We are switching up the title format.
First, let’s start with some good news.
We’ve signed on an official MC: @worldofpeace!
The master of ceremonies is a critical role and one for which they are well suited.
Some sponsors are engaged. Expect to see some movement on that on the website soon.
The official CFP period is closed. We received ten talk and five lightning talk submissions. These submissions are lovely, and thanks to everyone who submitted so far.
We have spacetime available for more talks, so you, yes you, why don’t you give us your words too? Use this link to submit your proposal: CfP-MORENIX.
Ideas for talks/sesions
We had an inspiration thread, and I’ll add those to ideas from the survey:
- Nix Flakes / content-addressed derivations
- Nix best practices
- How companies manage nix development workflows / repos
- Developer experience using internal nixpkgs overlays and internal binary caches
- Deployment strategies overview / NixOps
- NixOS build infra / Hydra
- Nix-adjacent projects (like “Awesome Nix”)
- Nix IDE support
- How to start contributing?
- Talks about programming language infrastructure
- Nix support for languages with lock files / *toNix tooling
- mobile nix
- nixpkgs tests/testing on other platforms
I know some of these topics have existing content, such as blog posts, community videos, and prior NixCon talks, so perhaps some folks are not aware of that content or don’t know how to find it?
Discussion mostly centered around logistics: event schedule, speakers, talks, the opening and closing of the event.
Edef and Pick tested the NixCon Jitsi instance a bit more, and the only problem experienced was with someone who had IPv6 connectivity only, no IPv4.
In-Event “Hallway Track”
Many have asked if there will be anything to simulate the social aspects of an in-person conference. People have described these like: “social serendipity”, a “virtual coffee room”, and “teleconference/irc socials”.
Attendees will be able to create and join Jitsi breakout rooms during the conference. On the 2020.nixcon.org website, there will be a spot listing the rooms and their user count.
I will send out something about this tomorrow to the speakers. We’re four weeks away from the event, and we need to nail this down.
What we’ve imagined previously was having ~2-hour blocks, with slots for four talks, but if we can’t secure more speakers, then we will consider dropping the first day or spacing out each talk by 20 or 30 minutes instead of 5.
Pre-Event Survey Results
If you responded in the affirmative for helping out, such as
- Testing the NixCon AV infrastructure in the new few weeks (before event)
- Leading/Organizing a hack-day team or project
- Review submissions
- Video editing
Please contact us either in IRC or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org as we have no respondent information from the survey
There are some miscellaneous specific questions surfaced recently which I would like to address here.
Q. Will there be a way to view the stream using mpv?
A. Maybe. VLC is capable of viewing DASH. mpv has not worked so far and may have an mpv-side issue. mpv support is probably possible to get, but it depends on time from people with DASH/mpv/AV knowledge (which is not me).
Q. Do personal donations to NixOS Foundation count towards sponsorship?
A. No, only donations specifically marked for NixCon 2020 count.