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From: Chris Marusich
Subject: 01/01: website: Add an announcement for a talk at SeaGL 2018.
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2018 01:11:34 -0400 (EDT)

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Author: Chris Marusich <address@hidden>
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+title: Upcoming Talk: "Everyday Use of GNU Guix"
+date: 2018-09-29 17:00
+author: Chris Marusich
+tags: Talks
+At [SeaGL]( 2018, Chris Marusich will present a
+talk introducing GNU Guix to people of all skill levels and
+backgrounds.  SeaGL is an annual GNU/Linux conference in
+[Seattle](  Attendance is
+If you're in the Seattle area, please consider coming!  Even if you
+can't make it in person, the talk will be recorded and later made
+available on the SeaGL website, so you can watch it at your
+convenience after it's been uploaded.
+# Abstract
+[Everyday Use of GNU
+In this talk, I will introduce GNU Guix: a liberating, dependable, and
+hackable package manager that follows the "purely functional software
+deployment model" pioneered by Nix.
+I will demonstrate some common use cases of Guix and show you how I
+use it in my everyday life. In addition, I will briefly explain the
+basic idea behind the functional model and how it enables Guix to
+provide useful features like the following:
+* Transactional upgrades and roll-back of installed software.
+* Unprivileged users can simultaneously install multiple versions of
+  software.
+* Transparently build from source or download pre-built binaries.
+* Installed software is bootstrappable, trustable, and auditable all
+  the way down to your compiler's compiler.
+* Eliminates an entire class of "works on my system" type problems.
+No prior knowledge of Guix, Nix, or the functional model is
+required. When you leave this talk, I hope you will have a basic
+understanding of what Guix is, how to use it, and why it will help
+make your life brighter.
+# Schedule
+The talk will take place at the following time and location:
+* Date: November 10th (Saturday), 2018
+* Time: 13:30 local time
+* Duration: 50 minutes
+* Room Number: 5102
+* Conference: [Seattle GNU/Linux Conference 2018](
+For details, please refer to [the official SeaGL page for the
+# About GNU Guix
+[GNU Guix]( is a transactional package
+manager for the GNU system.  The Guix System Distribution or GuixSD is
+an advanced distribution of the GNU system that relies on GNU Guix and
+[respects the user's
+In addition to standard package management features, Guix supports
+transactional upgrades and roll-backs, unprivileged package management,
+per-user profiles, and garbage collection.  Guix uses low-level
+mechanisms from the Nix package manager, except that packages are
+defined as native [Guile]( modules,
+using extensions to the [Scheme]( language.  GuixSD
+offers a declarative approach to operating system configuration
+management, and is highly customizable and hackable.
+GuixSD can be used on an i686, x86_64 and armv7 machines.  It is also
+possible to use Guix on top of an already installed GNU/Linux system,
+including on mips64el and aarch64.

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