Carlos Henrique Lima Melara
I am a Debian contributor since 2020. I have been contributing in many areas of Debian such as package maintenance, translation with l10n-portuguese team, spreading Debian around Brazil, reporting bugs, etc.
I am an undergraduate student at University of São Paulo, currently pursuing a BEng in Computer Engineering. I am also a intern at Toradex, an embedded system company.
A meeting for Brazilian contributors to make plans for the next year regarding Debian in our country. Discuss what we have done since Debconf 22, assess our successes and where we can improve.
Building a local community is a challenging and time-consuming endeavor that requires dedication and effort. The Debian Brasília community, situated in the heart of Brazil, has made significant progress in this regard and we would like to share our achievements with the broader community.
In 2022, the members of Debian Brasília Community attended DebConf in Kosovo, which was a valuable opportunity for networking and knowledge exchange. During the Debian Brazil BoF session, it was decided that the Brasília community would host the 2023 Brazilian MiniDebConf. This event turned out to be a great success, the processes and tools developed by us can serve as inspiration for other local communities looking to grow.
Following the MiniDebConf Brasília 2023, we launched a mentorship program targeting the event attendees. A structured plan was developed to introduce mentees to the various tools used by the local community, and our progress was tracked using Salsa, our beloved Gitlab instance. Additionally, the community holds regular online meetings among participants and provide a platform for Q&A sessions. These initiatives have proven instrumental in attracting new members and creating a supportive environment.
We are eager to share our experiences and knowledge with others, with the aim of helping local communities across the globe in their efforts to grow and thrive. By providing insights into our strategies and practices, we hope to inspire and support the development of vibrant communities in different regions.