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Excellent Ubuntu activity @UNAH-VS

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.

We give special thanks to Wendy Ramos and Engineer Ruben Fernandez for inviting us and we hope we can help them in a future implementing Free Software in UNAH-VS.

Pictures here

Honduran team is definitely satisfactory as have events like last night. Alex and I were (tatica1) in a local Unversity UNAH-VS in San Pedro Sula (Honduras) where we met with approximately 100 students in the career of systems that were very interested in the subject that we discussed.
We gave a brief introduction about our objectives for the meeting and then Alex made his presentation to explain what Free Software and the importance of Ubuntu on it. At the end we invite students to join the team, explain how it works and how we need more active people to join us to help promote Ubuntu as operating system.
CDs were given away and gave them a cordial invitation to participate in delivering flyers FLISOL of this activity.
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abril 15, 2010 - Posted by | Ubuntu

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  2. Well done! I’d love to see the presenters too 😉

    Do you find it hard to get public space like this for Ubuntu events ? How much preparation did this require ?

    I’d also like to know what kind of questions you got and how many people knew nothing about Ubuntu before your went there.

    Cheers!

    Comentario por Fabian Rodriguez | abril 15, 2010 | Responder

    • It is not easy to get these spaces here yet, but not impossible. This event had been planned for several months, even we had been talking about this since last year and for different situations had been postponed. This is a public university, which often delayed the activity for several drawbacks in it.
      In Honduras still the subject of Free Software is a myth, people think it is very difficult to handle or that is only for specialists or maybe they hadn’t heard at all about it. But this is the idea of the team, to break such barriers, although we have to do it slowly. That’s another reason to get places in universities is complicated, but once they are interested, these institutes open their doors with total satisfaction.

      Among the participants several people knew something about Free Software, but I did not see any that were very expert. A couple of questions about Debian showed up, such as if an HP printer was not recognized by Free Software systems, as they had tried to install it on Debian and had failed. Most questions focused around what kind of support will they find in Ubuntu, if they could run games, find graphic design and office applications and if office applications would be compatible with privative applications too. Also they wanted to know if it was to complicated to install Ubuntu in their machines.

      In the link at the end, there are a few pictures where Alex and I appear.

      Comentario por tatica1 | abril 15, 2010 | Responder


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