GUADEC 2012, A Coruña,Spain. 26th July - 1st August

Reynaldo Verdejo "I expect from GUADEC 2012 loads of fun, learning and meeting with old friends"

Reynaldo VerdejoReynaldo H. Verdejo Pinochet defines himself like a "Chilean father of 3 that doubles as a FOSS hacker with a knack on multimedia". He recognizes that, when hi is not in front a computer he usually spend spare time "playing with his three little girls and answering their challenging questions about the world and beyond".

Interview with Debarshi Ray: "actually, i'm a recent fan of Batman"

Debarshi RayDebarshi Ray*, or Rishi, like some people know him, is the responsible of maintaining GNOME Online Accounts, and works on integrating GNOME applications with online services. Earlier, he used to work on Gnote.

In his spare time he watchs movies, takes random photos and, recently, he has started reading the Batman comics! 

What's GUADEC today?

Friday 27 July 2012

Guadec first day...in photos

Opening Act

Today was the first day of the main GUADEC conference. More and more people is sharing their photos in guadec group. Join us in http://www.flickr.com/groups/guadec2012

Welcome Cocktail Today's information

In our Social Program, this evening we are having a Welcome Cocktail in a special places in our city: the restaurant “cantina de Ultramar”, located in the Aquarium Finisterrae "Casa de los Peces".
Time: 21:30 - 23:00 H. If you are staying at Rialta, a bus will take you back at 23.30.
The Welcome Cocktail is supported by Red Hat, Xunta de Galicia, Gpul and Ghandalf.

Galician Government congratulates the gnome community for its 15th anniversary

Welcome act (thursday 26th)Adrian Lence, director of the Infrastructure and Telecommunications Amtega participated yesterday at the opening of GUADEC 2012, and encouraged the GNOME community "to continue their free software project". Adrian Lence, congratulated the GNOME community for the effort being done in the past 15 years "to which the society has available a desk completely free, friendly and easy to use."

5 minutes with Simon Schampijer

Simon Schampijer Simon (erikos) Schampijer is a German programmer that has been getting interested in programming with musical applications. I have been dragged into developing a learning platform for the last 6 years that has been deployed with the XO from "One Laptop Per Child". He also loves to do music and sports: "I am looking forward to the football game on Saturday night at GUADEC". 

This morning he had a talk titled "Sugar: using the GNOME platform to build a learning platform". In his intervention he talk about how Sugar is using the GNOME platform to build a learning platform. Sugar, he said, “is a learning environment designed for children” - it is a graphical user interface, that provides tools for learning like a web-browser, a text editor and tools for  expression.

Sugar is developed using the GNOME platform, the libraries that are used in the GNOME desktop like GTK+, Metacity or Evince. "I will especially highlight recent transition from GTK+ 2 to GTK+ 3 and from using static Python bindings to using the dynamic bindings using gobject-introspection".

We asked Simon what do he expects from GUADEC 2012 and he told that "one part of GUADEC is putting faces to names and deepening the relations to the other contributors". Also GUADEC it is a great time to work on specific items that are hard to coordinate otherwise, doing some planning and strategic discussions. he is looking forward to the PyGObject and the A11y hackfest in particular and doing some hacking on the Sugar port to GTK+ 3 with my colleagues who attend as well.

Thanks Simon and good luck at saturday's football match!

Interview with Mario Sanchez Prada

marioMario Sánchez Prada is a Computer Engineer working at Igalia and also a member of the GNOME Foundation. He is mainly interested in "Open Source and Free Software in general, GNU/Linux and the GNOME platform in particular".

This afternoon he has a talk in the GUADEC Auditorum named "WebKitGTK+: current status and roadmap". Basically, he will try to give and overview of the current status and short/mid term plans in the development of the WebKitGTK+ library since the last year, which has pretty much been focused around WebKit2 and where Igalia has been working on for quite some time already. Other than that, he says "I'll also try to show some cool demos in order not to get people bored and leaving the room ahead of time. No promises, though.

Mario is quite happy to have GUADEC happening in A Coruña this year "since I live here and that will make even easier for me to attend this great conference". Actually, he expects from GUADEC 2012 "it to be a great event as usual, full of interesting events and talks, and full of great people I can't wait to meet, since I can only see them in rare occasions, at conferences, mainly".

Thanks Mario for your time!

What's GUADEC today?

 Thursday 26 th program

Social Program at GUADEC 2012

We are pleased to announce the GUADEC 2012 Social Program which includes Pre-registration Event, Welcome Cocktail, A Coruña GNOME Olympic Games, Volunteer and Hobbyist Event, and Networking Cocktail for Professionals.

All of them, which take place throughout the week in different locations in A Coruña, will provide opportunities for attendees to get together informally while enjoying foods and drinks provided by our sponsors—Red Hat, Igalia, Codethink, Open Invention Network, Xunta de Galicia and the organizers Gpul and Ghandalf.

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