2015 saw the return of training sessions at GNOME.Asia. Apart from the documentation and development training sessions, Andika Triwidada from the Indonesian localisation team and Alexandre Franke also spoke about translations. This year, a larger number of contributors with experience in different areas of GNOME attended the training day so we were able to offer more instructors per trainee as well as training in more areas, including marketing. From a documentation point of view, this felt more successful and less stressful than 2014 as we were able to offer more support to attendees.
Rather than re-run the documentation talk like I did last year, this year I presented about contributing to GNOME. As usual, the question of “where do I start?” came up a few times so I think it was productive to emphasise that coding is not the only way to contribute to and promote GNOME.
After the conference, Dave and I visited Bogor, a lovely, green city which contrasted quite drastically with Depok and Jakarta. Taufan Lubis and his family were kind enough to host us for the visit, and to show us around the area.
Thank you to the GNOME Foundation for the travel and accommodation sponsorship, to Collabora for the time to attend the conference and to the local team for making such a great event happen.