Goodbye Seville, hello Saarbrücken!

LGM 2018 was a big success, a credit to the hard work of its hosts and to the team spirit of the Libre Graphics community. LGM is always about connections, but this year it was even more so, with node-based interfaces for creating and mixing content taking center stage. Other areas, from archiving Libre Graphics Magazine and preservation of early computer music equipment to variable typography and live coding, ensured that nobody left without learning something new. The 2019 proposal from Saarbrücken and its enthusiastic approval guarantee an exciting future for LGM. See you there next year in Saarbrücken!

LGM starts today!

And finally we’re here! LGM starts today in the Faculty of Communication, at 18:00. And if you cannot join us to the official ‘hello world’ of this year’s edition try to reach us in Plaza del Pumarejo tonight to meet and have great conversations about FLOSS and our beuatiful city. 🙂

Warming up the engines #3

We’re going to organize some presentation events in the city before the meeting itself, named “Calentando motores” (‘warming up the engines’). The third of these events will take place next March 19th in the Communication Faculty. In this one Myriam, from the design studio Gráfica Liebre (Madrid) will be with us in a double session: an introductory workshop on vector design using Inkscape and a presentation of the works of Grafica Liebre, a design studio that used mainly FLOSS software for the crafting of their works.

The complete programme of the day will be:

  • 16:00—17:00
    Gráfica Liebre
    Gráfica Liebre was a design practice based in Madrid (España) with projects based on FLOSS software.
  • 17:00–18:00
    Inkscape workshop
    One-hour workshop. Max. 20 ppl. ‘Pay-after-workshop’, that’s it, you pay to the teacher what you think the workshop was worth after it.
    Bring your laptop if you want to squeeze the contents. If you want to ensure your place mail us to lgm-sevilla[at]wwb.cc.

Warming up the engines #2

We’re going to organize some presentation events in the city before the meeting itself, named “Calentando motores” (‘warming up the engines’). The second of these events will take place next March 10th in Lanónima. In this one Cris, from the cultural project and editorial Aldarull (Barcelona) will be with us in a double session: an introductory workshop on book edition using Scribus (taking the crafting of a fanzine as an example) and a presentation of Aldarull, a strongly committed project that uses only Scribus for the edition of all the titles they release.

The complete programme of the day will be:

  • 17:00—19:00
    Create your own fanzine using Scribus
    Two-hour workshop. Max. 20 ppl. ‘Pay-after-workshop’, that’s it, you pay to the teacher what you think the workshop was worth after it.
    Bring your laptop if you want to squeeze the contents. If you want to ensure your place mail us to lgm-sevilla[at]wwb.cc.
  • 19:30–20:30
    Aldarull, a cultural project
    The bookshop Aldarull is a non-profit cultural project born in Gracia neighborhood, in Barcelona. It uses only Scribus for the edition of all its titles.
  • 20:30–23:00
    Chill-out time
    Have some drinks, tapas and music with us.

Warming up the engines #1

We’re going to organize some presentation events in the city before the meeting itself, named “Calentando motores” (‘warming up the engines’). The first of these events will take place next February 24th in Tramallol. In this one Carlos López, from Trayectos Multimedia (Málaga) will be with us in a double session: an introductory workshop on video production (specially focused on KDEnlive and Blender) and the screening of the documentary On Crack!, about the free cultural festival of same name, that takes place every year in Forte Prenestino (Rome). The video production of the documentary has been entirely done with free software.

The complete programme of the day will be:

  • 11:00—14:00
    Introductory workshop to video production using free software
    Three-hour workshop with a break in the middle. Max. 20 ppl. ‘Pay-after-workshop’, that’s it, you pay to the teacher what you think the workshop was worth after it.
    If you want to ensure your place mail us to lgm-sevilla[at]wwb.cc.
  • 21:00
    On Crack! Documentary screening
    With a posterior chat with the director and bar with spritz and tapas. Free.

Call for Participation is open

Call for Participation is open! We want to build a program that include: reflections and practical sessions on promoting the philosophy and use of Libre Graphics tools; technical presentations and workshops for developers; showcases of excellent work made using Libre Graphics tools; new tools and workflows for graphics and code, and reflections on the activities of existing Free/Libre and Open Source communities. Participate and collaborate with us building this program!

Get to the details and the form on the Program section.

LGM goes to Seville

Seville is the next milestone in Libre Graphics Meeting journey after 2017 edition in Rio de Janeiro. Seville’s local team proposes to bring LGM to some spaces that are related to the alternative cultural life of Seville. A LGM not focused in huge presentations or attracting big masses, but more on working groups, specific presentations and workshops, happening on a cozy atmosphere. This edition will happen from April 26th to 30th. Stay engaged and save the date!