Going back from FOSDEM 2013

Last week planet GNOME was full of “Going to” posts. This is my traditional “Coming from” post. Most of my events-related posts are written after the event itself. I blame the need to write slides. Anyhow, I’m back from FOSDEM 2013.

This is the fourth time that I’ve attended FOSDEM, making it my second most-visited Free Software event  (GUADEC being the first), and the third time that I have given a presentation  there.

This year, instead of my usual “GNOME Accessibility State of the Union” talk, I spoke about what is arguably one the biggest changes in Accessibility for Free desktop environments: “How GNOME Obsoleted its “Enable Accessibility” Setting”   (aka “Accessibility Always on”). The turnout was great in spite of it being the first session Sunday morning. I don’t see the slides uploaded on the  FOSDEM page, so I’ve provided them here for those of you unable to attend.

Additionally,  I attended several interesting talks (the number of interesting  talks at FOSDEM is overwhelming), met people that I only see at this kind of event and also participated in a small (somewhat informal) release-team meeting.

Finally I would like to thank Igalia for sponsoring my trip this year.

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