openSUSE Summit Conclusion

Over the past three days, i had the chance to attend the openSUSE summit once again in Florida. Attendance to the event was great and thanks to the wonderful talks that were offered, the event was a success.
Getting to meet people in the community that you only talk to over the internet is a special feeling. You get to understand the many wonderful things our contributors do in order to keep the openSUSE fir alive and hot that benefits the community.

It also with great pleasure that it is time to get our downloads ready for the coming of 13.1 which is the result of extensive work on the part oft he community to bring out a quality work for our users and new users looking to make the Linux jump.

Now or focus shifts to Croatia, where in April, we will host the openSUSE Conference. I personally am not a learned person in the many ways that Croatia is known for, and i need help on making some good artwork for the event. This time I think it is a good idea to start with a good logo and then branch into the many other elements needed to make up the conference. Such as website, promotional materials, CDs, iweb banners, counters, etc. Anything that you can imagine needs to be created and be ready for the conference.

Because of this I would ask you, my friends, to sugget important i inigraphy belonging to Croatia that I can turn into meaningful artwork in preparation for the conference in April. Anything goess here, all that I am looking for is inspiration. If you are familiar with Croati! Please share your thoughts here under the comments section.

Thank you for the great help!

PS: This post was written while on a plane back home to Utah


Running for the Board


Recent events in the openSUSE community have left the board needing to fill a few seats. Although I have never been one to show deep interest in the board, I believe it is now the right time to step up my participation in the project. With this in mind I presented my candidacy for the openSUSE Board this year.

It is not news that our project is always looking to improve and put our culture closer to the hands of many people looking to make the "Linux switch." Under this premise, I have participated of the openSUSE Artwork team for the past few years and as an openSUSE Linux novice since 2000. New needs and ventures have also taken me to participate in the openSUSE News team as an editor.

Seeing that my participation in the project has become more evident and thereby making openSUSE more evident to users that follow us, the candidacy for the board comes at a time when we need to strengthen our marketing strategies and our overall communication structure not only to the community, but also those looking to use our distribution and are not quite decided yet.

You may be acquainted with the work I have done in the past. Much of our recent promotional artwork for CDs, Posters, Stickers, Website artwork for the openSUSE Summit and openSUSE Conference, and other visual projects has been conceptualized by me based on the ideals that openSUSE has a visual importance that needs expansion.

Editing news articles has also given incredible insight into what openSUSE is able to communicate and inspire about Linux in many people looking to make the jump.

I have also been a speaker in a couple of openSUSE-related events and have tried communicating our ideals and goals.

I believe in openSUSE as a means of visual communication. I believe there are many things that our project can shine about and many more things to discover as a team.

If you are a believer in the future of openSUSE I humbly as for your vote and support.