This Sunday, March 4, an Ubuntu Global Jam event was hosted in the Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University.
Lots of heavy images under the cut, beware!
In the first lecture, Grigori Koscheev told about free software, its advantages, and the differences between free software, freeware, and open source software (video on Russian).
Then Alexey Rusetsky shared his thoughts on the topic of applying Linux in education and told about the progress of Linux deployment in Russian schools.
After a tea break, Sergey Basalaev showed how to translate software using Launchpad.
Maia Kozheva‘s master class was dedicated to creating packages and uploading them to a Launchpad PPA. During the master class, listeners had the opportunity to personally take all the steps required for creating a new package from scratch (slide presentation in Russian).
At the same time as the packaging master class, a round table was organized, dedicated to the situation with games under Linux. The participants discussed the release of Steam and rated some games available through it (including Aquaria and Team Fortress 2 – M.K.). Участники обсуждали выход Steam и оценили несколько доступных через него игр.
Special greetings to guests from Barnaul who visited our Global Jam event!
Photos courtesy of Pavel Gnedov, licensed under CC-BY-SA.
I personally have to say that I was impressed by the event and the friendly atmosphere at it, and carried out a lot of positive emotions, and it delights me to see an ever-growing number of women in the LUG! Hopefully the next time, as promised to the coordinator, I’ll finally be able to fit in that long-overdue speech about women and sexism in free software.