Programme online

Chemnitzer Linux-Tage 2020: “Just do it!”

Programme of the largest event about Linux and free software in the German-speaking world is online - More than 90 lectures, twelve workshops and a special junior programme await guests on 14 and 15 March.

Photography: Jacob Müller
This year Chemnitzer Linux-Tage (CLT) is encouraging people to immerse themselves in the world of Open Source and Linux on 14 and 15 March 2020 in the central lecture hall building of Chemnitz University of Technology on Reichenhainer Straße with the short appeal "Just do it!". Among the more than 90 lectures planned are those for newcomers and for those switching over to Linux, such as an introduction to open source software development or the creation of your own board with the free software KiCad, but also those that go deep into the subject matter and deal with the Linux kernel (“An Introduction to the Linux Kernel Block I/O Stack”). The programme also includes topics from the areas of society, law and security, for example the lecture held by Carsten Rosenberg, who will discuss the technology behind malware such as “Emotet”. And the talk “LineageOS - the latest Android for your phone” will encourage you to try it out, explaining how to install the LineageOS operating system on your smartphone and submitting code improvements.

Visitors can also take part in practical activities directly on site. A total of twelve three-hour workshops invite visitors to try their hand at macro programming with the text typesetting system LaTeX or at server administration with Ansible, for example. Participation in a workshop costs 5 euros, regardless of the entrance fee. Registration is requested.

For children and young people, the Chemnitz Linux Days offer an attractive programme (CLT Junior Programme). For example, participants can build and program a dancing robot, get to know the sensors of the Calliope Mini single-board computer, develop their own games, or playfully discover how a computer solves difficult tasks demonstrated by little marbles. Participants in the Junior Workshops are accompanied by experienced tutors. The participation fee is 10 euros per day and includes meals. For children and young people aged 13 and over, the reduced entrance fee for the weekend is added to that.

The programme will be rounded off by the opportunity to ask specific questions and have lively discussions in the exhibitor area, the certification examinations of the Linux Professional Institute, a keysigning party for PGP key exchange, support for hardware and software problems in Dr. Tux's practice, and the “Capture the Flag” hacking contest.

Before the second day starts, the Chemnitzer Linux-Nacht will offer a varied live musical programme on Saturday evening from 8 pm in the “Bar Lokomov”, Augustusburger Straße 102.

The details of all offers, registration forms as well as information on how to get there and accommodation suggestions are available on the homepage of the Chemnitzer Linux-Tage.

The event will start on Saturday, 14 March 2020, at 8:00 a.m., on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. The programme ends at 6:00 p. m. The entrance fee for the whole weekend is 10 Euro per person (reduced: 5 Euro). Children up to the age of twelve have free admission.