Friday 11 July 2008
GUADEC notes #3
- Got positive feedbacks about our plans. We still need to write down things for people who are not at GUADEC (sorry that it feels like teasing to you). I'm not posting the slides yet since, well, they're pretty much useless without some text. Some people are worried that we're going to do something big that might destabilize GNOME: we're pretty aware of those kind of risks and that's relly not the plan. We will try to write all the details today or tomorrow, but it's hard to find free time for that during GUADEC.
- Matt Webb's keynote was good. Many interesting thoughts, and it was funny to see him recommend some kind of documentation for the various D-Bus APIs we have -- something I had in the back of my head: it will indeed encourage people to start playing with them. And doing new stuff.
- Had a discussion with Dimitris about how to organize the work on Transifex, and he sent his thoughts as a roadmap.
- Yet another meeting. With Lennart, Bastien, Jens and Marc-André about sound in GNOME. Productive, with action items.
- The boat party was great. Many thanks to Collabora for such a good time!
- We of course had the Ice Cream Deathmatch. So, it seems people thought it was all about speed, while really it's all about enjoying :-) On the other hand, Henri Bergius (if I remember well) is just not a human since he ate everything so quickly. But, well, his bio mentions
Henri Bergius is a former Viking based in the Nordic country of Finland...
- A party on a boat is great. There can be some small issues, though. Like: when you don't hear that you have some limited time to go out of the boat before it does another round. We were quite a few people in this situation. Ooops :-)
- Chatted with Owen and Andreas. Result: we'll try to organize a hackfest. I love how starting to talk about something can lead to some really concrete idea.
- The gourmet restaurant tradition has been honored. GUADEC wouldn't be GUADEC without this.
- To let people know that their lightning talk time was about to end, Behdad hacked some quick & dirty script that beeped quite loudly. Annoying. Amazing.
- Around 115 people attended the Foundation AGM. Went great -- we actually expecting tougher questions ;-)
- Federico knows how to do awesome demos during a keynote. Sure, he's cheating with non-live stuff, but still awesome!
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