Workshops and Hackfest 2020

On Wednesday, as many years, we will be hosting workshops and hackfest concurrently.

In brief, workshops are instructor lead, while hackfest is a “get a group of people to work on [something]”. We look forward to the ideas that people bring!


We have a mix of half day and full day workshops. Please make sure to register for the workshops that you want to attend when registering for the conference as there will be limited spaces.
Here’s a list of the workshops, but please see the registration page for a full description:

  • 9:00am – 10:30am: Minetest as Virtual Makerspace
  • 9:00am – 12:15pm: Intermediate R, Parts 1 & 2 [Slides PDF]
  • 10:45am – 12:15pm: Introduction to Docker


As with every year, we’ll be organizing a Hackfest! Bring your ideas for projects and things to collaborate on.

The Hackfest will kick off with a Zoom meeting for all hackfest participants at 9am (PDT) where we’ll set up breakout rooms for each project in this spreadsheet. You can absolutely move between breakout rooms if you want. After this, each Hackfest project group is on their own to figure out a way to connect and collaborate. You can use whatever your group agrees to, but we recommend something that allows video and screen sharing such as Zoom, Google hangouts/meet, Skype.

Participants will have dedicated time to work on projects from 10am – 12:25pm (PDT). The Hackfest session time will provide dedicated hours for you to work on the project, but you will have additional time if you need or want it as we will be waiting until Thursday at 12:25pm PDT to do Hackfest reports.