Back from #FONASOL

So here is my ‘report’ of the event going on at #FONASOL, an event targeted to the people of Coatzacoalcos. Previously, I was invited to that event in 2007 and was a really cool experience because the Mozilla Mexico group was just formed and also there was special setups such as a debate between Free software and proprietary one.

The event was covered was greatly covered by the local media and a debate was held infront of at least my camera. You can view a big chunks of the debate here.

This version of #FONASOL was much smaller and less prominent than the first one with a more traditional setup it was just about workshops and talks, with a lot of students and not as much interactivity. Many of the usual suspects weren’t there but that was good since I was able to see new blood coming in and give their talks.

Few surprises was a talk I had with the guy from Oracle, Miguel angel from Novell and some night time discussion with Omar.

At the same time I was a bit disapointed that well there is just way too much exciting about alcohol and just get drunk. Don’t get me wrong I am all forward for people getting retarded, as long as it has a porpouse. However there is nothing more uninspiring than hanging out with people wanting to get drunk talking about alcohol. I wonder if it’s almost as annoying of having sex with someone talking about past times she had sex. 😀

Back to the event, well it was nice seen so many females coming to the event more than males and even more when they are from high school. I wish they are actually interested more than just an extra point by a teacher. But only a girl can wish.

Well about the talks I went to some pretty good talks, I was pleasantly surprised by:

  • LFS: Linux From Scratch – the guy put too much text which nobody likes, but his talk was fluid and technically great.
  • OpenHardware Summit: Arduino – the talk was great, alhtough would have been nice to actually see a demo. It did remind me of a new innitiative Open Source Ecology
  • LTSP en Tabasco – Muy buena platica, me gusto haber visto las cajas rescatadas y que esto por fin se este implementando. Tambien quiero ver si el tecnologico de Centla quiere entrar en el programa practicas.
  • Desarrollo en Software libre para SCDH – No muy tecnica un testimonio de un sistema de tickets para casos de abuso de derechos humanos. Me hubiera gustado ver codigo.
  • Linux en el mundo empresarial – Excelente platica, ya la habia visto en el CONSOL pero me gusto el entusiasmo que Miguel le mete a sus platicas.
  • Desarrollo de Python – Pues fue una charla basica pero me gusto que mostrara codigo, quizas no tanto que codeara en vivo por que alarga la sesion innecesariamente. Si hubiera hecho pseudo-codigo hubiera sido bueno para la audiencia.

Excelente pero ahora con mis sesiones, Zen de Libertad pues estuvieron buenas, pero aun creo que se puede mejorar. La platica magistral creo que captivo a muchos. Aunque quizas el Q&A fue completamente abusado por Florentino que pregunto cosas que no tienen que ver con el topico sinceramente. Checa las diapositivas.

Sobre el taller, ODF Scripting pues el fail que pude ver fue que nadie tenia laptop para hacer lo que mostraba. Pero creo que muchas personas le entendieron a pesar de mis sobre explicacion de las cosas. Tarde mucho tiempo explicando que es RSS y XML que sinceramente no tiene tanto que ver con los scripts. Esto me hizo no poder cubrir los lenguajes de Perl y Java para que lo vieran las personas. Tambien tengo un todo que es transcribir scripts de un lenguaje a otro.

Sin embargo creo que a mucha gente le gusto, le intereso y pues quizas uno de toda la audiencia llegue a investar esto. Sin embargo el problema de que son muy pollos pueda ser el problema. Ahora, lo que esto me da es motivacion para hacer una replica de este taller en Youtube y que el mundo lo vea. Ahora que tengo un roadmap podre hablar de este.

Me gustaria ver el proximo #FONASOL si se llegara a hacer una especie de hackaton con mucha comida y mucha bebida y mucho mucho codigo en vez de tanta platica y diapositivas. Un bugfest por ejemplo hubiera sido excelente on actividad de localizar blogs.

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