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LibrePlanet Workshops

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Making it Ours: Mapping the History of our Movements' Relationship to the Internet and Envisioning its Future

  • Time: Sunday, 21 March, 12:55 - 14:25 EDT (16:55 - 18:25 UTC)
  • Capacity: 15 -20 max
  • Workshop style: Interactive workshop with access to chat, you will work with software during the workshop.
  • Registration link: Register for the Making it Ours workshop
  • Participate Link:
  • Presenter: Alice Aguilar will host this workshop with Jamie McClelland, Jaime Villarreal, and Alfredo Lopez.

  • Description:

    The cost of wide spread adoption of the corporate controlled internet is omnipresent surveillance, algorithmic racism, censorship and targeted manipulation of people of color. Are we ready to change? Can we envision people of color ownership of technology and community control grounded in social justice values?

    Seasoned activists of the liberatory Internet movement will guide participants through an interactive time-line exercise: mapping the points in people of color movements’ histories that have shaped our relationship with the Internet for the last quarter century, exploring how we’ve used internet communications for movement resilience, and collectively strategizing what our future relationship should be. Technology is political and this exercise makes the case for the need of free software.

Free Software Data Fortress for Your Home

  • Time: Saturday, March 20, 12:55 - 14:25 EDT (16:55 - 18:25 UTC)
  • Capacity: 8 max
  • Workshop style Highly interactive with access to voice and video
  • Registration link: This workshop has ended
  • Participate Link: This workshop has ended
  • Presenter: Adam Monsen
  • Description:
  • Materials:git clone

  • This workshop is currently full.

    Your data is essential to your life, your agency, and your future. Come learn how to save, serve, and safely share your data at home with a smorgasbord of free software. I'll cover rapid setup and basic use of tools such as Traefik, Pi-Hole, Nextcloud, BackupPC, Wallabag, Jellyfin, Wordpress, and more. With these tools you can collaboratively edit documents in realtime online, stream music and video, and future-proof your digital assets.

Regular expression workshop

  • Time: Saturday, March 20, 15:40 - 17:10 EDT (19:40 - 21:10 UTC)
  • Capacity: 15 - 20 max
  • Workshop style: Interactive workshop with access to chat, moderation will facilitate communications
  • Registration link: This workshop has ended
  • Participate Link: This workshop has ended
  • Presenter: der.hans
  • Description:

    Learn regular expressions (regex). No prior knowledge of regex required.

    Regex is a pattern matching language. It uses sequences of characters to define a search pattern for text.

    Many command line tools support regex. Programming languages and database query languages also support regex. Some web apps such as Elasticsearch also support regex.

    This workshop introduces concepts, syntax, and language used in regex. Labs give attendees hands-on opportunity to experiment with regex.

    The workshop primarily uses extended regex on the command line. It also touches on basic and Perl Compatible Regular Expressions (PCRE).

    Common tools such as grep, sed and awk will provide conduits for learning regular expressions.

    Attendees will learn:

    • regex concepts
    • symbols used by regex
    • how to search for text
    • how to capture and replace text
    • character classes
    • grouping
    • anchoring