Bernelle Verster, indiebio, is trained as a bioprocess engineer, and recently changed gear to explore 3D geospatial and data visualisation, with great excitement for the metaverse. Her interest is in interfaces, the spaces between: How we transition responsibly to a decentralised ... more democratic?, more digital way of doing things. How does that link back to the physical world? How do we empower people who have thus far been excluded from the dominant economic forces?

Accepted Talks:

Youth visit

Youth from a local summerschool is visiting, we will show them around, have a short talk, discussion, awe them with the noisy hacklab, and stuff.

DebConf23 BoF

We have the fine tradition of having DebConf N share their experiences with DebConf N+1. The DebConf committee will also be present and we invite a core member of every team to come around and help with the knowledge transfer.

The session will begin with a DebConf23 presentation.

Interoperability and the metaverse: Positioning Debian in the emerging ecosystem

This talk is a reflection on my journey into the metaverse - or the immersive internet, or the socially focused, real-time 3D platform (geospatial) web3.0 … and other buzzwords. Web + movie + games + social media all mushed together in various ways.

A recurring topic is the need for interoperabilty, and it turns out I didn’t really know what that means either.

Join me as I share what I have learnt so far about:

  1. The metaverse and urban metabolism
  2. Good, open data
  3. “The” “metaverse”
  4. Web3 vs web3.0

including brief highlights of my journey into geospatial, RDF and socially linked data (Solid) so far.

The talk text and links live at and probably on github too!

DebConf 25: In your city?

Session to discuss possible locations for DebConf25!

DebConf 24 is planned to be held in Haifa, Israel. But we have no plans for DebConf25, yet.

DebConf Committee BoF

How is DebConf organization going, in general, across years?

What should we be investing time and energy in?

This is the DebConf committee’s annual in-person meeting at DebConf.