GUADEC (pronounced GWAH-DECK) is an acronym for the GNOME Users' And Developers' European Conference. Held annually in cities around Europe, GUADEC is the largest gettogether of GNOME users, developers, foundation leaders, individuals, governments and businesses in the world. Gnome is the Free and open source software stack that drives the user interface of many Linux-based devices, from smartphones to your home pc.

GUADEC 2010, the eleventh edition, will be in The Hague, The Netherlands and takes place on July 24 - July 30.

The organisation team calls you to arms! A community conference like GUADEC only happens when the community puts its weight behind it.

This is your chance to be part of this event. Whether you are a conference rookie or a seasoned GUADEC veteran, your help is much appreciated.

As a volunteer at the conference, you may enjoy special benefits such as a free and limited edition volunteer shirt and free food and drinks during your volunteering hours.

How to sign up

If you are interested, please subscribe to the GUADEC [1]mailing list and (important) send an email to Have a look below to find out what kind of help is needed.


On the short term we are looking for a webmaster. You will be maintaining the conference web infrastructure, and help form a team that will customise the look and feel of the current conference website at

Knowledge of php, mysql and css are required for this task.

Other competencies

We also need designers to expand the current design team. The design team will take care of graphic design regarding the website, the program, badges and other print material, banners, and other items.

The registration desk and speaker desk form an important part of the conference organisation. The former will handle communication with visitors before the conference, as well as registration at the start of the conference.

The later is an important link between speakers and the conference organisation. The speakerdesk will communicate with speakers, make sure speakers know where to be at what time and generally make sure the program of talks runs smoothly.

In addition, during the conference itself we will need a lot of hands for building up, monitoring the lecture rooms (heralding) and lots of other odd jobs.

So whatever your background, there is likely a job with your name on it!

What is GUADEC all about

The primary goals of GUADEC are:

  • to set the direction of the project in the coming year;
  • to attract developers and contributors to the project;
  • to help corporate partners be involved in the project;
  • to connect developers, corporate partners and governments;
  • and to showcase our latest technologies.

The week will be split into three phases: the warm-up days leading up to GUADEC; GUADEC itself; and After Hours. During these phases , the talks will be divided in different categories, focusing on the future of GNOME, the preview and demonstration of existing technologies, as well as brainstorming sessions with public administration and the industry.


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