Let's set up our ownCloud with Jos Poortvliet at the OpenTechSummit

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Johannisstraße 2 · Berlin

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Nahe: U+S Friedrichstr./S Hackescher Markt / S Oranienburger Str. / Tram Oranienburger Corner Friedrichstr.

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Keeping your data to yourself has become harder and harder. Luckily, there is a solution: ownCloud (https://owncloud.org/). At the workshops we will learn how to put your data on a server of your choosing while making it available to your devices wherever you are.

We have up to 200 free community tickets (first come first serve) made possible through support of the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (http://ffii.org/). Please get your ticket here (one free ticket per order. Several orders are possible as long as there are free tickets.) https://www.eventnook.com/event/ots16/register Enter code: WELOVEOWNCLOUD

File sync and share with others, music, picture and video galleries, mail, calendar and contacts apps and lots of more functionality in a modular, open source and easy to use PHP server app. ownCloud offers a web interface to all its functionality as well as access through webdav, CALDAV and CARDDAV, Ampache and through the mobile and desktop clients available for Win/Mac/Linux, Android/iOS/Blackberry and more platforms.

You want it? You can have it. If you don't have a server yet, consider bringing a Raspberry Pi 2, a Banana Pi or a cubietruck with the needed tools (SD card/power/etc). Or bring a laptop, old desktop or your SSH credentials to your VPS or home server and come set up your ownCloud at the OpenTechSummit!

In this workshop you'll be walked through the process and get hands-on help in installing and getting ownCloud up and running on your system.

A quick overview of how it will (most likely) work:

First a quick 'what is ownCloud' introduction. Then everybody (probably in pairs) gets a USB stick, SD card, development board and two network cables. The USB stick has a image to be put on the SD card. Then the Pi can be booted from it, connected to the network. I monitor the network and based on the MAC of the Pi I tell you your IP. From the laptop, you SSH into the Pi and install a web server and ownCloud. From your browser you then go and configure ownCloud.

Abou Jos Poortvliet

People person, technology enthusiast and all-things-open evangelist. Previously community manager at SUSE and now at ownCloud while continuing an decade long involvement in the KDE community. Enjoys avoiding traffic and public transport on bike through Berlin, but only when the weather is good. Loves cooking for friends and family and playing with our dog. https://github.com/jospoortvliet (https://github.com/jospoortvliet)| http://twitter.com/jospoortvliet