Third day of GUADEC already. And in Coruña!
This is a very special city for me.
I came here in 1996 to study Computer Science. Here I discovered UNIX for the first time, and spent hours learning how to use it. It’s funny to see now those old UNIX servers being displayed in a small museum in the auditorium where the main track takes place.
It was also here where I learnt about free software, installed my first Debian system, helped creating the local LUG and met the awesome people that founded Igalia with me. Then we went international, but our headquarters and many of our people are still here so I guess we can still call this home.
So, needless to say, we are very happy to have GUADEC here this time.
I hope you all are enjoying the conference as much as we are. I’m quite satisfied with how it’s been going so far, the local team has done a good job organising everything and taking care of lots of details to make the life of all attendees easier. I especially want to stress all the effort put into the network infrastructure, one of the best that I remember in a GUADEC conference.
At Igalia we’ve been very busy lately. We’re putting lots of effort in making WebKit better, but our work is not limited to that. Our talks this year show some of the things we’ve been doing:
- A bright future for GNOME.
- WebKitGTK+: current status and roadmap.
- Web to the core.
- OCRFeeder – OCR made easy on GNOME.
- Grilo: present and future.
- GNOME 3 accessibility: State of the Union.
- Skeltrack: A Free Software library for skeleton tracking.
- Sketching interactions.
- Sandbox all the pipelines!.
- Web application stores in GNOME.
We are also coordinating 4 BOFs (a11y, GNOME OS, WebKit and Grilo) and hosted a UX hackfest in our offices before the conference.
And we have a booth next to the info desk where you can get some merchandising and see our interactivity demos.
In case you missed the conference this year, all talks are being recorded and the videos are expected to be published really soon (before the end of the conference).
So enjoy the remaining days of GUADEC, and enjoy Coruña!
And of course if you’re staying after the conference and want to know more about the city or about Galicia, don’t hesitate to ask me or anyone from the local team, we’ll be glad to help you.
Great topics. Now *this* is a great future GNOME.