The Gnome Foundation has announced the schedule for GUADEC to be held from July 26 to August 1st in Coruña, Spain this year. The event will consist of over 46 talks, with 4 keynotes and a number of lightning talk sessions.
Some of the main highlights and keynote talks of this year are as below:
- Jacob Appelbaum will speak about "The Tor Project: Anonymity online" and how this project has enabled roughly 36 million people around the world to experience freedom of access and expression on the Internet.
- Adam Dingle & Jim Nelson will give a talk titled "Crowdfunding GNOME Application Development", which is based in their experience at Yorba and GNOME projects as Shotwell and Geary.
- Alex "Skud" Bayley will speak about "What's Next? From Open Source to Open Everything" based in her experience of being involved in uncountable open projects ranging from copyright reform to community schools.
- Federico Mena Quintero, Jonathan Blandford & Dave Mason will give a history of GNOME, recounting the early days of the project to our recent present.
These talks will be covered in four conference days which will be followed by three days of programming and hacking. Its expected that during these days the Gnome community will be able to plan and work together and shape the future of Gnome.
GUADEC (Gnome Users and Developer's European Conference) is a premier annual conference of Gnome held in major cities of Europe every year. It's attended by major players of Gnome including users, developers and foundation leaders and is focused in discussing and building Gnome for desktops, servers and mobile devices.