I'm happy to finally share my experience with you during the FLISoL 2011 that is a special event for celebrate and promote the use of free software across Latin America . Usually this event takes place the fourth week of April, but this occasion it was held the first week.
The event was held specifically on Saturday 9 April, from 8:30 to 19:00 (UTC/GMT-6), yea was a long event, and some workshops and conferences were held during this lapse, and among these activities I gave two lectures the first was about web standards and the second was about Free Operative Systems .p>So I'll briefly describe the content of my presentation, I started explain what is a standard, then web standards, advantages, examples, and about Opera and the Open Web. So, in general this was the content of my presentation:
- Definition of standard
- Definition of open standards
- What the web standards are?
- About W3C
- W3C standards and specifications
- About ECMA
- Problems running web sites properly
- Avantages of Web Standards
- Markup Validator
- CSS Validator
- Quick validation test (opera always wins)
- Why Opera?
- The Open Web
- Resources (W3C, WaSP, dev.opera and open web project)
At the lecture attended around 40 persons and some got interested in the Opera Campus Crew project, so I'll organize a meeting for those that want join us and belong to this great project!. And I'm searching a space at weekend to hold the meeting.
After the lecture (it was 1 hour ) the TequilaValley team gave a lecture about their organization: what it consist, what is involved, how to participate and how they can help people to undertake their own projects, and them gave me a space for promote the Opera Campus Crew project and explain to participants how they can be part of this initiative . So we're officially collaborating with TequillaValley and this alliance will help us to organize more events, to participate in events like this one and the most important to help spread Opera and help the development of technology in Mexico.
At the end of the event we were invited to join to the podcast of "Pinguinos en el alambre", that is the Aguascalientes group of the Free Software movement. Here I had the opportunity to talk about Opera, Campus Crew and the web standards movement that Opera Supports, I mean the Open Web project
Here is the link to the podcast (Spanish) my intervention is from the 11 minutes to 15 minutes
I should clarify that this was a Free Software event, Opera isn't Free Software, but it provides support for several free OS and the most important Opera promotes the Open Web that allow everyone to access and enjoy the web despite any platform, OS, device and impairments. This ideal is in touch to the Free Software ideals.
Also I was invited to participate in the biggest celebration of Aguascalientes: the San Marcos Fair , it consist in a three week period where are expected visitants around the country and even the world, so this is a celebration with a high flow of people (I'm talking about thousands of persons!) And the Opera Campus Crew Aguascalientes maybe will gave some lectures and a workshop
Finally I want thank to TequillaValley for invite me to join the event, thanks to the Aguascalientes Free Software community "Pinguinos en el alambre" and to everyone that went to the event and support it.
So, I'm proud to say that this time the mission was complete successfully and I put on high the name of Opera.
Thank you for reading