Froscon 2023

Author: Christoph Stoettner
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First talk at FroSCon 2023

Photo by Henning Rohde | amalix

Last week I attended FrOSCon[], a yearly conference about Free and Open-Source software, organized by the computer science department of the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg.

I had the honor to do two sessions. This time I did them in German, both are recorded by the marvelous c3voc .

This was my forth FroSCon, and it was like coming home. It began with a nice dinner with some new and old friends on the day before the event. The first conference day I had the first slot after the opening session and I felt somehow nervous. But with a very kind introduction by Henning Rohde (Thanks Henning, for the pictures of me during the talk!), it got better, and I started showing my workflow with dot files and package installation.

Dotfiles verwalten

My second session about alternatives to table calculation software started with a thread on Mastodon . There I asked for links and stories about how people use Excel or Google sheets for way more than it was intended to be used.

I got that many responses and links, I couldn’t add all of these, but it is a great read. Thanks for all comments in Mastodon and mail.

Was man besser nicht mit einer Tabellenkalkulation macht

During the talk, Sujeevan made this photo. The talk was in HS1/2, the biggest room of the conference. Having a session there is always a bit special.

Photographer: Sujeevan Vijayakumaran

There were many more talks and I met with other speakers and attendees during the two days. The overall mood was great and we had insightful discussions.

I can recommend attending FrOSCon to anybody who is interested in Free and Open-Source software! Maybe we see each other there next year.

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