GUADEC 2012

Right, so I’ve been home for a couple days now, which probably makes this post a bit late. But oh well. GUADEC was fantastic – with around 300 attendees, dozens of fantastic talks, hackfests and BOFs. Not to mention the chance to meet so many people who have done so much for GNOME over the years, many of whom gave wonderful talks – like the final keynote by Federico Mena-Quintero, Dave Mason & Jonathan Blandford on the History of GNOME which closed GUADEC. Likewise the opening keynote by Jacob Appelbaum on the Tor Project was fascinating and inspiring.

The womens dinner at Casa Tito was fun, though I suspect I’m not alone in thinking the ordering process was nothing short of ridiculous. I had a good time chatting with everyone, but especially with Alex & Patricia. It was nice to meet so many of the other women involved in GNOME,

The overall job done organzing GUADEC was nothing short of fantastic. I honestly can’t think of a single thing to complain about, which is a testamount in itself of the wonderful job they did in organizing. All future GUADECs have a hell of an organizing job to live up to!!

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