Tuesday May 31, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

Over the past Memorial Day weekend here in the U.S.A. I spent the long weekend camping in rural Pennsylvania with some old good friends, playing music.  We are musicians and have had fun playing music together for the past 19 years.

Camping in Pennsylvania

It was great to have the opportunity to get away from the big city of Chicago and reflect.  Right now I am running for reelection for a 4th term on The GNOME Foundation board of directors.  With the GNOME 3 release now behind us, I anticipate that the next year will be busy.  The GNOME community is changing, evolving and redefining itself as we push forward with a next generation desktop with a design that scales from the smallest devices to the largest multi-user servers.  With so much work coming, it feels great to have my batteries recharged.  I am looking forward to another year serving the GNOME community as we work together to create the best free software desktop out there.


Thursday Apr 07, 2011

Celebrating GNOME 3

Go GNOME in Asia![Read More]

Sunday Mar 21, 2010

Sugar on OpenSolaris

Sugar on OpenSolaris[Read More]

Friday Mar 05, 2010

GNOME Usability Hackfest Write Up


GNOME Usability Hackfest - London


The GNOME Usability Hackfest at the Canonical offices in London wrapped up last Friday, February 26th.  As I mentioned in my previous blog post, this was an unusually large hackfest with over 30 attendees on some days.  The hackfest provided the GNOME Usability community a productive opportunity to work together, and a lot of ground was covered.

In the last few days at the event, I spent a fair amount of time cleaning up the GNOME Usability Project Wiki so it is hopefully more clear and straightforward.  Also, I did a lot of coordination with the Dev8D conference organizers to arrange for GNOME speakers at their event, and to make arrangements for Antonio Roberts from the Dev8D community to attend the GNOME Usability Hackfest and participate on Thursday the 25th.

The following blogs, articles, and photos highlights the work done at this hackfest by the GNOME Usability team:


Calum Benson

Allan Day

Máirín Duffy

Karl Lattimer William Jon McCann Seth Nickell Bastien Nocera Jeremy Perry Jakub Steiner

Willie Walker

Thomas Wood

Other


There will likely continue to be blog postings about the GNOME Usability Hackfest as work progresses, so you can expect further blog posts by the above contributors, and also follow along at the GNOME Planet blog aggregator.


 Much thanks to the following organizations for sponsoring this event:

Canonical

Google

The GNOME Foundation

The GNOME Foundation

Also, many of the people who attended this event were sent by various companies and organizations who made the right people available for this event and covered travel costs.  Much thanks to them as well.



Wednesday Feb 24, 2010

GNOME Usability Hackfest

GNOME Usability Hackfest

The GNOME Usability Hackfest at the Canonical offices in London is well underway.  With over two dozen GNOME design and usability experts attending, this has been an exciting and dynamic event.  With GNOME 3.0 around the corner, people have been taking advantage of the opportunity to rethink the desktop and to build bridges within the GNOME usability community.

Highlights for me have included:

  • The dynamic GNOME Shell discussions between William Jon McCann and Seth Nickell.
  • Talking accessibility with Willie Walker
  • HIG Planning
  • Discussing opportunities for the GNOME Foundation to provide resources to make it easier to share usability data across the GNOME community with Ivanka Majic and Máirín (Mo) Duffy.
  • Learning about card sorting
  • All the colorful discussions.

I also wanted to share some photos:

Usability Hackers

GNOME Usability Hackers

a11y

Willie Walker discussing accessibility

Card Sorting

Card Sorting

Seth

Discussing GNOME Shell

Discussing GNOME Shell

Discussing GNOME Shell

 Much thanks to the following organizations for sponsoring this event:

Canonical

Google

The GNOME Foundation

Also, many of the people who attended this event were sent by various companies and organizations who made the right people available for this event and covered travel costs.  Much thanks to them as well.


Tuesday Nov 17, 2009

GNOME Marketing Hackfest

GNOME Marketing Hackfest (November 10-11, 2009)[Read More]

Friday May 22, 2009

GNOME Zeitgeist on OpenSolaris and GStreamer Mixer Enhancements

GNOME Zeitgeist and GStreamer Mixer Enhancements[Read More]

Tuesday Apr 28, 2009

GNOME Shell on OpenSolaris

GNOME Shell on OpenSolaris[Read More]
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