My GUADEC 2012 Experience

This year I met new GNOME people from Spain, Macedonia, France, Germany, Ukraine,
Brazil, Argentina, USA, Israel, India and the United Kingdom… hmmm sorry If I missed
some countries, but I believe humans are humans and GNOME geeky people are GNOME geeky people no matter where they are from🙂

During the closing session GUADEC 2012 Organizing Team received claps from everybody stood for more than three minutes.
I did some interviews asking people to define the GUADEC 2012 in five words… what I got:

Karen Sandler, executer chief GNOME: inspire, productive, fun and well organized.
Rosanna Yuen added that is it good to see GNOME people together again, GNOME is more than a free software project, it is about people, we are the GNOME community, so we are GNOME!❤
She also mentioned that seeing new and young GNOME people interested in GNOME contribution, new faces encourage her to renew herself and her work.

Jose Millan, one member of the GUADEC 2012 Organizing team: integration, proud, future, fun and positive. He added that he feels that the A Coruña community have gotten stronger and they have plans post-event to contribute with GNOME.

Patricia Santana Cruz, one of the attendance of the event: interesting, fun, innovation and well organized. She was so happy to see more women GNOME contributors in the event. Marina did a great job encouraging women participation in GNOME through the GNOME OPW and GSoC programs. Marina deserved the traveling pants this year for her work!

I had the opportunity to interact with some projects like Boxes, Banshee, GTG, PiTiVi and Sugar.
Thanks to the maintainers of the projects I mentioned, I learn more about the technologies they use. GES in PiTiVI case with Volodymir, SPICE in Boxes with Hans, usability and benefis of using Banshee among others with Bertrand Lorentz’s, usability of GTG with Izidro, libraries that Sugar use from GNOME and situation of the project in countries like Argentina and Uruguay.
I was part of the PyGObject BoF that Martin Pitt organized, I met in person Paolo Borelli and Martin gave more tutorials to read and the baby bugs I will be able to fix after that.
I also have the Honor to met people from the Orca project in person… I hope some day I can do something for accessibility applications and options… and I also had a long chat about how the GNOME project started with Federico Mena🙂

During the talks I learn more about GNOME designer position with Alan Day, Claudio and Xan; social network interaction included in GNOME applications using e.g. tags, the way we can make money with GNOME applications… Web integration is the key for this!
It was also define the future of GNOME, what have to be included in the core and I can feel this project has future!

You can see the pictures I got from my experience… I tried to participated in everything, but I think I missed the ice cream part.

About Julita Inca

Ingeniero de Sistemas UNAC, Magíster en Ciencias de la Computación PUCP, OPW GNOME 2011, Miembro de la GNOME Foundation desde el 2012, Embajadora Fedora Perú desde el 2012, ganadora del scholarship of the Linux Foundation 2012, experiencia como Admin Linux en GMD y Especialista IT en IBM, con certificaciones RHCE, RHCSA, AIX 6.1, AIX 7 Administrator e ITILv3. Experiencia académica en universidades como PUCP, USIL y UNI. HPC researcher, a simple mortal, like you!
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