jul 18 2009

GCDS – after hours

GUADEC

Okay, so the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit ended a week ago. I can’t thank enough the Travel Committee people for allowing me to attend the conference once more. It was great, as usual :)

  • I didn’t get the chance to say goodbye to some people, sorry about that. See you guys next year ;)
  • Diego, thanks a lot for the chocolates!!! Yum!
  • Was I the only one who missed the GNOME Love/Hate Wall??? Next year I’ll make sure it’s back ;)
  • I enjoyed the GNOME-ES talks I attended.
  • We had dinner with the GNOME Hispano guys. It was fun.
  • I loved the lightning talks. And I also loved the “off-topic” lightning talks (that is, talks about anything not related to GNOME)!
  • One of the local guys, Manolo, was kind enough to guide Gil and me around the island. We discovered that Gran Canaria is beautiful :)

You’ll find some GCDS pictures in the Gallery.

GUADEC, see you next year!


jul 7 2009

GCDS Day… ¿?

Ok, so I should better start blogging about GCDS, or the travel committee will not sponsor me next year, oops!

Well, so the GCDS started a few days ago. It’s been pretty interesting so far. The first two days were busy at the info desk; many more people than we expected showed up the first day, even though there were no talks at all -just the registration.

I went to Richard Stallman’s keynote; it was fascinating (both in a good and in a bad way). I also learned that Banshee will do photos; Aaron, the speaker, said that this will allow F-Spot to become more advanced and professional (“think Adobe Lightroom”, he said). Ehem, I personally doubt it.

Yesterday we went to a party sponsored by Igalia. The place was amazing – there were BIG beds were people could sit (or lay) down and chill out!

Vincent didn’t bring me the OpenSuse t-shirt he promised last year… Ok, the fact that I didn’t send him an e-mail to remind him about it didn’t help.

To be continued… :)


jun 30 2009

Tres dies per al Gran Canaria Desktop Summit

Del 3 a l’11 de juliol, els desenvolupadors i els usuaris dels escriptoris GNOME i KDE ens trobarem a Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: enguany s’ha fusionat la GUADEC i l’Akademy en un esdeveniment anomenat Gran Canaria Desktop Summit.

Com en aquests darrers anys, gràcies a l’Sponsorship Travel Committee, d’aquí a un parell de dies agafo l’avió cap a Las Palmas de Gran Canaria! Els agraeixo molt que em donin l’oportunitat de participar en aquestes conferències, i d’ajudar-hi. Si veniu a la GCDS segurament em trobareu darrere el taulell de l’Info Desk, com cada any ;)

Aquest any, tots aquells que tenim la sort que ens patrocinin el viatge totalment o parcialment durem aquesta xapa: