Announcing the first online Guix Day Conference
The Guix hackers are very happy to announce the first online Guix Day Conference on Sunday November, 22nd. This conference is open to everyone and will be held entirely online. Want to speak? Submit your proposal!
- November 6th: Deadline for talks proposal.
- November 14th: Deadline for releasing your pre-recorded talks.
- November 16th: Release of the schedule.
- November 22nd: Conference day!
The agenda of the day is:
- pre-recorded talks with live question and answer sessions
- birds of a feather (BoF) sessions
- lightning round talks, if possible
- hack together
There will be no presentation on the 22nd! And no registration fee.
Until November 6th: talks proposal
Propose your talks by sending them to
email@example.com. Feel free to drop
#guix on irc.freenode.net to discuss what you would like to talk about
before submitting. :)
Please describe with 10 lines or more what your proposal is about. Even if it is a BoFs topic (smaller group who want to talk about specific topics).
Once you have sent your proposal, you will be notified in the coming days whether your talk be part of the Guix Day.
Good topics include your own experience with Guix and what you feel is important to share with your other fellows, for example a non-exhaustive topic list is: installer, Maven build system, Data Service, GNU Hurd and cross-compilation, Cuirass and continuous integration, authentication, secret services, website translation, translation infrastructure,… It is a single day so we won't be able to cover all. ;-)
November 9th-14th: prepare your talk
The aim of the pre-recorded talk is to demonstrate new features, what you are hacking on, introduce the subject for easing the live question and answer sessions or BoFs. These pre-recorded talks should be 15-45 minutes long. Feel free to ask if you need help with the recording.
You are free to choose whichever storage platform you want (e.g., your own website, a PeerTube instance, a Nextcloud instance, etc.), but we will need to have access to the original file so we can publish it later on audio-video.gnu.org. Your video must be released under a license that at least allows anyone to copy and share it, for any purpose.
You will have to release the video publicly before November 14th, so everyone has a chance to see it before the conference. If you are not able to do so (for instance your server cannot handle a huge load), you can alternatively send us a private link to the video and we will upload it on audio-video.gnu.org. If you decide to do so, you will need to have the video ready by November 12th.
November 16th-22nd: watch the talks
Be sure to watch the pre-recorded talks before the conference. There will be no presentation on the 22nd.
November 22nd: participate
Coming soon! Stay tuned.
Code of Conduct
This online conference is an official Guix event. Therefore, the Code of Conduct applies. Please be sure to read it beforehand!
About GNU Guix
GNU Guix is a transactional package manager and an advanced distribution of the GNU system that respects user freedom. Guix can be used on top of any system running the Hurd or the Linux kernel, or it can be used as a standalone operating system distribution for i686, x86_64, ARMv7, and AArch64 machines.
In addition to standard package management features, Guix supports transactional upgrades and roll-backs, unprivileged package management, per-user profiles, and garbage collection. When used as a standalone GNU/Linux distribution, Guix offers a declarative, stateless approach to operating system configuration management. Guix is highly customizable and hackable through Guile programming interfaces and extensions to the Scheme language.