Tentative (not confirmed/no confirmed dates yet):
Attention, date has been rescheduled from June to September! Stay tuned for updates!
Decision-Day for the location will be 2017-06-30.
LISA stands for Large Installation System Administration. X2Go developer Mike DePaulo is also a packager and ambassador for the Fedora Linux Project, so his primary job was to man the Fedora booth and talk about Fedora. It was hard to show off X2Go to passers-by because Mike forgot the HDMI & VGA adapters for his (triple-boot) Macbook Air.
Nonetheless, he was able to show it off to a few people, including FPL (Fedora Project Lead) Matthew Miller.
Mike & Matt also agreed that Fedora's efforts to use dply to let people to try out Fedora could benefit from X2Go.
See http://www.tuebix.org/2016/programm/stefan-baur-linux-und-x2go-ein-effektiver-und-guenstiger-schutz-vor-ransomware-auf-windows-systemen/ for details regarding the talk.
This year, Stefan rocked the show alone, with a surprise visit by Ulrich Sibiller after the talk. We had a room that seats 64 people, and about 2/3 - 3/4 of the seats were occupied. That's quite an improvement over last year's TUEBIX, where h1 only had one visitor to his workshop.
The booth was staffed by Heinz-M. Graesing and Stefan Baur.
See http://www.luga.de/Aktionen/LIT-2016/abstracts.html#remote (German) for more info on Heinz' talk.
Some more pictures of the event can be found here:
The remote desktops that can be seen in some of these pictures were kindly hosted by Cirrus Computing in Canada.
Lessons learned: One table is not enough!
X2Go had a Demo booth at Linuxday.AT. Pictures can be found here:
Update: While the actual event will take place, as of now it looks as if no member of the X2Go team will be present and there might not be any X2Go demo systems at all. We apologize for the inconvenience.
As in 2014, we had a booth and a talk at the IT-Kongress.
Our talk was in German, titled “Thin Clients, Big Irons - X2Go als skalierbare Remote Desktop-Lösung” (Thin Clients, Big Irons - X2Go as a scalable Remote Desktop Solution) and we'll show some real-world use cases of X2Go in various areas. See here for the event's complete agenda (in German): https://www.it-kongress.com/programm.php
Our annual community event, a three-day “work and play” meeting at http://www.linuxhotel.de, Essen
Kjetil from Fleten.net has uploaded some of the talks to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz40iZfSttI
As in 2014, The Gathering has its own sub-page: Read more here...
Heinz offered an X2go-themed Workshop at Tuebix, sadly, participation/public interest was rather low. Click here for the (German-language) agenda of the workshop.
IBM kindly offered us another demo spot for X2Go at their Zürich “Increase your business performance with Linux on Power” event. Stefan and Mihai represented X2Go at this event ( Mike#1 couldn't make it to this one as well due to a personal scheduling conflict).
IBM kindly offered us a demo spot for X2Go at their Frankfurt “Increase your business performance with Linux on Power” event. Mike#1, Stefan and Mihai represented X2Go at this event.
Richard held the main part of the talk, with Heinz and Stefan providing additional information.
The booths of X2Go and LUG Ottobrunn were right next to each other, with the LUG Ottobrunn also demoing X2Go'ish things - as they have done in the years before.
We gave a talk (in German, once again) at the Chaos Computer Club Stuttgart's monthly open lecture event, taking place at the Stuttgart Public Library. The topic was the various use cases of X2Go, shown using some real-world examples.
German description is here: http://www.cccs.de/events/201502-x2go/
The audio recording is here: http://www.stadtbuecherei-stuttgart-audio.de/CCCS/2015_02_12_X2go.mp3
More info to come… (the talk has been recorded on video; we're still waiting for the tape/file and also for legal clearance on some of the images shown - the offer to record the talk on video was on short notice, so we didn't ask for web distribution rights of those images in advance)
Stuttgart's Linux User Group had a booth at the Hobby & Elektronik fair and presented X2Go-TCE and the Electronic Glovebox, amongst other things. (Hover over the pictures for an explanation of what you see …)
Note that this talk was in German.
Title: X2Go - an OSS Remote Desktop and how it is used in companies
Various users and contributors to the project talked about and/or demoed their individual use cases. The X2Go team was represented by Heinz-M. Graesing (h1), as well as Mihai Moldovan (ionic) and Stefan Baur.
Congress homepage including agenda is here: https://www.it-kongress.com
According to a local newspaper report (German), there were roughly 260 attendees to the event, out of which about 50 decided to listen to our talk.
A raw video of the talk is now available here. Thanks to Juri Grabowski for the recording and to Mihai (ionic) for the postprocessing.
Oleksandr 'Alex' Shneyder, Mihai Moldovan, and Stefan Baur represented the X2Go team at IBM's “Increase your business performance with Linux on Power (German)” event at IBM Ehningen, Germany. See http://www-304.ibm.com/events/idr/idrevents/register.action?meid=19136&ieid=12189 for details. Note that we will not be holding a talk, but feel free to walk up to us and ask us questions during the breaks and during the hands-on sessions in the afternoon.
Date: 2014-10-31 to 2014-11-02
Three-day event at http://www.linuxhotel.de (for conditions, see: https://www.linuxhotel.de/community.html / http://www.linuxhotel.de/community.en.html, Essen (“work and play” gathering; grid power, wifi, hotel style rooms, youth hostel-like service, recreational facilities available, sightseeing tours/group entertainment available in the evening)
Thanks to German Rail retiring (in Blade Runner style) the heritage railbusses from service, there will be no X2GoHackTrain in 2014. :'( Had they been available, a combination of train ride, BBQ at a lake side, and an optional short hike would have been planned.
Replacement Event: X2Go: The Gathering 2014 @ Linuxhotel (see above)
Our two Mikes (Gabriel|DePaulo) were interviewed about X2Go by the famous Randal L. Schwartz (merlyn) and equally famous Randi Harper (freebsdgirl) on the FLOSS Weekly Netcast: http://twit.tv/floss295
If you're having trouble watching the embedded video on that page, try one of these links:
Sadly, neither Heinz nor Alex were able to make it to the 2013 event, but Mihai was back, and Mihai and Stefan were joined by a few fellow Linux/X2Go enthusiasts from LinuxHaus Stuttgart. This time, we had the entire dining car for ourselves as our rolling party location, and after having lunch in the station diner again, we got a guided tour around the stables and horses of the state-run stud farm. It seems that nobody remembered to take pictures, though.
The X2Go Project did not get accepted for GSOC2013
X2GoHackTrain 2012 started out as a plan for a company-sponsored BBQ for the X2Go core developers. During the initial planning stages, it turned out that Alex (X2Go Co-Founder) would not be able to attend during summer due to his personal commitments, and by the time he would be able to attend, temperatures would be too low for an enjoyable BBQ.
So, X2GoHackTrain to the rescue: As the owner of the company that wanted to sponsor the BBQ is also a member of a volunteer organization that maintains a heritage Diesel railbus, the decision was made to gather inside the train, have lunch together at a railway station diner along the way, and visit a car museum.
Participants in 2012 were: Heinz-M. Graesing (X2Go Co-Founder), Alex (X2Go Co-Founder), Mihai (X2Go Mac/Win Co-Developer until Mike#2 took over), Stefan (owner of BAUR-ITCS UG and sponsor of the event)
(From left to right: Alex, Stefan, Heinz)