On 3 February 2013, at Lumintu. It has been successfully held Fedora 18 release party Klaten. The event was organized by me and Rizal Prasetya. KPLI Klaten, Mr. Suwondo aka “Mbah Suro Dhemit” and some friends also helped the proceedings. Events are planned in the Pancingan 1000 changed to Lumintu because on that day there is an order from the other party without the knowledge of my approval. The event begins at 01:00 pm and was attended by almost 60 participants, from various regions Karanganyar, Klaten, Madura, Sukoharjo, Surakarta, Yogyakarta. The party started with the material of the new features Fedora 18. After that, followed by Mbah Suro with Fedora introduction for beginners and also discuss the open source community in the area around Klaten. In the party we give away 50 DVD Fedora 18, Fedora 55 Pin and some gifts.
Most had never used Fedora, and first-time participants Fedora release party. Linux distro on average they already know is Ubuntu and Mint. Various responses we get when the party. But overall it can be concluded that they are interested in Fedora and the community. Many questions arise, such as:
- What is UEFI?
- How to contribute to the Fedora Project?
- Are there local Fedora community?
- Where is the information center of the Fedora Indonesia Community?
- How to flash android device in Fedora?
- Why there are some communities in the name of Fedora Indonesia Community?
- How to use a modem that is not in accordance with Fedora?
- How the steps to become an ambassador?
Currently Fedora users in Klaten already registered with this party. It would be easier if there was a program/event Fedora for the future. Because of the long discussion session, the installation session had to do on their own time. There were some participants who immediately wants to be a contributor Fedora, then I point them to http://join.fedoraproject.org . I think this is a good start for Fedora Klaten area, and also the participants from Yogyakarta area very excited to establish the local Fedora community. The party was also the inspiration for the younger generation about the world of open source. The party then we finish off with a meal together and take pictures together at 04:00 pm.
Here are some photos of the Fedora 18 Release Party Klaten, Indonesia, for all photos can be viewed at here