Fedora 23 Release Party @fossaegean

Today he had our Fedora 23 Release event at the University of the Aegean, in the island of Samos, and needless to say that it was a full house! The event was organized by Giannis Konstantinidis and me, and it was hosted at fossaegean, a physical space in our university dedicated to Free and Open Source Software.

We started with a presentation from Giannis, explaining the Fedora Project, and its 4 Foundations. Giannis also explained the different flavors of Fedora, its spins, and the supported secondary architectures. Then I continued with an introduction to the fedora.next initiative, that is changing the way we do things with Fedora, further explaining why we now “produce” 3 different products in every release. Later on, I explained and showcased the new features of the new version of Fedora, for Workstation, Server, and Cloud. Finally, Giannis explained how easy it is for someone to start contributing and make an impact to the Project. We were very happy to give away plenty of Fedora stickers and pins in the meantime!

The time was 6 o’clock, which means that the Albanian Fedora community was holding a similar release event with ours at that time, and we joined them via video call to introduced ourselves and the members of our community. It was pretty cool to see the Albanian community so organized and so many people at the event that they organized. Keep up the good work guys! Thank you Giannis for organizing the video call.

We then continued on our own, and demonstrated the installation of the new version of Fedora, and helped out any users that were having difficulty installing or upgrading to Fedora 23. Specifically, we helped 1 person with the installation of Fedora 23, in a dual boot setup with Windows 10, and another person upgrading from Fedora 21.

Finally, those who stayed till the end, were awarded with pizza and drinks!

The full photo album can be found here.