April 24th the FLISOL (Free Software Installation Latinamerica Festival) was held. As Ubuntu Colombian Community we were participants por present organizing and participating in several cities around our Country. Bogotá, Ibague, Villavicencio and Cucuta, were we held multiple activities.
We had a Community Stand where about 200th Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop, Server and Kubuntu CDs, pens, and a lot of merchandising were given away . Also we give some quick and small talks about what is Ubuntu about, what kind of support the new user could find after FLISOL and how this support is given by any member of our community.
At the installation area several team members worked hard installing Ubuntu to anyone who wanted get the freedom on their machines. From about 107 computers installed at the event, 64 corresponded to Ubuntu. Also about 100 Ubuntu 10.04 Beta cds were given away at the installation area.
The "Llanos Orientales" (Oriental plains) wants to be free, the big day for FLISOL call many sectors like Universities (unillanos, unimeta, uniminuto and cooperativa), schools, SENA from Villavicencio and Yopal and companies like the Meta Power Authority and several NGO's. About 204 people attended the conferences, the workshops were visited by 118 people.
24 of 41 scheduled installs were made (there would be a second installation day), with 14 Ubuntu, 3 Debian, 3 Open Suse, 1 Ubuntu UNR, 1 Kubuntu, 1 Mandriva and 1 Red Star.
It's notable the neighboring municipalities assistance, 4 installs for Yopal (about an eight -8- hours trip to Villavicencio), 2 installs for El Castillo and Vista Hermosa. about 200 cd were given away. Also Yopal would held a FLISOL event the coming year.
(at this time we're still missing the data from Ibague and Cucuta, but everything was great there too!!)
So we're very excited with this event and looking forward for more to come.
enjoy the pictures!!!!