1 talk and 3 hackfests:
- Fedora vs the semantic web
- DOAP in fedora-packages
I'm not sure if any will be selected but we shall see :-)
Tuesday, May 14 2013
By Pierre-Yves on Tuesday, May 14 2013, 17:17 - Général
Wednesday, January 23 2013
By Pierre-Yves on Wednesday, January 23 2013, 18:25 - Général
Last week-end, in Lawrence, Kansas, the Fedora community held its North American FUDCon (Fedora User and Developers Conference).
I have had the chance to be able to go there.
On the friday I was able to:
At the end of the day, we had pizza in one of the big room of the hotel and I was able to discuss about future plans with different people from the infrastructure team, that was really a nice evening.
Personnally, I have been working with Toshio on packagedb. We remove some of the older code that is no longer maintained and has been ported to our brand new packages application. This change will go live in ~2 weeks.
On the Sunday, I worked a little bit on copr trying to get the first steps into making an API and a CLI for it. It is still work in progress but some patches went through :-) I also tried to give a hand to Patrick who has been busy, although being in Europ, moving the OpenID server that we run within the project into its own container.
At the end, I think for me, what I enjoyed the most has been the meet all the guys from the infrastructure team with who I have been in contact for almost 18 months. I finally got to meet them and that was very nice.
So, Toshio, Seth, Kevin, Luke, Ralph, Aurélien, Tom, Ian, Ricky, Matt, Xavier, (and all the other that I have met and who participate in this great atmosphere of FUDCon) thanks a lot for the great time I've had, and I hope to see you again soon.
Like Ralph said,
The Fedora community is full of some pretty awesome people.
Monday, October 22 2012
By Pierre-Yves on Monday, October 22 2012, 18:09 - Général
I have already presented what I have been busy with on the first day of the FUDCon EMEA 2012, now is time to present what happened on the other days.
On the second day we had the barcamp.
I attended a number of them
The Fedora User Experience talk from spot, great talk on how we should/could improve user experience in Fedora. There are a lot of ideas in the air and I am really looking forward to see them coming to life!
The I gave the barcam Cloud @ Infra, let's keep this one for now, I'll come back on it just below.
Then I followed the presentation from Kévin on the Fedora websites. He is doing a great job with it even if it seems to be messy sometime. If you're looking for a nice place to help Fedora, feel free to contact him!
Right after this talk, I have been able to see the end of spot and Ruth about the Raspberry Pi. I got one not so long ago and I am still starting to play with it but it is definitevely something fun to do.
I followed then the Kernel talk from Josh, very interesting even for someone like me who never really had to deal with the kernel (except for the traditionnal Graphic/Wifi bug). Josh already presented his talk and the consequences on his blog so I won't come back on it. Although I still have to ask him where I can get rawhide non-debug-activated kernel to test on my machine at work which gives me weird graphic glitches.
The last session of the day was with the ambassadors team, where we discussed a couple of subjects including mentors in EMEA and how to "filter" the list of ambassadors on the wiki to remove from it the ones which are now longer really active and that new comers might still try to contact without getting answers. One solution might be to simply check, while generating this list, if they have logged in using their FAS within the last 6, 9, 12 months or so. That would prevent from removing people from the group while still keeping a reasonnably up to date list of active ambassadors on the wiki (and bonus point: it easily allows people to come back!). That was one of the solution proposed but I am sure there will be some more discussions before the group agrees/settle down on one.
So that's pretty much it for the Sunday. Quite a busy day but also really really interesting!
Now let's go back on the barcamp I gave
So the idea of this talk was to see if we could come up with ideas on how we could use the cloud that we recently got in the Fedora infrastructure.
And we came up with some ideas :
The last day of this FUDCon was dedicated to Hackfest. A number of them have been proposed,
I have been involved in:
And I also worked on a webapp, which I should present more thoroughly in a near future (suspens...).
This is the end of my report for the FUDCon 2012 EMEA in Paris. I had a great time and I would like to thank all of those who had the hard task to organize this event, especially Kévin who had the lead and did a large part of the work.
Next FUDCon, Lawrence, Kansas, US in January. I am already looking forward.
Sunday, October 21 2012
By Pierre-Yves on Sunday, October 21 2012, 11:25 - Général
Last week-end, from October 13th to October 15th, there was the 2012 EMEA FUDCon in Paris. Over these three days I have been quite busy and I thought it might be interesting to present here what I have been busy with.
The first day started with a very interesting conference from Robyn Bergeron, the current Fedora Project Leader (FPL). She talked about Fedora, where we come from and where we could go. Really interesting talk and well done.
The afternoon was dedicated to conferences given by member of the Fedora project but open to anyone.
I went to see the presentation by Remi Collet about RPM packaging, since I am already a packager I didn't learn much but, it's always interesting to see how people present such a topic. I find it quite hard to do since I think it is the kind of subject on which you learn mostly by doing, so presenting it as good as you are remains mostly theoratical.
Then I made a presentation on web-application within the Fedora Infrastructure, entitled Fedora Infrastructure. The what? The what for? & The for who??
After my talk, I assisted to the presentation of Christoph Wickert on leadership in leaderless organisation, with the difference between authority and power and this is reflected in leaderless organisation such as FOSS project.
The last talk of the day I attended was the talk from Hans de Goede entitled Spice introduction, future and USB redirection. I did not know anything about Spice when I attended, but the talk was really interesting and the demos from Hans have been quite awesome!!
The day ended by the FUDPub at the "Flam's" restaurant in the center of Paris. It was really nice, the service was fast and we could eat and drink pretty much as much as we wanted. The only annoying thing is that we really waited a while before they started to bring us the dessert and in the mean while they took away our plate and cuttlery. So a lot of people left before the dessert, pity...
And that was the end of day 1.
Now let's go back in time a bit and let me introduce what I have been presenting (in case you were not there!).
The idea of the talk was to present the different application developed or maintained by the Fedora infrastructure, present what they are doing and who are their targeted users.
I presented these differents applications by following the progress someone might have within the project.
This is for the status on the current application ran in the Fedora infrastructure, but there are developments in progress and I wanted to finish by giving you an idea of what's going to happen in the coming months/year
I think this covers most of what I presented. There has been some interesting questions (for example regarding Bodhi2) and I would like to thank the audience that was present and seemed to have appreciate the talk.
You can find on my fedorapeople the slides I used. It is not written on the pdf (I should update it with this), but the license is CC-BY-SA.
I will talk about the other two days of the FUDCon in another post.
Thursday, October 11 2012
By Pierre-Yves on Thursday, October 11 2012, 08:33 - Général
The FUDCon Paris wiki page already contains quite a number of information but I thought it might be nice to repeat them once again here.
So here is a list of useful links/information
Last minute info
If you are arriving late (after 23:00) from Charle De Gaule (CDG) airport, there are work on the train line, so you might have to take a bus instead of the train to the center.
This is also valid, if you have to take a train late (after 23:00) on Monday evening to CDG airport.
In both case, the connection between the normal trains and the bus substituting is done at the station Aulnay-sous-Bois.
The official documentation says:
Due to work, there will be NO trains between Aulnay-sous-Bois and Charles De Gaulle Airport on Monday to Friday from 23:05 to the last train, until november 2012. Trains will be replaced by a direct bus service. To CDG Airport : departs from Aulnay-sous-Bois station (23:20 > 00:45). To Paris : departs from Roissypôle - CDG Airport bus station (23h05 > 23:55). Allow an additional 15 to 20 minutes for the journey.
Couple more of information
I hope this can help you to visit and enjoy your time before and after the FUDCon (not during hé ;-)).
If you have any questions feel free to ask!
Monday, October 8 2012
By Pierre-Yves on Monday, October 8 2012, 20:58 - Général
Already next week-end (October 13th to 15th, 2012) is the FUDCon Paris. This will be my second FUDCon but this time I am somewhat involved in the organization.
In addition, I have also a lots of ideas on what we could do/work on. I will probably focus more on the infrastructure side, more specifically the applications bits of it.
First, I think I will propose a talk regarding the infrastructure, something along the lines of: "What, What for & For who?".
Trying to list and go through all the different apps, the old ones, the new ones, what they are for and what you can do with it.
Also, I will likely propose a couple of workshops, one will be regarding fedora-review and the other will be around the Fedora's webapp. I have some work in mind for elections and FAS that should be available to beginners as well as confirmed people.
Now, things can still change, is there any topic which you would like to see, have presented?
Regarding the hackfest, is there something one of you would like to work on?
If so, do let me know!
Sunday, March 6 2011
By Pierre-Yves on Sunday, March 6 2011, 20:31 - Général
French version (no english, sorry)
Bonsoir à tous,
Récemment, j'ai constaté que l'on a quelques toulousain sur le forum et je me suis dit "Tiens se serai sympa de se retrouver" (oui je suis comme ça moi...).
Et bien je profite de mon passage à Toulouse le week-end prochain pour lancer le mouvement :-)
Donc, Amies Toulousaines, Amis Toulousains :
Hésitez pas à annoncer votre venue ici ;-)
Monday, February 14 2011
By Pierre-Yves on Monday, February 14 2011, 09:00 - Général
There was laptop, hackers, beer. There was Fedora, LibreOffice, debian, perl. There was interesting talks, huge conferences, sleepy face.
There was Freedom.
It was FOSDEM:
Saturday, February 12 2011
By Pierre-Yves on Saturday, February 12 2011, 12:58 - Général
Feedback on FOSDEM 2011
Retours sur le FOSDEM 2011
Thursday, June 4 2009
By Pierre-Yves on Thursday, June 4 2009, 22:32 - Général
Paris is not the only place where Fedora 11 is going to be celebrated !
Paris ne sera pas la seule ville où Fedora 11 sera accueillis de manière festive !
Wednesday, June 3 2009
By Pierre-Yves on Wednesday, June 3 2009, 11:11 - Général
As for every release the french speaking community is planning an install fest aka Fedora Meeting
Comme pour chaque sortie d'une nouvelle version de Fedora les rencontres Fedora seront là !
Monday, January 26 2009
By Pierre-Yves on Monday, January 26 2009, 16:44 - Général
And I am really looking forward to be there :)
Sunday, July 15 2007
By Pierre-Yves on Sunday, July 15 2007, 22:37 - Général
Some news from and Fedora
Quelques nouvelles de pingou et Fedora
Tuesday, June 26 2007
By Pierre-Yves on Tuesday, June 26 2007, 18:40 - Général
Install party à la Cité des Science à Paris
Install party at the Cité de la Science (Science's city) in Paris