GNOME Asia 2017- 2 mins
Finally, I got opportunity to write about my first and awesome GNOME Asia 2017. This year is a special year for GNOME as it’s the 20th anniversary of GNOME and 10th anniversary of GNOME Asia conference.
GNOME Asia was hosted at Chongqing University, Chongqing this year which happens to be known as 3D city built on and around mountains. It was also my first experience in China as a visitor. I was excited.
The conference organization committee demonstrated a top-quality management of events and participants. Be it the awesome welcome dinner or helping people like me be picked up at the airport, I am happy and applaud everyone who was involved to give a more than smooth experience overall. Some of special mention I am very grateful for:
- Airport Pickup
- I had booked Airbnb apartment near to Liyuan hotel, so one of the member helped me to find my apartment, talked to the owner(only mandarin-speaking) and get things sorted for me
- Day trip (that was a great idea)
The conference have had so many educating talks. Nuritzi’s keynote was fantastic, Flatpaks by Matthias Clasen, Endless OS by Cosimo, Lennart Pottering’s Fully protected desktop talk got a bit technical for me but I was contented that I understood the main highlights. There were many more which were good to watch and engage in QA. I am pretty intrigued by rpm+OSTree talk by David King. I also did manage to give a lightening talk regarding the Linux graphics stack. Overall, it was fun and was glad that I got the opportunity to meet all these people in person this year as I missed on GUADEC this year :-(
Again, I would like to thank all the members, volunteers who did GNOME Asia a huge success. I am now friends with few of them now as I hopefully remember their names and even in touch. I am hoping to meet you next year o/
Thank you GNOME Foundation for sponsoring my travel and accomodation.