June 8, 2012 - Pre-event Training

Experience GNOME design first-hand in this introductory half-day workshop led by key members of the GNOME design team. Workshop participants will be given tuition on design practice and tools, as well as a beginner's guide to contributing to design in open community projects.

Date & Time: June 8, 2012 (Friday) 2-5pm.
Venue: LT1 , 4/F Academic 1, City University of Hong Kong.
RSVP: (for this pre-event training only.)
Our Speakers: Allan Day, William Jon McCann, Jakub Steiner

June 9, 2012 - Conference (Day 1)

(Yellow - Hacking GNOME, Green - How to Promote/Contribute to GNOME in Asia, Cyan - Localization & Internationalization, Orange - Lightning Talks)

TimeLecture Theatre 1
(300 seats)
Lecture Theatre 2
(300 seats)
09:00 Reception
09:30 Welcome speech - Local organizer & GNOME.Asia Committee
10:00 Keynote: Beyond Dead Reckoning
(William Jon McCann, Jakub Steiner and Allan Day) (LT1)
11:00 Enjoy to Write a Modern Desktop Application in JavaScript
(Fred Chien, Taiwan) (Mandarin)
Education for Open Source Embedded by GNOME software
(Tong Hui, China) (English)
11:45 An introduction to Tracker, SPARQL and whatnot
(Aleksander Morgado, Spain) (English)
ezgo 自由軟體推廣光碟及
ezgo menu計劃
(孫賜萍 Eric Sun and 黃俊宏 ChunHung Huang, Taiwan) (Mandarin)
12:30 Lunch
14:15 Bugsquad Session
(Tobias Mueller, Germany) (English)
A brief introduction of Accessibility frame work of GNOME
(Li Yuan, China) (Mandarin)
15:00 ModemManager revamped: now supporting LTE/4G modems
(Aleksander Morgado, Spain) (English)
GNOME Desktop Testing project
(Tao Miao, China) (Mandarin)
15:45 Tea Break
16:15 Awesome Video Calls for the Free World
(Olivier Crête, Canada) (English)
Local GNOME Users Group experience -- Beijing and Taiwan
(Bin Li, China and ChunHung Huang, Taiwan) (English)
17:00 PiTiVi and the GStreamer Editing Services
(Thibault Saunier, Chile and Jean-François Fortin Tam, Canada) (English)
Migrate to Gnome in a business setting: case-studies
(Weiwu Zhang, China) (Mandarin)

Lightning Talks

Inside GNOME (OLPC) - (T.K. Kang, Hong Kong) (English)
Crypto-Stick on GNOME (Nguyễn Hồng Quân, Vietnam) (English)

18:00 BoF at AC2 Canteen, City University of Hong Kong.

June 10, 2012 - Conference (Day 2)

(Yellow - Hacking GNOME, Green - How to Promote/Contribute to GNOME in Asia, Cyan - Localization & Internationalization, Royal Blue - Other Topics)

TimeLecture Theatre 1
(300 seats)
Lecture Theatre 2
(300 seats)
08:30 Reception
09:00 Keynote: GNOME 3 - Every Detail Matters
(Allan Day, UK) (LT1)
10:00 Open Build Service
(Bin Li, China) (English)
Women's participation in GNOME and other
open source communities - Opportunities and Challenges in Asia Pacific regions
(Ms Amanda Lam, Hong Kong) (English)
10:45 Javascript with Gnome
(Alan Knowles, Hong Kong) (English)
Women's participation in GNOME,
(Ms Liansu Yu, China) (Mandarin)
11:30 Woodenox -- Solaris Desktop Common Test Environment,
(Dave Lin, China) (Mandarin)
GNOME/Ubuntu Community Activities in Beijing
(Ms Eleanor Chen, China) (English)
12:15 Lunch
14:00 Status of GNOME Chinese (China) Localization
(Aron Xu, China) (Mandarin)
x-mario - the gaming distribution
(Hong Phuc DANG & Hon NGUYEN, Vietnam) (English)
14:45 Input Methods for Indian and European(English) languages
(Anish Patil, India) (English)
筆順五碼 (Stroke 5) 的推廣實踐
(Kingman Leung 梁敬文, Hong Kong) (Cantonese)
15:30 Tea Break
16:00 GNOME之中文輸入法簡介、發展及困難
(Wan Leung Wong) (Cantonese)
Contributing to GNOME User Documentation
(Andre Klapper, Czech Republic) (English)
16:45 SCIM on GTK3
(FanJun Kong, China) (Mandarin)
TDD in GNOME application in C/C++
(Steven Mak, Hong Kong) (English)

Lightning Talks

The Story of an Embedded Linux Developer (Ben Lau, Hong Kong) (English)
Why Chinese Fails (Xiaojun Ma, Hong Kong) (English)
Open Source in Hong Kong (Sammy Fung, Hong Kong) (English)

17:45 Closing speech - Local organizer & GNOME.Asia Committee
18:00 End of Conference

Videos of the event are available at

To be confirmed.

(Last updated on June 1st 2012.)