We keep going, today Luis and I (tatica1) had the First Symposium of Technological Advances at the University of San Pedro Sula where we shared a good time with the students of the Instituto Técnico de San Pedro Sula.
We exposed some topics to explain them about Linux, Free Software, Richard Stallman and his GNU project, Linus Torvalds and Linux, different distributions on Linux and and its advantages, Free Software in public administrations and Ubuntu.
The students were quite interested and asked questions to win an Ubuntu CD 😀 like if Ubuntu recognizes different types of hardware or drivers must be installed separately, the difference between Ubuntu and Kubuntu, what does Ubuntu mean, if it is compatible with other operating systems, if they could run games and what kind, how can be installed Repositories.
Ubuntu Honduras Team appreciate the invitation of the University and thank the participation of the students.
Hi everyone! Here I am again writing about another extraordinary event that we had yesterday at the FLISOL 2010 in San Pedro Sula Honduras.
We started at 9:00 a.m. with a full living room of the auditorium of UNITEC University, I think we had around 400 visitors by the end of the day at 4:00 p.m.
We had a lot of activity all day around the workshops that were always full of students, teachers and professionals interested in the different topics.
During the day we introduced people to Free Software talking about:
1. What’s FLISOL (Free Software Installation Latinamerican Festival), What’s Free Software and Ubuntu Honduras, what it is? Do you want to join us? by Diego Turcios.
2. Four freedoms of Free Software and Free Software in public administrations by Elvira Martínez.
3. Free Office Packages, Upgrading the operating system without Internet and Using Inkscape for vectorial design, Applications Using Gimp Digital Retouching by Alex Hernandez.
4. What is Ubuntu Linux by Luis Araya.
5. Installation of a web server under Ubuntu, Ubuntu Linux in Education, Edubuntu adjunct to our operating system, Video Games GNU / Linux, Ethics and Free Software and the last but not less important Tribox on CentOS.
We give away 100 CDs of Ubuntu 9.10 and about 50 of Kubuntu and some pens and stickers, I think that was the part that caught the attention 😉 Everybody wanted one!!!
I really want to thank everyone, specially Lic. Mirtha Coto, UNITEC Students in general that supported us, the whole Ubuntu team of Honduras and of course the attendees in general.
I invite you to check some pictures of the event here
Go Ubuntu Honduras Go!!!
As Honduran team is definitely satisfactory to have events like the one last night. Alex and I (tatica1) visited a local university UNAH-VS in San Pedro Sula (Honduras) where we met with approximately 100 computer science students that were very interested in the subject that we discussed.
We gave a brief introduction about our meeting objectives and then Alex presented about Free Software and the importance of Ubuntu on it. At the end we invited students to join the team, explained how it works and told them we needed more active people to join us and to help promote Ubuntu in Honduras as the best operating system.
We shared some Ubuntu CDs with them and invited them through flyers to join us next Friday April 23th at the FLISOL Latin American Free Software Installation Festival.
It was very gratifying that several students showed interest giving us their e-mail asking us to send them the presentation we made.
The Ubuntu Onduras team will be visiting today a local University in San Pedro Sula (UNAH-VS) .
We are going to talk to 150 students about Ubuntu, what is Free Software, using the Ubuntu Server and we will share to them some Ubuntu Karmic CDs. Since the idea of the university is to merge to Ubuntu, we hope to make these students love Ubuntu as we do!!
I will let you know about our experience there and share a few pictures.
Next stop………FLISOL (Latin America Free Software Festival) on the 23th April, 2010.