Here I am, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with some of the awesomest contributors of Fedora Community writing about the events of last day. The flight landed a day before here and Ankur, Praveen and me went for some sight seeing on the first day. We saw The Petronus Towers and visited Central Market. We came back hell tired, met everyone and went to sleep.
The Day 1 of FUDCon KL started with Christoph Wickert giving keynote on leadership. As with every FUDCon keynote, it was awesome. One thing that Christoph said in the end really strike me “It may not always be pretty, and it may not always be easy, but persistence wins”. Amazing thought.
The Day 1 was dedicated to bar camp style talks. Immediately after the keynote, the pitching started. I guess a little over than 20 talks were pitched for about 15 slots which, in my opinion, is a good number. I pitched two talks, one on Git and another one on Metrics Collection. The git one got through, sadly(well, not that sad) the Metrics Collection was shot down. Most of the selected talks revolved around students contributing which was a good thing given that most of the audience consisted of students. I got a handful of people interested in Git who were happy to talk to me about it after the session.
We had a big face-to-face APAC meeting back at hotel. We did missed David Ramsey and Harish. Several important points were discussed during the meeting including budget, swags, mentorship and general promotion of Fedora across the Asia Pacific region.
The day ended along with several discussions on a bunch of topics. I guess several emails on the lists will appear soon about the action plans.