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Promoting Open Source Communities in Panama

May 7th, 2010 by

Universidad Interamericana de Panamá on March 25, 2010 was the scenario for an opensource and Linux party. Several Linux Distros like Ubuntu, CAELinux, Fedora, Gentoo, Debian, openSUSE and organizations like CIDETYS and business like ELCONIX did make presence and their users and members gave a Talk for students, academics, users and professionals. Those Talks were transmited simultaneously by video streaming to the Laureate Universities Network to promote opensource software contributions, trainings, certifications and community participation, job opportunities. Click on to watch photos
http://picasaweb.google.com/RICARDO.A.CHUNG/UIP_250310#

Ambassador, Panama, openSUSE

This event did open a collaboration between communities , enterprises and Universidad Interamericana de Panama to promote open source  and Linux certifications and Linux diplomados.

All open source communities ambassadors will organize their groups looking to keep their members up to date with knowledge.

Some CAPATEC (Cámara Panameña de Tecnología) members, like ELCONIX, has showed higher intention to support  some Open Source communities sponsoring education, certification, and some events like FLISoL and Freedom Software Day.

Mirtha Rodriguez, UIP,  Systems Engineering Faculty Dean, did give us a great liaison and invited us to keep working with their students at UIP for future events.

Panama Awakenings and Trends

March 18th, 2010 by

Friday 19th at 13:00 (EST) at ULACIT (Laureate) in Panama City. Carolina Flores H. (Social Psychologist and Free Software activist) will give a talk about “Para Cambiar el Mundo, Hay que Cambiar el Software” (If you want to change the World, you should change the Software). And openSUSE will have a small space to talk about the advantages of openSUSE in our daily tasks .

This year will be a great year for Linux lovers in Panama because several free and open source communities users, business people, academics, communications media and gouvernment wil have convergency for planning the Information Technologies and Telecommunications National Strategies for Logistics, Finances, Education, etc.

Click on link to watch photos

http://picasaweb.google.com/RICARDO.A.CHUNG/FLISoL_2010#

Pre FLISoL activities in Panama

March 18th, 2010 by

OpenSUSE_Installing Procedures

March 13th openSUSE Ambassador for Panama, Ricardo Chung (amonthoth), gave a talk at Universidad Interamericana de Panama (UIP is Laureate) for a small students group about openSUSE graphic installing procedures and customizations. How to add repositories, softwares applications and customize the desktop. This is the first of openSUSE talk series preparing activities for FLISoL 2010 at Ciudad del Saber. Educative scenarios as this one are the open source seeds for an open future and great development opportunities.

UIP it’s maybe the only university on this country offering Linux Diplomados looking for LPI certification. UIP has a ProMetric Certification LPI Authorized Center.

Here they are the New Generation for open source.