And once again, in December we celebrated the hackfest. This year happened between Dec 7-9 at the Igalia premises and the scope was much broader than WebKitGTK+, that’s why it was renamed as Web Engines Hackfest. We wanted to gather people working on all open source web engines and we succeeded as we had people working on WebKit, Chromium/Blink and Servo.
There were some talks during the hackfest and we did not want to be less, so we had our own about Streams. You can enjoy it here:
You can see all hackfest talks in this YouTube playlist. The ones I liked most were the ones by Michael Catanzaro about HTTP security, which is always interesting given the current clumsy political movements against cryptography and the one by Dominik Röttsches about font rendering. It is really amazing what a browser has to do just to get some letters painted on the screen (and look good).
As usual, the environment was amazing and we had a great time, including the traditional Street Fighter‘s match, where Gustavo found a worthy challenger in Changseok 🙂
Of course, I would like to thank Collabora and Igalia for sponsoring the event!
And by the way, quite shortly after that, I became a WebKit reviewer!