Seminars

How to Scene for Beginners (seminar)

fgenesis

Introduction to Revision for newcomers. An opportunity to clear up those things you were too afraid to ask. Incl. short presentation about the intranet, entry submission, party information, useful scene resources in general.
Newcomer mentors will introduce themselves and be available for Q&A.

Note that this seminar is not intended to be a full-fledged scene history session.

The Final Beer Seminar - A Brussels Cunundrum

FRaNKy

Over the years we have covered a multitude of Belgian beers, their origin, their specialities, their weirdness. But we have always stayed clear of the emotional and political rats nest that is the center of it all: Brussels.

And while we did cover some of the beers originating from this area-not-city there was never a full investigation.

So join us for a full rundown on spontaneous fermentation, whisky barrels, open windows, breweries-not-breweries, cartoon characters and a lot of politics that will be explained to you. Because next to the beer, we will also explain you how Brussels works as a thing.

And that's the fun part.

  • A participation fee of 7.50 Euro is requested for taking part in this seminar, as we have to pay for the beers you will taste
  • There will be an attendance limit of 30 people as we need to keep the tasting manageable
  • Drunk people will not be allowed in
  • Seminar is 18+
  • There will be no toilet breaks, be prepared!

Turning your Raspberry Pi 3 into a Commodore Amiga - Setting up the Amibian distribution up to a full Amiga desktop (workshop)

SvOlli

Audience: AMIIIIIIGAAAAAAA!

In this workshop we'll be using Amibian to turn the Raspberry Pi 3 into a Commodore Amiga. Or not just one Amiga, but several flavors:

  • A classic Amiga 500 (to play games and demos)
  • A basic Amiga 1200 HD with Workbench 3.1
  • An expanded Amiga 1200 HD with ClassicWB, an extended Workbench distribution

Despite of its age, the Commodore Amiga is still a popular computer. But this makes it rather expensive: for a standard Amiga 1200 you still have to pay 250 Euro. "This can be done cheaper using a Raspberry Pi" thought Gunnar Kristjansson and starteted the"Amibian" project, a Linux distribution for the Raspberry Pi, that starts directly into an Amiga emulator. On the downside, setting up Amibian is not as easy as Raspbian for example, because you still need to copy and install the firmware and operating system of the Commodore Amiga into the emulator. This is for copyright reason, this software is still sold for example as part of the emulator suite "Amiga Forever". For someone who isn't accustomed to an Amiga emulator and / or a Raspberry Pi, things get complicated here.

In this workshop we will straighten things out for you. You need to bring in:

  • A complete Raspberry Pi (3 recommended)
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Monitor
  • Empty microSD card
  • Something to fill that microSD card with the Amibian image: 
    • Notebook (Linux, Windows, macOS) or
    • A microSD card with Raspbian installed
    • A matching card reader/writer
    • Optionally an USB memory stick to transfer data

What you will get here:

  • Amibian image
  • Software for installation using Windows
  • A license of the AmigaOS operating system including all needed Kickstart ROMs

Remaining in control in a digitalized world - with your self-sovereign digital identity (seminar)

kudrix

Audience: Identities

Introduction to the basic concept of self-sovereign digital identity, followed by a workshop with a discussion of critical aspects.

Goal is to sensitize an IT-related community to the topic and to get valuable other perspectives.

This includes also an outlook to the hacker ethics in a digital identity context.

Watch it on YouTube.

Demoscene graphics in print - UPDATE to The masters of Pixel Art (4k seminar)

Prowler

Audience: Everyone

This talk is about the "new" movement of pixel art, both outside and within the demoscene, and also how the scene has influenced this development. EDGE magazine recently did a special edition with pixel art, and the Masters of Pixel Art was featured in a game museum in Finland. These are all relevant things for the upcoming book focusing on contemporary pixel art.

Watch it on YouTube.

Atari & Commodore Fuck-Ups (4k seminar)

SvOlli

Audience: Everyone

What killed these major companies in the video games / computer business?

Watch it on YouTube.

Horizon-Based Indirect Lighting (4k seminar)

Patapom

Audience: advanced/experts

The ideal companion for your far-field indirect lighting solution is presented: a new real-time, screen-space technique that can be easily integrated into existing rendering pipelines and that drastically improves the quality of the lighting by adding an important near-field illumination term.

Watch it on YouTube.

GDPR: It's 5 to midnight. Trick or treat? (seminar)

netpoet

Audience: Everybody

Europe will (or wants to) be unified in matters of data protection under the GDPR from May 25, 2018 on. We're looking at the biggest hurdles companies (i.e. software manufacturers) are facing, and what's going to happen, and why.

Watch it on YouTube.

An introduction to Little Sound DJ (workshop)

RoccoW

Audience: Chipmusic enthusiasts

The workshop explains the basics of Little Sound DJ (LSDJ for short) to get people making music on the Gameboy as fast as possible. After a quick introduction to what the system can and can't do, we'll discuss controls, navigating the software, workflow, and sound-design. This workshop is focussed on beginners. No musical skills required. Make sure to bring your own Gameboy and a pair of headphones. Don't have a Gameboy? I'll lend you one!

How to use Voxel Cone Tracing with two bounces for everything, instead of just Global Illumination, in simple explained (seminar)

BeRo

Audience: Coder and graphic designer

This seminar is about how to use Voxel Cone Tracing with two bounces for everything, instead of just Global Illumination, for example: reflections, refractions, emissive lights, shadows, ambient occlusion, and so on.

Watch it on YouTube.

British Beer Seminar

reality404

Audience: Beer enthusiasts who don't mind trying something different.

A talk and tasting on the History of British beer. From very traditional beer to very modern craft beer. 

  • A participation fee of 5.00 Euro is requested for taking part in this seminar, as we have to pay for the beers you will taste
  • There will be an attendance limit of 30 people as we need to keep the tasting manageable
  • Drunk people will not be allowed in
  • Seminar is 18+
  • There will be no toilet breaks, be prepared!