Esperanto Workshops for beginners and intermediates

Wednesdays 2nd, 16 and 30 November, Wednesday 14 December, Doors open at 18:00, beginner’s course starts at 19:00, intermediate’s starts at 20:00

Esperanto Workshops for beginners and intermediates. We have courses at two levels: absolute beginners and intermediate. We learn the Esperanto language along with its culture. Sometimes fluent speakers join in, do not miss the occasion; you will listen to advanced speakers with their wonderful Esperanto life stories. Absolute beginners and curious persons are always welcome!

Proxy Cafe, IT security practices

Wednesday 12 october 2022, Proxy Cafe, IT security practices, from 18:00 to 22:00, Proxy Cafe

General IT security practices, full disk ecnryption, GPG, messaging etc…
Come up with questions or with your computer and we will give you some answers if you have. We will start around 19 and we will have some drinks and frozen pizzas afterwards. We can always help with your GNU/Linux system or to install it if you don’t have it yet!
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, LAG and other spaces.
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Esperanto: Cinema and Esperanto video

Wednesday 28 September 2022, Esperanto: Cinema and Esperanto video * Starts at 19:00 * Doors open at 18:00


The evening will screen a 30 min video called “Cinema and Esperanto” where approximately 20 feature films using somehow Esperanto are illustrated. The video is in English with English subtitles. Q&A on the topic will follow.

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Esperanto: Docufilm Window to the world: an Esperanto journey

Wednesday 14 September 2022, Esperanto: Docufilm Window to the world: an Esperanto journey. Directed by Ida van Koolwijk * 28 minutes * In Esperanto with English subtitles * doors open at 18:00, film starts at 19:00.

The Esperanto Workshops start again at Joe’s! As this for this evening, there will be events open to everybody, regardless if they want the learn the language, and a course at two levels: absolute beginners and intermediate. We present the Esperanto phenomenon — language and culture — after watching together the Esperanto docufilm directed by Ida van Koolwijk as her final thesis in Visual Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. What will follow is a presentation of the course.

Proxy Cafe

Wednesday 7 september 2022, from 18:30 to 22:00, Proxy Cafe

Proxy Cafe introduction to new people.
Proposing, discussing possible exchanges, workshops.
Emancipation from corporations and state.
Decentralized social networks versus corporate surveillance.
Skill-sharing session to hammer capitalism with old keyboards and other digital tools.

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, LAG and other spaces.
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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.
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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.
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