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Talks and Events: Linux Vendor Firmware Service at OSFC, GNOME.Asia Summit 2019 and Laura Czajkowski on Booths

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  • Richard Hughes: OSFC 2019 – Introducing the Linux Vendor Firmware Service

    A few months ago I gave a talk at OSFC.io titled Introducing the Linux Vendor Firmware Service.

  • GNOME.Asia Summit 2019

    Back from Gresik more than one month, here is my late report for GNOME.Asia Summit 2019.

    This year, GNOME.Asia Summit 2019 was held in Universitas Muhammadiyah Gresik. It’s my seventh GNOME.Asia Summit that I attend.

  • Laura Czajkowski: The Do’s and Don’ts of Booth Duty

    Allow enough time: We are all busy but we must allow enough time to do each event properly. For example, arrive the evening before rather than the morning of the conference. Things often go wrong; let’s give ourselves enough time to fix a delayed flight or lost bag of cables.

    Be punctual!Show up way before the attendees. Remember, you’re on duty as a representative of your organisation, so you should be on the show floor 30 mins before it opens for a final briefing and to find out where everything is.

    Demos: The demo Gods can be cruel. Check your display each morning to make sure it (still) works.

    Dress code: We live in the world of Insta we are professionals., Figure out if your organisation has a preferred way dress code for an event, e.g. if there is a specific t-shirt that needs to be worn for a launch. Trust me when I say this, wear comfortable shoes, I’d go as far as to say bring alternative shoes for different days. Standing is difficult, make it easier on your little twinkle toes!

    Be prepared: If you are in charge of a demo, make sure the laptop is set up and ready the day before, turning up to the event to get it setup or installed is not a good use of your time. Make sure the laptop is charged the night before. Bring your charger with you, not everyone has the same connector and an adaptor if you’re travelling in a different country to be on the safe side!

Open Source Firmware Conference 2019 Videos Posted

  • Open Source Firmware Conference 2019 Videos Posted

    Taking place back in September at Google and Facebook facilities was the Open-Source Firmware Conference (OSFC 2019). For those not able to attend, video recordings of those talks are now freely available online.

    OSFC 2019 saw the introduction of System76 Coreboot-loaded laptops, AMD getting (back) involved with Coreboot, Oreboot as a Rust-based open-source Coreboot implementation, and Intel to more liberally license some of their firmware-related binaries, among other interesting topics discussed.

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