Paul Sutton

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South Devon Tech Jam May 2021

South Devon Tech Jam

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Date Saturday 8th May 2021 Time 11am –> 14:00

Free signup via meetup

Or if you prefer not to use meetup then you can e-mail info AT sdtj DOT org DOT uk for more information.

This is a virtual event, and will be hosted on a EU/UK based instance of Big Blue Button. Link and information will be sent out to attendees.

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#SouthDevonTechJam,#Event,#Virtual, #TechJam,#STEM,#Computing,#Engineering,#BigBlueButton,#YearOfTheFediverse,

CONNECTING TO THE SOUTH DEVON TECH JAM MEETING

I have made a new blog post with instructions to help people connect. This can be found here

TEST LOGIN

There is a TEST LOGIN here which may be useful to help test your set up works ok. THIS IS NOT THE MEETING LINK

Debconf 2021 planning Meeting 3

Date: Monday 10th May 2021 Time: 18:00 UTC – 19:00 United Kingdom time Place : IRC (oftc) Channe: #debconf-team

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#Debian,#Debconf21,#Developer,#Conference,#Virtual,

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South Devon Tech Jam

South Devon Tech Jam

Date Saturday 10th April 2021 Time 11am –> 14:00

Free Signup via meet up

Or if you prefer not to use meetup then you can e-mail info AT sdtj DOT org DOT uk for more information.

This is a virtual event, and will be hosted on a EU/UK based instance of Big Blue Button. Link and information will be sent out to attendees.

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LP conference review

I spent the weekend at LibrePlanet, virtual free software conference hosted by the Free Software Foundation.

I was also a volunteer, moderating both IRC and Mumble chat.

Lots of great talks, conversation and advocacy. Lots of fun activities such as a virtual LibreAdventure conference, which let you walk around a virtual world and interact with other attendees, oh and not forgetting a Minetest server set up.

I caught the talk on Libre GPU hardware on Saturday and the talk on Public Money, Public Code too, Free software in Education and getting tasks done with Free Software. Will catch up with the others once they are up in a few days time.

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#FreeSoftware,#LibrePlanet,#Virtual,#Conference,#Advocacy

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LibrePlanet 2021

March 20/21 2021

First keynote: Julia Reda, former EU Parliament member, known for her work on copyright reform and net neutrality. https://u.fsf.org/36y

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LibrePlanet 2021 – Schedule

March 20th & 21 2021

The Libreplanet schedule has now been released and can be found here

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#LibrePlanet,#FSF,#FreeSoftware,#Conference,#Virtual, #Talks,#Workshop,#Help,#Advocacy,#Schedule

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South Devon Tech Jam

South Devon Tech Jam

Date Saturday 13th March 2021 Time 11am –> 14:00

Free Signup via meetup

More info : info @ sdtj . org .uk

This is a virtual event, and will be hosted on a EU/UK based instance of Big Blue Button. Link and information will be sent out to attendees.

REFERENCES

TAGS

#SouthDevonTechJam,#Event,#Virtual, #TechJam,#STEM,#Computing,#Engineering,#BigBlueButton,#YearOfTheFediverse,

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Emacs Conference 2020 Writeup

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This years Emacs Conference [1] took place on the weekend of 28th and 29th November. This is the online conference aimed at users of the stalwart text editor which is described as “An extensible, customizable, free/libre text editor” [2]

Emacs Terminal

Emacsconf this year had users from all different backgrounds, who use Emacs for a range of applications from basic text editing, writing documents in LaTeX, HTML or Markdown. Emacs is also popular with programmers and developers working on their latest project(s), but can also handle reading / writing email, chat, debugging software, and also has a built in calender and organiser to help you keep track of what you are doing. All this from a single interface.

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Emacs is free software, and released under the GNU license, so has the usual 4 freedoms of use, study, share and modify. The more accurate name is therefore GNU / Emacs.

Talks this year were presented with Big Blue button [5] and live streamed with gstreamer [4] and other tools. This combination worked really well.

Talks were either longer with time for questions and answers or shorter lightning talks on quick subjects. Attendees could add their questions to a collaborative text pad, that everyone had access to. There was a big social presence using IRC (chat) [3] which was active during the conference.

Topics included development updates, a new users viewpoint, writing novels, Music and quite a few on Org Mode which is used for creating task lists and much more. Emacs, has a steep learning curve, but is very powerful and flexible to use. I am still learning the basics.

All talks are available to view here

  1. https://emacsconf.org/
  2. https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/
  3. https://webchat.freenode.net/ #emacsconf
  4. https://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/
  5. https://bigbluebutton.org/

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Emacs Conference 2020 Videos

Following EmacsConf 2020, all the talk videos have been processed and are now up to watch here.

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Seattle GNU/Linux conference

Seattle GNU/Linux conference is this Friday and Saturday you can find more information and a join link here

You can join online

Fri 9:00–16:30 PST (17:00–00:30 UTC) Sat 9:00–16:30 PST (17:00–00:30 UTC)

Sorry for the short notice, I have only just found out about this.

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