Anybody is welcome to give a talk or short presentation, provided it meets the criteria listed below. For note, a talk does not need to be given from a level of expertise - in fact, we encourage people to come give a talk about something new they've discovered, what they've learned, and start a discussion.
The below is a list of talks that have been requested or suggested. You can add any topics you wish, or suggest one via the Mailing list.
Talks should have a focus on one or more of the following aspects:
- Is related to Linux, or open source software in general (including BSD, Solaris and others -- we're friends too!)
- Is related to software freedom or digital rights (FSF, EFF, Open Rights, and the likes)
- Outlines a project where the source code is available for all to view and learn from
- Shehraz & (?) - How I got into Linux
In no particular order, here are some topics we're interested in.
- Talks for first-time speakers - if you're just starting out with Linux and open source, why not try one of these?
- Writing in Markdown
- The Internet Archive - what is it? How to use it?
- Trying out Mastodon, a decentralised, self-hostable social network
- Introduction to the terminal - navigating folders, editing text, installing software (any of Debian or Fedora family)
- Using LibreOffice for a month - wins and fails
- Using AlternativeTo.net and others to find Free Software
- The first steps to freedom is knowing where to get stuff
- See also https://switching.social
Other talk's we're interested in, from any level of experience
- Using VirtualBox to try out Linux in Windows, or use Windows programs in Linux
- How can regular users get a hold of it, and use it?
- A month with LineageOS and F-Droid on the Fairphone 2 - and no Google Services.
- How does it hold up? Where do you get extra apps?
- Decentralized social networks
- Where are the people? Introducing diaspora and mastodon
- Git and GitLab (and Github)
- For programmers
- How to open source
- Where's the lock-in? (why GitLab matters in the Github age)
- Using Nextcloud to get away from Google
- File sync and calendaring - and more
- Running a personal server more generally
- Renting cloud servers vs. running a home server
- What have you done with it?
- Is "Built with Open Source" of any relevance?
- Can be a talk, or could be a Guided Conversation
- Distro-hopping - let's look at some distros!
- Who does this anymore? New users!
- Introduction to git - if you don't SCM, you're doing it wrong
- Introduction to git for new programmers
- Introducing Framasoft - Purveyors of Free Software
- Framasoft runs a "De-Googlize the Internet" campaign and maintains a number of projects/forks of open source software, as well as lightly hosting instances of many