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Chemnitz Linux Days 2023: “Be Aware”

90 presentations, nine workshops, and a special junior program await guests on March 11 and 12, 2023

The Chemnitz Linux Days invite to the Central Lecture Hall Building of Chemnitz University of Technology on Reichenhainer Straße on March 11 and 12, 2023. Under the motto “Be aware", visitors can expect a wide range of topics in the lecture and workshop program as well as in the exhibition area.

Under the heading of "Sustainability", Saturday's topic will include the social, economic, and ecological effects of crypto currencies. In the area of "Education", the focus will be on the use of free and open source software in schools, and under the heading of "Programming", the spectrum will range from getting started with Scratch to coding in the Linux kernel. On Sunday, there will be a small thread on the topic of "Railways" - including a look behind the interior displays of Deutsche Bahn's ICE fleet. In the "Security" segment, the term ransomware will be scrutinized and it will be explained how malware programs work technically, how attacks take place, and what effects they can have.  Anyone who has always wanted to get to grips with Mastodon can get started with the "Story of Tooting and Boosting". A total of 90 presentations - from automation to accessibility, cloud and desktop to web - will be offered to visitors. 

Practical experience can be gained in the workshops, for example working with the text typesetting system LaTeX, creating a photo mosaic with Metapixel, or programming with Python. Participation in a workshop is possible after registration and costs 5 euros, independent of the admission fee.

With CLT Junior, there is a workshop program especially for children and young people from the age of ten. They can familiarize themselves with the Arduino platform, implement their own ideas with the Godot game engine or the Python programming language, and teach robots to solve tasks. Those who like to search for clues can find out what traces people leave behind on the Internet and how children and young people can also actively shape their environment. Registration is also required for the CLT Junior offerings; the participation fee is 5 euros, independent of admission.

The program is rounded off by the opportunity for specific questions and lively exchanges in the exhibition area, by the recognized certification exams of the Linux Professional Institute, and by support for hardware and software problems in the "Surgery Dr. Tux".

Before the second round of events takes place on Sunday, the Chemnitz Linux Night invites you to the Bar Lokomov, Augustusburger Straße 102, on Saturday evening from 8 p.m. to wind down. Details on all offers, registration forms as well as information on how to get there and overnight accommodations can be found on the Chemnitz Linux Days homepage.

The program starts at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, and at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 12. The program ends in each case at 6:00 p.m. For the first time this year, tickets to the event will be available in advance through the website. Admission for the entire weekend is 12 euros per person (reduced: 6 euros). Children up to the age of twelve are admitted free of charge.

Anyone wishing to assist as a helper can find more information and our contact on the Take Part Page.

Background: Chemnitz Linux Days (CLT)

Back in 1999 the organizing team at that time decided to "simply make a Chemnitz Linux Day". It started on March 6, 1999 with 24 lectures, an install party, and some demonstrations. The event grew quickly. Most recently, well over 3,000 visitors flocked to the Central Lecture Hall Building at Chemnitz University of Technology for the CLT weekend. With around 90 presentations, an extensive workshop program, a packed foyer with exhibitors from projects and companies in the Linux Live area, and the CLT Junior offering, the event has firmly established itself as one of the largest of its kind in the German-speaking world. After a forced break in 2020, the event was held digitally in 2021 and 2022.