On the 1st and 2nd of June [*varia*](https://varia.zone/en/) will host 'The Ecosystem Is Moving', a lecture by and worksession with Daniel Gultsch about federated instant messaging, open source software and the sustainability of open systems.
* June 1st, 19.00 - 22.00 - introduction to XMPP and lecture by Daniel Gultsch
* June 2nd, 10.00 - 18.00 - hands on worksession on design and federated chat systems. Please register for the worksession via `info * varia.zone`
* June 2nd, 10.00 - 18.00 - [hands on worksession](/conversations-gultsch.html#worksession) on design and federated chat systems. Please register for the worksession via `info * varia.zone`
Daniel Gultsch is the developer behind [Conversations](https://conversations.im), an open source instant messaging application for Android. In 2014, he decided to work full time on Conversations and try to <!-- PELICAN_END_SUMMARY --> make a living from it. Rather than starting from scratch with Conversations, he built it as a client for the existing federated messaging protocol XMPP.
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Conversations is notable because, through its continuous focus on user experience, design and security it has garnered a lot of interest for both itself and the XMPP ecosystem as a whole. This makes it an interesting example to talk about what the design field could potentially contribute to critical software practices.
## about the worksession
## <aid="worksession">about the worksession</a>
Depending on the amount of participants during the worksession we plan to look at the following concrete tasks: