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F14 Release Party at UP ITTC
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Friday, Nov 12, 2010, 10:48 AM

Standing (left to right): CJ Barrios, Justin Mangaoang, Rommel Tan, Mharc Dela Rama, Heherson Pagcaliwagan, Joel Simpao, Thomas Santiago and Noel Osea. Seated (left to right): Genice Landroma, Therese Carmona, Christina Sianghiao and Lyn Pabustan.

Three days after Fedora 14 was released (5 November 2010), Fedora Philippines held a Release Party at UP ITTC and Mang Jimmy's Restaurant. Members who helped make the event possible are Mharc Dela Rama, Justin Mangaoang, Rommel Tan, Heherson Pagcaliwagan and Dona Marie Grace.

The Release Party coincided with UP ITTC's last day of training for the quarter and we had SuperTrack's Training Room all to ourselves. The original plan was to include all the trainees of UP ITTC but challenges with logistics and resources prompted us to scale down the celebrations. In the end, we have 13 attendees, 12 of which are UP ITTC trainees and 5 of which are Fedora Philippines members. The group looks forward to April 2011 when Fedora 15 will be released.

The Release Party was done in two parts - a technical session at UP ITTC and socials at Mang Jimmy's. The technical session tackled "Using VirtualBox for Test-driving Fedora 14" and was run by Heherson Pagcaliwagan. Most of the attendees are in the midst of switching careers to IT and have little or no exposure to Linux. Using VirtualBox will enable them to test Fedora 14 and other distributions without making major changes on their personal systems. Much of the discussion revolved around Fedora, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Open Source Business Model, Linux in the Enterprise, Application Development using Fedora, Networking Technologies, ARM and Embedded Systems.

The group transferred to Mang Jimmy's Restaurant at the end of the session because food and drinks are not allowed in UP ITTC's training areas. Media were promised to be distributed during next quarter's commencement, 15 November 2010.
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