Tag Archives: Red Hat

DX hackfest: 2016 edition

By this time tomorrow, the 2016 edition of the GNOME developer experience hackfest will have started. This year, it’s in Brussels, kindly hosted by betacowork and ICAB.

betacowork-coworking-brussels-logo-web logo_white

We will be spending 3 days looking at a variety of things on the agenda to improve the lives of developers on GNOME, and make plans for the rest of the year. Watch out for updates on planet.gnome.org.

Thanks to the GNOME Foundation for sponsoring the travel for various people who are coming.


Collabora is sponsoring snacks throughout, and is sending 5 of us along for the hackfest. Thank you also to the other companies who are sending or letting people come — I know of Red Hat, Endless Mobile, Codethink and Canonical (please let me know if I’ve forgotten anyone!).

Codethink logo200px-Canonical_logo.svgRedHat.svgsplash-endless-mark-transCollabora logo

See people at FOSDEM afterwards?

Red Hat and Bloodstock

Nibbs Carter of Saxon.

Nibbs Carter of Saxon.

Just over a week ago, I finished my month's work experience at Red Hat UK, and I'm pleased to say it went well. I learnt lots about how Red Hat works, dived into the kernel for the first time (and worked on some kernel patches!), got an RHCT qualification, and generally had a good time with our resident frockney. Hopefully he's managed to clean his house up sufficiently after my departure.

Woo! Poster!

Woo! Poster!

The reason for leaving Red Hat mid-week is so that I could go to Bloodstock! It was a brilliant weekend, with the highlights being Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Saxon, Satyricon, Turisas and Amon Amarth. Photos are up on PicasaWeb.

While sorting out the photos of Bloodstock, I also went through all the photos I took while in Gran Canaria for GCDS, so they're also now up on PicasaWeb.

libgdata 0.4.0 released

This blog seems to be an endless stream of release announcements, which is unfortunate. Here's another one!

libgdata 0.4.0 has just been released. This release brings support for PicasaWeb and Google Documents, courtesy of Richard Schwarting and Thibault Saunier, respectively. The core API is slowing tending towards becoming stable, and the changes to the core API in this release should (hopefully) be the last really disruptive ones.

In a desparate attempt to make this post more than just a release announcement, here's a little update on my work experience with Red Hat. Things are going well; I've spent a while doing hardware testing, and I'm now doing some code review in anticipation of being given something else interesting to do tomorrow.

Back from GCDS

With GCDS winding down on Friday, I made my way home on Saturday (again, courtesy of those nice people at the GNOME Foundation), and got back sometime late in the evening, thankfully without Iberia-caused delays. The conference was good, and it was great to meet more of those interesting people from all over the planet. I even managed to get some work done, with Thibault Saunier's Google Documents branch for libgdata landing in master sometime in the next few days.

Next up: four weeks of work experience at Red Hat UK. I'm currently occupying some stranger's house in a foreign part of the country, ready for my first day in Farnborough tomorrow. Should be fun.