GNOME Local user groups
- From: Fernando San Martín Woerner <snmartin galilea cl>
- To: foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: GNOME Local user groups
- Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2006 12:47:02 -0400
In GUADEC i've been talking with people from the board and from other
local groups, as we talk there, local groups are a good chance to do
advocacy and get more users for GNOME and why not some hackers too.
By today we have a good community, GUADEC is good example for this, but
also there are other ways to spread the word around the world.
In Chile we started small meetings to train GNOME developers (Reuniones
de formación de desarrolladores de GNOME), our first goal was to train a
small group of developers to get a good level using GNOME platform, so
then we can invite some "Rock star" hacker to do some more advanced
talks. After two or three meetings we receive invitations from
universities asking us to give some basic talks to their students and
user groups, after two years we've been talking about GNOME in more than
16 meetings, some of them with more than 100 people in the room, and
still we get invitations to give talks. A lot of those talks are just
for users but every advocacy is a good effort to bring more users to the
The same idea is doing by GNOME-Es at spain, so this is an invitation to
local groups to get organized and look forward how they can do advocacy
in their countries, every single step is one step forward to the same goal.
On the other hand i would like to hear ideas on how we can coordinate
this efforts, and how the board and the foundation can help, having
strong user groups it is signal of good health of our community.
Fernando San Martín Woerner
Jefe de Informática
Galilea S.A. http://www.galilea.cl/
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