Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Although I am not getting paid by GNOME financially for promoting the project, I have gained much more than money through this greatest decision I have made in my life! Once I decided to be involved with GNOME in 2010, I learned how to use Mallard and how to work with people around the world in a community, I learned how to be a writer, blogger, traveler, organizer, photographer, trainer, system administrator, programmer and how to exert myself into this world where I also gained experiences that I had never imagined as a leader of Free Software in my local community, and many more practices that have helped me grow as a professional and as a person. Thanks for this GNOME! It has been a really great pleasure to attend this GUADEC, where the 20th anniversary took place in Manchester. It started with a journey of almost three days traveling to get there, but this challenge was greatly rewarded! I celebrated with many friends during the Welcome Party. Thanks Sam, Lene and Javier Jardon to make it! CONGRATULATIONS!The talks were also interesting to renew votes for GNOME: Allan Day with the GNOME Way, and the brief history of GNOME by Jonathan Blandford. The Flatpak and Flathub talks were also full of eager, knowledgeable people. I also attended the Glade talk by Juan Pablo Ugarte from Argentina, and of course the talk of our chief executive Neil McGovern.I gave a talk about the work I did in 2016 and 2017 to spread the GNOME word in Peru and LatAm. Thanks to BacktracAcademy for the prizes to the GNOME Peru Challenge:Special thanks people who attended and participated and releasing the balloons 😀
I consider this GUADEC, one of the best I had attended, all the good and smoothing environment, neaty place, schedules on time, good bandwith of Internet, good topics, and social events well organized. I was impressed with the magic night of the 20th celebration, with useful trivias to integrate people, all the ballons with the GNOME cake, sharing and dancing with GNOME friends. We had a winner of the night, congrats Andreas Nilsson!The traditional annual report was presented, as well as the presentation of GSoC and lighting talks. Congratulations to Bastian for the pants 2017 and his work and support.“Healthy Mind, Healthy Body”… Games and the football were part of this GUADEC 😀 😀Unconference and hackfests were productive, since I used GTK with Python and C, as well as WebKit4. Mattias Clasen with Recipes was also part of the things I learnt! Thanks guys!Some pics of the weather, food and some drinks in Manchester!