Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

28 Mar 2011, 19:03 p.m.

GNOME User Day This Thursday, 31 March

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2011 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

CC BY-SA image of Bangalore by Sajith TS

As Allan put it: There are lots of enthusiastic GNOME users who have questions about the upcoming release, and there are plenty of people who are interested to hear about what GNOME 3 will be like. That's why I'm really pleased to be able to announce the first GNOME 3 User Day. This will be a great opportunity for people to get involved with the new release, to meet members of the GNOME project, and to find out what's in store in GNOME 3.

Well, that was for the first User Day. The next one is this Thursday, March 31st, in the #gnome channel of the GIMPNet IRC network. (Instructions for using Internet Relay Chat.) We'll be running three sessions over the course of the day (all times UTC):

GNOME logo Session 1 (07:00-08:00): Participate in the GNOME 3.0 hackfest
Hosts: Allan Day, Fred Peters, and Andre Klapper

Session 2 (15:00-16:00): The GNOME 3.0 platform
Hosts: Diego Escalante Urrelo and Luis Medinas

Session 3 (20:00-21:00): GNOME Shell Q & A
Hosts: Florian Mullner and Marina Zhurakhinskaya

I hope you'll join us! We'll be concentrating on those topics but feel free to drop in and ask about anything GNOME.

I used a photo from Sajith T S, CC BY-SA, of a park and fountains in Bangalore, because I hope we get a big crowd, because this User Day coincides with the Bangalore hackfest, and because information from friendly experts can be as welcome as water on a hot South Indian day.