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Fedora 18 Release Party - Managua, Nicaragua

When and Where

Organizers / Team

Event Owner: Neville A. Cross


  • We will have a SecureBoot Laptop to hack our way into installing Fedora 18 (thanks to William Moreno )
  • We will have a Burner Tower to burn media as requested (thanks to Neville A. Cross )
  • We will talk about new features in Fedora 18
  • We will eat pizza


  • Leaflets (There is plenty, and those are not release specific)
  • Live CD / Installation DVD (There is blank media donated by Neville A. Cross and a burner)
  • Stickers (There are some donated by William Moreno)
  • Buttons (There are some)
  • Saloon with projector and Internet access (Will be provided as sponsorship by Mansión Teodolinda)
  • Pizza / beverages

Detailed Cost Breakup

Description Unitary Cost Quantity Amount
Saloon 0 1 0
Drinks and pizza 2.25 40 90


First of all, money. We only used $19.20 for pizza and drinks. It was announced clearly that it was sponsorship of Fedora. The peak of attendance was about 15 people, but the head count with people entering and leaving on the sing in sheet was 20.

We didn't have a proper agenda for the meeting, so it was an informal gathering. We talked about new features on Fedora 18, we were annoyed by the lack of split screen in nautilus, we were a little puzzled by the boxes application. There was some testing to install in a Fedora 18 in a laptop designed for secure boot, which was interrupted because the owner did not bring the charger. There was some demonstration of use of SSH and package installation with packagekit and yum. We use the burner to distribute media making batches of install x86_64, live x86_64, live i686. Nobody requested install i386. There were some stickers and buttons that went away too fast. Everybody liked the mini-dvd for live disks, but there were only three units.

More serious talks were about the future of Fudcon Latam, how to obtain sponsorship for travelling, who are we, who are the official contributors, who are the ambassadors and most importantly how we are going to improve the local community. On the last topic we agreed to make by-weekly meetings, one with technical stuff and another with end user focus.


Photos by Neville