return GUADEC 2014

GUADEC 2014 report
As one of GNOME.Asia 2014 organizers, GNOME Foundation sponsored me to attend GUADEC 2014 in Strasbourg.

Strasbourg is a wonderful city, I very like the amazing Illuminations of the Cathedral.

It is awesome four days where I listening to presentation about new technology, meeting old and new friends.

You can know more about us from flickr, 🙂

I got a lot from the topics in these days.

1) Reusing Libreoffice in your application, in each page there are lines for thanks to each one for their contribution!
Now libreoffice already be reused by a lot of applications, Markus introduced the LibreofficeKit and a lot of new features.


You can download his slide for more information.

2) What’s new in Gstreamer, talked about what’s done last year and new features.
What captured my attention is that they list the copyright of the pictures in slide at last!!


3) SDAPS: Easy to use paper surveying tool for GNOME
No so much listener interested this topic, but Benjamin still finished the topic seriously, and it’s very cool to develop this tool in University.


4) Fleet Commander: making GNOME 3 shine on large deployments
It’s a popular topic in second day, and this is a new project, with this tool you can deploy gnome’s configuration to other machines easily.


5) GPG, SSH, and identity for beginners
Federico use a very tradition way to show what’s the principle of public-key cryptography.


6) Flow based programming in the Gnome environment
It’s the first time to know about it, and NoFlo is cool tool, you can try the 2048’s demo.


I’ve also took part in below talks, thanks all your guys shared the top-edge technology.

  • Hardware integration, the GNOME way
  • Where are we with this “geo-awareness” dream?
  • Open Source Design – how we do it in ownCloud
  • Corebird: A Twitter client’s open source journey through Gnome land
  • GTK+, dialogs, the HIG and you
  • Where has all the Python gone?
  • Next generation input methods

Thanks to the GNOME Foundation for sponsoring my travel and accommodation. Looking forward to the next year at Gothenburg. 😉


And now GNOME.Asia 2015 is call for host!

GNOME.Asia 2014

Although it’s a little late to update the GNOME.Asia 2014, I worked for local team to host this year GNOME.Asia.
Before the conference we had workshop to training some students, and after that we had a one day trip to GreatWall.
We had 563 registration, and 355 were on site, so the ratio is about 63%. And we had about 10%, 35 women participants.

Thanks all volunteers and participants!

GNOME.Asia 2014 2nd day
GNOME.Asia 2014 3rd day

GNOME.Asia 2013 report

I’m very honor that I could as an organizer to contribute to this summit.

I arrived Korea in May 23th, met with local team, visited the NIPA and debugged 3D printer together.

On May 24th, Karen show us her passion in GNOME, Allan Day’s 101 training is very good, and it gave me an idea to have same training in Beijing in future. And I got an gift as the winner of this years TShirt Design game.


On May 25th I gave a training for local students, how to use gnome-shell and how to write a simple extension for gnome-shell. After that, we made a lucky draw for the participant with the Lemote laptop. And I also listened the Eric and Tobias session, they are my favorites.
At night the speakers and organizers had a small beer party together.


Last day, I took part in tourist which organized by the local team.


In total, it’s a very impressive event for me in this year.

Thanks for GNOME Foundation to sponsor me to GNOME.Asia 2013 in Korea.


Below is some pictures which I took in this summit!

Back from GUADEC 2012

I was back home last week after GUADEC in A Coruña, and a week’s vacation after that.

Another post-GUADEC wrap-up. And I’m still processing the many amounts of information,
ideas and discussions in my head. A few things worth sharing:

First it’s the best planned GUADEC in modern history, everything worked properly, thanks for the organizers.

About the talk, the keynote on first day is ‘The Tor Project’ which I never heard it before, I feel it’s very useful in China, :), cause we have GFW,
and I talked with Jacob in ‘Welcome Cocktail Party’ about let the NetworkManager support the tor project, it’s a good idea and I’ll find some time to dig it.

Another interesting talk ‘GNOME online accounts: for users and hackers’  triggers me that we should add support for weibo which is very famous ‘twitter’ in China.

‘How to fix a font’ on 3rd day is very fresh for me, and I ask Willis an font issue which I met in work why Acroread font display unnormal,
but unfortunly not got the solution, 🙂

Another touching talk was the History of GNOME talk given by Jonathan Blandford, Federico Mena Quintero and Dave Mason on last day.
They told the story of the early days of GNOME, and got much applause when showing some dead contributors, it’s really moving.

There are so many topics which I enjoyed, I don’t want to describe each one in here, in short I learned a lot of top-edge technology, such as the GNOME OS, Wayland, openShift and gnome-box.

And in this year GUADEC, I applied an volunteers to be a Session Chairman, it’s a great experience for myself.

It’s very happy to take part in Football and basketball match, and knew a lot of good team player.

After the main conference days, the BoFs were up. The one I attended was the GNOME OS session.

Here I met some old friends and also new one, I’ll share some picture below.
Also you can find more pictures from here .


At last, a very big thanks to the GNOME Foundation and SUSE for sponsoring my trip.

Back from GNOME.Asia 2012

I participated the GNOME.Asia 2012 in HongKong last week, so now I should take advantage of the memory still fresh to make a summary. It’s a very exited experience in GNOME Asia 2012 in HongKong.

My two topics got approved in this conference, and I really learned a lot from preparation.
1) Local GNOME Users Group experience — Beijing and Taiwan (Bin Li, China and ChunHung Huang, Taiwan) (English), pdf file.
2) Open Build Service (Bin Li, China) (English), pdf file.

At this conference I met a lot of developer in Asia. The topic which I like most is from
Fred Chien (Taiwan) talked about some cool work with JaveScript in GNOME.

And also I met some foreigner, Aleksander,and JF, which I met them in Desktop Summit 2011.
Aleksander Morgado which is from Spain introduce ModemManager now supporting 4G/LTE.
JF which from Canada share the PiTiVi to us.

You can find a lot of topics from our Beijing GNOME User Group.
Weiwu Zhang,Tong Hui, FanJun Kong, Ms Liansu Yu, Ms Eleanor Chen

We have a video clip to show BJGUG in Gnome Asia 2012.


You can find the detail from

A little pity is that there are not so many people here, I hope next year more and more people could know and enjoy GNOME.Asia if it’s in Beijing.

At last I’ll share some pictures from GNOME Asia and thanks for the sponsorship from GNOME foundation and SUSE.

You can find more pictures in .

[Talk about the OBS]

[Introduce Beijing GNOME User Group]

[Max with BJGUG]

[Group photo in close day]
GNOME Asia 2012