Igalia will be at IBC 2016

Do you work in the media, entertainment, broadcasting or content industry? If so, please join us at IBC2016, 9-13 September in Amsterdam. The IBC Exhibition covers fifteen halls across the Amsterdam RAI and hosts over 1,600 exhibitors spanning the creation, management and delivery of electronic and media entertainment.
You will be able to meet us at our booth where we will be showcasing demos of our latest work in browsers. The demo of WebKit for Wayland, a new port of WebKit that is currently being upstreamed, on an IVI shell is especially worth checking out.

Igalia will be in Hall 5, booth 19 so don’t miss your chance to attend and visit us! Find us on the interactive floorplan.

Igalia sponsors LinuxCon and ContainerCon Japan 2016, the premier Linux Conference in Asia

Join us at LinuxCon + ContainerCon Japan! LinuxCon Japan is the premier Linux conference in Asia that brings together a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community managers and industry experts. It is designed not only to encourage collaboration but to support future interaction between Japan and other Asia Pacific countries and the rest of the global Linux community.

ContainerCon also comes to Japan for the first time this year, after a successful launch in North America in 2015. New developments in Linux containers are driving the adoption of cloud and virtualization technologies in many industries and ContainerCon Japan will provide a platform for exhibiting the best work.

My colleague Mi Sun Silvia Cho will be talking about WebKit For Wayland and we will show some nice demos about our Browsers, Graphics and Compilers experience in our booth in Tokyo next month.

Galicia, capital of Free Software in 2012

It might be that the heading is a bit pretentious, but I am quite sure that this year 2012 will be known in Galicia as The Free Software Year, when we have held Guadec and Libre Software World Conference 2012. And I am really happy that we have been able to achieve such an important milestone.

For people that do not know a lot about our small region, I would like to say that Galicia has ~2.79M inhabitants (and more than other 300k more spread around the globe), 29594 km2 of land, 1500 km of coast, warm weather (less sunny than the South of Spain but with beaches that could be part of the Caribbean Sea), good wines and varied diet with seafood, fish and meat, as part of our specialties and three smalls airports (we could talk about this for hours :P). Being a quiet region where to live in a safe place, we are not so known but I am sure that almost everybody has been warm welcomed.

Both conferences have been a success in terms of attendance, organization and contents, bringing to Galicia some of the most important people around Free Software and GNOME communities, with very special keynotes and interesting debates about the future of GNOME.

Suppose you will realize reading my previous paragraphs that I am very proud of Galicia holding GUADEC and LSWC 2012 and that Igalia have participated organizing, sponsoring and supporting both conferences. Not to forget that we are also preparing the next Webkit hackfest in December at Igalia’s premises in A Coruña, which will round off 2012.

Some years will pass before having all them again in Galicia together. However, everybody is welcome to pay us a visit :), give us a call and enjoy with us our amazing landscape, having dinner in a relaxed environment.

For the record some photos about Galicia and the conferences:

Libre Software World Conference 2012. Coffee break.

Libre Software World Conference 2012. Coffee break.

Aguieira beach in Galicia

Aguieira beach in Galicia

Guadec 2012 group photo
Guadec 2012 group photo. By Ana Rey.

LSWC’12 opening soon!

One week to Libre Software World Conference 2012 or LSWC’12 and there are almost 400 people enrolled to the event. Next Friday, the 12th the enrollment period will close and there will be no more time to sign up for the conference. Hence, hurry up if you don’t want to want to be left out of the enrollment. 

Agenda is almost closed and it is publicly available in our website.

I would also like to say that Master On Free Software organized by Igalia and URJC in Galicia is sponsoring this event and it will keep the enrollment period until the conference is over. If you would like to listen about it we will be talking on Friday, the 19th at 10:30 as part of LSWC’12. Do no hesitate to get in touch with us to learn what this master can do for you. High percentage of ex-students are very happy with having studied our master thanks to our practical approach to all the subjects.

More information about the master in the website:

Open session at Master on Free Software – March, the 18th

Master on Free Software organizes an open session in March, the 18th. People from the master network will talk about their experiences around free software explaining different projects and activities they are taking part.

Jesús María Barahona, teacher and researcher at Systems and Communications group (LibreSoft) and contributor to different books and articles about Free Software, is going to participate in this session. Moreover, some ex-students will talk about their experiences and activities. More information about this event in this page.

The event is free and open but registration is necessary in order to control capacity.

NavalPlan goes to FOSDEM

I, as part of NavalPlan team, am going to FOSDEM this weekend. I’ll be there to learn from other people but I’ll also be available to explain NavalPlan to these people interested in knowing more about the project.

I’ll be wearing this t-shirt:

So, if you are interested in NavalPlan don’t hesitate to ask me about it.

NavalPlan is a free software web project planning tool developed and Igalia is one of the main contributors. Main features are:

  • Multiproject management. It offers a global vision of the company managing several projects sharing resources.
  • Group resource allocations: dynamic groups based on criteria.
  • Flexible calendars.
  • Configurable Gantt charts from Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
  • Resource Breakdown Structure chart.
  • And much more….

Round table at Master on Free Software

Master on Free Software open sessions were closed during last weekend with a round table and a seminar.

First of all, thanks to speakers and attendants for coming. We talked during three hours about different topics:

  • Free software and public administration.
  • Free software and industry.
  • Free software opportunities in Galicia.

It was a very interesting debate and I would like to stress some interesting conclusions:

  • Public administration should use “open standards” and deploy “free software”. Although, there are big debates about how to define “open standard” and free software deployment is not easy in short-term.
  • Galician free software sector is in good shape comparing with other regions with over 30 companies in Agasol (Galician association of free software companies) offering more than 300 jobs and invoicing more than 18M€.
  • Free software offers big opportunities to export knowledge from Galicia, having some advantages regarding languages (opening doors in Portuguese countries and Spanish countries). However, Galicia will need to break the English language barrier :).

Last weekend sessions – Master on Free Software

Last weekend I attended four very interesting lectures about how Agasol companies are making business around free software. These four examples are: Quobis, Pexego, Bdunk and Aitire. Thanks them to come to explain their products to us.

Next week, Master on Free Software will continue its open sessions with:

  • Round table: “Free software and employment in local environment and international possibilities”.  Andrés Estévez (Blusens), Javier Jardón (Gnome Foundation), Pablo Sangiao (Icarto) and people from Igalia. Moderator: Juan José Sánchez Penas. Igalia.
  • “Enxeñería lingüística e software libre”. José Ramom Pichel. Imaxin Software.

I recommend you to attend this sessions, they are going to be very interesting ;). More information in master website.

Master on Free Software extraordinary enrollment period

Extraordinary “Master On Free Software” enrollment period is open until October, the 1st.

All the information is available in Master website where you can check enrollment conditions in extraordinary period. Don’t forget that it is possible to get some discounts during this time.

Don’t forget that open sessions are going to be held in September and they are free.