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Everything ready for the WebKitGTK+ Hackfest

During the past weeks, Xan and myself have been busy putting together everything for the WebKitGTK+ Hackfest, which will take place next week at Igalia‘s offices in the beautiful city of Corunna.

The original idea for this event arose a few months ago. We have a team of Igalians working full-time, together with other members of the community, in completing and improving GNOME’s WebKit port, and we thought that it would be a good idea to propose ourselves to host a hackfest, which should turn out to be very productive for the project. After talking to the Foundation and all the core developers, we got such a positive feedback, that we decided to push it forward.

So we will have here all the most active WebKitGTK+ hackers, working together, in the same place, during 1 week (15th-21st of December), to make one of the (imho) most important components of our platform rock even more.

The hackfest is sponsored by Collabora and Igalia, and has the support of the GNOME Foundation, which covers about half of the total cost. Igalia will also take care of food&drinks for all the days, and will organize a nice dinner before the end of the event, so that people don’t leave the place without enjoying the famous local food. Of course, any last minute extra sponsor would be very welcome. So if your company cares about WebKit in GNOME, it is the right time to join and contribute.

Stay tunned, I will try to blog and tweet about the event as much as possible.

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  1. December 11th, 2009 at 23:54 | #1

    I’m wondering whether Alp / Nuanti will be joining in, I don’t see him on the list…

  2. jjsanchez
    December 14th, 2009 at 00:09 | #2

    ReinoutS: As far as I know, Alp was told about the hackfest. Anyway, my information is that neither Alp nor Nuanti have been working in WebKitGTK+ since a long while ago.

  1. December 21st, 2009 at 19:46 | #1
  2. December 22nd, 2009 at 21:48 | #2
  3. December 26th, 2009 at 08:04 | #3