As announced, a group of Romanian Fedora contributors went Saturday at an event organized in Cluj-Napoca by Grupul pentru Software Liber. Now it is the time for a [heavy] illustrated report of the event (even more photos [*] can be found in our photo gallery):
So, we leaved Bucharest Friday, with the night train:
Where for now "we" is as this: me, Nicu, (if you read this, you should have a pointer about who I am), Adrian and Andrei are Fedora Ambassadors and the other Andrei is a junior member of the team (and being underage, we had to take care of him, Adrian received something like 20 minutes of instructions on the phone from his mother).
We were awaited early in the morning at the train station by Jani and Adi (both are Ubuntu contributors), and having a lot of time until the event's start, they took us for a walk in the city:
After that, we went to Adi's house, meet Alex) (he came from Timisoara), who work on Fedora but also on Firefox and OpenOffice.org, took the materials and headed to the event's place:
Namely, to the Babes - Bolyai University, which is a beautiful place (from every point of view):
There we prepared the room and waited for the audience to come:
I started the presentation with a talk about the Fedora community, but instead of half an hour, as planned, I got carried away by the speech, talked for a full hour and messed-up the entire schedule (bad idea guys to move my speech at the beginning):
Then Alex talked about Narro, his wonderful web-based translation tool, and about using it to translate OpenOffice.org and Fedora
Then Adrian gave a general presentation of the new features in Fedora 9, but he had to rush the presentation, because of me, who talked to much in my previous segment:
But probably my greatest victim was Andrei, who intended to talk a bit about Java in Fedora (sharing the same presentation with Adrian), but effectively had to resume it to a couple of phrases (bad, Nicu, bad!). But he helped us a lot and took a large number of photos (not yet online)
Then Alex took the stage again and talked about Firefox 3, release, features and translation
And during all those speeches, aour junior apprentice was helpful and good at cheering
After the presentation, we got to a Firefox 3 release party: friendly people, beer and interesting personal talks.
After the party, all of us Fedora guys (all five, including Alex), took another walk in the city (mainly at the Botanical Garden)
But we have not limited to admire some beautiful places, the city has plenty of other beautiful things to see:
And that was almost all, we returned with another night train.
In the end, many thanks to Adi and Jani, you were fabulous hosts!
Note: I made even more photos, but in the gallery are available only photos somewhat related to FOSS, photos with other subjects (like beautiful girls from Cluj streets) may be found on my other sites.