You need to add a couple of slight adjustments, but apart from that it's fine.
'Organization' and 'socializing' are both American English spellings.
The section highlighted in bold can be cut as it is basically repetition. It could work nicely if you add some more detail, something like: 'the participants enthusiastically shared...'
Welcome back debian publicity!
More than 50 people participated recently in a MiniDebConf in Panama. Starting March 20th, and lasting two full days, the MiniDebConf touched on a variety of subjects in Debian with the participants sharing their experiences of both Debian and Free Software. As Alejandro Rios said: "All this is possible thanks to several sponsors from Panama and SPI, and the hard work from many people, specially Anto Recio, Mauro Rosero, Carolina Flores, Gunnar Wolf and the local team."  SPI is Software in the Public Interest,  a non-profit organisation which was founded to help organisations develop and distribute open hardware and software.
The MiniDebConf got quite technical, some of the subjects they covered were: packaging, Debian's Bug Tracking System, the Linux Kernel, pbuilder, and quilt. There was also time for some socialising - there was a visit to the Panama Canal as well as a group photo and apparently some people even gathered to drink beer. Sounds to me like a successful MiniDebConf. More info at Alejandro's blog.
On Mar 24, 2010, at 2:52 PM, Alejandro Rios wrote: > Hi > > About MiniDebConf in Panama, I wrote a couple of lines on my blog , that is syndicated at planet.d.o. However, I'm a non-native english writter, so If someone else can use it to make a note, I'd appreciate it. Here is my write-up of your blog posts. A quick note - you write excellent English so I didn't change very much. --- MiniDebConf in Panama --- Jeremiah > >  http://alerios-en.blogspot.com/ > > > Alejandro Rios Peña > > > 2010/3/24 Jeremiah Foster <email@example.com> > > On Mar 24, 2010, at 12:47 PM, Steve McIntyre wrote: > > > On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 10:16:36AM +0100, Jeremiah Foster wrote: > >> > >> On Mar 23, 2010, at 11:32 PM, Fernando C. Estrada wrote: > >> > >>> Hi > >>> > >>> Alexander: During the MiniDebConf celebrated this weekend in Panamá, a > >>> group of users talked about the Debian Project News as a valuable > >>> resource to the community and we decided to collaborate in this project, > >>> (and of course, in the Spanish l10n of the DPN when the DPN are back), > >>> so, please take us into account to help you in whatever you need. > >>> > >>> People of our group interested in collaborate will be subscribed to the > >>> list, so I guess will be necessary start enumerating all the neccesary > >>> to resurrect the DPN, and knowing what's neccesary to do, start to work > >>> in the DPN ;-) > >> > >> I think it would be interesting to know how your mini-conf went! > >> Perhaps a paragraph or two on the activities in Panama, where it was > >> held and any information on how to contact you and if there will be > >> another event - those kind of things are probably interesting to both > >> Debian users in your area and Debian users at large. > > > > It should be forthcoming soon, I hope - one of the pre-requisites I've > > made for using Debian funds for an event is that there is a good > > public write-up... :-) > > I am happy to proof-read and / or help with composition should people from mini-debconf wish. I'll extend this offer to anyone who wants to contribute to DWN. (Or whatever the new name will be.) > > Jeremiah > > PS - svn or git is fine with me. > > > -- > To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to firstname.lastname@example.org > with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact email@example.com > Archive: 7ADF2003-7A8F-4E6D-A5C3-BF9FCCC5CA43@jeremiahfoster.com">http://lists.debian.org/7ADF2003-7A8F-4E6D-A5C3-BF9FCCC5CA43@jeremiahfoster.com > >