Note: The post was written on the day1 of the FUDCon but is published a few days later.
FUDCon Beijing has started and this is the day 1. This time there is a collaboration between FUDCon and GNOME.asia teams to make the event bigger. The people here have limited proficiency with English which is making communication a bit difficult but so far we have managed well. Delivering talks and showing them what we have been doing is actually somewhat difficult due to language and lack of prior exposure. I am not sure if certain topics like Fedora.next are actually a good idea since most of the attendees are non-contributors though Jiri and Jaroslav‘s keynote covered it well and had good information for people like us who are contributors already. Tobias‘s talk about introducing GNOME 3.12 was informative as well.
Nitesh talked about Fedora videos. I wonder if using Transifex there for translations is possible or not. Robert showed some interesting mock-ups for Fedora.next which were quite impressive. After lunch, I introduced Ansible and talked a bit about how we use it at Fedora Project hoping to recruit some volunteers for Puppet to Ansible migration. Zamir introduced FirewallD, an alternative to iptables followed by Ankur who encouraged audience for packaging.
Across all the talks I found one thing common, which was that very few people had Fedora installed on their machines. May be we should have had a day 0 and had an install fest here. There are few local speakers and contributors. I really hope Zamir, Alick and others would be able to become much more active contributors and encourage others to do the same.