Get your data back under control - 200 things you can do with Nextcloud
2018-12-28, 18:30–19:20 (Europe/Berlin), OIO lecture arena
Language: English

We live in a world of data theft and broken clouds and I believe it is time to decentralize, host at home or a local provider we trust. Nextcloud is an option that can take care of many of your file sync'n'share, chat and document editing needs, and I'll show how and why!

The data from many people is floating around on 'clouds', regularly stolen and traded. We need to decentralize, host ourselves or at a large number of small, local providers we can trust! Probably the most used solution for that today is Nextcloud, which through its app ecosystem of almost 200 apps can be extended to do lots of things.

With Nextcloud you can sync and share files, access your calendars and contacts, share holiday pictures with your family or play music. But also manage your passwords, track your phone through GPS, draw, read news, chat and have audio/video calls, read mail, manage tasks and much more.

The community has developed almost 200 apps that do all that and more, and loads of tutorials on how to install Nextcloud on a Nuc, in a VM, on a raspberry Pi and more. If self-hosting isn't realistic for you, we have Simple Signup which sets you up at a Nextcloud hosting provider close to you in a few clicks.

This talk is for people not yet familiar with Nextcloud!

People person, technology enthusiast and all-things-open evangelist. Doing marketing at Nextcloud, previously Community Manager at ownCloud and SUSE, recovering business consultant with decade long involvement in the KDE community. Enjoys avoiding traffic and public transport on bike through Berlin, but only when the weather is good. Loves cooking for friends and family and playing with the dog.

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