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Getting Started Using Free and Open-Source Software

Getting Started Using Free and Open-Source Software

For fifteen years I have been increasingly utilizing free and open-source software in both my classroom studios as well as in my personal practice. The purpose of this talk is to provide a quick survey of how I work without paying for software. It will be a tour of practical, user-friendly, industry-grade free and open-source software that’s available now. I will discuss where to find such software, how to approach learning it, and where to find resources for deeper understanding. With free and open-source software I have Microsoft-compatible office suite software, can edit video, produce any type of graphics for any media, produce high-quality 3D animations and visual effects, create scientific visualizations, edit audio, produce music, and develop software. I believe academia’s future has more options and promise in the free and open-source path, but more importantly, I believe free open-source software is a more egalitarian and socially-responsible choice..

Friday, January 21, 2022
10:00am - 12:00pm
Brent Patterson
Upton Hall 211
Upton Hall
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