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FOSDEM 2018 and announcing a GNU Guix/Guile day!
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Pjotr Prins
2017-11-21 18:55:40 UTC
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We are hosting a GNU Guix and Guile day on Friday before FOSDEM (that
is Feb 2nd.). We have a large room for 40 people at http://icab.be/
for the whole day. In the morning we'll have talks - and in the
afternoon it is free discussion and hacking.

Write Manolis, Ludo or me if you would like to give a talk.

We'll want to record them, so if anyone here has a camera and is
willing to help out we will be very grateful!

We'll set up a registration page a few weeks in advance because we
need to know how many lunches to order. Note you can also stay at
ICAB. It is not expensive and I have heard it is pretty good.

FOSDEM is one of the greatest free software events in the world with 2
days of talks on some 30 tracks https://fosdem.org/2018/! You should
consider going. Almost everyone I know who attends FOSDEM keeps coming
back. There is something for everyone! Personally, I get inspired
*every* time (sometimes detrimental to my free time the rest of the
year).

It is how I got to be part of Guix - it was a talk by Ludo. Hope to
see you there!

Pj.
Pjotr Prins
2017-11-22 16:39:53 UTC
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I am booking a room at ICAB for 3 nights. Anyone else want to stay?

They ask you to book now, and you have to be pretty sure. It is a 20
minutes walk to downtown. I think that is perfect.

Pj.
Post by Pjotr Prins
We are hosting a GNU Guix and Guile day on Friday before FOSDEM (that
is Feb 2nd.). We have a large room for 40 people at http://icab.be/
for the whole day. In the morning we'll have talks - and in the
afternoon it is free discussion and hacking.
Write Manolis, Ludo or me if you would like to give a talk.
We'll want to record them, so if anyone here has a camera and is
willing to help out we will be very grateful!
We'll set up a registration page a few weeks in advance because we
need to know how many lunches to order. Note you can also stay at
ICAB. It is not expensive and I have heard it is pretty good.
FOSDEM is one of the greatest free software events in the world with 2
days of talks on some 30 tracks https://fosdem.org/2018/! You should
consider going. Almost everyone I know who attends FOSDEM keeps coming
back. There is something for everyone! Personally, I get inspired
*every* time (sometimes detrimental to my free time the rest of the
year).
It is how I got to be part of Guix - it was a talk by Ludo. Hope to
see you there!
Pj.
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Efraim Flashner
2017-11-26 09:04:50 UTC
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I am booking a room at ICAB for 3 nights. Anyone else want to stay?
They ask you to book now, and you have to be pretty sure. It is a 20
minutes walk to downtown. I think that is perfect.
Pj.
That looks great. Unfortunately the walk from there to the University is
about 5km, so I'll probably be staying about midway between the two
again.
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Post by Pjotr Prins
We are hosting a GNU Guix and Guile day on Friday before FOSDEM (that
is Feb 2nd.). We have a large room for 40 people at http://icab.be/
for the whole day. In the morning we'll have talks - and in the
afternoon it is free discussion and hacking.
Exciting! What time do we have the room from?
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Post by Pjotr Prins
Write Manolis, Ludo or me if you would like to give a talk.
We'll want to record them, so if anyone here has a camera and is
willing to help out we will be very grateful!
We'll set up a registration page a few weeks in advance because we
need to know how many lunches to order. Note you can also stay at
ICAB. It is not expensive and I have heard it is pretty good.
FOSDEM is one of the greatest free software events in the world with 2
days of talks on some 30 tracks https://fosdem.org/2018/! You should
consider going. Almost everyone I know who attends FOSDEM keeps coming
back. There is something for everyone! Personally, I get inspired
*every* time (sometimes detrimental to my free time the rest of the
year).
It is how I got to be part of Guix - it was a talk by Ludo. Hope to
see you there!
Pj.
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Pjotr Prins
2017-11-26 17:41:35 UTC
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Post by Pjotr Prins
We are hosting a GNU Guix and Guile day on Friday before FOSDEM (that
is Feb 2nd.). We have a large room for 40 people at http://icab.be/
for the whole day. In the morning we'll have talks - and in the
afternoon it is free discussion and hacking.
Exciting! What time do we have the room from?
The building opens at 8am. I think we should officially start at 9am.

Pj.
Ludovic Courtès
2017-11-24 13:23:03 UTC
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Heya,
Post by Pjotr Prins
We are hosting a GNU Guix and Guile day on Friday before FOSDEM (that
is Feb 2nd.). We have a large room for 40 people at http://icab.be/
for the whole day. In the morning we'll have talks - and in the
afternoon it is free discussion and hacking.
Woohoo! Save the date!
Post by Pjotr Prins
Write Manolis, Ludo or me if you would like to give a talk.
Likewise, please think about organizational or technical topics you’d
like to talk about in a possibly more informal way, and hack sessions
you’d like to see.

Looking forward to Feb. 2nd!

Ludo’.
Pjotr Prins
2017-11-24 15:09:15 UTC
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Likewise, please think about organizational or technical topics you’d
like to talk about in a possibly more informal way, and hack sessions
you’d like to see.
Can we set up a wiki page for this?
Ludovic Courtès
2017-11-24 20:55:56 UTC
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Post by Ludovic Courtès
Likewise, please think about organizational or technical topics you’d
like to talk about in a possibly more informal way, and hack sessions
you’d like to see.
Can we set up a wiki page for this?
Good idea. I suggest we set up one under
<https://libreplanet.org/wiki/Group:Guix> (anyone can create an
account).

Ludo’.
Manolis Ragkousis
2017-12-05 17:59:38 UTC
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Hello everyone,

We now have a wiki page for our FOSDEM GNU Guix/Guile day. [1]

If you are going to attend please add your name to the wiki, or just
respond to this email, so we can order enough lunches! Of course
everyone is welcome to come whether they register or not!

Also if you know anyone wanting to sponsor the event, please do tell him
to contact me or Pjotr!

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Manolis

[1] https://libreplanet.org/wiki/Group:Guix/FOSDEM2018
Thomas Danckaert
2017-12-06 08:17:21 UTC
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From: Manolis Ragkousis <***@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: FOSDEM 2018 and announcing a GNU Guix/Guile day!
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2017 19:59:38 +0200
Post by Manolis Ragkousis
If you are going to attend please add your name to the wiki, or just
respond to this email, so we can order enough lunches!
I'm going to attend.

Thomas
Ricardo Wurmus
2017-12-08 13:16:28 UTC
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Subject: Re: FOSDEM 2018 and announcing a GNU Guix/Guile day!
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2017 19:59:38 +0200
Post by Manolis Ragkousis
If you are going to attend please add your name to the wiki, or just
respond to this email, so we can order enough lunches!
I'm going to attend.
Please also add me and a second person to the list of people who will
attend.

Thanks!

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Mark Meyer
2017-12-11 14:56:53 UTC
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Hi Manolis,
I'll be in Brussels for FOSDEM and will join you :)

Cheers, Mark
Post by Manolis Ragkousis
Hello everyone,
We now have a wiki page for our FOSDEM GNU Guix/Guile day. [1]
If you are going to attend please add your name to the wiki, or just
respond to this email, so we can order enough lunches! Of course
everyone is welcome to come whether they register or not!
Also if you know anyone wanting to sponsor the event, please do tell him
to contact me or Pjotr!
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Manolis
[1] https://libreplanet.org/wiki/Group:Guix/FOSDEM2018
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Carlo Zancanaro
2018-01-18 18:14:23 UTC
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Post by Manolis Ragkousis
If you are going to attend please add your name to the wiki, or just
respond to this email, so we can order enough lunches! Of course
everyone is welcome to come whether they register or not!
Apparently I can't create an account in order to edit the wiki,
but I am planning to attend!

Carlo
Manolis Ragkousis
2018-01-18 19:02:22 UTC
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Hello Carlo,

Don't worry I added your name. See you there!

Manolis
Post by Manolis Ragkousis
If you are going to attend please add your name to the wiki, or just
respond to this email, so we can order enough lunches! Of course
everyone is welcome to come whether they register or not!
Apparently I can't create an account in order to edit the wiki, but I am
planning to attend!
Carlo
ng0
2017-12-11 20:40:17 UTC
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Post by Pjotr Prins
We are hosting a GNU Guix and Guile day on Friday before FOSDEM (that
is Feb 2nd.). We have a large room for 40 people at http://icab.be/
for the whole day. In the morning we'll have talks - and in the
afternoon it is free discussion and hacking.
Write Manolis, Ludo or me if you would like to give a talk.
We'll want to record them, so if anyone here has a camera and is
willing to help out we will be very grateful!
We'll set up a registration page a few weeks in advance because we
need to know how many lunches to order. Note you can also stay at
ICAB. It is not expensive and I have heard it is pretty good.
FOSDEM is one of the greatest free software events in the world with 2
days of talks on some 30 tracks https://fosdem.org/2018/! You should
consider going. Almost everyone I know who attends FOSDEM keeps coming
back. There is something for everyone! Personally, I get inspired
*every* time (sometimes detrimental to my free time the rest of the
year).
It is how I got to be part of Guix - it was a talk by Ludo. Hope to
see you there!
Pj.
For those who can not make it to the meeting - I'm still not sure if
it'll be financially and timewise good for me to attend - could you
try to hook the meeting / talk parts into mumble? In other words,
have one laptop joined on a mumble server and (ideally) let those
back at home participate. We've done this with at least the last
GNUnet eV meeting and a couple of secushare meetings.

You can use our mumble server on gnunet.org for this.
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Pjotr Prins
2017-12-31 19:29:32 UTC
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HNY GNU Guix. I think 2018 is going to be a great one.

Do consider attending the Guix day in Brussels!

Pj.
Tobias Geerinckx-Rice
2017-12-31 19:59:52 UTC
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HNY GNU Guix. I think 2018 is going to be a great one.
Do consider attending the Guix day in Brussels!
I've just added my name to the wikilist. \o/

Very much looking forward to meeting everyone, both new and familiar.

Happy times,

T G-R
Ludovic Courtès
2018-01-01 17:14:42 UTC
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HNY GNU Guix. I think 2018 is going to be a great one.
Do consider attending the Guix day in Brussels!
I've just added my name to the wikilist. \o/
Very much looking forward to meeting everyone, both new and familiar.
Same here, good times coming!

Ludo’.
Chris Marusich
2018-01-10 05:45:33 UTC
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Post by Pjotr Prins
We are hosting a GNU Guix and Guile day on Friday before FOSDEM (that
is Feb 2nd.). We have a large room for 40 people at http://icab.be/
for the whole day. In the morning we'll have talks - and in the
afternoon it is free discussion and hacking.
Write Manolis, Ludo or me if you would like to give a talk.
We'll want to record them, so if anyone here has a camera and is
willing to help out we will be very grateful!
We'll set up a registration page a few weeks in advance because we
need to know how many lunches to order. Note you can also stay at
ICAB. It is not expensive and I have heard it is pretty good.
FOSDEM is one of the greatest free software events in the world with 2
days of talks on some 30 tracks https://fosdem.org/2018/! You should
consider going. Almost everyone I know who attends FOSDEM keeps coming
back. There is something for everyone! Personally, I get inspired
*every* time (sometimes detrimental to my free time the rest of the
year).
It is how I got to be part of Guix - it was a talk by Ludo. Hope to
see you there!
Pj.
It's a little last minute, but I'm thinking of going. It'd be really
great to meet people in person and also to be able to go to FOSDEM!
Would there still be enough room for me on the Guix/Guile day if I came?
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Pjotr Prins
2018-01-10 07:27:19 UTC
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Post by Chris Marusich
It's a little last minute, but I'm thinking of going. It'd be really
great to meet people in person and also to be able to go to FOSDEM!
Would there still be enough room for me on the Guix/Guile day if I came?
Absolutely. Just add your name to the list.

We are happy to announce that Eelco Dolstra will be a speaker too to
talk about the future of Nix and to take part in GNU Guix dicussions.

Pj.


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Chris Marusich
2018-01-11 06:26:58 UTC
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Post by Chris Marusich
It's a little last minute, but I'm thinking of going. It'd be really
great to meet people in person and also to be able to go to FOSDEM!
Would there still be enough room for me on the Guix/Guile day if I came?
Absolutely. Just add your name to the list.
I'll be there! I've added my name to the list here:

https://libreplanet.org/wiki/Group:Guix/FOSDEM2018
Post by Pjotr Prins
We are happy to announce that Eelco Dolstra will be a speaker too to
talk about the future of Nix and to take part in GNU Guix dicussions.
Awesome! I'm very excited!! It'll be really great to finally meet many
of you in person!
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Ludovic Courtès
2018-01-13 14:03:42 UTC
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Heya,
Post by Pjotr Prins
Post by Chris Marusich
It's a little last minute, but I'm thinking of going. It'd be really
great to meet people in person and also to be able to go to FOSDEM!
Would there still be enough room for me on the Guix/Guile day if I came?
Absolutely. Just add your name to the list.
Looking forward to meeting you in person!
Post by Pjotr Prins
We are happy to announce that Eelco Dolstra will be a speaker too to
talk about the future of Nix and to take part in GNU Guix dicussions.
Awesome, thank you Eelco!

Ludo’.
Pjotr Prins
2018-01-16 11:01:17 UTC
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One thing we ought to organise is recording video at the event. Who
would be interested in helping out with that? And who could supply
some hardware? I don't think we have to go for professional quality,
but it should be a bit more than a phone recording.

Pj.
Ricardo Wurmus
2018-01-16 22:54:07 UTC
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Hi Pjotr,
Post by Pjotr Prins
One thing we ought to organise is recording video at the event. Who
would be interested in helping out with that? And who could supply
some hardware?
I could bring a camcorder with a stand. Surprisingly, I don’t have a
microphone. We’d need one with a 3.5mm jack. The integrated microphone
would not be sufficient for a decent recording.

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Pjotr Prins
2018-01-26 09:29:38 UTC
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So far 24 people have signed up

https://libreplanet.org/wiki/Group:Guix/FOSDEM2018

The room can hold 50 people, so we should have enough space. Even so,
if you plan to show up unannounced, we will stop at 50. So better to
sign up. Besides, we can plan for coffee/lunch that way.

Thanks,

Pj.
Pjotr Prins
2018-01-28 09:09:12 UTC
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Check out the tracks on Saturday. Mind blowing stuff:

https://fosdem.org/2018/schedule/day/saturday/

As a reminder you can stay at ICAB on TH/FR night. They have rooms.
Just use the contact form on the website.

Hope to see you all!

Pj.
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So far 24 people have signed up
https://libreplanet.org/wiki/Group:Guix/FOSDEM2018
The room can hold 50 people, so we should have enough space. Even so,
if you plan to show up unannounced, we will stop at 50. So better to
sign up. Besides, we can plan for coffee/lunch that way.
Thanks,
Pj.
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Pjotr Prins
2018-02-04 22:39:09 UTC
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Hi everyone.

This was huge. We had an amazing day with ~25 GNU Guix contributors
and the father and project leaders of Nix, and it blew me away how
much Guix has progressed in the last year and what interesting
discussions that led to.

I think the next phase we are moving beyond a 'standard' package
manager with optimized builds, channels, workflows, provision and
orchestration. All logical next steps because Guix is such a solid
foundation :).

FOSDEM was great too. It was busier than ever, but the crowd appears
to be increasingly experienced too. In other words the FOSS community
appears to be growing and feels very very solid!

I thank everyone for joining, especially when you realise how much
most of us had to travel. I, for one, feel very inspired!

Pj.
Ludovic Courtès
2018-02-05 10:08:15 UTC
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Heya!

I confirm: this was a great Guix workshop and a great FOSDEM again!
It’s so intense, to me it’s like living two weeks on three days. :-)

I really enjoyed the intimate and focused workshop we had, which is in
sharp contrast with the ever more crowded FOSDEM. That alone could
justify pursuing the same approach in the coming years, IMO. At the
same time, a devroom at FOSDEM proper is a good way to reach out to new
people, which is also a good thing. Maybe we could do both? :-)

Anyway, a big thank you to Manolis and to you Pjotr for taking care of
all this, to Eelco for joining us and for an insightful talk as always,
and to everyone for making it so pleasant to be there!

Ludo’.
Alex Sassmannshausen
2018-02-05 11:23:37 UTC
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Hello,

It sounds like the event was absolutely amazing — I'm well jealous of
everyone who was able to go!
That alone could justify pursuing the same approach in the coming
years, IMO. At the same time, a devroom at FOSDEM proper is a good
way to reach out to new people, which is also a good thing. Maybe we
could do both? :-)
Yes please! That would give me another chance to participate :D

Alex
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Hello,
It sounds like the event was absolutely amazing — I'm well jealous of
everyone who was able to go!
That alone could justify pursuing the same approach in the coming
years, IMO. At the same time, a devroom at FOSDEM proper is a good
way to reach out to new people, which is also a good thing. Maybe we
could do both? :-)
Yes please! That would give me another chance to participate :D
Ditto
Efraim Flashner
2018-02-12 08:13:22 UTC
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Post by Alex Sassmannshausen
Hello,
It sounds like the event was absolutely amazing — I'm well jealous of
everyone who was able to go!
That alone could justify pursuing the same approach in the coming
years, IMO. At the same time, a devroom at FOSDEM proper is a good
way to reach out to new people, which is also a good thing. Maybe we
could do both? :-)
Yes please! That would give me another chance to participate :D
Alex
The last time I looked at booths for FOSDEM they said it was really
crowded and that even groups that might have previously gotten two
tables would only be getting one table. For next year we might consider
pairing up with GNU or with Nix and splitting a table. It'd give us a
meeting area to hang around also.
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Ludovic Courtès
2018-02-14 14:02:36 UTC
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Heya,
Post by Efraim Flashner
Post by Alex Sassmannshausen
That alone could justify pursuing the same approach in the coming
years, IMO. At the same time, a devroom at FOSDEM proper is a good
way to reach out to new people, which is also a good thing. Maybe we
could do both? :-)
Yes please! That would give me another chance to participate :D
Alex
The last time I looked at booths for FOSDEM they said it was really
crowded and that even groups that might have previously gotten two
tables would only be getting one table. For next year we might consider
pairing up with GNU or with Nix and splitting a table. It'd give us a
meeting area to hang around also.
A devroom is more than one table, though. :-) In previous years, we
shared the devroom with Lua folks, which worked well.

Now, at FOSDEM, Björn and others thought it might be a good idea to have
a Guix booth next time (like in the lobby of building K, if you
remember.) If there are enough volunteers, we should definitely apply.
If all of us can spend a couple of hours at the booth during the
weekend, we should be fine.

Ludo’.
Ludovic Courtès
2018-02-14 14:05:24 UTC
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BTW, it’s been a couple of weeks already, but I realize we didn’t write
a summary of the Guix workshop and the discussions we’ve had over the
weekend. It’d be useful for those who didn’t attend and for lurkers.

Any volunteer? :-) If you make it plain text or Markdown, we can make
it a blog post.

Ludo’.

Ludovic Courtès
2018-02-05 11:28:39 UTC
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The FOSDEM team is impressive: it seems that all the videos are already
on line. For Guix we have:

• https://fosdem.org/2018/schedule/event/usingguix/
• https://fosdem.org/2018/schedule/event/guix_workflows/

Ludo’.
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