This year again, Nextcloud conference has been great: More than 200 guests, a hackweek, two days of awesome talks, a great barbecue party where we got to hang out as an awesome community, and much more! As usual, most of the talks presented in the weekend sessions were short lightning talks by our contributors, employees and partners who had the occasion to present their great work on Nextcloud.
While nothing can replace being there in person (if you didn’t attend this year, join us next year!), we want to make the contents from Nextcloud conference available for those who couldn’t make it.
group photo 2018
Like every year, this edition of Nextcloud featured some great keynotes:
In the opening talk, Nextcloud founder Frank Karlitschek announced great news for Nextcloud: Millions of NEC routers, Nextcloud 14 and our Simple Signup program!
Linus Neumann, CCC Hacker, talked about data sovereignty in his keynote “L’utilisateur, c’est moi!”
Hans Erasmus presented an overview of how the North-West University in South Africa came to use Nextcloud with Collabora Online, and their plans for the future
Jona Azizaj and Xheni Myrtag share their Nextcloud Rails Girls Summer of Code journey – why they chose Nextcloud, what happened during the scholarship and what exciting things were waiting for them when they finished the RGSoC.
Lightning talks are short sessions aiming at bringing the audience in only one track. They first allow to connect faces and topics: knowing who is doing what helps start the discussion! They are also a good option timewise, as 5 minutes encourage people to go straight to the point: no lengthy presentations, no people leaving the room because they’re not interested in the topic. Finally, they are a nice occasion to advertise workshops or more in-depth discussions later in the day to bring people together around a specific topic!
Here is an overview of what was discussed on Saturday:
Getting started contributing to Nextcloud – Kevin Gathuku
Pew pew sounds and mothers-in-law – Arthur Schiwon
How we can get control back from the Internet giants – Masayuki Note
Desktop Client – Camila Ayres
Enough: an app and a community to help journalists, sources and HRD – Loïc Dachary
Undoing a Ransomware infection – Marcel Waldvogel & Matthias Held
Recent work on Collabora Online by Collabora – Tor Lillqvist
Prototype Fund Round 5: Let machines learn! – Katharina Meyer
Improvements in frontend testing of Nextcloud – Julius Härtl
Using Nextcloud at the Municipality of Tirana – Silva Arapi
From VideoCalls to Talk – Joas Schilling & Ivan Sein
Talk for Android – Blend of the little things – Mario Danic
Spreed services for Nextcloud Talk – Joachim Bauch
Diversity in Open Source – Camila Ayres, Jona Azizaj, Jan-Christoph Borchardt
The Nextcloud VM – Daniel Hansson
♻️ Make yourself obsolete! – Jan-Christoph Borchardt
1-Click install: integrate Nextcloud with your system – Alessandro Polidori
F-Droid status update – Marcus Hoffmann
Introducing cdav-library – Georg Ehrke
Another year of HackerOne statistics – Roeland Douma
Sunday, the following lighting talks took place:
Indie Computing Special Announcement – Johannes Ernst
Nextcloud’s Two-Factor Authentication – Christoph Wurst
My GIT journey to contributing to Nextcloud – Jessica Greene
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