Welcome to the July 2019 Friends of GNOME Update!
New Board of Directors
Members of the GNOME Foundation voted in the annual elections for this year’s board of directors. The current board consists of:
- Allan Day
- Carlos Soriano
- Federico Mena Quintero
- Robert McQueen
- Philip Chimento
- Britt Yazel
- Tristan Van Berkom
Congratulation to the new board! You can learn more about the board and what it does online.
Where are we going?
OSCON takes place in Portland, OR, USA July 17 – 18th, and we’ll be there! Feel free to stop by the booth and come and say hello. There is also a hackfest July 18 – 21st, also in Portland, OR. The Engagement team, the Documentation team, and the GTK team are all currently scheduled to participate.
Programs coordinator Kristi Progri will be at DebConf 19 in Curitiba, Brazil later this month as well.
Of course, we’ll be at GUADEC, August 23 – 28th in Thessaloniki, Greece! Registration is now open. We hope to see you there!
What we’ve been up to
We’re moving forward with exciting new things for GTK, including completing the consistent layout manager for GTK 4. We’re working on an API to make creating custom layouts easier. Focusing on usability across machines, we’ve put a significant amount of work into memory usage, to help things run more smoothly on small and low-powered devices.
We’re using GNOME!
Flatpak.org was running on Google Analytics, but that is no more! We are now using GNOME Matomo.
Inclusion, Diversity, and GNOME
GNOME is launching a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) initiative to help the community become even better. They are working on revamping some web pages, working on the wiki, and putting together some special workshops and events to help people find their places within the community.
Check out the Annual Report!
Thanks to contributors, the board, and staff, we have a beautiful annual report that highlights what happened during the 2018 fiscal year. You can read it online.
## Meet the GNOMEies
This month we highlighted Sriram Ramkrishna. known around free and open source software communities as Sri.
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