info here
Venezuela has not been an easy match to play in LATAM. The CA team has changed in the last months, and they have to deal with political and social conflicts all the time, which make lot of noise in the university's activities. Despite all this, our CA are trying to change all this panorama with hard team work
Caracas, report by Daniel Moros
In the Caracas event, I did a presentation called "Introduccion al OpenOffice", a nice introduction to the OpenOffice platform, where I develop all the content of the presentation. I got an assistance of 60 people (the class was small and we couldn't bring more people because of the limited space)
Also, I helped the people from VOSUG (Venezuela Open Solaris User Group) giving a tech demo introducing OpenSolaris to all the FOSS community, where we had an attendance of 40 people
Valencia, report by Fernando Fuentes
- We had an assistance of more than 200 people.
- We have generated more than 60 new invitations to the osum group.
- I gave a tech demo about OpenSolaris
I would like to highlight:
- The number of people who attended this year FLISOL was higher than in
past years (according to information from the organizing committee
- Many people were interested in OpenSolaris packages to install them on their laptops (10 to 15 people addressed the board asking questions about OS and asking them to schedule more OS talks for next year)
- Proactivity in the FOSS community of Valencia
- With the help of the VaSLibre organization, I can get more access now to other universities in my city. (Thanks to this, I have already done a "NetBeans and PHP" presentation in the IUTEVAL
- People really liked the giveagays from the Sunwear
- I didn't receive all the OpenSolaris disc I needed. I tried to record some locally, but I couldn't make a big number of them, and we got out of CD's quickly in the event
- The physical space was relatively small so we were forced to conduct the event, one talk at a time, and so there where not many talks in the agenda.
- We didn't get too much media material, the committe was a small group, and we only took photos in our free time in the event
Video of my tech demo
You can find more photos of the event here