GNOME Hackfest at Endocode

May 5, 2014

Last week Endocode was happy to welcome our friends from the GNOME community to Berlin, and our humble office, for the GNOME Developer Experience Hackfest. About 25 GNOME contributors came with the goal of improving the developer tools and documentation for GNOME and related technologies like GTK+ and GLib.

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Creators of one of the leading desktop technologies for Linux, the GNOME project consists of contributors from around the globe. Periodically, these contributors get together in one location for an intensive few days of work known commonly as hackfests. This time, Berlin was chosen and Endocode was asked to host.

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We are always eager to do what we can to further open source software. Such intense, in-person meetups are a great way for communities to grow stronger bonds, increase motivation and simply get stuff done.

To give a sample of what people were getting done at this event, here a few links from attendees.

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More photos of the event can be found here.

It was a pleasure to host the hackfest and we’d welcome the GNOME folks back again. We’d also like to extend the invitation to other open source projects looking for a friendly host for their Berlin event.

p.s: We also want to say thank you to our friendly neighbors Rocket Internet who lent us some tables and Kalkscheune who lent us some chairs for the event.