[fedora-india] Re: Event Report on Fedora Talk in OSI Days Chennai

Balaji G balajig.foss at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 12:09:08 UTC 2009

Hi Everyone

Forgot to mention that i did meet Sriram whos is a fedora ambassaor and was
also representing Fedora and was helping out the ILUGC booth.

Thanks for your help !


On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 5:30 PM, Balaji G <balajig.foss at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Everyone
> I am extremely thrilled and pleased to announce that my talk in OSI Days
> was a real good success. The talk was quite short and  I started off with
> A Survey on how many in the audience have heard about Fedora and there was
> quite a good number and then I started off with the following
>          1. What is Fedora
>          2. What's the Speciality of the Fedora Project
>          3. What role does Redhat Play in contributing to fedora.
>          4. What's the role I play in Fedora
>          5. What's the advantage in Contributing to Fedora and i asked
> interested people to get my email ID offline to know more on how to
> contribute
>              and I assured them that i could help them to get into World Of
> Open Source Software through Fedora.
>          6. Question & answers
> Then people when i got off the stage asked for my email IDs and have asked
> me to give talks in LUG and lot of people had questions like
>      "i want to do some programming but i am not sure how do i do it in
> Ubuntu " these sort of questions came up and then i took that opportunity to
> tell them that i would help you do that by asking them to install fedora and
> assured them that they could copy of DVD from me. Lot of students wanted to
> do projects but they didn't know how to get into Fedora so i answered those
> questions and have asked them to contact me through email and then i would
> bring them onto the IRC channels. I have also asked them to log in to
> #fedora-classroom on the April First Weekend where i would be taking IRC
> sessions on kernel topics and Virtualization.
> I strongly feel that this would bring in more users and contributors and I
> would be giving more talks too in the future.
> It was a pretty exciting day and i would be sharing some photos soon .
> Thanks,
> Cheers,
> Balaji
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