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.
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.
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.
- Chris: Welcome to Berlin for the GNOME Dev X Hackfest
- Allan: GNOME Developer Experience Hackfest, 2014 Edition
- Christian: Berlin Dev-X Hackfest
- Kat: Developer documentation
- Sindhu: Writing Shell Extensions in GNOME
- Sindhu: Dev-X day-2-3
- Philip: Developer experience hackfest 2014
- Aleksander: Profiles in Devhelp
- Cosimo: DX Hackfest in Berlin
- Henri: Flowhub and the GNOME Developer Experience
- Emmanuele: Berlin DX Hackfest / Day 3
- Lasse: DX Hackfest, Berlin – Boxes
- Allan: DX Hackfest
- Zeeshan: Berlin, DX hackfest, Boxes, rain & sunshine
- Philip: Berlin DX hackfest and Clang
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.