GNOME.Asia 2013 is calling for papers. GNOME.Asia Summit is Asia’s GNOME user and developer conference, spreading the knowledge of GNOME across Asia. The conference will be held in NIPA Business Center, Sangam-dong Seoul, Korea on May 24 -25, 2013. The conference follows the release of GNOME 3.8, helping to bring new desktop paradigms that facilitate user interaction in the computing world. It will be a great place to celebrate and explore the many new features and enhancements to the ground breaking GNOME 3 release and to help make GNOME as successful as possible.
Call for Papers
- Submission: March 8th, 2013
- Notification of Acceptance: March 15th, 2013
- Conference Date: May 24th - 25th , 2013
- Venue: Nuritkum Square - Business tower(3F, 4F), Sangam-dong 1605, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea
Possible topics include, but are not limited to
- How to Promote/Contribute to GNOME in Asia
- GNOME Marketing
- Promotion of Free and Open Source Software
- How to run a Local GNOME User Group
- Asia Success Stories/Local GNOME Projects
- GNOME and Education
- GNOME Outreach Program for Women
- Google Summer of Code
- Hacking GNOME
- Lastest Development in GNOME
- GNOME 3 & GNOME 3 Usability
- GNOME Human Interface Engineering (Icons and Graphic Design)
- Bugsquadding in GNOME
- GNOME Accessibility
- GNOME 3 Coding How-to
- Adapting GNOME to New Types of Devices
- Develop GNOME on mobile device, like smart phone, tablet PC
- Develop GNOME on embedded system or open source hardware
- On-going Projects, Success Stories
- Find FOSS Friendly Hardware Manufacturers
- Localization & Internationalization
- Input Methods
- Other topics
Any topics related to free and open source which are not listed above is still welcome.
A five-minutes presentation to demonstrate your work or promote an interesting topic. Reservation and on-site application are both accepted.
A standard session at GNOME.Asia 2013 will be scheduled as 45 mins (35 mins talk + 10 mins Q&A). Please take into consideration any time you will need for preparation. The session could be a technical talk, panel discussion, or BOF.
If you’d like to share your knowledge and experience at GNOME.Asia 2013, please fill in the form at http://2013.gnome.asia/cfp before March 8th, 2013. Please provide a short abstract about your proposal (under 150 words). Include your name, biographical information, a photo suitable for the web, a title, and a description of your presentation . The reviewing team will evaluate the entries based on the submitted abstracts and available time in the schedule. You will be contacted before March 15th, 2013 on whether your submission has been accepted or not.
All interested contributors are highly encouraged to send in their talks. Please help us to spread the invitation to other potential participants. Even you do not plan to be a speaker, please consider joining GNOME.Asia 2013. This is going to be a great event!
The GNOME Foundation is pleased to announce the conclusion of the WebKitGTK+Hackfest. The hackfest was held December 9-12 and was hosted once again at the Igalia offices in A Coruña, Spain. This hackfest has been very successful with more than twenty attendees from Igalia, Collabora, Adobe, Intel, Samsung and Red Hat.
The hackfest was extremely productive, and highlights of the tasks that were worked on there include:
- Many improvements in Web, the GNOME web browser: a new incognito mode to minimize the risk of being tracked both on the internet and in your own computer, a slick new UI for the search, revamping the creation of Web applications by selecting better icons and names, adding undo close tabs, preventing empty download-only windows and preliminary work for the integration of the Document Viewer in the browser.
- Switching from Pango to Harfbuzz to render complex text.
- Porting the WebAudio backend to GStreamer 1.0.
- Better DOM bindings.
- Many bugs fixed for accelerated compositing with Clutter, both in ELF and GTK+ ports.
- Stabilization of the libsoup API.
- 2D-canvas accelerated support using Cairo OpenGL.
- Better HTML5 media controls.
- A new API to retrieve a screenshots from web pages.
- Progress in accessibility support.
The GNOME Foundation and community are very grateful to the sponsors of this event:
It is with great pleasure that the GNOME Foundation announces that Brno, Czech Republic has been selected as the venue for GUADEC 2013. Each year, the GNOME User and Developer European Conference gathers GNOME community members from all across the world. We hope we'll see you at Brno University of Technology from August 1-8, 2013.
During the bidding process, the GNOME Foundation received a second outstanding proposal. As a result, the Board of Directors is also pleased to announce that GUADEC 2014 will be held in Strasbourg, France. Selecting the venue earlier will give the Strasbourg local team more time to prepare the conference, which has been asked for by previous organizing teams.
For more information about GUADEC please visit the event website: www.guadec.org
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Read the full press release
The GNOME.Asia Committee is inviting proposals to host the GNOME.Asia Summit during the 2nd quarter of 2013. The GNOME.Asia Summit is the featured annual GNOME Conference in Asia. The event focuses primarily on the GNOME desktop, and also covers applications and the development platform tools. It brings together the GNOME community in Asia to provide a forum for users, developers, foundation leaders, governments and businesses to discuss both the present technology and future developments.
GNOME.Asia Summit was held in Beijing, Ho-Chi-Minh City, Taipei, Bangalore and Hong Kong respectively over the last five years. The Summit's preference is to find new locations each year as we spread GNOME throughout Asia, and we are looking for local organizers to rise to the challenge of organizing an excellent GNOME event. The GNOME.Asia committee will assist in the process, but there is a definitive need for individuals to be actively involved and committed to the planning and delivery of the event.
You can learn more about GNOME.Asia Summit at our official website: http://www.gnome.asia
For those of you who would be interested in hosting the next GNOME.Asia Summit in 2013 you are hereby invited to submit a formal proposal to the gnome-asia-committee-list <at> gnome <dot> org . The deadline for the proposals is October 28, 2012. Please email your proposal to gnome-asia-committee-list <at> gnome <dot> org. We might invite you to present your proposal in more details over our regular IRC meetings, or send you additional questions and requests. Results will be announced by the second week of November, 2012.
The conference will require availability of facilities for one week, including a weekend, during the 2nd quarter of 2013 (between March and June). Final event dates should avoid other key free software conferences or other events that may have conflict and will be confirmed together with other GNOME teams which might get involved.
Key points which proposals should consider, and which will be taken into account when deciding among candidates, are:
- Local community support for hosting the conference.
- Venue details. Information about infrastructure and facilities to hold the conference should be provided.
- Information about how internet connectivity will be managed.
- Lodging choices ranging from affordable housing to nicer hotels, and information about distances between the venue and lodging options.
- The availability of restaurants or the organization of catering on-site, cost of food/soft drinks/beer.
- The availability and cost of travel from major Asian and European cities.
- Local industry and government support.
- Please provide a reasonably detailed budget.
- Provide plans for fundraising at a local level.
Please help to spread the words and we are looking forward to hearing from you soon!
A group of GNOME contributors will be gathering to accomplish important work. A User Observation Hackfest that will be hosted at the openSUSE Summit in Orlando, Florida (USA), on September 21-23, 2012. The purpose of this hackfest is to gather knowledge to seed GNOME's Pattern language for user interfaces and consequently improve the GNOME 3 experience for users.
One key aspect of this hackfest is a day trip to the City of Largo, Florida. The City of Largo has a significant deployment of GNOME in the public sector. Giving us an exciting opportunity to watch and talk to every day people who use GNOME on a day to day basis and observe how GNOME works for them.
The User Observation Hackfest is open to everyone. If you are a passionate about GNOME 3 then we would love to hear your voice. Please come down, register, and see us at the hackfest!
You can learn more about the User Observation Hackfest on the event wiki page.
As a side note, the openSUSE Summit will be running an original fundraising event called Pie for Pi in order to help the GNOME Foundation to sponsorize contributors to attend hackfests.
Fifteen years ago today the GNOME Project was announced by Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena Quintero. We've put up a special website today to help celebrate all those years of software freedom at: http://www.happybirthdaygnome.org - we hope you will come take a stroll down memory lane with us!
February 28, 2012: A Coruña, Spain. A public Call for Participation has officially opened for the 2012 GNOME Users And Developers European Conference (GUADEC) conference. Grupo de Programadores y Usuarios de Linux (GPUL), this year's organizers of the event, anticipate a wide range of speakers and hundreds of participants to once again make this conference a highly informative and community-building event.
You can read the press release and register in the paper submission system here.
GUADEC 2012 will be hosted in A Coruña, Spain, from July 26 - 29. Now in its 13th year, GUADEC is one of the largest annual meetings of free and open source software developers, GNOME foundation leaders, individuals, governments and businesses from around the world. Speakers include leading names from the GNOME, UNIX, GNU/Linux and Free and Open Source software. With additional days from July 30 - August 1 allocated for hackfests and meetings. A Coruña has already seen several successful GNOME-related hackfests over the past three years, and GUADEC will be held in the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of A Coruña.
The 2011 release of GNOME 3 has significantly refreshed development of the GNOME project. Topics are of particular interest for GUADEC 2012 include:
- Design of the core user experience
- Writing applications for GNOME 3
- Integration of web life into the desktop
- Adapting GNOME to new types of devices
- Improvements to and unification of desktop plumbing
- Outreach to new contributors
- Organization and governance of the project
- GNOME’s 15th birthday
Submissions that do not fit into these categories are also welcome, provided that they are of relevance, or inspiring to the GNOME community. You can access the secure online submission system directly via gpul.org.
The Call for Participation for GUADEC 2012 will follow these dates:
- April 14: Deadline for submission of abstracts
- Presentations will be reviewed by the program committee
- April 28: Notification of speakers
- End of April: Call for Lightening talks
- July 26 - 29: GUADEC 2012 in A Coruña, Spain
- July 30 - August 1: hackfests and meetings
If you are interested in organizing a workshop, a BoF session or a project room during this second half of GUADEC, please wait for a later separate call for participation.
The program committee will consist of the following members: Andre Klapper, Allan Day (Red Hat), Ryan Lortie (Codethink), Michael Meeks (SUSE), Lennart Poettering (Red Hat), Christian Schaller (Collabora) and Vincent Untz (SUSE).
About the GNOME Foundation
Composed of hundreds of volunteer developers and industry-leading companies, the GNOME Foundation is an organization committed to supporting the advancement of the GNOME project. The foundation is a member directed, non-profit organization that provides financial, organizational and legal support to the GNOME project and helps determine its vision and roadmap.
GNOME, the default graphical environment in many major GNU/Linux and Unix systems, has millions of users around the world and the support of large enterprises and small business. Holding its main tenets as freedom, accessibility and usability, GNOME is well positioned to play a key role in future FLOSS projects.
GUADEC is the GNOME Users And Developers' European Conference. Held annually since 2000 in cities around Europe, GUADEC is the largest congress of GNOME users, developers, artists, translators, foundation leaders, individuals, governments and businesses in the world. Presentations are given by business leaders, government spokespeople, volunteers and motivated developers on a range of topics including the future directions of the GNOME Project, Unix, GNU/Linux, Free and Open Source software, new features, exciting ideas and modern development techniques.
For general questions please contact the GUADEC team.
It is with great pleasure that the GNOME Foundation announces that Hong Kong has been selected as the venue of our upcoming GNOME.Asia 2012. GNOME.Asia 2012 follows the release of GNOME 3.4, helping to bring new desktop paradigms that facilitate user interaction in the computing world. It will be a great place to celebrate and explore the many new features and enhancements to the groundbreaking GNOME 3 release and to help make GNOME as successful as possible.
Hong Kong is well known for being one of the largest cities in Asia, with a thriving cultural scene, solid infrastructure, and robust public transportation system. Many countries have a visa-free period for travel with Hong Kong and the city has well integrated international connections. We believe that hosting the event in Hong
Kong will bring the spotlight on GNOME and make an impact locally, regionally and internationally in terms of business and community building. Aside from being a business capital, Hong Kong is also well known as a tourist destination that is famous for its food, shopping and many attractions.
Potential sites for the conference are the Breakthrough Youth Village Campsite and City University of Hong Kong, and reasonable rates for accommodations have been arranged.
We would like to thank everyone who participated in the GNOME.Asia 2012 bidding process, especially the great work from Team GNOME Hong Kong and Team GNOME Indonesia. We look forward to working with you more in the future!