GNOME.Asia 2018

GNOME.Asia 2018 was co-hosted with COSCUP and openSUSE Asia this year in Taipei, Taiwan. It was a good success and I enjoyed it a lot. Besides, meeting old friends and making new ones are always great.

Talks

  • Desktop applications: life inside a sandbox — David King

Flatpak, as you all know, is quite popular and useful these days. So it’s good to know some implementation details from this talk.

  • Introducing Team Silverblue — Matthias Clasen

As Matthias mentioned in his talk, it’s his first time to give this talk. And I think it was quite a success. It’s a new variant of Fedora Workstation and it provides the excellent support to container-based workflows.

  • The future of the computer classrooms – GNOME inside — Eric Sun

I have to say I enjoyed this talk the most in the conference. Eric used ezgo Linux as an example and explained some interesting ideas, which blows my mind. When we were young and in the computer class, we were taught to use Microsoft Office, Photoshop, etc. All these are . And these software are gonna be the the top options when you are thinking about choosing a office/picture editing software.

  • There are more, but I can’t include them all

Socials

  • The welcom party was held at a bar near Taipei 101. The bar has a open platform, where you have a great view, which is pretty good. You can find beer, food and of course friends there.
  • We had a one-day tour to Taipei Palace Museum and Taipei 101 the day after the conference. We had various dumplings and some delicious food for lunch at Din Tai Fung(A top restaurant at 101 where you need queue around 90 mins even at weekday). It was well organized. And a big thank you for Max :)

Finally

Thanks Max for all the effort making this conference happen. Thanks GNOME Foundation for Sponsorship my trip to the conference.

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.