Proxy Cafe, GIMP flyer design workshop

Wednesday 25 May 2022 from 18:00 to 22:00, Proxy Cafe, GIMP flyer design workshop.

How to make a screen print poster? This workshop is about hands on poster making with GIMP for multi-color screen printing, just as Joe’s monthly posters are done.

The main focus will be put on the steps to be performed in GIMP, a free software graphic editor available for all major operating systems, in order to produce proper files and designs to be used for screen printing.

The final result can then be send to your local screen print collective for large series of copies but could also be used as blueprint for d.i.y. silk screens.

# We will use GIMP as graphical tool (http://www.gimp.org).

# No further knowledge of GIMP necessary

# We have a beamer for visualisation

# Bring your own laptop if possible, with GIMP already installed, so that we do not need to spend time installing software.

# If you already have some designs ready, bring them along

About Proxy Cafe: Free software workshops. Discussing tech and politics, GNU/Linux, fixing computers and revive old laptops, free and opensource software workshops. Zapatista coffee.

Proxy Cafe. Free software workshops. Discussing tech and politics, GNU/Linux, fixing computers and revive old laptops, free and opensource software workshops. Zapatista coffee.

Proxy Cafe, Amsterdam
Twice a month on wednesday from 18:00 till 22:00 @ Joe’s Garage and randomly @ LAG.
https://squ.at/r/8i60
https://proxycafe.puscii.nl/

Esperanto course #11

Thursday 28th April 2022, Esperanto course #11.

Esperanto was invented in 1887 by a Polish ophthalmologist named L.L. Zamenhof, who hoped his creation would help to bridge differences which stem from language barriers. Zamenhof saw a turbulent world divided by language, and he believed that the languages people already spoke were over saturated with history, politics, and power, making it impossible to communicate clearly. Esperanto was a fresh start, a technology that would allow its speakers to sidestep the difficulties of natural languages altogether.
He made it as easy to learn as possible, with no irregular verbs, a vocabulary adapted from Romance language roots, and a simple, genderless, almost caseless grammar.

As an exceptional case, we will watch together a documentary by Sam Green about the history of Esperanto, titled “The Universal Language”, i.e. the universal language.

More information in English: https://samgreen.to/the-universal-language-2/
Skilled Esperantists, newcomers and those interested are welcome!
The doors open at 6pm, but the lesson will start at 7pm.

Join to the free Esperanto course

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Proxy Cafe, Book and zine making workshop

Wednesday 20 April 2022 from 18:00 to 22:00, Proxy Cafe, Book and zine making workshop

How to put together long zines and short books for print using only open source tools.

We will look at the difference between the text-centred applications (commonly used by writers) and applications that use the blank page as their starting point. The latter are referred to as desktop publishing software, and they are often quite daunting to those of us who are not professional designers.

The idea of this session is to dive into the deep end of easy software and swim towards the shallow end of complicated tools. We will therefore tour the advanced capabilities of text processors like LibreOffice (a free alternative to MS Wrd, or whatever it’s called these days) and explore the basics of desktop-publishing software like Scribus (a free replacement for Indsign).

For the covers and artwork we quickly dip into photoshop-like utilities such as GIMP. This workshop is geared towards preparing printed material, so people who are interested in making flyers and posters are very welcome too.

Trashy frozen pizza available. Bring your own fancy vegetarian pizza if you prefer.

Doors open at 18:00, workshop starts at about 18:30.

Proxy Cafe. Free software workshops. Discussing tech and politics, GNU/Linux, fixing computers and revive old laptops, free and opensource software workshops. Zapatista coffee.

Proxy Cafe, Amsterdam
Mostly happening on wednesdays from 18:00 till 22:00 at LAG, Joe’s Garage and other locations such as the Bowling, and why not in your social space, somewhere else than Amsterdam.
https://squ.at/r/8i60
https://proxycafe.puscii.nl/

Esperanto course #7, #8, #9

Wednesday 2nd, 16th and 30th March 2022, Esperanto course. Three times this March. Door opens at 6pm, lesson starts at 7pm, until 9pm.

Esperanto was invented in 1887 by a Polish ophthalmologist named L.L. Zamenhof, who hoped his creation would help to bridge differences which stem from language barriers. Zamenhof saw a turbulent world divided by language, and he believed that the languages people already spoke were over saturated with history, politics, and power, making it impossible to communicate clearly. Esperanto was a fresh start, a technology that would allow its speakers to sidestep the difficulties of natural languages altogether.
He made it as easy to learn as possible, with no irregular verbs, a vocabulary adapted from Romance language roots, and a simple, genderless, almost caseless grammar.
Come and learn the basics of Esperanto and experience for yourself how easy it is to learn!
There´ll also be some proficient Esperanto speakers (esperantistoj) present at the event so you´ll have a chance to hear what a conversation in Esperanto actually sounds like!
Join to the free Esperanto course.

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Proxy Cafe, Tails OS workshop

Wednesday 23 March 2022 from 18:00 to 22:00, Proxy Cafe, Tails OS workshop.

Tails is a portable operating system that protects against surveillance and censorship. Tails uses the Tor network to protect your privacy online and help you avoid censorship. Enjoy the Internet like it should be.
Shut down the computer and start on your Tails USB stick instead of starting on Windows, macOS, or Linux. Tails leaves no trace on the computer when shut down.
Tails includes a selection of applications to work on sensitive documents and communicate securely. Everything in Tails is ready-to-use and has safe defaults.
You can download Tails for free and independent security researchers can verify our work. Tails is based on Debian GNU/Linux.
https://tails.boum.org/

Who uses Tails? Activists use Tails to hide their identities, avoid censorship, and communicate securely. Journalists and their sources use Tails to publish sensitive information and access the Internet from unsafe places. Domestic violence survivors use Tails to escape surveillance at home. You whenever you need extra privacy in this digital world.

Proxy Cafe. Free software workshops. Discussing tech and politics, GNU/Linux, fixing computers and revive old laptops, free and opensource software workshops. Zapatista coffee.

Proxy Cafe, Amsterdam
Twice a month on wednesday from 18:00 till 22:00 @ Joe’s Garage and randomly @ LAG.
https://squ.at/r/8i60
https://proxycafe.puscii.nl/

Proxy Cafe, DNS workshop

Wednesday 9 March 2022 from 18:00 to 22:00, Proxy Cafe, DNS workshop.

Domain Name System is a hierarchical and decentralized truth base that is primarily used to link domain name with network address. We will explain both the infrastructure of the System and how are queries run though it. Moreover we will discuss DNSSEC which is a pack of security extensions for the original protocol.

Proxy Cafe. Free software workshops. Discussing tech and politics, GNU/Linux, fixing computers and revive old laptops, free and opensource software workshops. Zapatista coffee.

Proxy Cafe, Amsterdam
Twice a month on wednesday from 18:00 till 22:00 @ Joe’s Garage and randomly @ LAG.
https://squ.at/r/8i60
https://proxycafe.puscii.nl/

Esperanto course #6

Wednesday 16 February 2022, Esperanto course #6, door opens at 6pm, lesson starts at 7pm, until 9pm.

Esperanto was invented in 1887 by a Polish ophthalmologist named L.L. Zamenhof, who hoped his creation would help to bridge differences which stem from language barriers. Zamenhof saw a turbulent world divided by language, and he believed that the languages people already spoke were over saturated with history, politics, and power, making it impossible to communicate clearly. Esperanto was a fresh start, a technology that would allow its speakers to sidestep the difficulties of natural languages altogether.
He made it as easy to learn as possible, with no irregular verbs, a vocabulary adapted from Romance language roots, and a simple, genderless, almost caseless grammar.
Come and learn the basics of Esperanto and experience for yourself how easy it is to learn!
There´ll also be some proficient Esperanto speakers (esperantistoj) present at the event so you´ll have a chance to hear what a conversation in Esperanto actually sounds like!
Join to the free Esperanto course.

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Proxy Cafe, Radar workshop

Wednesday 9 February 2022 from 18:00 to 21:00, Proxy Cafe, Radar workshop.

Skill sharing workshop on Radar, the events calendar. From creating a user account, creating groups, getting added to a group, posting events, setting locations for groups and events, to administrating groups, moderating events, translating pages, sharing tasks.
How to display radar events from your city or social space on your website? WordPress users can use this plugin [https://wordpress.org/plugins/squat-radar-calendar-integration/] available on noblogs.org, squat.net and network23.org, as explained here https://network23.org/blog/uncategorized/radar-events-plugin/
How to import your own event calendar into Radar? Which calendar plugin to use? RSS feeds, iCal feeds, which feeds are useful when it comes to Radar and events calendars in general?

Bring your computer to put all this into practice. This event is the follow up of the november Proxy Cafe https://squ.at/r/8feb and the september Radar benefit https://joesgarage.nl/archives/15516
Free software workshops. Discussing tech and politics, GNU/Linux, fixing computers and revive old laptops, free and opensource software workshops. Zapatista coffee.

Proxy Cafe, Amsterdam
Twice a month on wednesday from 18:00 till 21:00 @ Joe’s Garage and randomly @ LAG.
https://squ.at/r/8i60
https://proxycafe.puscii.nl/