In September 25th we had once more a local meetup in Brno to celebrate another fantastic GNOME Release!
GNOME “Thessaloniki” 3.34 is out now and will be reaching distros in the following months. This version is the result of the work of approximately 777 contributors in the last six months. For more details, check out the release notes.
Our Brno celebrations this cycle were held in Schrott, a place with a wide variety of beers and a neat industrial decor. Dominika Vagnerova arranged delicious GNOME themed cupcakes with eatable app icons that went along pretty well with the drinks.
This was an excelent opportunity for us to sit down, relax, and chat about GNOME, Free Software, and all things that bring us together.
More photos of the event are available in our shared album, including ~exclusive~ pictures of application maintainers eating their apps’ cupcakes.
Thanks everyone that showed up, special thanks to Dominika for organizing the event and Rishi for the photos. Stay tuned for 3.36!
Last Thursday, the 5th of May, we had our first Linux Desktop Meetup in Brno. It was an exciting start, with informal talks from fellow members of our community. In this first edition, we had talks focused on IDE and development environments.
This event has been brought up initially by our colleagues at Red Hat (props to Jiří Eischmann), but it intents to embrace the whole local community. Brno has an exciting environment of IT companies and universities, which can be great for the flourishing of new ideias, projects, events… you name it. ☺
The Linux Desktop meetups will be held in the first Thursdays of the month. Everyone is welcome to join and to propose talks! In the meetup website you can check out the details for the next editions of the event.
September the 1st will be my Day 1 at Red Hat. After being around the GNOME community for 6 years, participating in projects such as Google Summer of Code, and working at Parafernalia on gtk apps for the amazing Endless’ operating system, I’m embarking on my most challenging and exciting position to date.
Red Hat is a great company, leader in providing open source solutions for server, desktop, virtualization and so on. It’s the top corporate contributor to dozens of projects we love, and it has been recently ranked among Forbes’ top 10 best software companies to work for. Cool, isn’t it?
I have moved to the amazing Brno, Czech Republic. I’m super excited! I will be working on the desktop team, so keep locked for my blog reports.