GNOME.Asia Summit 2014 Beijing

Allan Day @ GNOME.Asia Summit 2014
I visited GNOME.Asia Summit 2014 in Beijing last weekend. My trip to summit is aimed to help to spread GNOME, summit and open source in Hong Kong press,  social networks and blogs.
Additionally, I am also a backup speaker in summit this year, to give a talk on weather information, open weather data and my experiences on two GNOME shell weather widgets.

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GNOME.Asia 2013 Seoul Report

After GNOME.Asia 2012 hosted in Hong Kong, I was invited to join GNOME Asia committee, and started works with other members to call for host of 2013 summit in the committee.

After reading proposals and reference websites from potential hosts, I voted Seoul as host of GNOME.Asia Summit 2013, because I found that they run a good local GNOME community with monthly user meetups. It is great for us to bring GNOME developers and topics to Seoul, and meet their local GNOME community. And we can know more about their community as well.

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GNOME.Asia 2014 to be held in Beijing

GNOME.Asia

Hosting GNOME.Asia Summit 2014
May 24-25, 2014
Beijing

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Beijing has been selected as the venue of our upcoming GNOME.Asia Summit 2014. GNOME.Asia Summit 2014 follows the release of GNOME 3.12, helping to bring new desktop paradigms that facilitate user interaction in the computing world. It will be a great place to celebrate and explore the many new features and enhancements to GNOME 3 and to help make GNOME as successful as possible.

The first ever GNOME.Asia Summit 2008 was hosted in Beijing. It will be great for GNOME.Asia to come back to Beijing again in the year of 2014. Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China has been the political and cultural center of China for centuries. The city is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, huge stone walls and gates, and its art treasures and universities have made it a center of culture and art in China. There are good airport connections, and train/bus/subway infrastructure. We believe that hosting the event in Beijing will bring the spotlight on GNOME and make an impact locally, regionally and internationally in terms of business and community building.

The venue for the conference will be the BeiHang University (Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics), which has been at the center of the GNOME.Asia Community for many years. Many of the repeat organizers of the GNOME.Asia Summit are based in Beijing.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the GNOME.Asia 2014 bidding process. We look forward to working with you more in the future!

GNOME.Asia Committee