I spent the morning of Day 1 at FOSS.in at GNOME project day.
I was pretty excited to meet Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay and Runa Bhattacharjee in person finally. Sankarshan’s encouragement is one of the main reasons I decided to try to submit my talks to FOSS.in (Anne Østergaard’s encouragement is another )
We started off the day handing out flyers for the GNOME project day since we were competing with the Mozilla project day for audience members. We drummed up a decent-sized audience and then Sankarshan gave a nice introductory talk for the day, and then I gave a talk on how artists and designers may contribute to GNOME. (Slides available here!)
I think my first talk went pretty well. It was followed with many questions which is always a good sign I think. We also got to hand out lots of GNOME swag – t-shirts, buttons, and stickers.
Then Lennart gave a very interesting talk on zeroconf. Actually, I really liked how he talked about the differences between zeroconf and upnp because that is one of those things that always confused me.
In the afternoon, myself, spot, James Morris, Rusty Russell, and Harald Welte went into town around MG Road, which is a big shopping area in Bangalore. We went to a pretty cool bookstore, arts/crafts store, and had some coffee.