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Hello nixers,
I'd like to announce the second edition of the conf.
We will host the conference on Sunday the 7th of November between 2-4pm UTC depending on the number of talks.

The call for proposal is open for 4-5 talks.
The presentations has to fulfill these criteria:
  • Fit within a time limit of 15min
  • 3-5min for Q&A
  • The topic should be anything that is usually posted on nixers: a project you are working on, a unix story, some research about a topic, some lesser known unix tool, stuff you've discovered on unix, etc..
  • The slides should contain the logo of the conf. You can find a version for light background and a version for dark background.
  • The presentation should be under CC-0 if recorded and sharing the slides.
You can either choose to have your talk recorded or not.
Contact me on IRC, email, or on the forums with your ideas to reserve a spot. Send me your slides, general title, and ideas. Try to finalize it as much as possible before contacting me, and let me know how you'd like to be addressed.

Be sure to share you slides and content at least 4 days before the conf to be included in the schedule. Otherwise, you can always geek out with members after the "official" talks and present whatever you want to present. Let's make it fun and games.

The platform that will host the conference will be the same as last year, namely bigbluebutton, BBB. We'll need to record the conference ourselves as bigbluebutton format is composed of a mix of slides and audio only. We'll also host it on faimaison and the link will be shared here and on IRC on the day of the conference.
Only presenters will join with the mic, everyone else should join as listen only.
A tutorial of the UI will be given at the start of the conference.
Be aware that this software uses webrtc, and that your browser should support it.

Please note: The event will be recorded for our use. Any comments, chats, or voice recordings by attendees may be used as part of the final recorded and published conference.

Updates about the conference will be found in this very post.

Current List of Talks:

  • Placeholder _COMING SOON_
    Description: Placeholder _COMING SOON_

Final recording in BBB format: _AVAILABLE AFTER THE CONFERENCE_

Poster with list of talks:

Last year's conference
Nothing is prepared yet, but, if the topic of gaming AI is interesting to nixers, I can give a talk on what I worked on to improve unvanquished's AI, which are based on a bunch of technologies, including behavior trees, navmeshes and raytracing.

All won't stick in 15 min though, and attendees will have to suffer my french accent one more time. Also, I'm not really skilled on those, so I will only give introductions, the topic is yet to decide.
Long time nixers
Nice! Pretty sure I’ll be able to attend this time. :-)
I'm trying to attend this year,- probably won't be a speaker though.

Things I could imagine talking about in the future:
- Writing shell-scripts that are easy to use & extend
- Automation with shell-scripts
- Folder and File management on multiple computers + backups
- a $SHELL setup that hides information unless it's needed
Very interesting! I'd like to attend! For me it will be the first time! :-)
I don't think I'll have much time to prepare anything actually.
Long time nixers
The last weeks have been really busy for me and I had no time to prepare anything.
It's the end of the semester on uni, so there are a lot of things that accumulated...
I hope to have more time next week, so I can prepare a presentation on troff.
In any case, I'll update this post to inform whether I will or not do that presentation.