The GUADEC 2017 unconference days are being held from Monday 31st July to August 2nd. The unconference is a chance for GNOME community members to work together, for newcomers to get involved in the project, and for everyone to learn new skills.

Activities that will take place during the unconference days include:

  • Workshops
  • Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions; these are self-organised sessions on particular topics, which allow community members to work on areas of shared interest
  • General hacking and informal discussion


The unconference days are being held at The Shed, which is part of Manchester Metropolitan University.


Chester Street
M1 5GD

Maps: OpenStreetMap, Google Maps

Catering and Surrounding Area

There is no canteen at The Shed, but it is near to Oxford Road where there are plenty of places to eat.


Two workshops will take place on 31st July: an introductory workshop on contributing to the GNOME project, and a workshop on creating Flatpak applications. More details will appear here closer to the time.

Schedule and Room Booking

Rooms and spaces are now available for attendees to book for their own group sessions: Unconference Schedule and Bookings.