GNOME 3.0 Bangalore Hackfest 2011


Bangalore (KA), India, Mar 28 - Apr 1

Primary contact:
Secondary contact: Bharath Acharya

Supported by


We will be holding the fourth GNOME.Asia Summit in 2011 just before the GNOME 3.0 release. The whole summit will include a private hackfest (3days + 2 days optional). Our objectives are to get together GNOME contributors to work on, promote and celebrate the GNOME 3.0 release as well as leverage on the GNOME 3.0 release to build a bigger GNOME community in Asia. We target to invite the GNOME release team, Documentation team, Marketing team, Translation team and those contributors who will be involved with the actual mechanics of the GNOME 3.0 launch as well as those contributors living in Asia.


  • To work on, promote and celebrate the launch of GNOME 3.0
  • To leverage on this big GNOME 3.0 event to widely promote GNOME in Asia in different segments

Hackfest Goals

Add the activities that you would like to have as part of hackfest:

  • Marketing Hackfest for GNOME 3.0 Release

Date and time

  • The whole summit will include a 3-day hackfest (+ optional 2 days) and a 2 days conference. More details of the conference can be found at

  • Hackfest: March 28th to April 1st 2011 just before the GNOME 3.0 release
  • Conference: April 2nd to 3rd (right after the hackfest)


  • Day 1 to day 2 (March 28 - 29) : Intel Office (airport office) <a map of where it is located >

  • Day 3 to Day 5 (March 30 - April 1) : Dayananda Sagar Educational Institutions, Shivage Malleshwara Hills, Kumaraswamy Layout, Bangalore 560 078, Karnataka (India) < a map of where it is located >


  • Private Hackfest: GNOME marketing, documentation, release teams and developers


If you are interested in attending, please send email to the contacts above stating the work items on which you want to hack (and/or proposing other work items).



Arrival flight, date and time

Departure date and time

What you plan to work on

Bharath Acharya

GNOME Travel Committee/Novell




Pockey Lam

GNOME.Asia Committee/Marketing team

~27 March

~4th April

marketing GNOME 3.0 worldwide

Will LaShell

GNOME.Asia Committee

~27 March

~3rd April

GNOME training

Emily Chen

The GNOME Foundation/GNOME.Asia Committee

~28 March

~4th April

marketing GNOME 3.0 worldwide

Vincent Untz

GNOME Release Team

March 27th at 00:30

April 4th at 01:50

making the GNOME 3.0 release go smooth

Andre Klapper (in case I get my visa)

GNOME Release Team

March 27th 09:00

April 4th at 04:00

help with GNOME 3.0 release

Allan Caeg

GNOME.Asia Committee/GNOME Usability Team

~27 March 23:25

~4rd April 00:30

help organize the event, do student training, do GNOME 3.0 Marketing work, and smoothen UX

Allan Day

GNOME Marketing and Design Teams

~27 March at 09:00

4th April at 10:25

Marketing: finishing the press release and release notes; nailing down the new page content

Andreas Nilsson (?)

GNOME Marketing and Design Teams

March 27th at 00:30

April 4th at 01:50

Marketing: design, release notes design

Frederic Peters

GNOME Release Team

March 27th at 00:30

April 8th at 01:50

preparing the GNOME 3.0 release

Frederic Muller

GNOME.Asia committee/GNOME Marketing Team

~27 March

~4th April

Launch parties, marketing GNOME 3.0 worldwide

Ryan Lortie

GNOME Hackers Union, Local 1052

March 26, 01:30 (LH754)

April 5, 02:15 (LH755)

cheerleading for vuntz and fpeters

Chandni Verma

GNOME Hacker

March 27th at 11:50

April 5th at 08:10

work towards completion of some features for Empathy

Josselin Mouette


March 26th (?)

April 5th (?)

hack on GDM, collaboration with other distributions

Brian Cameron

The GNOME Foundation and Oracle

March 28

April 3rd

Represent The GNOME Foundation board, present, hack, collaborate

If you are attending the GNOME 3.0 Bangalore hackfest, it would be great if you can become a speaker in the GNOME.Asia Summit 2011 on April 2. The call for papers is already out and we hope to receive a lot of submissions from the Hackfest participants. Submit your talks today!


  • Venues will be provided by Intel and Dayananda Sagar Educational Institutions for free. Thank you Intel and Dayananda Sagar.
  • Excluded travel subsidies, we estimated around $1000 for 2 x stands and coffee for hackers.
  • We budgeted $10k to $20k for travel subsidies depends on the sponsorship fund we raised.

How to get there

You can choose to take a bus or taxi to go from the airport to your hotel / venue:


BMTC {Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation} volvo bus service – From Airport take route number BIAS 11, get down at Padmanabhanagara and from there it's 1.5 km. You can take walk or hire an auto which should charge approximately Indian Rs. 20.

Volvo bus routes


Private cab service: Meru Cabs, Tel: 91-80-4422-4422

***** Please note that Meru Cabs are highly recommended but not the other brands that usually charge you more.

Travel Accommodations

  • Hotels: Please go to

  • We will also provide a hotel booking service to all our speakers with a bargain price (30% discount). The daily rate of one room will be around $75 / room, one room is equipped with two single beds and can accommodate 2 persons. If you need this service, please email us at asia-summit-list(at) by providing dates of hotel check-in and check-out. Besides, if you are willing to share a room with another speaker in order to save cost, please let us know in advance if you have any preferred room-mate.
  • Sponsoring Travel: GNOME can help sponsor travel. This includes hotel and airfare, but does not cover food. For details, please see GNOME Travel Policy and please fill out the application ASAP and turn in to the travel committee. Once the travel committee approves your application, then book your travel.

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