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01/02: website: Add draft blog post for FOSDEM.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: 01/02: website: Add draft blog post for FOSDEM.
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2023 10:54:37 -0500 (EST)

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+title: Meet Guix at FOSDEM
+slug: meet-guix-at-fosdem-2023
+date: 2023-01-20 15:00:00
+author: Ludovic Courtès
+tags: FOSDEM, Guix Days, Talks, Community
+GNU Guix will be present at [FOSDEM]( next
+week, February 4th and 5th.  This is the first time since the pandemic
+that FOSDEM takes place again “in flesh” in Brussels, which is exciting
+to those of us lucky enough to get there!  Everything will be
+live-streamed and recorded thanks to the amazing FOSDEM crew, so
+everyone can enjoy wherever they are.
+Believe it or not, it’s the [9th year Guix is represented at
+FOSDEM](!  There are several
+talks that will let you learn more about different areas of the joyful
+Hydra Guix has become.
+This all starts on Saturday, in particular with the amazing [declarative
+and minimalistic computing
+  - [“_Bringing RISC-V to Guix's
+    bootstrap_”](
+    (video only), as a continuation of [last year’s
+    talk](, will
+    be Ekaitz Zarraga’s account of the successful port the _full-source
+    bootstrap_ to RISC-V—no less!
+  - In [“_Using GNU Guix Containers with FHS (Filesystem Hierarchy
+    Standard)
+    Support_”]( (video
+    only) will be present the recently-added [`guix shell --container
+  - [“_Declaring just what is
+    (video only) will show how to create system images that contain just
+    what you need, by Efraim Flashner.
+  - In [“_GNU Guix and Open Science, a
+    crush?_”](,
+    Simon Tournier will illustrates ways in which Guix can be beneficial
+    to “open science”.
+  - [“_How Replicant, a 100% free software Android distribution, uses
+    (or doesn't use)
+    Guix_”]( will
+    showcase an unusual and exciting use case for Guix, by one of
+    Replicant’s core developers, Denis “GNUtoo” Carikli.
+  - [“_An Introduction to Guix
+    Home_”]( will be
+    given on Sunday (video only) by David Wilson of [System
+    Crafters]( fame—a must if you want to
+    understand this newfangled Guix Home thing!
+There are many other [exciting talks in this
+some of which closely related to Guix and Guile; check it out!
+You can also discover Guix in other tracks:
+  - On Saturday, [“_Guix, toward practical transparent, verifiable and
+    long-term reproducible
+    research_”](
+    will be an introduction to Guix (by Simon Tournier) for an audience
+    of scientists interested in coming up with scientific practices that
+    improves verifiability and transparency.
+  - On Saturday in the security track, [_“Where does that code come
+    (by Ludovic Courtès) will talk Git checkout authentication in Guix
+    and how this fits in the broader picture of “software supply chain”
+    security.
+  - On Sunday, Efraim Flashner will talk about [“_Porting RISC-V to
+    GNU Guix_”]( in
+    the RISC-V track.
+  - On Sunday, in the high-performance computing (HPC) track, Ludovic
+    Courtès will give a lightning talk about CPU tuning in Guix entitled
+    [“_Reproducibility and performance: why
+    choose?_”](
+**FIXME: update logo!**
+![Guix Days logo](/static/blog/img/Guix-Days-online-2022.png)
+As was the case pre-pandemic, we are also organizing the Guix Days as a
+[FOSDEM fringe event](, a two-day Guix
+workshop where contributors and enthusiasts will meet.  The workshop
+takes place on **Thursday Feb. 1st and Friday Feb. 2nd** at the
+[Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICAB) in
+Again this year there will be few talks; instead, the event will
+consist primarily of
+sessions focused on specific hot topics about Guix, the Shepherd,
+continuous integration, and related tools and workflows.
+Attendance to the workshop is free and open to everyone, though you are
+invited to register (there are few seats left!).  Check out [the
+workshop’s wiki
+page]( for
+registration and practical info.  Hope to see you in Brussels!
+#### About GNU Guix
+[GNU Guix]( is a transactional package manager and
+an advanced distribution of the GNU system that [respects user
+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, AArch64, and POWER9 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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