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Founded in 2013, SeaGL (the Seattle GNU/Linux Conference) is a free—as in freedom and tea—grassroots technical summit dedicated to spreading awareness and knowledge about free / libre / open source software, hardware, and culture.

SeaGL strives to be welcoming, enjoyable, and informative for professional technologists, newcomers, enthusiasts, and all other users of free software, regardless of their background knowledge; providing a space to bridge these experiences and strengthen the free software movement through mentorship, collaboration, and community.

When & where

November 4th & 5th, 2022, virtual

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SeaGL 2022: DAY 2!
November 05, 2022

Welcome to the second and last day of SeaGL 2022! Be sure to check out our amazing lineup of events. Below, you will find the schedule for today (Saturday, November 5, 2022). As a reminder, SeaGL 2022 is completely virtual for the third year in a row. The conference is also completely “free as in tea” with no registration required. Everyone is welcome to attend!

You can attend if you go to seagl.org/attend. Live streams are also available at seagl.org/watch.

As a reminder, our Code of Conduct applies during ALL SeaGL interactions. In chat, during one’s talk if you are giving one, social events during SeaGL, and on other platforms during or as a result of the conference.

Normal talk blocks are 30m. There are 20m for the talk, and 10m for optional Q&A as led by the Room Moderator. The Moderator will read questions from the text chat audience for the speaker to answer. There is no Q&A during Keynotes.

All times are listed in Pacific Daylight Time, which is UTC-07:00. (Note: The US time change happens the evening AFTER the conclusion of the conference early on Sunday morning)

9:30am-10:00am

  • 9:30am Opening Announcements
  • 9:35am Keynote by Lorena Mesa

10:00am-10:30am

  • Alanna Burke - The struggle of getting an open-source community off the ground
  • Atinuke Kayode - On Growth: Tips to Grow a Healthy Open Source Community

10:45am-11:15am

  • Aarti Ramkrishna - The Leaky Pipeline
  • Kaylea Champion - What’s Anonymity Worth?

11:30am-12:00pm

  • Wm Salt Hale - Ten years of SeaGL

12:10pm-12:40pm

  • No-Cook Lunch Hour

1:25pm-1:55pm

  • Deb Nicholson - Grow Your FOSS Project with this One Weird Trick
  • Bob Murphy - A brief introduction to the Fediverse

2:10pm-2:40pm

  • Brian Peters - VDO - Virtual Data Optimizer
  • Brian Raiter - Programmer Culture: The Odd Phenomenon of Recreational Programming

2:55pm-3:25pm

  • Bri Hatch - Tab completion for your custom commands
  • Adrian Cochrane - The Small Web

3:40pm-4:10pm

  • Matt McGraw - Self-hosting Simple Web Apps With Traefik and Docker Compose
  • Kaylea Champion - TIL 2022: FLOSS Research Roundup

4:30pm-4:50pm

  • Keynote by Sumana Harihareswara

5:30pm-6:00pm

  • Evening mock/cocktails

SeaGL 2022: DAY 1!
November 04, 2022

Welcome to the first day of SeaGL 2022! Be sure to check out our amazing lineup of events. Below, you will find the schedule for today (Friday, November 4, 2022). As a reminder, SeaGL 2022 is completely virtual for the third year in a row. The conference is also completely “free as in tea” with no registration required. Everyone is welcome to attend!

You can attend if you go to seagl.org/attend. Live streams are also available at seagl.org/watch.

As a reminder, our Code of Conduct applies during ALL SeaGL interactions. In chat, during one’s talk if you are giving one, social events during SeaGL, and on other platforms during or as a result of the conference.

Normal talk blocks are 30m. There are 20m for the talk, and 10m for optional Q&A as led by the Room Moderator. The Moderator will read questions from the text chat audience for the speaker to answer. There is no Q&A during Keynotes.

All times are listed in Pacific Daylight Time, which is UTC-07:00. (Note: The US time change happens the evening AFTER the conclusion of the conference early on Sunday morning)

9:10am-9:35am

  • 9:10am Opening Announcements
  • 9:15am Keynote by Aeva Black

9:40am-10:10am

  • Alexander Krizhanovsky - Building a CDN edge using open source
  • Neslihan Turan - Struggles and possible solutions of a local free software movement

10:25am-10:55am

  • justinribeiro - Free-Riders and the Motivations that Keep OSS Developers Writing Code
  • der.hans - Intermediate jq: sed for json

11:10am-11:40am

  • Alanna Burke - The struggle of getting an open-source community off the ground (Re-Scheduled to Saturday, November 5 at 10:00am)
  • jberkus - The Cloud Native Burrito

11:55am-12:25pm

  • TheyofHIShirts - The Fediverse @ Your Library
  • vavroom - The internet is unusable: The disabled view.

1:30pm-2:00pm

  • Deb Nicholson - Cross-Pollinate Your Volunteering
  • Bradley Molinaro - Accessible Data Visualization

2:15pm-2:45pm

  • Dawn E. Collett - Finding the right tools for your new job
  • Richard Littauer - Gulls do gull: Using Node, D3, React and occasionally grep to get insight into bird subspecies distribution

3:00pm-3:30pm

  • Afternoon TeaGL!

3:45pm-4:15pm

  • jberkus - Choose Your Candidate
  • der.hans - Firefox: Multi-Account Containers

4:30pm-4:50pm

  • Keynote by Ernie Smitch

5:30pm-6:00pm

  • Afternoon Trivia

SeaGL 2022: hang ten!
November 03, 2022

We are extremely excited for the conference which begins… TOMORROW!

There are a variety of details regarding how to attend, what’s on the schedule, and an announcement that’s been a decade in the making below. Please take a moment to read and share!

Attending SeaGL

Since we’re fully online for the third time this year, let’s talk about HOW to actually get online to watch talks and have a super social conference-going experience.

To get started visit seagl.org/attend and follow the directions to join our virtual conference space hosted in Matrix. Once there, you will be able to join rooms where you can view talks, socialize, and get assistance. Throughout the event Patch—our friendly SeaGL seagull bot—will invite you to various spaces making navigation easier.

Each talk has its own room within the virtual conference space. These rooms will move between three subspaces: current, upcoming, and completed sessions. Attendees may join these rooms to chat anytime throughout the conference. Talks are expected to be 20 minutes and if the speaker would like, they have an additional 10 minutes for Q&A, which will be collected from the presentation’s chat room.

Presenters will be delivering their talk on a private video platform. They will be assisted by volunteer moderators (please reach out if you would like to help). Our tech team will then be directing that room’s feed to a continuous YouTube video stream that is viewable within the attend platform or website’s view page.

We had intended to use an alternative to YouTube this year, but ran out of volunteer bandwidth. If you have strong objections to viewing the content on YouTube, but would still like to watch live, we are hoping to provide a solution on a best effort basis. Please consider volunteering to better address this in future years!

As a reminder, our Code of Conduct applies in all virtual conference spaces. You can also read more details about the decisions that informed our tech stack in this blog post.

Scheduled sessions

SeaGL has been striving to bring excellent content from a diverse pool of speakers for ten years and we are so excited about this year’s schedule! Some highlights include:

  • Keynote speakers: Aeva Black, Sumana Harihareswara, Lorena Mesa, and Ernie Smith
  • Social food prep and snacking
  • Afternoon TeaGL tea-time break
  • Evening trivia and mock/cocktails
  • and so much more!

Group meal

As SeaGL continues to be virtual this year we’ve been challenged on how to provide social eating events.

The word “trebuchet” might have been hinted at, but interstate lauches require more counterweight than we were willing to lift and there are probably laws against interstate food flinging.

Delivery by carrier seagull might be possible, but let’s face it, only the empty containers would arrive. Heck, just trying to fit them with basket french fry harnesses would probably bust a bunch of safety regulations.

In the end the attendee experience committee decided on revision controlled recipes from the SeaGL social-cookbook for food you can make at home. These recipes do not require cooking and can be made with ~30 minute of prep time. Choose what you’d like to make and gather the ingredients ahead of time, then come cook lunch together on Saturday!

This year’s theme

Last, but definitely not least, each year we poll the community for theme ideas and take a vote within the staff. This year that process led to…

Hang Ten, in honor of our tenth year!

illustration of a seagull riding a surfboard
CC0 1.0 Stable Diffusion (which was trained on our logo!)

Okay, that’s it for now. Thank you to everyone who took the time to read and share this post, and to all of the folks volunteering to make SeaGL such an amazing conference!

If you’d like to volunteer to help—this year or in the future—visit seagl.org/get_involved or send an email to participate@seagl.org. We hope to see you at SeaGL this year!


SeaGL 2022 Keynote Presenter: Ernie Smith
October 21, 2022

SeaGL is only two weeks away! We are therefore thrilled to be able to share that Ernie Smith will be our fourth and final keynote speaker!

Ernie Smith

Ernie Smith is the editor of Tedium, and an active internet snarker. Between his many internet side projects, he finds time to hang out with his wife Cat, who’s funnier than he is.


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Exhibitors

We will have a virtual expo hall available at SeaGL 2022. Free/libre/open-source software/hardware projects and non-profit organizations may request gratis space. There are several paid sponsorship levels and add-ons for other entities. If your group would like to exhibit at SeaGL, please review our Partnership/Sponsor Prospectus or send an email to sponsor@seagl.org for more information.

Sponsorship

We can’t do what we need to do without the support of the community. If you would like to offer financial support but don’t need an exhibit table, please send an email to sponsor@seagl.org.

Our fiscal sponsor, Open Source Initiative, set up a donation page enabling you to support SeaGL. These contributions may be tax deductible as OSI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Thank you for your support!

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