(Copyrights to Alexandru)
Last weekend I was glad to be a part of Mozilla Balkans Communities Meet-up that was organized by the Slovenian community in Ljubljana at Kiberpipa hackerspace during the 4th and the 5th of December.
I was there together with my friend Heroid Shehu as representative of the Kosovo community, traveled by plane on 3th for our first time which was a really interesting experience. After our arrival with shuttles from Airport to Hostel Celica in Ljubljana, we checked in and met the community representatives from most of the Balkans countries at the bar. That night we had a community dinner at Stara Mačka (Old Cat) near Ljubljanica river in downtown, dinner finished and we decided that we should get back to the hostel (no party) because we had a lot of work to do tomorrow.
(Photo by Axel Hecht)
(Copyrights to Alexandru)
We woke up tomorrow for breakfast with others at 7:30am because we needed to be present at Kiberpipa around 9am for starting the sessions. Everything started with a Welcome message from William Quiviger and a general review since the Skopje meetup through Skype because he unfortunetly couldn’t make it. Then ~5 minutes talks for each community. After our talks, Brian King gave us a Firefox update, Kadir Topal from SUMO community gave us a SUMO update, Axel Hecht from Localization project gave us a l10n update, Pierros Pappadeas from Greek community in stead of Alina Mierlus because she also couldn’t make it gave us a Drumbeat update, Gorjan Jovanovski from Macedonin community gave us a Community Marketing update and 30 minutes before Lunch, Milos Dinics talked about Mozilla Communities Sites project. While we were heaving lunch Pierros Pappadeas talked about Open Web.
After the launch the session started with with a SUMO sprint by Kadir Topal,followed after by Axel Hecht with a l10n sprint,Brian King showed us how to build our first Firefox add-ons with Jetpack which was a lot of fun and in the end Milos Dinic gave us a QA sprint. In the end we fastly got ready and got back to the hostel to prepare for dinner and meeting the special guest/s.
We had dinner on Saturday at Figovec, a traditional Slovenian restaurant. There we had a really amazing suprise, Gary Kovacs, CEO of Mozilla and others were waiting for us. There we had a great time discussing to each other.
(Photo by: Tristan Nitot)
(Copyrights to Alexandru Szasz)
In the end I would like to thanks Mozilla for giving me the chance to be a part of the community and the meetup, indeed.
If you want to see more photos from the meetup: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/mozbalkans10/ I will also post my photos nowdays!
Yesterday we had our second Fedora release party. This time the release party happened at FLOSSK’s hacklab in Prishtina, Kosovo.
Everything started at 17:00 will 12 people attending, unfortunately we had no projector for the presentation but we used one of the monitors for that Theres was no swag too because we couldn’t manage some tasks Anyway, everyone was happy. We had coffee and tea for attendees!
Ardian presented Fedora 14 and Fedora Project itself with Q&A in the end, than we had group chats and demos to each other.
Lullabot is a group of Drupal experts, they write books,make video,podcasts, consulting and a lot more. Thanks to our friend Dave Hall who got us in touch with them. Then they were nice to donate us a bunch of tutorials they offer to us for free. We’ve downloaded and we’re planning to play to our group nowadays. Our website in near future will move to Drupal completely.
Google Code-in is an open-source development project that targets pre-university students from around the world on coding,documenting,outreaching,researching,training,translating, etc. It starts on the 22th of November 2010.
For more stay tuned to Google Open Source Blog and don’t forget to join GCI Announce list
On the 3th of December I will fly with my friend Heroid to Ljubljana, Slovenia for Mozilla Balkans Meetup. To go there I will need a visa for that. Nowadays I am working on getting documents prepared and than go and apply asap.
They gave me a short list with things I need to have before applying, for two of them I will need to consult the embassy here in Prishtina, Kosovo again.
1. original guarantee letter (Waiting)
2. valid passport (Available)
3. photo in latest ICAO standard (Available)
4. old passport (Available)
5. copy of previous visas (First time though, don’t have it)
6. international commercial policy (Strange, don’t know what they mean. Consulting with embassy again.)
7. travellers checks and bank statement for last 3 months or card with which you can pay in Slovenia (Paying in cash, but will consult with embassy again.)
8. bill for tourist package (Waiting)
Mozilla Europe is covering our travel,hotel,food expenses which is nice from them and we are thankful for that. In near future we will start Mozilla Albanian Community as part of Mozilla Europe.