Last week I volunteered my weekend to help represent the GNOME foundation at the Utah Open Source Conference. The conference was a lot of fun and we got to meet a lot of interesting people as they came to say “Hi” at our booth. I found that a large percentage of the conference attendees were “Fans of GNOME”, and we even took some pictures with many of them.
Will is one of the conference organizers.
The Ubuntu Utah booth guys representing our favorite distribution, all decked out in brown!
Paul Frields from the Fedora Project came to show us some GNOME love.
Our friends from the OpenVZ booth next door. I heard their speech so many times I feel like I could have run their booth myself!
Clint, giving us his biggest smile!
Even our friends from KDE came by to show us that we can all just get along.
Here we have Josh trying to recreate the GNOME foot.
Derek is excited to see us!
..and finally, my favorite, Mike Basinger REALLY showing us how much he likes GNOME!
As you can see, the conference was a lot of fun and I had a great time being a part of GNOME for the weekend. Since that time I have started contributing to GNOME a bit more. I’m still trying to find just the right place, but I’ve been meeting a lot of new people and learning about a lot of the exciting things coming up for GNOME 3.0! There are some exciting things coming up, and there is a lot of work to be done. I know we can make it all happen with your help.
If you are a “Fan of GNOME” I invite you to become an official “Friend of GNOME” by contributing to the GNOME foundation. You can find out more at the “Become a Friend of GNOME” website. You can donate any amount, and all donations are very much appreciated. Together we can make GNOME do great things! Thank you.