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branch master updated: website: Release conference schedule.

From: julien lepiller
Subject: branch master updated: website: Release conference schedule.
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2022 17:58:54 -0500

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     new f3d7e39  website: Release conference schedule.
f3d7e39 is described below

commit f3d7e39f81d2da805180c7fff20bec01defd4d27
Author: Julien Lepiller <>
AuthorDate: Mon Feb 14 15:17:48 2022 +0100

    website: Release conference schedule.
    * website/posts/ New file.
    * website/apps/base/templates/theme.scm: Update header bar.
 website/apps/base/templates/theme.scm              |  36 +--
 .../posts/  | 281 +++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 299 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)

diff --git a/website/apps/base/templates/theme.scm 
index 3aa09ea..bdad023 100644
--- a/website/apps/base/templates/theme.scm
+++ b/website/apps/base/templates/theme.scm
@@ -121,29 +121,29 @@
       ,(navbar #:active-item active-menu-item)
       ;; NOTE: Comment these messages out when they are not needed anymore.
+      ;(div
+      ; (@ (class "message-box msg-info"))
+      ; (p ,(G_ `("Online conference February 19-20. "
+      ;           ,(G_ `(a
+      ;                  (@ (href 
+      ;                  "Learn more"))
+      ;           "!"))))
        (@ (class "message-box msg-info"))
        (p ,(G_ `("Online conference February 19-20. "
+                 "Watch the "
+                 ,(G_ `(a
+               (@ (href "";))
+               "pre-recorded talks"))
+            ;     "."
+            ;     ,(G_ `(a
+               ;(@ (href "";))
+               ;"Join us"))
+                 "! Learn "
                  ,(G_ `(a
-                        (@ (href 
-                        "Learn more"))
+               (@ (href ,(guix-url 
+               "more"))
-      ;(div
-      ; (@ (class "message-box msg-info"))
-      ; (p ,(G_ `("Online conference November 22nd. "
-      ;           "Watch the "
-      ;           ,(G_ `(a
-         ;     (@ (href "";))
-         ;     "pre-recorded talks"))
-      ;           "."
-      ;           ,(G_ `(a
-         ;     (@ (href "";))
-         ;     "Join us"))
-      ;           "! Learn "
-      ;           ,(G_ `(a
-         ;     (@ (href ,(guix-url "blog/2020/online-guix-day-announce-2/")))
-         ;     "more"))
-      ;           "!"))))
       ,(if (null? crumbs) "" (breadcrumbs crumbs))
diff --git a/website/posts/ 
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+title: Online Guix Day Conference: schedule released!
+date: 2022-02-14 00:00
+author: Guix Hackers
+slug: online-guix-days-2022-announcement-2
+tags: Conference, Community
+The Guix hackers are very happy to announce the second online Guix Days
+Conference on **Saturday and Sunday, 19 & 20 February 2022**.  This conference
+is open to everyone (**no registration fee**) and will be held entirely online.
+Want to know the schedule, read on!
+*There will be no live talks during the Guix Days!  Please watch the talks 
+![Guix Days logo](/static/blog/img/Guix-Days-online-2022.png)
+[Join us live]() (TBA) on the 19 and 20 to
+participate in the various sessions!
+Live discussions will take place on Saturday and Sunday, and the agenda is
+the following (UTC+1, Paris time). Schedule is subject to change:
+### Saturday
+ - 10:00–10:35: (BoF) **10 years of Guix - a retrospective (tbd)**
+ - 10:40–11:15: **[Making Images for AWS Lambda Functions and Deploying Them 
+ - 11:20–11:55: **[Gaming on 
+ `(break)`
+ - 13:00–13:35: **Spontaneous topics**
+ - 13:40–14:15: **[A Deep Dive into the Guile Documentation & Makeover 
+ - 14:20–14:55: (BoF) **Community**
+ `(break)`
+ - 16:00–16:35: **Spontaneous topics**
+ - 16:40–17:15: **[My experiences as a newcomer to 
+ - 17:20–17:55: **[How GNU Guix saved me when my laptop caught water,  how it 
didn't, and where it 
+### Sunday
+ - 10:00–10:35: (BoF) **, Guix Build Coordinator  and 
related topics Q&A**
+ - 10:40–11:15: **[Dreaming of better patch 
+ - 11:20–11:55: **Spontaneous topics**
+ `(break)`
+ - 13:00–13:35: **[Modernizing 
+ - 13:40–14:15: (BoF) **Guix Installer**
+ - 14:20–14:55: **Spontaneous topics**
+ `(break)`
+ - 16:00–18:00: **Future of Guix (tbd)**
+Each session will be question/answer and discussion related to the topic via
+the BigBlueButton instance.
+The slots are short so please watch the
+[videos]( beforehand to better enjoy
+the discussions.  The term BoF means open discussion to address prospects.  The
+last discussion may be longer depending on what you have to share.
+The main channel for the day will be the video chat and questions will be asked
+via the chat hosted there or––because we love it––via `#guix` on
+[``]( then the floor
+might be shared, opening more mics.  The discussions will not be recorded
+because we would like to keep them informal––where people are less impressed to
+share their point of views.
+**The [Code of
+applies for all the channels of communication.**
+##### 10 years of Guix - a retrospective
+Chaired by *GNU Guix Maintainers*
+This session will present the various milestones reached by the project
+during the 10 years of its existence, from its first commit in 2012 to
+today, in 2022.
+##### Making Images for AWS Lambda Functions and Deploying Them with Guix
+Presented by *George Vafeiadis* and *Phil Beadling*.
+AWS Lambda is an event driven, serverless compute service which is
+provisioned using custom-made Docker images.  We were interested in seeing if
+we could harness Guix's Docker output to produce AWS compatible input images.
+Using Guix has enabled us to cut a lot of bulk out of the base image to
+produce a lean result.  The talk will cover wrapping of the Lambda Python
+Runtime Interface Client in Guix, the various challenges in doing so, and
+an overview of the resulting pipeline that we can plug into our CI/CD system.
+We will provide example code and packages which people can then build upon
+(the ultimate aim is to submit these packages to the official Guix channel).
+##### Gaming on Guix
+Presented by *Tobias Alexandra Platen*.
+This year the I Love Free Software Day 2022, includes Free Software
+games such as Veloren and Armagetron Advanced. Since I only
+play free software Games, I cant play VRChat, so I decided to go with
+V-Sekai instead, VR platform powered by the Godot Engine. 
+I plan to package those games for GUIX.
+##### A Deep Dive into the Guile Documentation & Makeover Proposal
+Presented by *Blake Shaw*.
+Recent discussions on the Guix mailing list revealed that many in the Guix
+community have found the Guile Reference Manual difficult to navigate as
+newcomers.  That should come as no surprise — in PDF form, the docs span
+approximately *850 pages*, making it a quite hefty set of documents for an
+implementation of a minimal programming language like Scheme, even when
+compared to the documentation of relatively large PLs; the Racket Guide,
+for instance, is only 450 pages, while the Rust Book is approximately 550
+Serving at the same time as a reference manual & API specification, the
+large size may in part be attributed to what simultaneously makes Guile an
+appealing project to contribute to, while also rendering the documentation
+process somewhat delicate: Guile is a massive collective project featuring
+the contributions of many authors over the course of three decades,
+contributions which Guilers would hate to trivialize or treat as insignificant
+or edit away on a whim.  Additionally, Guile comes from a long set of
+traditions within Scheme hacking which itself is deep with sage wisdom
+spanning many pedagogical philosophies and one of the greatest literature
+traditions of hacker culture.  Is it possible to perform a makeover of the
+Guile Documentation while respecting these historical threads, at the same time
+rendering it more approachable for new users while not forsaking the deep
+nuggets of wisdom that lie therein?
+##### Community
+Chaired by *jgart*.
+##### My experiences as a newcomer to Guix
+Presented by *John Kehayias*.
+Just over 6 months ago I had never heard of GNU Guix or knew what it was,
+and now I'm submitting patches and enjoy hacking on my Guix system constantly
+(and spending too much time on IRC).  In this talk I will answer how I got
+here, what my experiences have been, and what I've learned as a newbie to
+I have been a Linux user for many years, from Debian in the early 32bit to
+64bit era, to compiling kernels for a Gentoo media box, and more recently
+Arch as my full-time distro on 3 computers (yes, insert Arch meme).  But
+now all I want is Guix on everything.
+Along the way I had to learn what Guix is, how to use it, and how to hack on
+it.  There are clear highlights like being able to use Scheme everywhere and
+the cleanliness of a declarative, atomic system, but also rough spots in a
+still growing distro and community, like adapting to mailing lists, patch
+review, and the "Guix way."  I hope my perspectives will be interesting
+for other newcomers to learn from, as well as the more experienced Guix-ers
+to help continue the development of GNU Guix.
+##### How GNU Guix saved me when my laptop caught water,  how it didn't, and 
where it couldn't
+Presented by *Liliana Marie Prikler*.
+Based on events that actually occurred, this talk shows how to
+1. use Guix on a foreign distribution to get a configuration made on
+   Guix System running
+2. use Guix' containerization to access files (and services) on a third
+   machine without modifying data on that machine (e.g. gratuitously
+   copying files to $HOME).
+Guix is discussed as an alternative package manager similar to Flatpak
+or Snap, along with reasons to choose it over other solutions
+(particularly some "rarely" discussed UI reasons).
+In addition, practical applications of Guix' sandboxed environments are
+shown by the examples of
+1. editing files with GNU Emacs while interacting with git through
+   libsecret
+2. reading mail and accessing remote files with GNOME Online Accounts.
+For wider context, this talk shows how Guix can help creating
+manageable backups in the form of manifests.
+#####, Guix Build Coordinator  and related topics Q&A
+Chaired by *Christopher Baines*.
+ is a relatively new addition to the default
+substitute servers, using the Guix Build Coordinator as a key component
+to build packages and provide substitutes.
+This session will be a chance for live questions and discussion about, the Guix Build Coordinator and any related
+##### Dreaming of better patch review
+Presented by *Arun Isaac*.
+The Guix project is growing, and growing rapidly.  Users and
+contributors are pouring in with their patches and bug
+reports.  Maintainers, committers and reviewers are unable to keep
+up.  A few (not me!) are taking on a disproportionate amount of the
+work.  Contributors are frustrated that their patches don't get
+reviewed or accepted in time.  Reviewers are cracking under the work
+load, and silently tuning out.  This situation is obviously
+unsustainable, and demands urgent attention.  What do we do?!
+We try to motivate more of our reviewers to chip in, and gently
+encourage them to help out more.  But, we all have busy lives, and it
+is impractical to appeal simply to the goodness of our hearts.  We need
+to streamline our review process and make it so easy that reviewers
+will want to review.  Suggestions to use more sophisticated and modern
+issue trackers such as those popularized by GitHub and GitLab come up
+time and again.  But, I believe that Guix is a large enough and a
+distinctive enough project to deserve its own customized issue tracker
+In this talk, I will dream up how our patch review could be better.  I
+will describe problems and present mockups bereft of
+implementation.  The hope is that this talk will outline the
+possibilities for future work and inspire people to pitch in with
+code.  If there is time towards the end, I will also present mumi's new
+GraphQL API.
+##### Modernizing python-build-system
+Presented by *Lars-Dominik Braun*.
+Python is moving away from having a single go-to solution for packaging.
+Setuptool’s well-known `` is currently in the process of being
+replaced by pluggable build systems as specified by PEP 517, allowing
+alternative tools like poetry, flit and others to enter the room.
+Currently Guix’s python-build-system is not equipped to deal with
+packages that require a PEP 517-compatible build environment.  Therefore
+they need custom 'build and 'install phases.  Thus python-build-system
+needs to move forward as the ecosystem it is building.  In this talk I
+would like to present my ideas for a modern Python build system.
+##### Guix Installer
+Chaired by *Josselin Poiret*.
+This session will discuss the recent development in the installer.
+##### Future of Guix
+Chaired by *GNU Guix maintainers*.
+The session covers the medium- and long-term goals that may or may not look
+realistic.  Pragmatic dream!
+#### Code of Conduct
+This online conference is an official Guix event.  Therefore, the [Code of
+applies.  Please be sure to read it beforehand!
+If you witness violations of the code of conduct during the event, please
+email ``, a private email alias that reaches the organizers
+(Simon `zimoun` Tournier and Julien `roptat` Lepiller) and the GNU Guix
+#### About GNU Guix
+[GNU Guix]( is a transactional package
+manager and an advanced distribution of the GNU system that [respects
+Guix can be used on top of any system running the Hurd or the Linux
+kernel, or it can be used as a standalone operating system distribution
+for i686, x86_64, ARMv7, and AArch64 machines.
+In addition to standard package management features, Guix supports
+transactional upgrades and roll-backs, unprivileged package management,
+per-user profiles, and garbage collection.  When used as a standalone
+GNU/Linux distribution, Guix offers a declarative, stateless approach to
+operating system configuration management.  Guix is highly customizable
+and hackable through [Guile](
+programming interfaces and extensions to the
+[Scheme]( language.

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