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Ariadne Conill: AlpineConf 2021 recap

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Last weekend was AlpineConf, the first one ever. We held it as a virtual event, and over 700 participants came and went during the weekend. Although there were many things we learned up to and during the conference that could be improved, I think that the first AlpineConf was a great success! If you’re interested in rewatching the event, both days have mostly full recordings on the Alpine website.

What worked

We held the conference on a BigBlueButton instance I set up and used the Alpine Gitlab for organizing. BigBlueButton scaled well, even when we had nearly 100 active participants, the server performed quite well. Similarly, using issue tracking in Gitlab helped us to keep the CFP process simple. I think in general, we will keep this setup for future events, as it worked quite well.

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