Vendor lock-in and restrictions hurt your productivity and wallet. To truly unlock your potential, you need truly accessible resources: Be it science, hardware, software or file formats.
REPLICATE lets you learn about sustainable alternatives to your digital life. We exchange ideas, tools & technology about Free Software & Open Hardware and anything in between.
14.04.2021 17:00 - 2 x 45 minutes
In this course you will learn about the wide family of free operating systems based on the Linux kernel, some of the most useful software tools available for them, as well as the philosophy that made them so successful.
Find out how easy to use and yet powerful Linux systems are, discover their advantages when compared to other operating systems, and get to understand their basic structure and most important concepts.
Furthermore, discover different flavours of Linux and get a feeling for which distribution and desktop environment would be the right match for you.
16.04.2021 17:00 - 2 x 45 minutes
Linux is well-known for being configurable and fitting many different styles of use. But what can you do with it?
Our goal in the Linux Toolbox course is to introduce a large range of tools and to teach you how you can profit from them. We'll show you typical tasks that Linux is good at, such as renaming hundreds of files, searching and replacing text, automatic downloading etc.. This way, you'll be able to recognize those tasks in the wild and don't have to do them by hand.
Linux has many useful tools, so we don't intend to cover them all in detail. We'll instead take a sweeping glance to cover as many use cases as possible and provide you with learning resources if you want to delve deeper into a topic. Most of the course will take place on the command line, but no prerequisite knowledge is required.
19.04.2021 17:00 - 2 x 45 minutes
Git is the state-of-the-art version control system, taking away the pain of continuously changing file versions. Keep track of who changed what, when and why, and revert changes easily.
GitLab allows you to save the files to the cloud, giving you a secure backup location and enabling easy collaboration. Never lose your files again, and coordinate changes in even bigger projects with ease.
This course gives you a solid understanding of git and GitLab, including its basic concepts.
We will have exercise breaks where you can apply the concepts at your own pace.
26.04.2021 17:00 - 2 x 45 minutes - Florian Moser
This is a crash course into web development. Do you want to create your own personal (research?) webpage, customize a theme, or event want to become a web developer? This will help you to get started.
28.04.2021 17:00 - 2 x 45 minutes - Nicolas König
In this course we are going to take a short look at running Linux on not Intel-based architectures. What alternatives are there and why would you use them? What works and what doesn't? Where are problems and portability pitfalls? Does the promise of portability Open Source promises really hold up to reality?
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29.04.2021 17:00 - 1 x 45 minutes - Florian Moser
IT projects are notoriously late and over budget. Technical skills are usually not the problem; but scope creep, unresolved dependencies and too optimistic forecasts are.
We will look at how you can realistically estimate effort and forecast results, and what tasks are necessary throughout the project to be able to actually deliver. The course takes the point of view of an IT Freelancer, but the tools are universal and may be applied to different contexts.
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07.05.2021 17:00 - 1 x 45 minutes - Florian Moser
Take a deeper look into how a PDF file is structured, and learn about the pro / cons of the file format. As part of this talk, we will look at the PDF and TTF specification and a (unfinished) PDF compiler (=a program that creates PDFs). At the end of this talk, you can create a minimal PDF from scratch in a text editor.
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