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Lightning talks at LibrePlanet

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Watch LibrePlanet 2019 Lightning Talks

Sunday, March 24, 2019, from 15:25 to 16:10 | Room 32-123 | Facilitator: Donald Robertson

Lightning talks are five-minute presentations given by conference attendees on free software topics they're passionate about.

If you would like to give a talk:

  • Please list a title, a short description, and (optionally) your name to the list below. You'll also be able to sign up at the conference, or just walk up, if there is time remaining.
  • Please make sure your lightning talks are about free software–related issues and projects, and don't advocate proprietary software or Services as a Software Substitute (SaaSS). There are many conferences focused on "open source," and we're proud that people come to LibrePlanet to be part of the free software movement.
  • In your presentations, please use the term "free software" rather than "open source", to help us keep LibrePlanet focused on computer-user freedom. We appreciate it, and your audience will too.
  • To ensure a conference that's safe and fun for everyone, we take our Safe Space Policy very seriously. We'd appreciate it if you looked it over before planning your presentation.
  • Please e-mail any slides you might want to show via an FSF-owned laptop during your talk to by March 15 and, as a precautionary measure, bring them on a USB drive to your talk. Please make sure they are in PDF format, not LibreOffice (and, of course, please definitely not in PowerPoint).

The lightning talks will be streamed. You will need to sign a speaker release right before you give your talk.

If you'd like to suggest a topic, but not necessarily give a talk, you're welcome to make a suggestion on the Discussion area for this page.

Our tips for an awesome lightning talk:

  • Be as selective as possible with what you cover. (In our experience, a five-minute talk cannot cover what a fifteen-minute talk covers and still be effective.)
  • Use a large, reader-friendly font for all your slides.
  • Keep the number of your slides low.
  • Do not visually overload your slides.

Talk Signup List

  • Jeremiah C. Foster -- Quick overview and introduction to the 100% free software Librem 5 devkit. We'll have a devkit with us and are happy to show it off in the hallway track too! :-)
  • Devon S. McCullough -- LibreSilicon - From the clean room to the basement
  • Danny O'Brien -- So What *Does* EFF Think About PGP? -- An Livestreaming Email on Efail, And More
  • Daniel Gnoutcheff -- Bind Mounts for Backups
  • Marcia Wilbur -- A brief overview from a technical writer in the GNU Linux space - keeping documentation/information free!
  • Alex Gleason -- "Vegan on a Desert Island" - A libre video game emphasizing storytelling and developed characters. Built with the GPL-licensed Solarus game engine.
  • Dave Mawdsley -- World Community Grid, an organization that uses volunteers around the world to allow their computers to do research on projects in biology, medicine, physics, etc. when they are not using their computers.
  • Christopher Franco, Fang Shuo Deng -- "FSF Mobile: Creating Free Software for Non-Profits",
  • Devin Ulibarri -- "Mission Possible: 25 librebooted laptops in the public schools", FSF's recent outreach project to bring free software and its philosophy to Boston Public Schools through Music Blocks visual programming language.
  • Ilya Gulko -- hike / sh*tmyself, a distributed, clonable, forkable, archivable, reimplementable, verifiable free software message board based using Perl, PGP, and text files.