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 ====== Events / Workshops ====== ====== Events / Workshops ======
 ===== Upcoming Events ===== ===== Upcoming Events =====
-==== Linuxtag 2013 ==== +==== Hobby & Elektronik, Stuttgart, Germany (2014-11-20 - 2014-11-23) ​==== 
-   +Stuttgart'​s [[http://​​|Linux User Group]] will have a booth at the [[http://​​hobby/​|Hobby & Elektronik]] fair and is planning to present [[wiki:​advanced:​tce:​install|X2Go-TCE]] and the [[doc:​deployment-stories:​electronic-glovebox|Electronic Glovebox]], amongst other things. 
-4 People ​as booth team needed ​(May 22nd till 25th)+ 
 +==== Booth & Talk @ IT-Kongress,​ University of Applied Sciences, Neu-Ulm, Germany (2014-11-13) ==== 
 +:!: Note that the talk will be in German. 
 +Title: X2Go - an OSS Remote Desktop and how it is used in companies 
 +Various users and contributors to the project will talk about and/or demo their individual use cases. 
 +Congress homepage is here, with the 2014 schedule to appear soon: https://​ 
 +University homepage is here: https://​​ (German), https://​​en/​home/​ (English) 
 +==== X2GoHackTrain 2014 - cancelled :-( ==== 
 +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. 
 +==== X2Go: The Gathering 2014 @ Linuxhotel ==== 
 +(new X2Go Community Event 2014) 
 +Date: 2014-10-31 to 2014-11-02 
 +Three-day event at http://​ (for conditions, see: https://​​community.html / http://​​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) 
 +__Plan for Friday 2014-10-31:​__ 
 +  ​* arrival: 1800 hours/6pm local time (CET - Central European Time - note that daylight saving time in Germany ends a few days before this date) 
 +  option to order Pizza, bringing your own food is OK, too. 
 +  * get-together in the chimney room (there'​s Wi-Fi and power, so if you want to code away, feel free to do so) 
 +__Plan for Saturday 2014-11-01:​__ 
 +  * breakfast between 0900 hours/9am - 1000 hours/10am local time 
 +  * coding session in meeting room 
 +  * English guided tour: http://​​angebote/​about-coal-and-miners starting 1500 hours/3pm local time (note that we will have to leave Linuxhotel/​Unperfekthaus before that, as our teleporter and time machine are still undergoing repairs ;-)) 
 +    * **Update: we will have to //arrive// by approx. 1430 hours/​2:​30pm local time to pick up our reserved tickets!** 
 +    * This means we will  
 +      - leave Linuxhotel by 1320 hours/​1:​20pm local time,  
 +      - walk to the subway station (approx 15 minutes) and buy our subway tickets,  
 +      - take the 1345 hours/​1:​45pm subway to Essen Main Station,  
 +      - take the Tram # 107 departing 1417 hours/​2:​17pm local time to Essen Zollverein 
 +      - walk from Essen Zollverein to the ticket ​booth (approx. 2 minutes) 
 +    * Due to late feedback from some participants,​ there are only 6 slots available for the tour unless we would book a custom one (which would have been more expensive, so we opted against it) 
 +    * We have reserved these 6 slots and will fill them as follows 
 +      - Mike#2 
 +      - Uwe 
 +      - Mihai 
 +      - Kjetil 
 +      - Heinz 
 +      - either Stefan or Mike#1 
 +    * **Tour participants:​ Please bring warm clothing and wear sturdy shoes, as we will be spending a good deal of the tour outside and/or on slippery ground, and things might get dirty (it is a //coal// mine, after all ...)! ** 
 +  * <​del>​depending on majority vote, we will either have lunch before the guided tour, or dinner afterwards.</​del>​ **Update:** Dinner will be after the guided tour, see below. 
 +  * For Dinner, we will go to the http://​ restaurant, as they offer "flat rate" food and all items on their menu are tagged in English and German. 
 +    * Tour participants:​ 
 +      - You will leave the mining site with the Tram #107 to Viehofer Platz at either  
 +        * 1714 hours/​5:​14pm or  
 +        * 1729 hours/​5:​29pm,​ depending on the exact ending time of the tour (it is scheduled to last 2 hours),  
 +      - from Viehofer Platz, it is an 11 minute walk to Unperfekthaus,​  
 +      - So you will arrive at Unperfekthaus either around 1737 hours/​5:​37pm local time or 1752 hours/​5:​52pm local time. 
 +    * Folks staying behind at Linuxhotel, please: 
 +      - leave Linuxhotel by 1655 hours/​4:​55pm local time,  
 +      - walk to the subway station Essen-Horst,​ 
 +      - get your tickets,  
 +      - board subway line S3 departing 1715 hours/​5:​15pm local time to Essen West, 
 +      - at Essen West, change to Tram #109 departing 1732 hours/​5:​32pm local time and exit at Berliner Platz, 
 +      - from there, it's a 5 minute walk to the Unperfekthaus,​ so you should be there by 1746 hours/​5:​46pm. 
 +    * If you decide to tour the city on your own, please be at Unperfekthaus around 1745 hours/​5:​45pm. 
 +    * **Info:** Unperfekthaus is located at Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 18, Essen. 
 +    * **Pricing info** 
 +      * guided tour through the coal mine: 9 EUR per person 
 +      * Unperfekthaus food & soft drink flat rate plus visit to the exhibition area: 15,90 EUR per person for one hour, option to upgrade to up to five hours by paying 4 EUR extra p.p. -> 19,90 EUR total p.p. 
 +__Plan for Sunday 2014-11-02:​__ 
 +  * breakfast between 0900 hours/9am - 1000 hours/10am local time 
 +  * "room cleaning rage" (we need to clean the rooms ourselves, that's one of the reasons why the rates are so cheap) 
 +  * stowing of personal belongings in chimney room or conference room 
 +  * option to order pizza 
 +  * coding session 
 +  * departure is around 1530 hours/​3:​30pm local time 
 +  * planning and preparation - Stefan 
 +  * carpooling option for the Karlsruhe-Frankfurt-Essen route - Mihai 
 +  * liaison for Linuxhotel staff between 2014-10-31 and 2014-11-02 - Mike#1 
 +__Info for train travellers:​__ 
 +  * The nearest subway station is "​Essen-Horst"​ 
 +  * This subway line is operated by Deutsche Bahn, so you can book your railway ticket to destination Essen-Horst and have the subway ticket included in your regular train ticket. Advantage: no need to figure out how the local ticket vending machine works 
 +  * It's a ~ 15 Minute walk from Essen-Horst to the Linuxhotel, please use the route as suggested here: http://​​maps/​wJWrv 
 +  * NB: some navigation systems plot a shorter pedestrian route that leads through the woods, but from personal experience I (Stefan) can tell you that you do not want to use that path when carrying luggage, possibly in the dark, when you've never walked it before. 
 +__Topics for the coding sessions:​__ 
 +  - brain storming: organizational structure for an X2Go foundation/​club/​association or similar 
 +    * suggestion by Stefan: Since it will most likely be a "​club"​ ("​eingetragener Verein"​) under German law, we need 7 people physically present for the founding.  
 +      * The Gathering 2014 will be too early to get the club founded. 
 +      * We should prepare all the necessary paperwork ASAP after "X2Go: The Gathering 2014" and aim for a "X2Go: The Gathering 2015" way earlier in 2015, maybe some time between March-May, where we can get the club founded. 
 +      * "X2Go: The Gathering 2015" could take place in Treuchtlingen,​ where X2Go was originally created. 
 +  - show-and-tell:​  
 +    - new X2Go TCE (both Mike#​1'​s and Stefan'​s approach) 
 +    - electronic GloveBox (Stefan) 
 +    - mTelePlayer (theUserII/​GZNG will join us for a talk - via Skype) 
 +  - X2Go Client/​Server NG - event-driven architecture (Mike#1? Who else?) 
 +  - support for rbash, postgres, gssapi (Henning) 
 +  - possibly something Window-ish or Mac-ish by Mike#2 and/or Mihai 
 +===== Past Events ===== 
 +==== 2014 ==== 
 +=== X2Go on FLOSS Weekly #295 (2014-05-21) === 
 +Our two Mikes (Gabriel|DePaulo) were interviewed about X2Go by the famous Randal L. Schwartz ([[https://​​merlyn|merlyn]]) and equally famous Randi Harper ([[https://​​freebsdgirl|freebsdgirl]]) on the //<​nowiki>​FLOSS Weekly</​nowiki>//​ Netcast: http://​​floss295 
 +If you're having trouble watching the embedded video on that page, try one of these links: 
 +  * [[http://​​pts/​redirect.mp4/​​video/​floss/​floss0295/​floss0295_h264m_1280x720_1872.mp4|HD Video]] 
 +  * [[http://​​pts/​redirect.mp4/​​video/​floss/​floss0295/​floss0295_h264m_864x480_500.mp4|SD Video, large]] 
 +  * [[http://​​pts/​redirect.mp4/​​video/​floss/​floss0295/​floss0295_h264b_640x368_256.mp4|SD Video, small]] 
 +  * [[http://​​pts/​redirect.mp3/​​audio/​floss/​floss0295/​floss0295.mp3|Audio only]] 
 +==== 2013 ==== 
 +=== X2GoHackTrain 2013 (2013-09-15) === 
 +Sadly, both Heinz and Alex weren'​t 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 [[http://​|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 [[http://​​pb/,​Lde/​Startseite/​Service/​English+Site|state-run stud farm.]]  
 +It seems that nobody remembered to take pictures, though. :-( 
 +=== DebConf 2013 === 
 +  * [[http://​​pub/​debian-meetings/​2013/​debconf13/​webm-high/​960_X2Go_Terminal_Server_Suite_and_Debian.webm|Talk on X2Go]] by Mike Gabriel (August 2013) 
 +=== Google Summer or Code 2013 === 
 +  * The X2Go Project did not get accepted for GSOC2013 
 +==== 2012 ==== 
 +=== X2GoHackTrain 2012 (2012-09-30) === 
 +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. ​
-==== Google Summer or Code 2013 ==== +Participants in 2012 wereHeinz-MGraesing (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)
-   +
-* [[events:gsoc2013|Read more...]]+
-===== Upcoming Workshops / Trainings =====+(From left to right: Alex, Stefan, Heinz)
-==== X2Go Basic Installation Workshop ==== 
-  * Beginning June 2013 in [[http://​​Bilder.109.0.html|Treuchtlingen]] (more information soon [[mailto:​|contact Heinz]]) ​ 
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