GUADEC 2015 Keynote Speakers Announced

GNOME.Asia Summit 2017 invites proposals for presentations at the conference. GNOME.Asia Summit is the featured annual GNOME Conference in Asia. The event focuses primarily on the GNOME desktop, but 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 the present technology and future developments.

The conference will be held in Chongqing University, Chongqing, China from 2017-10-14  until 2017-10-16. We welcome proposals by newcomers and experienced speakers alike.

 

Coinciding with the 10 years anniversary of GNOME.Asia, 20 years since GNOME was born and the 20 years anniversary of Chongqing’s promotion as a province-level municipality, GNOME.Asia Summit 2017 arrives at the mountain city of Chongqing this year, which have an extraordinary significance.

Please submit yours at: http://cn.mikecrm.com/nhrytIP

Possible topics include, but not limited to:

Contributing to GNOME

  • Latest Developments in GNOME
  • Writing Applications for GNOME 3
  • GNOME UI Design
  • QA and testing in GNOME
  • GNOME Accessibility
  • GNOME Human Interface Engineering (Icons and Graphic
  • Design)
  • GNOME Marketing/Engagement
  • Asia success stories / Local GNOME Projects
  • GNOME and Education
  • FOSS Outreach Program
  • Developing GNOME on mobile devices (smart phones, tablets)
  • Developing GNOME on embedded systems or open source hardware
  • Google Summer of Code

Contributing to Linux and Open Source

  • Linux Kernel and Development
  • The development and promotion of open-source operating systems
  • About Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, and other distributions
  • The development and promotion of other open-source projects

Open Source Enlightenment and Related Story

  • The Knowledge and Spirit of Open Source
  • Open Source stories of your own
  • How to optimize the process and  improve efficiency with the help of open-source tools
  • How to engage non-technical clightning talksontributors in Open Source Projects
  • How to engage more female contributors in Open Source Projects

Emerging Technologies

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Deep Learning
  • AR & VR
  • Big Data
  • Distributed Systems
  • Open Source DevOps
  • DevOps with AI
  • Other Emerging Technologies

Other topics could include any topic related to Free and Open Source Software not listed above.

We are about to launch program to fund part of the speakers to cover their travel expense. Please fill in the related blank in the application form and follow the latest news at: https://linuxstory.org/tag/gnome . GNOME foundation members are encouraged to apply to GNOME Travel Committee for travel allowance.

A standard session will be scheduled for 45 mins (35 mins talk + 10 mins Q&A). The session could be a technical talk, panel discussion, or BOF. If you need more time or additional resources, feel free to get in touch with the organizing team.

For participants who would like to participate, but are not sure they’d like to do a full talk proposal, we have shorter lightning talks. These are a 10 minutes presentation to demonstrate your work or promote an interesting topic. These talks will be grouped together in a single session.

Please provide a short abstract of 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 by following the schedule.

*Submission deadline: 2017-08-15
*Confirmation of paper acceptance: 2017-08-20 until 2017-08-25

All interested contributors are highly encouraged to send in talks.

The GNOME.Asia 2017 Team

*More information about GNOME Asia Summit 2017 is available at: https://2017.gnome.asia/

 

The GNOME.Asia Committee is proud to announce that the upcoming GNOME.Asia Summit 2017 will be hosted  in Chongqing, China on Oct 14-Oct 16.

The GNOME.Asia committee has decided on the city of Chongqing because it uniquely represents an important theme: open source without any restriction of time, space, or location. Chongqing is located in the southwest of Mainland China and is surrounded by mountains and rivers and used to be difficult to reach in ancient China.  Nowadays, however, Chongqing is a modern city well known for its IT industry as well as its leadership in the development of Western China which attracts more and more great minds and talents. Just as Chinese ancient poetry mentioned “No matter how high the mountain is, one can always ascend to its top”, there are a great many students and people interested in open source software and devote themselves in open source program no matter what difficulty they meet.

The Chongqing City, image licensed use by Sushiyico

The venue for this year’s GNOME.Asia Summit is Chongqing University, which is a key national university and a member of the “Excellence League”, located in Chongqing, Southwest China, cultivating tens of thousands of leading minds in the field of Technology. Chongqing University always welcomes open and free minds.

The image comes from Chongqing University

Organization of GNOME.Asia Summit 2017 will be carried out by Chongqing LUG (https://chongqinglug.org) and Linux Story (https://linuxstory.org)  and School of Software Engineering of Chongqing University(http://www.cse.cqu.edu.cn), Chongqing LUG is a very committed local team which has over 10 years of significant experience in organizing over 20 successful events.

GNOME.Asia Summit will provide great opportunities to learn and exchange ideas about free and open technologies as well as to meet and talk with other contributors and users face to face. GNOME.Asia Summit 2017 welcomes everyone to participate, have fun, and enjoy the event!

For more information about GNOME.Asia Summit 2017, please visit  https://2017.gnome.asia/

For news contact, sponsorship or other further opportunities to cooperate, please contact

Anna Yin: anna.yin@chongqinglug.org (English)
Qixiang Wen: bootingman@chongqinglug.org (Chinese)

 

The GNOME.Asia Committee is inviting interested parties to submit proposals for hosting GNOME.Asia Summit during the 2nd quarter of 2017.

 

GNOME.Asia Summit is the featured annual GNOME Conference in Asia. The event focuses primarily on the GNOME desktop, but 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 the present technology and future developments.

 

GNOME.Asia Summits have been held in Beijing, Ho-Chi-Minh City, Taipei, Bangalore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing, Depok, New Delhi respectively over the last nine years.

 

The Committee’s preference is to find a new location each year in order to 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 execution of the event.

 

You can learn more about GNOME.Asia Summit at: http://www.gnome.asia

 

The GNOME Board and Release team are happy to announce that the GNOME version to be released in March will be named after the the city where the GNOME.Asia Summit will take place.

 

Interested parties are hereby invited to submit a formal proposal to the GNOME Asia Summit Committee.  The deadline for the proposals is the 11th of September 2016. Please email your proposal to gnome-asia-committee-list<at>gnome<dot> org. We might invite you to present your proposal in more detail over our regular IRC meetings or send you additional questions and requests. Results will be announced by the first week of October 2016.

 

The conference will require availability of facilities for 3-5 days, including a weekend, during the 2nd quarter of 2017 (between March and June). Final event dates should avoid other key free software conferences or other events that may conflict and will be confirmed together with other GNOME teams which might get involved. Key points which each 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.
  • Preliminary schedule with main program & different activities.
  • 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 industries, universities and government support.
  • Please provide a reasonably detailed budget (sponsorships, expenses, etc).
  • Provide plans for local sponsorships

 

Please refer to the GNOME.Asia website. Please also check the GNOME.Asia Summit check list, howtos and the winning proposal for 2012 when putting together a proposal.

 

You are welcome to contact gnome-asia-committee-list AT gnome org if you have any questions.

 

Please help to spread the word and we are looking forward to hearing from you soon!

It is with pleasure that the GNOME Foundation is announcing that Karlsruhe, Germany, will host GUADEC in the summer of 2016.

Karlsruhe is situated in the Southern part of Germany and is Germany’s sunniest city. It is easy to get to as it is a short trip from both Frankfurt international airport and Stuttgart airport. Karlsruhe combines a strong sense for science and technology with a penchant for creativity and design. The city hosts four higher education institutions that offer computer science related degrees, so an emphasis will be made to reach out to the local student population.

The GNOME User and Developer European Conference brings together hundreds of users and developers every year to further GNOME. We expect GUADEC 2016 to take place around July-August.

Karlsruhe-castle

[Image by Meph666 via Wikimedia commons, licensed GFDL + CC-BY-SA-2.5]

*dates will be finalized in the coming months.

 

India Gate

The GNOME Asia team is pleased to announce that next year’s GNOME.Asia Summit will be held in Delhi, at the Manav Rachna International University (MRIU). This is located in the Faridabad distract just south of the National Capital Territory (New Delhi).

GNOME.Asia 2016 will be held between the 21st and 24th of April, and will be a great place to celebrate and explore the many new features and enhancements in GNOME.

“We’re excited to bring GNOME.Asia Summit 2016 Summit to India, a country with a vast, diverse culture well as a growing IT-sector and a thriving Free Software Community.” – Shobha Tyagi, member of the local organizing team.

The GNOME Asia Committee wants to thank everyone who participated in the GNOME.Asia Summit 2016 bidding process and wish the 2016 organizing team best of luck with organizing a great conference.

[Image by Ankur via Wikimedia commons, licensed CC-BY-SA 3.0.]

Boston Summit is GNOME’s annual event in North America. It is held every year on the Columbus Day weekend, and is an informal opportunity for contributors, enthusiasts and newcomers to get together. Previous summits have included planning meetings, tutorials for newcomers, hacking sessions, hardware testing, and more. There is also typically a social event in the evening.

This year’s Boston Summit will be held between 10-12 October, at the MIT Tang Center.

More details about the event programme will be posted in the future. If you are interested in attending, please sign up on the wiki. We hope to see you there!

Photograph by Nelson48 at English Wikipedia (own work, public domain), via Wikimedia Commons.

GUADEC 2015 ran from 7-12 August, in Gothenburg, Sweden. We’ve put a gallery of photos together from the conference. Enjoy!

Photos credit: Garrett LeSage, Oliver Propst & Jakub Steiner.

GUADEC is the GNOME project’s primary annual event, held every year in a different European city. This year, it was the turn of Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference brought together contributors, enthusiasts and partners from around the world for three days of talks, followed by three days of workshops (called “Birds of a Feather” sessions). It ran between the 6th and 12th of August.

Presentations covered significant developments in GNOME technologies, such as xdg-app, Builder, and new GTK+ features. There were also talks by GNOME’s partners, including SUSE, ownCloud, LibreOffice, and Endless. Recordings of these talks can be viewed on videos.guadec.org. As always, the conference was also an opportunity for contributors from around the world to meet, make plans, and have fun.

GUADEC couldn’t happen without the work of local volunteers who organize each conference, nor without the support of our sponsors. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped to make this year’s conference such a success.

In order to recognise the achievements of this year’s GUADEC organizers, the GNOME Release Team has decided to adopt “Gothenburg” as the code name for the upcoming GNOME release, version 3.18!

GNOME is still looking for a venue for next year’s GUADEC. Check out the wiki if you would like to bring the GNOME project to your city!

Photograph by http://www.flickr.com/people/rob-sinclair/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0), via Wikimedia Commons.

The GNOME.Asia Committee is inviting interested parties to submit proposals for hosting GNOME.Asia Summit during the 2nd quarter of 2016.

GNOME.Asia Summit is the annual GNOME Conference in Asia. The event focuses primarily on the GNOME desktop, but 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 the present technology and future developments.

GNOME.Asia Summits have been held in Beijing, Ho-Chi-Minh City, Taipei, Bangalore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing, Depok respectively over the last eight years.

The Committees’s preference is to find a new location each year in order to 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 execution of the event.

You can learn more about GNOME.Asia Summit at our website: http://www.gnome.asia

Interested parties are hereby invited to submit a formal proposal to the GNOME Asia Committee.  The deadline for the proposals is September 11, 2015. 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 first week of October 2015.

The conference will require availability of facilities for 3-5 days, including a weekend, during the 2nd quarter of 2016 (between March and June).  Key points which each 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.
    • Preliminary schedule with main program & different activities.
    • 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 industries, universities and government support.

Please provide a reasonably detailed budget (sponsorships, expenses, etc).

  • Plans for local sponsorship’s

Please refer to the GNOME.Asia website. Please also check the GNOME.Asia Summit check list, howtos and the winning proposal for 2012 when putting together a proposal.

You are welcome to contact gnome-asia-committee-list AT gnome org if you have any questions.

Please help to spread the word and we are looking forward to hearing from you soon!
GNOME.Asia Committee

Following the opening of registration, we’re glad to announce Pamela Chestek, Christian Hergert and Matthias Kirschner as keynote speakers for GUADEC 2015.

Pamela is the lawyer who worked with us during the trademark negotiations with Groupon. She is the principal of Chestek Legal in Raleigh, North Carolina, and counsels creative communities on open source, brand, marketing and copyright matters. At GUADEC, Pamela will share her thoughts on how the combined strength of the FOSS community made a difference in the Groupon case.

Christian has been involved in the Free Software community since the late 90s. He has worked on a wide range of desktop and server technologies for GNU/Linux,and is currently working on Builder, a new IDE created specifically with GNOME development in mind. In his talk, Christian will tell us more about Builder and his vision for development experience in the GNOME project.

Matthias is the Vice President of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE). He started using GNU/Linux in 1999, when he realized that software is deeply involved in all aspects of our lives. Matthias is strongly believes that technology has to empower society instead of restrict it, and will discuss the boundaries for how computers are programmed and socially function.

We’re truly honored to have a such a special cast of keynote speakers joining us in Sweden. If you haven’t yet, make sure to register to attend GUADEC 2015. We’re looking forward to see you!