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Events / Workshops

Upcoming Events


Tentative (not confirmed/no confirmed dates yet):

  • LinuxDay.AT 2017 - 2017-12-02 (yes, DECEMBER) - no CFP yet
  • Linux Expo Ulm 2017 - Date TBD (2017-05-06, maybe? - if at all - next opportunity would be in October, as LPD 2017.2 is on 2017-11-18, only 9 days after the IT-Kongress, which is just plain impossible for us to handle)

IT-Kongress 2017, Neu-Ulm, Germany (2017-11-09)

  • As one of the X2Go core team members is on the planning committee, we'll have a small booth again, as in the previous years
  • This year's talk will be about the new X2Go-TCE-Live and might feature Hans Bonfigt as co-presenter
  • Booth staff should arrive at 07:00 CET
  • Event opens for the public at 09:30 CET and closes around 17:00 CET
  • More info can be found here:
  • Full event schedule is available here

X2Go: The Gathering 2017, Location: Adventure Campus, Treuchtlingen, Germany 2017-09-22 to 2017-09-24

  • As in the previous years, there's a sub-page with all the details: Read more here...

Past Events

TUEBIX 2017, Tuebingen, Germany (2017-06-24)

  • Booth & Talk confirmed
  • Talk title: Thin Clients, Big Irons - X2Go als skalierbare Remote Desktop-Lösung (Thin Clients, Big Irons - X2Go as a scalable Remote Desktop Solution)
  • While we've had that talk title before, the content will be all new and with more live demos
  • Confirmed booth staffers: Mihai, Uwe, Juri, Stefan#1 (maybe not from the very beginning), Uli (maybe not from the very beginning)
  • Turns out this was going to be our Biggest Booth Ever - three tables (and a spare chair for 100cm Tux) so we were able to run four different ThinClients in parallel, as well as the Published Applications Demo on our trusty hp Compaq tc1100 convertible

LITA - Linux Info Tag Augsburg 2017, Augsburg, Germany (2017-04-22)

  • Talk confirmed (re-run of the one from LinuxDay.AT 2016 / CLT2017, with some minor updates, starting 16:15 CEST, Room C - complete schedule here) - Slides available here
  • Booth confirmed (Volunteers are Stefan#1, Juri, Uwe and Franz) LITA-2017-planning
  • h1 did a surprise visit
  • Stefan#2 was unable to attend
  • Thanks to the company Niuco, which donated a then-current Raspberry Pi 1 to the X2Go Project a few years back, we were able to macgyver a UMTS router out of this Raspi and a UMTS USB stick - else, neither our booth nor the adjacent booth of LUG Ottobrunn would have had internet access.

Franz and Stefan#1

IBM: Success Made with Partners, Stuttgart, Mercedes-Benz Arena (2017-04-06)

  • The Agenda is available here
  • Stefan#1 represented X2Go with his company BAUR-ITCS UG (haftungsbeschränkt)

Linux User Group Ulm, Neu-Ulm, Germany (2017-04-04)

  • Stefan#1 will be presenting the X2Go Broker Demo to the members of the Linux User Group Ulm, due to a request by one of its members
  • Meeting place is the restaurant “dany/s” in Neu-Ulm, Germany
  • The event starts with an informal get-together and dinner at 19:30 CEST, the actual demo will probably start around 20:00 - 21:00 CEST
  • More information on the LUG Ulm can be found here (in German)

Chemnitzer LinuxTage, Chemnitz, Germany (2017-03-11/2017-03-12)

  • The talk was mostly a re-run of the one from LinuxDay.AT 2016, with some minor updates and a quick live demo of DLL hijacking on Windows - see here
  • The booth was staffed by Stefan#1, Juri, and Uwe - see here for the description (in German)
  • Stefan#1 also acted as “field reporter” for Radio free FM, with CLT's Ralph Sontag as guest - a recording (sans music, due to licensing costs) can be downloaded here: webplayer / MP3 (The interview starts at about 38 minutes into the recording)

Radio Interview (in German), Radio free FM, Ulm (2017-02-12, 13:00h - 15:00h)

  • this time more focused on X2Go
  • with Stefan and Hans Bonfigt (via phone) as guests
  • Hans Bonfigt has recently discovered X2Go and is more and more happy with it
  • It will be broadcast live, and you can tune in via web: Go to for a web-based player, or use e.g. in VLC.
  • For those of you preferring to tune in with a classic analog radio receiver, Radio Free FM is available on:
    • 97.70 MHz - in the cable networks serving the Ulm/Neu-Ulm area
    • 93.45 MHz - in the cable networks serving Neu-Ulm, Altenstadt a. d. Iller, Bellenberg, Holzheim bei Neu-Ulm, Illertissen, Kellmünz a. d. Iller, Pfaffenhofen a. d. Roth, Senden, Vöhringen, Weißenhorn
    • 102.60 MHz - via terrestrial antenna in the Heidenheim, Augsburg, Mindelheim, Memmingen, Biberach, Ehingen area.
  • A recording (sans music, due to licensing costs) can be downloaded here: webplayer / MP3


Fedora at LISA16 Expo, Boston MA 2016-12-07 & 2016-12-08

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.

Mike DePaulo showing off X2Go to Fedora Project Lead Matthew Miller. Server: GNOME Software running under MATE. Client: GNOME on Wayland

Radio Interview (in German), Radio free FM, Ulm (2016-12-04, 13:00h - 15:00h)

Booth & Talk @ Linuxday.AT 2016, Dornbirn, Austria (2016-11-26)

  • booth and talk confirmed
  • A video recording of Stefan#1's talk is available here
  • Stefan#1 and ionic were there, with Stefan#2 as stand-in
  • You could find them at booth B2

Hobby & Elektronik 2016, Stuttgart, Germany (2016-11-17 to 2016-11-20)

  • Stuttgart's Linux User Group Demo'ed X2Go-TCE on a Raspberry Pi
  • Stefan#1 was around on Friday (2016-11-18)
  • one of our newest team members, Juri Grabowski (gratuxri) was present on Saturday (2016-11-19) and Sunday (2016-11-20)
  • you would have found them at booth 5E57 ;-)

Booth & Talk (in German) @ IT-Kongress, University of Applied Sciences, Neu-Ulm, Germany (2016-11-10)

Booth & Talk (in German) @ Linux Expo Ulm / LinuxPresentationDay 2016.2, Blautal-Center Ulm, Germany (2016-10-22)

Setting up the booth

IBM Linux on Power Anwendertag, Böblingen, Germany (2016-10-05)

  • Neither booth nor talk, but Stefan#1 was around to represent X2Go and met some interesting people - some of them already using X2Go and praising its features.
  • A rather controversial recap of the events can be found at German) - the funny thing is that it derides most of the event, but in the final few paragraphs, it praises X2Go as the tool that IBM could use to boost POWER sales - if they'd only realize its worth.

20 Jahre Heise Online, Hanover, Germany (2016-08-27)

X2Go: The Gathering 2016 @ Linuxhotel, Essen, Germany (2016-08-19 - 2016-08-21)

  • Stefan took care of organizing this event
  • As in the previous years, there's a sub-page with all the details: Read more here...

Talk (in German) @ TUEBIX, Tübingen, Germany (2016-06-11)

See 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.

Booth & Talk (in German) @ Linux-Infotag Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany (2016-04-16)

The booth was staffed by Heinz-M. Graesing and Stefan Baur.

See (German) for more info on Heinz' talk.

Our booth @ LITA 2016Same booth, different angle, different camera

Heinz and Stefan discussing X2Go with visitorsHeinz giving a quick demo on his laptop to another visitor

Some more pictures of the event can be found here:

(Entire album here, JavaScript required)

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! ;-)


Linuxday.AT, Dornbirn, Austria (2015-11-21)

Hobby & Elektronik, Stuttgart, Germany (2015-11-19 - 2015-11-22)

Stuttgart's Linux User Group will have a booth at the Hobby & Elektronik fair again and will present X2Go-TCE and the Electronic Glovebox, amongst other things.

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.

Booth & also a Talk @ IT-Kongress, University of Applied Sciences, Neu-Ulm, Germany (2015-11-12)

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):

Our booth @ IT-Kongress 2015 Our booth @ IT-Kongress 2015

X2Go: The Gathering 2015 @ Linuxhotel Essen, Germany (2015-06-19 to 2015-06-21)

Our annual community event, a three-day “work and play” meeting at, Essen

Saturday evening @ Unperfekthaus: Denmark ( vs. Spain (Qindel Group) table football match

Nito from Qindel playing the guitar on Sunday

Sunday, right before Kjetil and Mark left

Kjetil from has uploaded some of the talks to YouTube:

As in 2014, The Gathering has its own sub-page: Read more here...

PLUG (Philadelphia Linux Users Group) West (2015-06-15)

An overview on X2Go, and then a demonstration of it running on a cloud server hosted by 1 of PLUG's sponsors, Linode. More details.

Tuebix - LinuxDay @ Tuebingen, Germany (2015-06-13)

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 Linux on Power event @ IBM Zürich, Switzerland (2015-06-09)

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). Preparing ourselves for our guestsVisitors from adcubum

IBM Linux on Power event @ IBM Frankfurt, Germany (2015-05-07)

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.

Booth & Talk (in German) @ Linux-Infotag Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany (2015-03-28)

At Linux-Infotag Augsburg, we (Heinz and Stefan) had two “partners”: Richard Albrecht and the Linux User Group Ottobrunn.

See here (in German) for the official agenda and here (in German) for the talk description.

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.

Chaos Computer Club Stuttgart, Germany (2015-02-12)

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:

The audio recording is here:

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)


Hobby & Elektronik, Stuttgart, Germany (2014-11-20 - 2014-11-23)

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 …)

Big Tux on top, posters explaining X2Go use cases on the wall. Booting up the X2Go-TCE ThinClients ... Phoca poster on the left, fanless X2Go TerminalServer on the table Two more fanless X2Go-ThinClients (NFS-booted X2Go-TCE) X2Go Client on Windows XP, Published Application Mode, next to a fanless Electronic GloveBox as X2Goserver

Booth & Talk @ IT-Kongress, University of Applied Sciences, Neu-Ulm, Germany (2014-11-13)

:!: 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:

University homepage is here: (German), (English)

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.

Meet the X2Go Devs at IBM Ehningen, Germany (2014-11-05)

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 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.

X2Go: The Gathering 2014 @ Linuxhotel

Date: 2014-10-31 to 2014-11-02

Three-day event at (for conditions, see: /, 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)

Linuxhotel Linuxhotel Conference Room

Saturday Afternoon: Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, Guided Tour Saturday Evening: Dinner at Unperfekthaus, Essen


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.

Replacement Event: X2Go: The Gathering 2014 @ Linuxhotel (see above)

X2Go on FLOSS Weekly #295 (2014-05-21)

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:

Randal L. Schwartz, Randi Harper, Mike#1, Mike#2

If you're having trouble watching the embedded video on that page, try one of these links:


X2GoHackTrain 2013 (2013-09-15)

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. :-(

DebConf 2013

Mike Gabriel

Talk on X2Go (Alternative YT link: by Mike Gabriel (August 2013)

Google Summer or Code 2013

The X2Go Project did not get accepted for GSOC2013 :-(


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.

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)

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