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22 October 2017

Hideki Yamane: openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017 in Tokyo

This weekend large typhoon is approaching to Japan, however, I went to UEC (The University of Electro-Communications, ) to give a talk in openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017 in Tokyo.

"... hey, wait. openSUSE? Are you using openSUSE?"

Honestly no, I'm not. My talk was "openSUSE tools on Debian" - the only one session about Debian in that conference :)

Photo by Youngbin Han (Ubuntu Korea Loco), thanks!

We Debian distribute some tools from openSUSE - OBS (Open Build Service), Snapper and I'm now working on openQA. So, it is a good chance to contact to upstream (=openSUSE) people, and I got some hints from them, thanks!

openSUSE tools on Debian from Hideki Yamane

7 March 2016

Laura Arjona Reina: More involved in the Debian Publicity team

More than 6months since I am Debian Developer and I m learning new things every day and trying to organize my time better to accomplish all the things I would like to do.
In September I became publicity delegate (and we joined Press+Publicity into the Publicity team). We continued discussing how the team works, and hopefully revitalizing it.
I became more active in the IRC channel, installed quassel in my home server and then I could read all the backlog too.
I ve tried to contribute more to Debian Project News (less than I d like), to and to the social networks ( and GNU Social).
Since November I ve been failing to call for meeting but finally on 2016/02/29 we had it. I hope to resume semi-regular meetings each 1-2 months.
At the beginning of the year I helped to handle all the news and announcements about the loss of Ian Murdock. It has been hard work but I feel that I could turn some of the sadness into something useful for others. There is still work to be done: parse the condolence emails and setup a website to publish them.
About, DPN and announcements, I ve learned how to perform the parts of the work that require membership permissions (building the blog, actually publishing the announcement, sending the DPN/announcement mail to the corresponding lists). Not without mistakes, but I guess no matter how much you care, sometimes things happen, and then you learn and then things get better and you too.
Some things I discovered Some clarifications
  • I ve written hard word 4 times in this post (well, 5 now!) but that does not mean I don t want to do those tasks. I feel going out of my comfort zone and that s ok, needed to learn and experience. I m having a good time in Debian in the last months, as always!
  • We re 4 people delegated and more team members and contributors, so anybody could think: Publicity is well covered, let s go to do other things in Debian . It s perfectly ok if you want to do other things in Debian, but please consider combining your contributions with some minutes for the publicity team. Aiming to be the universal operating system, our community and target audience is big and diverse and we d like to show that diversity to the world. The more we are, the merrier!
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