GNOME.Asia Summit 2019

Back from Gresik more than one month, here is my late report for GNOME.Asia Summit 2019.

This year, GNOME.Asia Summit 2019 was held in Universitas Muhammadiyah Gresik. It’s my seventh GNOME.Asia Summit that I attend.

Indonesia Traditional Dance at opening

At the first day of conference, the opening ceremony was very traditional and splendid.  For the topics, I listened Opening Talk by Neil McGovern and “pulseaudio: Improvement on Audio Streams Switch” by Hui Wang, I learnt a lot knowledge of pulseaudio. And I gave a beginner talk to introduce GNOME Shell.

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On the second day, I enjoyed “GNOME Foundation — We’re Here to Help” by Rosanna Yuen and “How To Contribute To FOSS Projects” by Ahmad Haris, although the second one was in local language. I could still feel the exciting atmosphere, especially the lucky draw in closing session. In lightening talks, Fenris has given me a deep impression, he would like to bid for GNOME.Asia 2020 in Malaysia.

Group photo by Muhammad Firdaus

In the third day, local team organized one day tour in Gresik, it’s a good experience to know about how to make Batik. After that, we also visited some local places, such as GIRI museum and University International Semen Indonesia.

Batik workshop

And the great part of conference is that I enjoy meeting a lot of old friends and making new friends in these three days.

Finally, thanks GNOME Foundation’s sponsorship for my trip to GNOME.Asia Summit 2019. Hope to see you in GNOME.Asia Summit 2020!

Here is the GNOME.Asia Summit 2019 photo stream.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dXwiYBzHWWUvnkg67

GUADEC 2019

Morning at Thessaloniki

Sorry for blogging lately, better late than never. :)

Thessaloniki is very peaceful place, every morning I liked to walk along the seaside to the venue. As usual, it was a great and enjoyable GUADEC, thanks to everyone who helped to make it.

In core days I attended a lot of great talks in this year, I learned a lot of latest status of GNOME, and here are my favorite talks, “Managing GNOME Sessions with Systemd“, “State of the Shell“, “Packing up Boxes“, “Modernizing Desktop Linux Development with Containers“, “Is the Linux Desktop Really Dead?“.

I also enjoy watching Lighting talks every year. In this year Britt Yazel’s lighting talks, I knew the GUADEC App was based on Connfa, and it’s also an open source project. This App is very convenient, I could check schedule at any time.

And after the core days, I took part in “Rust BoF” by SebastianDröge , it’s a great BoF to learn the Rust and GStreamer step by step. And of course the Beach BoF, not to be missed, the amazing beach is unforgettable.

GNOME Bingo is a very good ice-break game, it gave me a lot of fun. From it I knew about the current GNOME staffs, GNOME ‘s Old Farts Club, Daiki Ueno could speak 4 languages counting c++, and so on.

I hope that we could also have GNOME.Asia App and GNOME.Asia Bingo in GNOME.Asia Summit. :)

Sunset at Thessaloniki

As usual I would like to thanks the GNOME Foundation for sponsoring my trip to Greece and making all this possible, it gave a good chance to meet old and new friends. And also thanks Canonical for conference leave.

GNOME.Asia Summit 2018

COSCUP 2018, GNOME.Asia Summit 2018 and openSUSE.Asia Summit 2018 by Tooth

Last year I’d been COSCUP 2017 at first time, it gave a great impression of COSCUP. It’s open, freedom and very energetic. It’s very nice this year GNOME.Asia Summit joint with COSCUP and openSUSE.Asia.

In the first day, I participated several sessions, Benjamin’s “Supporting Miracast on GNOME”, David’s “Desktop application: life inside a sandbox”, Kat’s “Plan your testing” and ZengZhengJia’s “GNOME translation”.

Children workshop by daisuke1230

At afternoon there are a workshop for children to hack a “Flying paper cup”, my daughter very liked this lovely workshop.

GNOME.Asia BoF on Saturday

And at night we had a GNOME.Asia BoF to review the Good vs. Bad, we collected a lot of ideas to make the  GNOME.Asia better in future.

In the second day, I made a topic about “flatpak vs. snap”, introduced some concepts and basic usages. And I also listened Max’s “Community experience”, Kukuh’s “GNOME Recipes”, Shobha’s “Humanitarian FOSS projects” and Wen’s “GNOME.Asia experience”.

As before, the great part of conference is that I enjoy meeting a lot of old friends and making new friends in these two days.

GNOME.Asia group photo by ArvinWu
GNOME.Asia and openSUSE.Asia group photo by ArvinWu

Finally, thanks GNOME Foundation’s sponsorship for my trip to GNOME.Asia Summit 2018.

More pictures from below links.

https://www.flickr.com/groups/gnomeasia2018/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/coscup/albums

 

 

GUADEC 2018

Almeria from Alcazaba.

Backed from the fantastic GUADEC, now it’s summary time.

When I flight to Malaga from Paris, an old guy with Ubuntu bag sit beside me, after a while I knew he’s Michael Hill, which I couldn’t find his photo for local news in BJGUG. It’s the GUADEC magic!!

In core days I attended a lot of great talks in this year, I particularly enjoyed Benjamin Otte’s talk on “GTK4 Lightning talks”, Jonas Ådahl and Carlos Garnacho’s talk on “The infamous GNOME Shell performance”Philip Withnall’s talk on “GLib: What’s new and what’s next?”.

And after the core days, I took part in two workshops, “GitLab Workshop” by Ralf and “Flatpak Workshop” by Alexander Larsson. It’s a good chance to know the inside of flatpak, and learned how to use Gitlab CI in details.

After that I attended the Video BoF, helped the video editing, and at that day I found the flowblade was removed in Debian 9 cause of dependency, and it crashed with source code, so I tried flatpak package, found it just show white blank image when I import images. I couldn’t find the fix (issue 508) at that time. So I forward to openshot, it could work at least, although it was very dis-fluency when review the video.

And of course I met a lot old friends and new friends.  And I also met workmate from Ubuntu Desktop Team, discussed with Sebastien about the gdm login issue, after that I report a mutter issue with Daniel suggestion, and in the second day Jonas Ådahl found me in lunch time and gave me a patch for testing. It’s really amazing community!! Thanks Jonas!

There are too much good memories from this year, such as Flamenco,  Castle show, Tapas, Sangria, beautiful beach and Beach BoF.

Beach of Almeria

As usual I would like to thanks the GNOME Foundation for sponsoring my trip to Spain and making all this possible. And also thanks Canonical for conference leave.

And also thanks for this year organizer Ismael, he provided my invitation letter quickly and helped to push the hotel about the confirmation, so that I could get visa in time.

Ismael and BinLi

Hope to see you all at GNOME.Asia 2018 in Taipei!

Cosimo in BJGUG

Last Month Cosimo came Beijing, and we had  a meet up with Beijing GNOME User Group and Beijing Linux User Group in SUSE Office, Cosimo introduced ‘Looking ahead to GNOME 3.22 and beyond’, the flatpak bring lots of attention. Here I just shared some photos. Thanks for Cosimo’s coming!

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GNOME.Asia Summit 2016

This year summit held at Manav Rachna International University (MRIU), which is located in the Faridabad district Delhi, it’s a quiet, beautiful and very very hot place. It gave me a lot of wonderful memories.

I arrived at noon of 21th April, and so I participated the workshop “GStreamer in your GNOME: Hands-on multimedia hacking”, here I learned how to play audio and video from command line and code step by step.

For the 1st day of conference, the local team is very very enthusiastic, if you forgot to register, they will find you with the register book and ask you to fill the name, email and phone number.

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After long officials speech, Cosimo and Pravin made the keynote speeches, the next billion GNOME users and  Indian Languages in GNOME 3.20.

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In 2nd day, I listened ‘contribute to GNOME’ from Daki, ‘GNOME in China’ from ZhengNing, and ‘5 years of GNOME3’ from Tobi. After each talk the dean of MIRU will award a certificate for thanking for the speaker.

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In lighting talk I introduced local user group and GNOME.Asia.

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At night, the local students were very patient to teach us how to play the Cricket which is very very popular in local.

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In last day local team lead us to Taj Mahal.

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Thanks for GNOME Foundation for sponsoring, and everyone who helped this awesome event happen.

Flickr group:  https://www.flickr.com/groups/gnomeasia2016/

Back from Desktop Summit 2011

Beijing GNOME User Group activities in November

Last week it’s the 7th birthday of BJGUG, we made some gifts which included mouse pad and stickers.

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On Nov 16th, we had a small activity with PKUOSA(Peking University Open Source Association), Fangyi Xiong introduced git and github, Bin Lei introduced Hexo, and I talked about the GNOME 3.18.

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On Nov 24th, our group visited the Beijing LongQuan temple which is probably the world’s most high-tech temple, and attracted a lot of top tech geeks here.
Emily and Martin which is from BLUG took us to discover the mystical of Beijing LongQuan temple.

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More pictures could be found in here.

GUADEC 2015

It’s a little late for the report, there are the 70 anniversary of the victory of the anti fascist war last week. I got very very much from this year fantastic GUADEC, where I listened topics, met old and new friends, participated the BoF.

First a lot of topics made me know more about GNOME, such as “Playing with apps in the sandbox” and “Crafting Developer Experience”. And I enjoyed the victory of GNOME Logo war from “How the Power of Community Prevails — It’s Not Only About the Code”. I described the more details in Chinese at below links.

Second I met a lot old friends, and knew new friends, they are very very kind, just  like a big family.

In the BoF, I took part in the ‘GNOME.Asia‘ to learn the history, discuss how to let the GNOME.Asia more better in future.

Last week, I wrote a blog in Chinese to review the GUADEC 2015 and uploaded some videos in Chinese youtube.

http://www.bjgug.org/%e8%b5%84%e8%ae%af/guadec-2015-review/

http://www.youku.com/playlist_show/id_26035645.html

Thanks for sponsorship from GNOME Foundation and Canonical.

 

 

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