Call for Papers Deadline Extended Until Today

Edit: the call for papers is now closed for this year. Thanks to everyone who submitted a talk, and keep an eye on the news feed to find out the final schedule. There will be opportunities to propose last-minute talks during the conference itself.

Lots of fantastic talk proposals have been submitted for this year’s GUADEC. However, due to some technical difficulties, some people weren’t able to submit their talks last Friday. For this reason, we are extending the call for papers until the end of today (Monday 24 April). So, if you’d still like to submit a talk, there’s still time!

The call for papers contains all the details about how to submit a talk proposal.

GNOME Foundation welcomes Codethink as first platinum sponsor

The GNOME Foundation are pleased to announce the first platinum sponsor for GUADEC 2017 – Codethink! Codethink is a longtime supporter of the project and is headquartered in Manchester, UK, the same city where GUADEC is hosted this year.

They specialise in system-level software engineering to enable advanced technical applications, working across a range of industries including automotive, medical, telecoms and finance. Their customers are international-scale organizations who seek competitive edge through design of enterprise appliances and embedded systems which are faster, smaller, more secure, more up-to-date, or more advanced than their competitors.

As experts in Free and Open Source Software, Codethink helps customers take maximum advantage of the knowledge and technologies developed in upstream communities including GNOME. Vala, GLib, GTK+, Glade, Flatpak, Tracker, and Gstreamer are just a few of the GNOME technologies that Codethink developers have hacked on in recent years.

 

GUADEC 2017 Call for Papers

Edit: the call for papers is now closed for this year. Thanks to everyone who submitted a talk, and keep an eye on the news feed to find out the final schedule. There will be opportunities to propose last-minute talks during the conference itself.

The GUADEC papers committee is looking for interesting, high-quality, talks for this year’s conference (being held in Manchester, UK, on 28 July to 2nd August). This is a great opportunity to share your ideas with the GNOME project, as well as the wider open source community. You don’t have to be an existing member of the GNOME project to submit a talk: if you have something interesting to say about software or technology, we want to hear from you!

Subjects that we are particularly interested in include:

  • Design of user and developer experiences
  • Operating system plumbing
  • Application development and deployment
  • Use of GNOME technologies outside the desktop
  • Outreach to new contributors
  • Project organisation and governance
  • Privacy and security
  • Developments in open source/Free Software
  • The GNOME developer experience

However, if there is another subject that you would like to talk about, we would love to see your submission.

Talks can be either 25 or 40 minutes in length, which includes time for questions.

Schedule

23rd April: deadline for talk submissions

7th May: speakers will be notified by email if their talk has been accepted

12th May: deadline for speakers to confirm their attendance

28th-30th July: core conference days in Manchester, England

How to submit a talk

Talks should be submitted through the GUADEC registration website at https://registration.guadec.org

A separate call for lightning talks, birds of a feather sessions and hackfests will be made later.

The papers team is looking forward to your talk proposal. In case of questions regarding the call for talks, please contact the papers team at guadec-papers@gnome org. For general questions regarding the conference, please consult the GUADEC web site or contact the local GUADEC organizing team at guadec-organization@gnome.org.

GUADEC 2017 Registration is Open!

This year, the GNOME project’s annual European conference will be taking place in Manchester, UK. Happening between 28th July and 2nd August, it will be the biggest and most important GNOME event of 2017. The conference will provide an opportunity to find out about the latest technical developments, learn new skills and tools, attend talks and participate in workshops and discussions. Everyone is welcome to attend – see the GUADEC 2017 website for more details.

If you are planning on attending GUADEC, please register via the GUADEC registration website as soon as possible. Dedicated GUADEC accommodation places are available to book at registration time. There is a limited supply of these rooms, and it might be difficult to secure more after the end of March. So, if you want a room at the GUADEC accommodation, please register and book before April.

The GUADEC team have also published the sponsorship brochure for this year’s conference, which includes some exciting opportunities for partners. Interested parties are invited to get in touch.

We hope to see you in Manchester. It’s going to be great!