Join the Guile and Guix Days in Strasbourg, June 21–22!

Ludovic Courtès — May 28, 2019

We’re organizing Guile Days at the University of Strasbourg, France, co-located with the Perl Workshop, on June 21st and 22nd.

Guile Days 2019

Update: The program is now complete, view the schedule on-line.

The schedule is not complete yet, but we can already announce a couple of events:

  • Getting Started with GNU Guix will be an introductory hands-on session to Guix, targeting an audience of people who have some experience with GNU/Linux but are new to Guix.
  • During a “code buddy” session, experienced Guile programmers will be here to get you started programming in Guile, and to answer questions and provide guidance while you hack at your pace on the project of your choice.

If you’re already a Guile or Guix user or developer, consider submitting by June 8th, on the web site, talks on topics such as:

  • The neat Guile- or Guix-related project you’ve been working on.

  • Cool Guile hacking topics—Web development, databases, system development, graphical user interfaces, shells, you name it!

  • Fancy Guile technology—concurrent programming with Fibers, crazy macrology, compiler front-ends, JIT compilation and Guile 3, development environments, etc.

  • Guixy things: on Guix subsystems, services, the Shepherd, Guile development with Guix, all things OS-level in Guile, Cuirass, reproducible builds, bootstrapping, Mes and Gash, all this!

You can also propose hands-on workshops, which could last anything from an hour to a day. We expect newcomers at this event, people who don’t know Guile and Guix and want to learn about it. Consider submitting introductory workshops on Guile and Guix!

We encourage submissions from people in communities usually underrepresented in free software, including women, people in sexual minorities, or people with disabilities.

We want to make this event a pleasant experience for everyone, and participation is subject to a code of conduct.

Many thanks to the organizers of the Perl Workshop and to the sponsors of the event: RENATER, Université de Strasbourg, X/Stra, and Worteks.