LSWC'11 Zaragoza, Spain
A conference with 600 participants and 100 open-source companies...something very interesting and for me the first conference outside of my country...
I leave and study in Madrid but i thought it would be a good idea taking part in the LSWC'11..let's see what happened in the conference and which presentation i saw...
Day 1st (9 November)
At night,I went out for a beer
Some videos of the first day of the conference are available here:
"Conference Openening " [vid1]
" Software Patents" [vid2]
" OpenERP Plus " [vid3]
2nd Day (November 10th)
The second day was slightly different from the first one. at 10.30 the most important speech for me,started in Aula 3. Certifications is something many people want to obtain,that's why "Que es la Certificacion LPI" gave us all, all the needed information. Henry Chalup Dergam , the Director Manager of LPI in Spain , presented the certification and all the connected information. During the presentation in aula 3, I saw smth that made me happy. in the city hall of zaragoza,they use a distribution, based upon openSUSE 11.2, named AZLinux. The last presentation I attended was in AZLinux. After the Coffe Break, at 12.00, I started the Merengue. The subject of the presentation was "Merengue : CMS based on Django" .Merengue is a CMS based on Django, and despite the fact that I don't know much of Django, it seemed easier to use and program with Merengue than with Django. The last speech I attended was "AZLinux. Functional Characteristics" " . AZLinux is based on openSUSE 11.2. The Ayutamiento de Zaragoza now uses free software in all its computers and I loved the fact that it was a policy of the Aragon Government, this use of free software in the public sector.For this, AZLinux uses the Migasfree Package Manager, a package manager very useful and easy-to-use.In the Ayutamiento de Zaragoza they inserted a migration from propietary software into free software.
Some videos of the second day are available here :
" Merengue : CMS based on Django " [vid4]
Also all the videos of the conference are available here :
Finally,LSWC'11 was a conference I liked. I met many people passionate with FreeSoftware.Not only company members but also persons like me,simple individuals.As Francisco Javier Solans Benedi (President of Cesla) in [ vid1 ] (13:00), "It's a fact that Free Software is an axioma,that came to stay", that's why many autonomous communities in Spain use FreeSoftware. It's sure that in the future,I will participate in more conferences and events like this,during my stay in Spain.