In case you don’t know it, X.Org Developers Conference, despite the X.Org in the name, is a conference for all developers working in the open-source graphics stack: anything related to DRM/KMS, Mesa, X11 and Wayland compositors, etc.
This year, I participated in the organization of XDC in A Coruña, Spain (again!) by taking care of different aspects: from logistics in the venue (Palexco) to running it in person. It was a very tiring but fulfilling experience.
First of all, I would like to thank all the sponsors for their support, as without them, this conference wouldn’t happen:
They didn’t only give economic support to the conference: Igalia sponsored the welcome event and lunches; X.Org Foundation sponsored coffee breaks; Tourism Office of A Coruña sponsored the guided tour in the city center; and Raspberry Pi sent Raspberry Pi 5 boards to all speakers!
XDC 2023 Stats
XDC 2023 was a success on attendance and talks submissions. Here you have some stats:
- 📈 160 registered attendees.
- 👬 120 attendees picked their badge in person.
- 💻 25 attendees registered as virtual.
- 📺 More than 6,000 views on live stream.
- 📝 55 talks/workshops/demos distributed in three days of conference..
- 🧗♀️ There were 3 social events: welcome event, city center guide tour, and one unofficial climbing activity!
Was XDC 2023 perfect organization-wise? Of course… no! Like in any event, we had some issues here and there: one with the Wi-Fi network that was quickly detected and fixed; some issues with the meals and coffee breaks (food allergies mainly), we lost some seconds of audio of a talk in the on-live streaming, and other minor things. Not bad for a community-run event!
Nevertheless, I would like to thank all the staff at Palexco for their quick response and their understanding.
Talk recordings & slides
Want to see again some talks? All conference recordings were uploaded to X.Org Foundation Youtube channel.
Slides are available to download in each talk description.
We cannot tell yet where is going to happen XDC 2024, other than it will be in North America… but I can tell you that this will be announced soon. Stay tuned!
Want to organize XDC 2025 or XDC 2026?
If we continue with the current cadence: 2025 would be again in Europe, and 2026 event would be in North America.
Thanks to all volunteers, collaborators, Palexco staff, GPUL, X.Org Foundation and many other people for their hard work. Special thanks to my Igalia colleague Chema, who did an outstanding job organizing the event together with me.
Thanks for the sponsors for their extraordinary support to this conference.
Thanks to Igalia not only for sponsoring the event, but also for all the support I got during the past year. I am glad to be part of this company, and I am always surprised by how great my colleagues are.
And last, but not least, thanks to all speakers and attendees. Without you, the conference won’t exist.
See you at XDC 2024!