First hand experience: How Nextcloud stayed productive during COVID-19

We are all now experiencing that remote working and virtual conferencing are important tools to stay connected. Not just in current circumstances but also in the wider future. That is why it is important to offer an easy-to-use, efficient, and quick replacement. Nextcloud is a platform for complete online collaboration and communication and can help to quickly adept and stay connected. Nextcloud is built by Nextcloud GmbH that has employees in home-offices in 11 countries and the Nextcloud Community which is spread all over the world. This talk gives an inside look at how Nextcloud GmbH works together with the Nextcloud community-building Nextcloud. It covers different communication channels that work for synchronous and asynchronous communication, how coordination in distributed teams works, and how good and efficient collaboration around documents is possible. Additionally, but also very important to share, this talk covers some of the challenges and solutions on how to successfully work across different countries, time zones, languages, and cultures.


  • Frank Karlitschek
    Frank Karlitschek
    Nextcloud GmbH

    Frank Karlitschek is a long-time open source developer and former board member of the KDE e.V. In 2016 he founded Nextcloud to create a fully open source and decentralized alternative to big centralized US cloud companies. In 2012 he initiated the User Data Manifesto to define basic human rights regarding personal data. Frank was an invited expert at the W3C to help to create the ActivityPub internet standard. He has spoken at MIT, CERN, Harvard and ETH and keynoted several conferences. Frank is the founder and CEO of Nextcloud GmbH. He is also a fellow of Open Forum Europe and an advisor to the United Nations regarding Intellectual Property and Open Source.


Jun 16 2021


9:30 - 10:00
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