Event Report: FAD KL January 2012

Posted by Maverick at Feb 05, 2012 01:40 AM |

On 28th January 2012, Fedora Malaysia, along with the folks from UCTI FOSS Special Interest Group, organized our second barcamp-styled mini FUDCon. Just like the last year, it was hosted at APIIT/UCTI. Our initial number of registrants were 28, however only 20 attendees turned up during the day.

The event opened doors at 10:00, and the first session started around 11:15. The first session and an introduction to FOSS Software was started by none other than Izhar Firdaus, a.k.a KageSenshi, and the topic being; "What is FOSS?". The first session was aimed at new comers to UCTI FOSS SIG so that they understand what Free & Open Source Software meant, and a refresher to those who have heard about FOSS as well.

We managed to hold 7 sessions altogether. Topics ranging from Fedora, FOSS to how/why it is important for students to adopt FOSS/Fedora. The sessions given were as follows; "What is FOSS?", "Contributing to Fedora", "Fedora Freemedia Program" - a talk and a discussion about Freemedia, "Me and Fedora", "Leap of #FAIF: Why Free Software Matters", "AppRepo: Finding Linux Apps made easy" and lastly about the discussion for our Malaysia APAC "FUDCon" bidding. For the "FUDCon" sessions, we discussed about dividing roles and what issues/things/stuffs should be solved/made before and during the FUDCon, if we were to win the bid and host FUDCon here in APIIT/UCTI, Malaysia.

The session ended around 17:00, although some of us stayed around until 18:00 to talk about Fedora and sharing some tips & tricks that some of us may have missed. And as the venue was only available until 18:00, those of us that stayed behind until 18:00 parted ways around 18:15.

We will probably be having another FAD, this year 2012, just haven't set any date yet. So, please do keep an eye on our Fedora.my Blog and Fedora.my Events Page for further announcements. The photos for this FAD is available at our resident photographer/Fedora user - Muhd Syazwan Md Khusaini's FADKL January 2012 album and our IRC #fedora-my resident Meng Shen Lim's FADKL 2012 Photo Set.

To attendees who have taken photos and would like to archive it here, please send a link of your photos to izhar@fedoraproject.org