Chemnitzer Linux-Tage 2020

„Make it simple!“

For the largest Linux and Open Source event in German-speaking countries on 14 and 15 March 2020, contributions can be submitted until 8 January.

It is not always easy to make things simple - whether in communication, management, marketing or software development. "For example, breaking everything down at the click of a mouse is not always the easiest solution," says Mario Haustein from the Chemnitzer Linux-Tage organization team, and continues: "On the other hand, a wealth of features and tools can overwhelm users. The key to software that is easy to use - in this sense simple - often lies in the understanding of the people who use it". In recent years, IT has made considerable progress in the area of usability. Even working with Linux has long ceased to require specialist knowledge. But behind easy-to-use applications, interfaces and solutions there is often more complexity than in previous years. The focus of the Chemnitzer Linux-Tage on 14 and 15 March 2020 will be on illuminating this area of tension and clarifying the question of how "simple" is not yet "too simple". With the motto "Make it simple", the organisers are calling for submissions for the CLT Junior programme, the lecture and workshop programme and applications for the exhibitor area in the foyer of the auditorium building of the Chemnitz University of Technology. They are aware of the ambiguity of the motto and also address their call to the initiators of young projects who dare something and "simply do it".

Until 8 January 2020, contributions and registrations for a stand in the presentation area will be accepted via the form on the event website. All information about the Chemnitzer Linux-Tage 2020 as well as the links for the submission of contributions can be found at https://chemnitzer.linux-tage.de .

Background: Chemnitzer Linux-Tage (CLT)

Already in 1999, the team of organizers decided to "simply make a Chemnitz Linux Day". On March 6, 1999 it started with 24 lectures, an Install-Party and some demonstrations. The event grew fast. Meanwhile, well over 3,000 visitors flock to the CLT weekend in the auditorium building of the TU Chemnitz. With 100 lectures, an extensive workshop program, the filled foyer with exhibitors of projects and companies and the "CLT Junior" offer with workshops for children and young people, the Chemnitzer Linux-Tage is the largest event of its kind in the German-speaking area.