Trip To GUADEC (Monday)
It is the second GUADEC day meant for GUADEC developers. Fortunately this day started an hour later than the day before, so… that allowed for catching up some sleep.
We visited the following talks:
- Keynote talk by Mark Shuttleworth—Great inspirational talk about his experiences and views on the GNOME desktop and FOSS concerning the now and the future.
- Panel Applets by David Madeley—Some new ideas posed by David and discussion around the panel applet’s future, great stuff.
- Lightning talks governed by Nat Friedman—Some fast & short talks about gDesklets, Glom, GScore, Evince, Xgl, Caster, Epiphany, and more.
- Project Topaz, planning for 3.0 by Jeff Waugh—GNOME’s future, what to do and what not to do… 10×10!
Then it was time for lunch. Actually it is a bit rainy this day, but I tried to hide that on the photos. :) We bumped into a small Italian lunchroom near the Haus der Wirtschaft and had some tasty sandwiches.
After the talks and lunch most of us engaged in a small hacking/fixing session. I (finally) met up with Martyn Russell and resolved some problems in Gossip and thought/discussed about/pondered some new UI things.
We ate at the Hacienda (Tübinger Straße 8, Stuttgart), a Mexican restaurant. The food was very good, great atmosphere inside and even almost non-stop small shows and entertainment. Then it was time for the GUADEC party. I didn’t bring my camera with me, so I have no photos of the C64 style bar where it was held in.
See also the GUADEC 2005 Photo Gallery of Monday.