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Athan is an educator, artist and developer who has been a advocate of Free / Libre / Open Source ideals since he learned about GNU/Linux in 2015. In particular, Athan is focused on the development of accessible music technology and community. He is also a Luthier who works on microtonal guitars!

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As a self-taught/amateur programmer, I was able to use open source programs to start building the versatile and accessible music workstation I’ve long dreamed of called the Glass Beatstation. The fact that I have been able to get this project functional to any degree is a great credit to the FLO (Free/Libre/Open Source) community. In the process I’ve learned about many of the benefits and learning curves of FLO hardware and software. I primarily use Python, Open-Stage-Control, Sooperlooper, Ardour, Puredata and the Kxstudio repositories, and have iterated an extra portable version of the project on raspberry pi. I will share the some of the lessons I have gained in the process: such as how I was able to receive AND share knowledge with Linux users both new and experienced alike in my relatively short lifetime as a programmer. Based on my own experiences, I’ve learned much about bridging the gap between those people already familiar with Linux/FLO technology, and those who aren’t familiar... yet - and I would encourage others to do the same!


2019 November 15 - 14:45
20 min
TALKS 3178
SeaGL 2019 - A Prime Year for Free Software
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