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FOSDEM with GNOME was a blast!

This was my first time attending FOSDEM and I had a lot of fun! It truly lived up to my expectations of full corridors, lots of known faces, and Delirium. 😀

During the conference days I was around the GNOME booth where interactions were great! Lots of people passing by and sharing kind words of appreciation to our desktop. We had lots of interest in GUADEC and LAS, as well as many people curious about the state of GNOME on mobile. The t-shirt/hoodie sales were a huge success! We were pretty much sold out by Sunday morning.

Special thanks to Kristi, Caroline, Rosanna, Sonny, David, Regina, Martin, Anisa, Rob, Zeeshan, and everyone that helped in the booth (I’m probably missing here people that were at the booth when I was elsewhere). Also, shoutout to the GNOME corridor gang!

On Saturday afternoon we had a mini-docs hackfest to work on the GNOME Settings documentation. There has been lots of recent GNOME Settings changes that made part of our docs outdated, so our mission was to update the docs. I think we did a great job getting the ball rolling for the new panels docs and discussing future work.

I would like to thank David King, Dominika Vágnerová, and Petr Kovar for attending the hackfest, and the GNOME Foundation for sponsoring the space where the Settings-docs and the GTK hackfests took place.

Next on my conference plans is Linux App Summit! If you missed the news, the Call for Proposals is now open! Hurry up!


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GNOME Content Apps Hackfest

From December the 2nd to the 4th, a dozen of GNOME Hackers and LibreOffice Hackers joined forces in Medialab Prado, Madrid, to hack on our content apps.

During these three days we had important discussions about the future of these apps. Topics such as: sharing resources between apps, planning how the Share of content is going to be done in the future, new designs and development plans for each app, and bugfixes.

Our hackfests are always awesome opportunities for learning, sharing, and improving the projects we love side by side with our fellow GNOME Hackers.

This was only possible with Medialab Prado letting us host the event in their space, my employee (Red Hat) allowing me to attend, and the GNOME Foundation for sponsoring my trip. Thank you all! 😉