Back from Desktop Summit 2011

Back from Berlin already 2 weeks, and it’s time to make a report about this desktop summit 2011.

I arrived at Friday in Berlin and took part in the Pre-Registration in c-base, and the interesting thing was that the first time in my life I drink an open source beer. :D.

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And from the first 3-days presentations, I enjoyed a lot of topic, “GNOME: The state of the Union“, “Network and Location Awareness in Your Application“, “Theming GTK+ 3 widgets with CSS“, “Ramblings of a retired release manager“, “GNOME a continent, starting from Asia.” and ….
And the most impressive one is the “Hitler is briefed about GNOME 3“, the GNOME people are genius.

It was very relax and happy to take part in the Beach Party(Sponsored by Intel), Island Party(Sponsored by Collabora), and Football(Sponsored by SUSE). In the football, I was in the Pink Team.
In BoFs, I attend the “On D-Bus” and “NetworkMgr & ModemMgr“, from here I know about the latest feature of NM and MM, and met with upstream maintainer, Dan Williams and the knetworkmanager developer, Lamarque Vieira Souza. It’s a little pity that the time is very short, and we are the last BoF, after that the classroom will be closed, and we don’t have enough time to ask more questions.

Here again met with a lot of friends, Andreas, Bruno, Scott Revees, Vincent Untz, Michael Meeks, and also met many new friends, Brian Cameron and Larmarque.

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It’s very exciting and helpful journey, I got more passion in GNOME. And here big thanks for GNOME Foundation and SUSE’s sponsor for my trip.Travel and lodging has been sponsored by the GNOME Foundation:

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Bin Li

GNOME funs, in charge of Beijing GNOME User Group.