Pocket Debian for science at school: workshop

Speaker: Georges Khaznadar

Track: Debian in Science

Type: Workshop (2h)


Room: Xueshan (雪山) Live Stream

Time: Aug 04 (Sat), 10:00

Duration: 1:45

Debian in my school

As a teacher of physics and chemistry (and marginally, computer science) in a French high school, I have to bring reliable applications and tools to my students. Even if Debian will finally spread the world, it has not yet pervaded the end-user computers which my students can access.

An instant Debian environment

Here comes “Jean Bart - Knoppix”, the pocket Debian live thumbdrive, which allows my students to boot Debian’s scientific environment in a single minute. In tight agreement with the employee who manages my school’s computers, we let users boot the machines from external disks, like this particular thumbdrive.

Experimenting the applications

Attendees of the workshop are welcome to ask for any use we might make of the live thumbdrives which will be demonstrated. I shall bring a few Expeyes boxes, and give an overview of scientific experiments which can be performed with such a frugal technology setup. More than one experiment may be fun!