In March, it's that time again and the Chemnitzer Linux-Tage are coming up: On March 12 and 13, 2022, the event for Linux and open source enthusiasts will take place – again purely digitally, which is also reflected in this year's motto "Fully distributed". SerNet is once again participating as a sponsor.
SerNet has been involved in the Chemnitzer Linux-Tage since 2016, both as a sponsor and by providing presentations. Already since 1999, the annual event has pursued its goal of bringing Linux and open source into society. A commitment that we are happy to support.
SerNet is once again hosting sambaXP. This will take place online from May 31 to June 2, 2022 and is now the 21st annual meeting of the international Samba community. Participation is free of charge. Sponsors of sambaXP 2022 are Google, Microsoft and SerNet.
Tickets can be booked via the conference website https://sambaxp.org. The call for papers is open until the end of February - we will publish the program in due time.
Note: Currently all places are taken
This year, it will finally be "A Girls' Matter of IT Security" again at SerNet, when this year's Girls' Day - Girls' Future Day is scheduled for April 28, 2022. Schoolgirls will then have the chance to get to know the varied activities of IT specialists in the IT security industry on site at Göttingen Media House. The offer is listed in the Girls'Day radar, registration takes place directly there.
The day starts at 10 am at SerNet (Bahnhofsallee 1b, 37081 Göttingen). Supervised by our computer scientists in training, schoolgirls are to be given an uncomplicated introduction and get to know the diverse areas of work. In keeping with the original idea of the Future Day, SerNet is exclusively targeting girls and wants to introduce them to IT as a career field. In keeping with the tradition of role models such as Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, Hedy Lamarr, Margaret Hamilton and Marianne Laqueur, who were pioneers and even made IT a "women's issue".
"Samba" is one of SerNet's main fields of activity - be it development, support, providing the SAMBA+ packages or organizing conferences. The open source SMB implementation is developed by an international community (see also Samba Team) committed to the highest technological standards and free software principles. Samba has been available since 1992 and is used by many storage OEMs, often going back decades.
In a two-part article available at samba.plus, we've compiled a variety of strengths and benefits that make Samba what it is: a highly reliable SMB stack that continues to evolve. Part One"Strength and Advantages of Samba" takes a look at some of the organizational, technical, and conceptual issues that are often discussed. Part Two "Technical milestones and improvements on the horizon" discusses exactly that: technical milestones and emerging advances. We highlight important Samba contributions that SerNet's Samba team developers - Volker Lendecke, Stefan Metzmacher and Ralph Böhme - are still working on.
Do you have any questions? Or would you like to talk to us about the use of Samba / SAMBA+? Then please contact us.
At the end of an eventful year, SerNet GmbH would like to say thank you. This thanks is due to the colleagues who showed solidarity during the pandemic and without whose solidarity "SerNet" would not exist. Even greater thanks are due to all our customers and business partners, with whom we were able to manage the second Corona year very well.
SerNet has never sent out Christmas cards in 25 years but, as in every year, we have financially supported selected projects and donated to various initiatives in 2021. A total volume of just over 30,000 euros benefited the following causes (in alphabetical order):
- Chemnitzer Linuxtage
- Deutschlandstipendium der Universität Göttingen
- Förderkreis Forum Wissen e.V.
- Gauss-Gesellschaft e.V. Göttingen
- Jugendparlament Göttingen
- "Lift-Off Gründungswettbewerb" der Universität Göttingen
- Tafel Göttingen e.V.
We wish everyone peaceful holidays and all the best, happiness and health for 2022!