Capitole du Libre 2012 announced
If you are near Toulouse, France, on November 24-25, make sure you reserve the whole weekend for Capitole du Libre 2012. It's the only time and place you can meet all the awesome francophones in the free multimedia production community.
The multimedia track at the event is organized by Olivier Saraja, the mastermind of linuxgraphic.org.
The first day is reserved for conferences (free and open to anyone), and the second day is when workshops are taking place (free, requires pre-registering).
Here is who you are going to meet:
- David Revoy, who will talk about Krita 2.5 (upcoming) and Mypaint 1.1.0 (upcoming);
- Henri Hebeisen of TUBE project, who will talk about free/libre 3D rendering engines;
- Dupont de Dinechin Matthieu, who will explain how to use Blender for architectural projects;
- David Tschumperlé, who will demonstrate his ever-popular G'MIC plug-in;
- Nicolas Froment, who will talk about MuseScore;
- Jean-Baptiste Kempf, who will give a talk about VideoLAN.
Is this a new event?
This is the 4th time the event is taking place. Olivier explains:
It all started in 2009 like a classic Ubuntu Party, to which we appended some Public, Technical and Multemedia tracks. We started with 300-400 people over a single day.
In 2011 we decided to expand the event over a whole week-end, making Capitole du Libre hosting a classic Ubuntu Party, plus any two other big french event: the previous year was the Drupal Camp and the Akademy-Fr. This year it is DjangoCon and again Akademy-fr.
Last year the attendance was roughly estimated as 700-800 people.
All pictures in this article were made by Guillaume Paumier at Capitole du Libre 2011.