Students meet Fedora at Linux Weekend 2017

"Open source projects are built online and a lot of their community members are placed all over the world. Even though projects have people from around the world, this doesn’t stop ambitious community members to organize open source conferences or events in their own cities. Whether they’re focused generally to open source or for a specific project, you can find a variety of conferences, hackathons, workshops, or meet-ups all over the world. Fedora benefits from having Ambassadors to attend these events to introduce Fedora and spread the word about the community. It’s not uncommon to see Fedora participating in these events, and Linux Weekend 2017 in Tirana, Albania was not an exception.

From March 25-26, 2017 in Tirana, Albania, nearly 130 people attended the first-ever Linux Weekend 2017. Linux Weekend was organized by Open Labs Hackerspace at the Universiteti Politeknik i Tiranës as an introduction to Linux for beginners. Throughout Tirana, universities have a strong focus on Windows or macOS operating systems and little focus is given to Linux. Open Labs community members wanted to organize an event that would promote Linux as an open source alternative and demonstrate some of its benefits over proprietary environments. The event collected representatives from various communities, including Fedora, Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, NextCloud, MusicBrainz, and more."

Read more on the Fedora Magazine!


Thank you for the article and being par of the event @jflory7.

Thoughts: I think it would be better if we had one more generic subject and add on it all the elements. In this case it would be a subject like ‘Linux Day 2017’ and all the coments and articles would ‘fall’ under it. This is a proposal for the future not for this case. What do you think?



Hmm, not sure I understand. Is this for the Fedora Magazine or do you mean like a category for this forum?

i mean as a title for the thread :slight_smile:

Okay, I understand what you mean now! Yeah, that does make sense. Edited the thread title to be a little more neutral.

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