Update on GNOME 3.0 Launch Parties with Goodies Support

Following up on the previous post about GNOME 3.0 Launch Parties, The GNOME Foundation is giving away some goodies (t-shirts, stickers, balloons, etc) to those organizing GNOME 3.0 release parties. The campaign has been launched for a week now, we already have 23 parties registered on this page, 11 from Asia, 10 from Europe, 2 from South America. We are also finalizing the goodies design with the help of Andreas.

Registration will be on until Feb 15, 2011. Since we have nobody yet from North America, Russia, Oceanica and Africa, it would be nice if somebody can ping these communities!

GNOME 3.0 launch parties with goodies support

GNOME 3GNOME 3.0 will be officially released on April 6th 2011! Have you started to plan for your own GNOME 3.0 Launch Party in your region yet?

Here is the good news! For those organizing a launch party, The GNOME Foundation will give away some goodies (t-shirts, balloons, stickers, other stuff) to support your events. Registration is starting now and attribution will be on a first come first serve basis and within availability.

You can find more information about GNOME 3.0 at http://www.gnome3.org, more information about Launch Parties at http://live.gnome.org/ThreePointZero/LaunchParty, more information to prepare your own GNOME 3.0 party at http://live.gnome.org/ThreePointZero/LaunchParty/Resources and more information about the goodies at http://live.gnome.org/ThreePointZero/Goodies .

Should you have any question please use the GNOME User Groups mailing list at http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gugmasters-list or find us on GNOME IRC servers in #gnome-love channel.

Please help us spread the word and get a few launch parties in your area. Register and document your event at http://live.gnome.org/ThreePointZero/LaunchParty#Locations making sure you supply a valid email address.

Happy GNOME 3.0 Release Party!


Announcing GNOME 3.0 Bangalore Hackfest | GNOME.Asia Summit 2011

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GNOME 3.0 Bangalore Hackfest 2011
March 28 – April 1 2011, Bangalore, India

We are hosting a 5 days hackfest for the release, documentation and marketing teams focusing on GNOME 3.0 release. This will ensure some heavy testing of the code during the last week before the official release of GNOME 3.0, as well as preparing the release to happen in an optimal way. And at the same time, it will help the marketing team to clarify messaging when needed and finalize the launch details.

It is not primarily aimed at users or new contributors but we may organize some training and hands on sessions during the last 3 days of the hackfest (March 30 to April 1). Apart from that any contributor involved in the release process is strongly encouraged to join.

Please let us know you are coming by registering on the Bangalore Hackfest 2011 page.

GNOME.Asia Summit 2011
April 2 2011, Bangalore, India

Right after the GNOME 3.0 Bangalore Hackfest, we will jump on the opportunity of having a lot of the GNOME developers already on site to aim for the greatest GNOME.Asia Summit of all time. Now in its forth year, GNOME.Asia Summit will have the pleasure to continue to bring GNOME to users and developers in Asia and more specifically India this year, but also to celebrate the release of GNOME 3.0 with the people who actually write the software!

The event will bring the light on the GNOME desktop both from a applications and a development platform point of view, as well as strengthen the GNOME community across borders.

Visitors should expect great insights into how GNOME 3.0 will transform their desktop experience, the changes and improvements under the hood and how to make the best out of this new desktop environment both from a developer and user perspective.

The call for papers is already out and we hope to receive a lot of submissions from the Hackfest participants. We are also finalizing our call for sponsors and, depending on the momentum, planning for an extra conference day to cover all the topics (based on available budget and paper submissions). So stay tuned and visit Gnome.Asia regularly for the latest information!