Last week Linux Infotag Augsburg (“Linux Info Day”) happened at Hochschule Augsburg, co-organized by Ingo Blechschmidt and and the wonderful Christine Koppelt.

Like last year and the year before, a NixOS booth was organized by @aszlig and I. (Actually, two years ago I wasn’t even on NixOS yet and it was @goibhniu and aszlig who taught me about it at LIT. So, yes, LIT and NixOS have a history, at least for me.)

We shared a table with OpenLab Augsburg, the local hackerspace. Over the day and between talks lots of people stopped and asked questions, and we happily explained everything they wanted to know.

“Between talks” means one of six parallel tracks, which is pretty awesome for a local OSS event.

That’s how a linux info day should look like! :)

That’s how a linux info day should look like! :)

services.desktopManager.gnome3.enable = true;

One of my personal highlights was when I explained the nixos configuration system to two elderly Unix users and spontaneously got the idea to switch the config of my laptop from xmonad to gnome3. I started the nixos rebuild switch while continuing to explain. Five minutes and a systemctl restart display-manager.target later, the baffled audience was greeted with a pretty bare but working GNOME 3. Awesome.

Suddenly, interview

Some guy with a portable microphone came to our desk. Turns out he was very interested in hearing more about NixOS. So we talked for an hour.

Let’s see when and how that will appear on /dev/radio. It’s in German, though.

We <3 systemd

We also did some advertising. I suspect it triggered some people.

nixOS, the declarative distribution. We <3 systemd and Lennart

nixOS, the declarative distribution. We <3 systemd and Lennart