Conky is a great way to get a fancy look on your desktop. Be it the hour and date or more advanced a forecast of the weather, the temperature of your cpu, the download or upload speed of your internet connection and so on.
Octupi has been programmed by Akshendra Pratap and is a great way to set your first steps in lua coding. The code is quite readable and with some copy/pasting and experimenting you can add more items to this conky.
All you see in this picture actually comes from a LUA file.
Only the spotify information comes from the conky file.
The movie also explains
- many explanations about the octupi lua file
- the use of some themes and icons
- how to use a dual screen monitor.