On Wednesday, 7 March 2018 20:38:25 CET Paul Brown wrote:
> On miércoles, 7 de marzo de 2018 20:08:12 (CET) Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
> > I'm not him, but I will be going there. The LGM isn't much of an event for
> > project banners though, at least the last few times I visited. It's small-
> > scale. The focus last times was very much on people doing alternative
> > high-brow art stuff with free software,
> But that is fine, no? A sign of maturity. I understand there should be a
> place where developers should go and compare notes and learn from each
> other, but an event where you showcase the capabilities of the software and
> can draw in and end user community must be good.
Ahm... No, that's not what happens, mostly. At least, not last time I
attended. You won't find many people who actually produce some art that other
people would recognize. It's all fun and quite interesting, but it's not like
people show off what you can do with gimp or krita or inkscape or blender --
it's where people show the results of their art academy final project or
experiments. Check out http://conversations.tools/
I missed quite a few editions, though. It was in places that were too far (Rio
de Janeiro), or I was too much pre-occupied with keeping going. The program
for 2018 isn't done yet, and speakers haven't yet had confirmation of
But it usually is fun, mostly friendly and in any case, it'll be my vacation
> What is this event like? Talks? Demos? Booths?
There are talks and workshops, in my experience no booths. No space where
you'd put up a promo banner, at least, I've never seen those: but I'd still
want one for Krita!
LGM is extremely small, actually, and has been shrinking for some time. It's
not a place where people come to see you present your software project
(although that does happen, it's not encouraged), rather, everyone is supposed
to already know about most relevant projects, and there's one introductory
presentation called the "State of The Libre Graphics Union" for which every
project can submit some slides, usually presented by a gimp/gegl developer.
Not that we actually know which event Baptiste was talking about!
Boudewijn Rempt | https://www.valdyas.org | https://www.krita.org