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

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The GUADEC will consist of two major parts. First, 4 days of keynotes and talks followed by 3 days of BoFs, workshops and hacking sessions for the community to get together and get work done. Review each the program details in the Conference Management System. The information about BoF/Workshops/Hackfest is available at

Day/Hour 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 ...
Thurday, Jul. 26th   Presentations  
Friday, Jul. 27th   Presentations  
Saturday, Jul. 28th   Presentations  
Sunday, Jul. 29th   Presentations  
Monday, Jul. 30th   BoF/Worhshops/Hacking  
Tuesday, Jul. 31th   BoF/Worhshops/Hacking  
Wednesday Aug. 1st   BoF/Worhshops/Hacking  




Thursday July 26th

The Tor Project: Anonymity online" Jacob Appelbaum 

Jacob Appelbaum (@ioerror) is aJacob Appelbaum renowned, independent internet security professional, accomplished photographer, software hacker and world traveller. 

A developer for The Tor Project, Appelbaum trains interested parties globally on how to effectively use and contribute to the Tor network. Since its initial release, Tor has enabled roughly 36 million people around the world to experience freedom of access and expression on the Internet while keeping them in control of their  privacy and anonymity. Its network has proved pivotal in dissident movements in both Iran and more recently Egypt.

 A driving force in the team behind the creation of the Cold Boot Attacks, Appelbaum won both the Pwnie for Most Innovative Research award and the Usenix Security best student paper award in 2008. Additionally, he was part of the MD5 Collisions Inc. team that created a rogue CA certificate by using a cluster of 200 PlayStations funded by the Swiss taxpayers. The "MD5 considered harmful today" research was awarded the best paper award at CRYPTO 2009.

Appelbaum is also a founding member of the hacklab Noisebridge in San Francisco where he indulges his interests

Friday July 27th

"Crowdfunding GNOME Application Development" Adam Dingle & Jim Nelson

Adam Dingle PhotoAdam Dingle. Adam founded Yorba in 2009 and serves as its Executive Director. Before that, he worked as a software engineer at Google, where he helped develop indexing algorithms used in Google Desktop. He also lived in Prague for several years, where he taught computer science at Charles University. He holds computer science degrees from Princeton and Berkeley. In his spare time he wanders around Europe by train or bicycle attempting to communicate in various Slavic languages.


Jim Nelson PhotoJim Nelson. Jim has worked at Yorba since January 2009 and is Yorba's most senior engineer. At Yorba he's led the development of Shotwell, a photo manager and non-destructive editor, and Geary, a new email client, both for the GNOME desktop. Before Yorba he worked in the software industry since 1988 on a variety of operating systems and applications. He enjoys writing, baseball, and cocktails.

Saturday July 28th

"What's Next? From Open Source to Open Everything" Alex "Skud" Bayley

Alex Bayley PhotoAlex "Skud" Bayley (@Skud). If Alex "Skud" Bayley's first Linux system were still around, it would be old enough to vote by now. It's no wonder that after almost 20 years as an open source developer and advocate, she recently quit her job to find something new. While the official story is that she's studying to become a sound engineer, she's also involved in uncountable "open" projects ranging from copyright reform to community schools, and serves on advisory boards for the Wikidata Project and The Ada Initiative. When not speaking at conferences, she tends to sit in the audience and knit.

Sunday July 30th

"The History of GNOME", Federico Mena Quintero & Jonathan Blandford & Dave Mason

Jonathan Blandford photo in 2004Federico Mena-Quintero is one of the founders of the Gnome project, a widely-used, free graphical environment mainly for GNU/Linux systems. He is also part of the Free Workshops for Arts and Technologies, a Mexican project to develop free technology around permaculture and local production of goods. Before Gnome, he maintained the GIMP for some time. In the early days of Gnome he was responsible for some of the original code and documentation for the Gnome libraries, games, and applications. He worked at Red Hat Advanced Development Labs on early versions of the Gnome desktop, and later at Ximian on the Evolution calendar. After working on Evolution, Federico specialized in the core desktop: the GTK+ toolkit, the Gnome platform libraries, and the Nautilus file manager. Currently he works for Suse on the openSUSE distribution of GNU/Linux and on the Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop product. Federico lives in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, at the right altitude for growing coffee. His main interests are traditional woodworking, cooking, vegetable gardening, piano playing, and architecture/urbanism.



Jonathan Blandford photo in 2004Jonathan Blandford is the Engineering Manager at Red Hat in charge of the Desktop Group. This team oversees the development of Red Hat's client and workstation efforts, and sponsors development from the X server all the way up through LibreOffice and Evolution. He got started working on GNOME back in 1997 by writing the solitaire program, and moved to Red Hat shortly afterward. There, he worked on many parts of the stack including evince, the control-center, and nautilus prior to moving to management. He served on GNOME's Board of directors for five years as treasurer, and continues to serve on the Advisory Board. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and kids.

Dave Mason PhotoDave Mason is a Product Manager at Mozilla working on defining the features going into Mozilla's web platform, gecko, which is the base technology for the Firefox browser and the new Firefox OS. Prior to joining Mozilla, Dave worked at the non-profit organization Intrahealth International developing open source applications and programs to support healthcare workers in African countries. Dave also spent a long, formative time at Red Hat, Inc. serving as the Director of the Advanced Development Labs, and Manager of the Linux Operating System Development group. During this time he oversaw the development of projects ranging from desktop interfaces and developer toolkits, to releases of an enterprise-class operating system. Dave served on the National Academy of Science's CTSB Open Source Advisory Panel in 2000 helping to write an overview of open source technologies in the US Government. Dave was a co-founder of the Intrahealth Open Initiative and serves as an advisory board member for the latter. He was also involved with the formation of the GNOME Foundation. Dave has presented multiple papers and talks at domestic and international conferences and wrote a book on the GNOME Desktop in 2000.

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