GNOME Asia 2018, Taipei- 2 mins
I am very pleased to attend to GNOME Asia(again!) that took place at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei this year. Its always great to see GNOME folks around, hanging out and have a social side of things. GNOME Asia was co-hosted with OpenSUSE Asia summit and COSCUP.
Co-hosting with openSUSE and COSCUP surely had benefits as there was inter-community interaction. The keynote space was shared with GNOME and openSUSE board members to address the free software local community and the participants. Overall, it has been a good conference; both in terms of talks and having a social gathering. Tech talks that I found quite interesting:
- Life inside a Sandbox by David King
- Introduction to Silverblue By Matthias Clasen
- Plan you testing by Kat
Apart from that, I attended a few talks around community and getting involved with open source like “Introduction to GSoC” by Ana María Martínez. There was a very intriguing talk was about designing GNOME Shoes in Inkspace where Iwan S. Tahari takes through the whole process of making shoes from scratch (I will mention the link here once videos are out. It’s a must watch!!).
We had a GNOME BoF to address couple of issues around conferences: Mostly around standardization of conference organization, budget, effect of local team presence at potential conference venues etc.
We all hung out in the evening for dinner & drinks. I stayed back in Taipei for one extra day for visiting the Endless office and meeting the kernel/hardware enablement team. Fortunately, I also met Daniel Drake and Jonathan Blandford who were in Taipei at the same time. I had my first day of working from the company’s office(I work remotely from India) :)
I really had a beautiful time in Taipei. It’s a great city to be in. We all bid good-byes until we meet again. I can’t wait to visit Taipei again. Also want to thank GNOME Foundation to assist with the travel.