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If you'd watch me keep a talk related to Activity Pub at a conference, what would you like to hear me talk about?

Remember, It's not all about the tech.

Speaking of, who'd be up to sharing a room at this ?

I think I successfully submitted a talk (two actually) to !

I'm looking at how to fund my own travel and lodging. Let me know if you want to help me!

Tusky and Florence doesn't really have enough funds yet to pay for the whole thing, but you can view it as a contribution to those projects by proxy if you like.

I'm going to the and I got my talk accepted! Time to start working on it! 😘❤️

I hope to see a bunch of you there!

On that note. If there's any you don't think I should miss out on send them my way.

I'm mostly going to be talking about Activity Pub's (and it's variants') role in the future of the Social Web.

@maloki Ever since I read runyourown.social/, I've been thinking a lot about social models on the internet, whether it's video game communities & guilds, specialist forums, subreddits or instances

I'd like to hear more ideas from more people about how we organise our online lives, what models work well, and what models don't work as well as we'd think

If you have opinions on that, I'd like to hear them

@maloki I _love_ this idea.

What are the societal benefits of distributing (and moderating?) content this way?

Does ActivityPub solve any of the inherent problems of the centralized, for-profit gate keepers, or would it further complicate matters?

How do we ensure marginalized groups get a safe space and a voice in a distributed ‘open’ network like this?

On a micro level, what are some effective talking points or methods of convincing regular folks to try ActivityPub/Masto/PixelFed/etc?

@maloki

The difference between a "corporate community" and a community, i.e., the actual difference between the fed in general and Twitter as a monolith.

(then again that might be veering a bit much? also if you don't feel it's worth mentioning don't feel like you gotta)

@sydneyfalk I am asking for what people want to hear about, so I can see how it aligns with what I'm already planning for my proposed talk, and if I need to complement it with another talk at the unconference part of the same conf :D

@maloki I like the idea of talking about the ways federated social media can both help and harm marginalized people

@maloki
Lodging: see if any local organisers or participants are willing to put you up for a couple nights.

Travel: you'll probably have to rattle that tin, unless the conference in question has a travel fund.

@maloki
Congrats on having your talk accepted, btw

@0 I'm not sure if it's accepted yet, but will find out in the coming week.

@0 I mean I know this. I just don't know if I know anyone locally.

I've also tooted about being open to sharing a room (further up on this thread, feel free to boost that) with other attendees. As that can cut down costs considerably.

@maloki
Whereabouts is that conference anyway?

@maloki

Another idea: night travel (if overland) by #train or #bus could save you a hotel night.

Check out meetup.com for any communities with compatible interests, see if they have some form of online forum (Facebook, this mastodon thing, IRC, …) and post there if it wouldn't be too inappropriate.

Get in touch with a local #hackerspace.

Is couch surfing (the website) still a thing?

@0 Prague, and I will have moved to the UK (Manchester).
So train isn't really going to be an option, and I'm not looking for the cheapest way to get around I'm looking for the least stressful way to attend a conference that's more than one day, as I have a set of disabilities.

@maloki
MAN-PRG you have easyJet direct for about £100 return.

Once in #Prague, you can get decent accommodation for two nights for under £40. Just avoid Praha 1 (the centre) at all costs. Břevnov or Dejvice (Praha 6) are good options, being well communicated with the centre (hop on the tram / take the metro) and with the airport.

Prague is infested with devs though, so if the conference has any sort of announcements list there's a good chance a local will put you up.

@maloki
Transport in Prague is inexpensive (£1 for 90 minutes, there's a cheaper ticket for <30 minutes, and multi-journey cards but I know nothing about them), and food is about £8-12 for a full, proper meal. The centre is a big tourist trap so don't waste a penny in there. Outside the centre not too many people speak English but that shouldn't pose a problem.

@maloki
That should give you an idea of your budget. Don't know what the conference dates are, but you should be able to do the whole thing for under £250 easily, maybe even <£200, not counting getting to the airport in Manc

@0 thank you for helping me get a rough calculation.

I may be able to cover it with my own funds, but will probably still look for support, because moving is expensive.

@maloki
Definitely! As I said, rattle that tin! 😁

Another idea: if you participate in local meet ups in your area (especially if you've given talks in the past or are somehow known or can get introduced by someone who is), that'd be a good place to make a wee collection. You can then promise a “debrief” talk when you get back.

@0 it's the first time I've both received an invitation to talk, and sent in a talk for a CFP! (two separate conferences)

If it wasn't for the move it wouldn't be nearly as much an issue. But I believe I'll figure something out.

@0 the move means I can't get this support locally because it's pretty tight.

@maloki @0 Resharing your invite for aid for conference: If you'd watch me keep a talk related to Activity Pub at a conference, what would you like to hear me talk about?
#ActivityPub

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@maloki
I think I successfully submitted a talk (two actually) to #ActivityPubConf!

I'm looking at how to fund my own travel and lodging. Let me know if you want to help me!

Tusky and Florence doesn't really have enough funds yet to pay...you can view it as a contribution to those projects by proxy

@maloki If specifically and solely a boost is better, then in a moment I'll delete from my stream the repost, if that is preferred. As regards pleroma, I'd gotten the impression that you are involved in Pleroma. My mistake.
Still new to Mastodon actually. Had gone to G+ for about 2 years then at the great exodus did find Mastodon and also MeWe and other platforms, fyi. Don Dassinger, B.S., C.I.S. central Phoenix, but seriously a novice w media and am learning.

@maloki @0 A request: Best sites for new-to Pleroma please? Best YouTube (er- Pleroma teachers, guides, ) to follow and view? Best of several websites? (Thanks for any suggestions.)

The Conferences, the conference in Prague, will you live stream or share what are the hashtags, links for live stream, please?
Schooled, graduated as a programmer, analyst, developer but continuing for years in sys admin... determinedly shuffling forward into media connectivity, dev activity. Don Dassinger, Phx

@Dassinger I'm not involved in pleroma so I won't be talking about it. 😅

@Dassinger and as for your other requests, they need to be directed elsewhere

@remotenemesis I will probably share something about it later. It it will be in the announcement. I need to refine my summary for the next week

@remotenemesis I don't know. But I'm sure we can figure something out.
Worst case record and upload later rather than live, and anyone can do that with a phone

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