GNOME ED Update – Week 22

Delayed update

Firstly, an apology – I’ve been rather lax about doing these updates. I’ll try and highlight more happenings in the project more frequently in future.

GUADEC Birthday party

In August it will have been 20 years since the GNOME project was founded. To celebrate this occasion, a special party is being organised. All current and former GNOME Foundation members are especially welcome to attend. We’d love it if you could join us! The party is taking place as part of GUADEC 2017. For more details and announcements, follow @guadec.

Date Saturday 29th July 2017
Time 19:00
Location Manchester, United Kingdom
Venue Museum of Science and Industry

Engagement team

Did you know about the GNOME Engagement Team? This is the team that helps promote GNOME and push for adoption of GNOME. It’s a fantastic way to get involved in the non-technical part of the project, and they’re always looking for more help

PIA affiliate programme

Private Internet Access is a long time supporter of the project, and we’ve recently worked out an affiliate deal with them – If you sign up for their VPN services via¬†https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/buy-vpn/GNOME, then the foundation receives a contribution to help further the project. I’ve personally signed up for PIA’s VPN services, as working remotely I sometimes find myself on public wifi hotspots, and the risks of these are fairly well documented.

Board elections

One of the characteristics of the Foundation is that the board is elected by foundation members. It’s the time of year again where this happens and we have a great list of candidates. Voting is open until 9th June, so I’d encourage any foundation member to read up, and vote accordingly!

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