GNOME conference attendance for 2019

(Kristi Progri) #1

Hi all,

Hope you have a nice week ahead.
Together with Rosanna and Neil we have discussed the presence of GNOME in different events and conferences around the world.

For a quick update: We have plans to be at SCALE 17x with a booth presence , on Libre Planet in Boston and in Foss-North in Gothenburg.

On our list we have these upcoming events:

SUSECON (https://www.susecon.com/)

LinuxFest North West (https://www.linuxfestnorthwest.org/conferences/2019)

FLISOL (https://flisol.info/)

OpenSUSE Conference (https://events.opensuse.org/conferences/oSC19)

FISL (https://debconf19.debconf.org/news/2018-08-23-fisl19/)

OSCon (https://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon/oscon-or)

DebConf (https://debconf19.debconf.org/)

FLOCK (This year it will happen in Budapest, around August)

FOSSCON (https://fosscon.us/)

Akademy (https://akademy.kde.org/)

BornHack (https://bornhack.dk/bornhack-2019/)

GNOME.Asia TBA

COSCON (https://shimo.im/docs/RxOQEpcG1aMKaZkR)

Open Source Lisbon (https://www.opensourcelisbon.com/)

Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference Europe (https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/open-source-summit-europe-2019/)

FSCONS (https://fscons.org/XII/)

SEAGl (https://seagl.org/)

Some of the websites are from the previous editions, I will update the thread once I have the links for this year.

Please let us know if you have suggestions for other events we need to take into consideration and which of these above you think we should/shouldn’t go for.

Best Regards,
Kristi

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(Muhammet Kara) #2

We have Free Software and Linux Days 2019 in Istanbul (https://ozguryazilimgunleri.org.tr/2018/)

Expected to be held in May. We had some nice presence last year with a booth, and multiple talks. (https://wiki.gnome.org/Events/OYLG/18)

Update: The date is set (although not announced yet). It will be held on May 11-12.

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(Kristi Progri) #3

It looks very interesting :slight_smile:

Thanks for sharing!

Kristi

(Kukuh Syafaat) #4

Here are some conferences in Asia, maybe GNOME people would like to come.

Still waiting for GNOME.Asia dates

(Kristi Progri) #5

Hi @cho2

We discussed for FOSS ASIA but due to other conferences happening around that time we won be able to attend it.

Thank you for your suggestions,
Kristi

(Kukuh Syafaat) #6

No problem, maybe next year. Thanks

(Michael Gratton) #7

What’s the requirements for applying for funding to attend these? I’d like to get to a GNOME conference and actually meet people IRL but most of those are a long way from Australia.

(Kristi Progri) #9

Hi @mjog

Here is a part of our document on the requirement to apply for funding:

== Who can request funds? ==

Anyone can request funds for GNOME-related events and outreach efforts. You do not need to be a GNOME Foundation Member, since we would like to encourage growth in new places all over the world. Organizing events and helping us do outreach is actually a great way for you to become a GNOME Foundation Member, so even if you’re a newcomer to the community, don’t let that stop you from requesting funds if you need it.

== What kind of funding requests are covered? ==

These funds are set aside in order to help GNOME grow its contributor and user base, as well as to help our existing community feel connected and engaged. Since we have a limited budget, we cannot approve all requests and may refuse some funding requests or make partial approvals.

Here are some of the things that qualify for Engagement funds:

  • A GNOME-related event you will be hosting

  • GNOME-related marketing activities or items

  • GNOME-related outreach activities

Early next week we will post a full document (we are still working on it) on every step you can take to apply get funded.
I will paste the link here for as well.

Please let me know if you have any question,

Cheers,
Kristi

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(Neil McGovern) #10

Adding this here, so I don’t forget.

All Things Open, Raleigh, NC. October 13 - 15

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(Michael Gratton) #13

Thanks, I’ll keep an eye out for that doc!

(Kristi Progri) #14

Here is the updated document:

https://wiki.gnome.org/Engagement/Requests/Funding

Best,
Kristi

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(Alexandre Franke) #15

Any chance all of these events get added to what has been so far the canonical source for this type of information, the Events wiki page? :smile:

(Kristi Progri) #16

The idea is to put in https://wiki.gnome.org/Events/ events and conferences that our presence is confirmed.
In the list above we might not be able to attend each one, but it will serve as a page where at least we have a list of potential conferences.

(sri) #17

It would be great if we can get some volunteers to man these booths, but also submit talks. It’s really important that we get out there and talk about GNOME technology, the GNOME and GTK platform so that we can get contributors and more users. Propagation folks!

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(Kristi Progri) #20

Hey All,

Talking about events, if someone is attanding any event talking for GNOME or being part of the booth please ping me and I will add it to our calendar.

Also, taking some pictures would be great for our social media and Annual Report :slight_smile:

Thanks :smiley:

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