GNOME.Asia 2017

GNOME.Asia 2017 was held in ChongQing, China. It is my first time to ChongQing, and I like it very much in many aspects. The city is built around mountains, so the there are lots of roads that are not straight, which is completely different with the roads in Beijing. There are lots of ups and downs, too. That’s why you can barely see someone riding a bike there. It can be dangerous and tiring, too. Besides, there are lots of overpasses, which makes the city more 3D.┬áThe city is also built along the Yangzi River, so you can see many bridges(like London, I think). Here are some photos of the city:

Back to the conference. I really like the keynote titled “The Future of GNOME is You” given by Nuritzi. It tells the students that they can make impact on what the future of GNOME is by starting to contribute. It’s also a goal of GNOME.Asia. That’s to try to get more people involved in GNOME/open source.

I gave a lighting talk in the first afternoon. It was about Google Summer of Code. In China, not many university students know about this project. I applied it in 2015 and I learned a lot from the whole process. It was an amazing experience, so I hope more students know it and apply it.

The conference is really a success and I have to thank those local organizers, volunteers and everyone who make it happen.

Here are some random photos from this trip. Enjoy.

Thanks GNOME Foundation for supporting my trip and my employer SUSE for my time and this trip.