My Arch Linux Talk at SINFO XX

I was recently invited to give a talk about Arch Linux at SINFO XX at IST in Lisbon, Portugal. It was a whirlwind tour of Europe, with the time I spent in transit almost exactly equal to the time I spent there.

Check out the video of my talk on their YouTube channel. I discuss what makes Arch different from other Linux distributions, what our strengths are as a distribution and briefly cover what future plans people have. I’m not going to watch it as it is never a good idea to dissect talks too much, so I’ll just assume I was awesome… It was also after midnight in my time zone, so I blame any mistakes on that.

Thanks to the organizers for inviting me over!

Edit: Quite a few people have asked for copies of me slides. Here they are (CC BY-SA): ODP PDF

9 thoughts on “My Arch Linux Talk at SINFO XX

  1. Yes, you were awesome. Well, “midnight on the other side of the world” awesome anyway…

    Hearing about the history of systemd and how Arch works behind the scenes was really interesting.

    Also, you still haven’t shrugged off the Southland burr 🙂

  2. Indeed, awesome you were. I thought it was interesting anyway. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Nice talk! Are you the first to be recorded talking about Arch or is it my idea?
    Would you mind sharing the slides as well? 🙂

  4. Enjoyed it. Id pay to watch Allan do a weekly Arch Action Show , as the *other* is all Ubuntu related stuff :/

  5. I talked with you right before you went to give you Talk. After our little chat I was intrigued into giving Arch a real try and I’m glad to say it was one of best decisions I’ve done in the last couple of weeks.

    I had my Ubuntu so much modified I practically didn’t use any of the original software from the repositories, not even low-level stuff like the kernel, mesa, Xorg etc. So it always made sense to change to something that is though to be build in a more personal and fine tuned way, but I never though I would like it this much. I also didn’t know how much I disliked how .deb packages work 🙂

  6. Small Error: Link to the ODP document has the caption “OPD”.