Bringing the light of open source into the darkness of academia


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Thanks, Tobias. I can empathises with the difficulties of being forced to use proprietary software. Your talk inspired me!

Thanks! I should have the code out in the open very soon - let me know if you want to hear more about where this is heading!

Loved you're talk Tobias I'm really glad you did it. As you said at the start the material was pretty dry but you made it entertaining never-the-less. Some really interesting and useful stuff came out of it too such as the Git talk that followed a few hours later as well as seeing how someone new to coding approaches a problem. I think you have a fantastic project and I think it extends (probably not deliberately) from something I said last year about keeping projects small and attainable.

Really enjoyed this talk. It was one of the highlights of the event. Plenty of war stories and successes recounted. Tobias has a delightful delivery style, and didn't need any slides, just a couple of quick demos to get the points over.

A great talk, the quick demo was a nice change from just a couple of slides, and I learned a few new things too!

I'd quite like to help adapt the project to other uses (schools etc.) too when the source is available, hopefully I can learn a few more things from that too.

My favourite thing about this talk: that the Git/Github talk came out of it mere minutes later. But thanks Tobias for a good talk and interesting to hear about the issues that you have getting and using decent fit-for-purpose software in Education. Without you that Git session would have been a smaller shorter more focussed thing between just me and Jon Spriggs and I'm glad we opened it up. I agree with Popey about your delivery style.

This was a funny and informative talk a la freakyclown's talks however without the terrifying bits. Tobias really highlighted what's great about FOSS (the "it's broken so I'll fix it" attitude) and a few things that are wrong with education.

Also the realization that a fairly technical audience had basically no idea how git works was quite hilarious.