Program for Libre Application Summit

2018-09-06
08:30
Sriram Ramkrishna

Check-In

presented by Sriram Ramkrishna

Check in and pick up your badge!

08:30 - 09:30 Ballroom
09:30
Nuritzi Sanchez

Welcome

presented by Nuritzi Sanchez

Welcome to LAS 2018!

09:30 - 10:00 Ballroom
10:00
Audrey Eschright

Creating a Third Wave of Free and Open Source Software

presented by Audrey Eschright

The Free/Open Source Software movement is over thirty years old, and has gone through a number of changes in that time, spawning projects large and small. If Free Software is the first wave, and Open Source is the second, current efforts toward creating an inclusive and sustainable environment make up a third wave that we can start to shape into a broader plan. The current state of FOSS gives u...

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10:00 - 11:00 Ballroom
11:15
Adam Jones Valentin David Thomas Coldrick

The new freedesktop-sdk: are you ready for it?

presented by Adam Jones, Valentin David, Thomas Coldrick

The freedesktop-sdk was originally started as a Flatpak subproject to create a minimum Linux baseline. It’s now a separate project hosted on freedesktop.org, and is used as the foundation of Flatpak, GNOME and (KDE soon!).

This talk will focus on the recent work to upgrade and modernize the sdk. We will discuss what the project has done so far, including the benefits of improved automation a...

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11:15 - 12:00 Ballroom Universal App Packaging - I.e. Flatpak or Snap
12:00
Sriram Ramkrishna

Lunch Break

presented by Sriram Ramkrishna

Go get some lunch in a nearby restaurant!

12:00 - 14:00 Ballroom
14:15
Aleix Pol

KDE Applications for everyone

presented by Aleix Pol

One of the most important reasons for a piece of software to be part of KDE is to be part of the infrastructure that KDE offers to our project: translations, ux and graphics design, quality assurance, packaging, etc.

KDE software is available on most traditional Linux distributions but often also on OS X, Windows or Android. To that we've recently included Snap, AppImage and Flatpak.

We'...

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14:15 - 15:00 Ballroom Universal App Packaging - I.e. Flatpak or Snap
15:15
Alexander Larsson

Flatpak, a technical walkthrough
Learn how flatpak works on the inside

presented by Alexander Larsson

Flatpak has now had a major stable release and the rate of change is slowing down. This is a good time to take a look at how the things work behind the scenes.

This talk will go through the technical details behind flatpak, explaining things like ostree, bubblewrap and how flatpak uses this to implement the sandbox and basic flatpak commands. It will also explain in high-level terms how...

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15:15 - 16:00 Ballroom Universal App Packaging - I.e. Flatpak or Snap
16:15
mwleeds

P2P Distribution of Flatpaks and OSTrees

presented by mwleeds

Endless is empowering the world by bringing the computing revolution to the people that have been left out due to the barriers of cost and connectivity, and this mission is only made possible by GNOME and other free software. One of the ways we're working on making computers useful in conditions of limited or nonexistent Internet connectivity is by allowing apps and OS updates to be distributed...

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16:15 - 17:00 Ballroom Universal App Packaging - I.e. Flatpak or Snap
17:30
Audrey Eschright

Writing Inclusively about Technology Topics

presented by Audrey Eschright

This workshop is an introduction to writing about identity in technology. Utilizing excerpts from The Responsible Communication Style Guide, the workshop covers how to write effectively, efficiently, and appropriately about topics tied to individuals' identities, including accessibility, gendered terms, and pronouns. It also covers how a style guide can be an effective part of the workflow when...

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17:30 - 19:30 Ballroom Legal/Licensing/Community
20:00
Sriram Ramkrishna

Women's Dinner

presented by Sriram Ramkrishna

The LAS Women's Dinner will take place on the first evening of LAS. Women (cis and trans) and genderqueer people are invited to attend if interested. Having a women's event provides an additional opportunity for women in the community to meet each other, and establish a connection and a comfortable environment for discussing common issues.

The dinner will be held at: [Machete](http://machet...

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20:00 - 23:00 Ballroom
2018-09-07
08:30
Sriram Ramkrishna

Venue Opens

presented by Sriram Ramkrishna

Come on in and join the fun!

08:30 - 08:45 Ballroom
09:15
Albert Astals Cid

Releasing 200 applications at once and not die trying

presented by Albert Astals Cid

The KDE Applications bundle contains more than two hundred applications that are released monthly (for bugfixes) and every three months (for features).

The release process of such a big bundle requires a coordinated/long set of step which starts way earlier and continues through the entire life-cycle of the bundle. It involves various services developed and hosted by the KDE community. In t...

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09:15 - 10:00 Ballroom State of the Application Ecosystem
10:15
Ryan Gorley

FreeHive: An Open-Source Creative Agency
A Model and an Invitation

presented by Ryan Gorley

Whether by choice or by default, nearly all creative professionals are dependent upon proprietary tool. Software from Adobe and Autodesk are staples even within the marketing departments of large and notable open-source companies. This doesn't need to be the case.

The creative agency FreeHive, in collaboration with independent designers, artists, and others around the world, is working to de...

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10:15 - 11:00 Ballroom State of the Application Ecosystem
11:15
Heidi Ellis Gregory Hislop

How Can You Make Your Open Source Project Attractive to Students?
Preparing Student to Join FOSS Communities

presented by Heidi Ellis, Gregory Hislop

In an ideal world, students would graduate from college ready to contribute to an open source community in some significant way. Unfortunately, many undergraduate institutions are not teaching even basic open source tools such as version control, issue trackers, IRC communication and more, and almost no schools are covering open source culture or communities. This creates an imbalance between t...

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11:15 - 12:00 Ballroom Legal/Licensing/Community
12:00
Sriram Ramkrishna

Lunch Break

presented by Sriram Ramkrishna

Go get some lunch in a nearby restaurant!

12:00 - 14:00 Ballroom
14:15
Cassidy James Blaede

It's Not Always Technical
Solving Social Problems

presented by Cassidy James Blaede

Cassidy tackles the difference between technical and social problems as it relates to app distribution and building ecosystems, with a case study from elementary AppCenter. Hear about social issues and how they relate to wildfires, love triangles, and app stores.

14:15 - 15:00 Ballroom State of the Application Ecosystem
15:15
Ryan Gorley

Developers, Developers, Developers—How About Creatives?
Solutions to Bring More Yin to the Yang of the FOSS community

presented by Ryan Gorley

One need not look far to find brilliant developers contributing to FOSS projects. Can the same be said of brilliant UX designers, graphic designers, photographers, videographers, and other creative professionals? While not entirely absent, the shortage of these individuals, and their complementary abilities, limits the perceived-value, visibility, and usability of many community-driven projects...

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15:15 - 16:00 Ballroom Legal/Licensing/Community
16:15
Cassidy James Blaede Daniel Foré

elementary AppCenter
Native, Open Source, Pay-What-You-Want

presented by Cassidy James Blaede, Daniel Foré

Daniel Foré and Cassidy Blaede dissect elementary AppCenter, the ecosystem of over 100 native open source apps, and the holistic vision of apps on elementary OS. Hear the whole story from the early days of app distribution on elementary OS, the technical foundations on which AppCenter is built, the importance of the one-true-development-path, the success of the monthly AppCenter Spotlight, and ...

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16:15 - 17:00 Ballroom State of the Application Ecosystem
17:15
Aleix Pol

The Application ecosystem in Plasma

presented by Aleix Pol

We will talk about KDE Plasma vision of distributing applications. The rise of alternative software distribution platforms is making us worry about issues that we thought we'd never need to worry about. Furthermore, this has been approached from very different angles and we need to make sure to stay inclusive of features while keeping the user aware of the risks each solution has.

How do we ...

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17:15 - 18:00 Ballroom State of the Application Ecosystem
18:30
Sriram Ramkrishna

Games Night

presented by Sriram Ramkrishna

Tonight's games night will actually be hosted by the amazing Emma Marshall!

18:30 - 20:30 Ballroom
2018-09-08
08:30
Sriram Ramkrishna

Venue Opens

presented by Sriram Ramkrishna

Come on in and join the fun!

08:30 - 08:45 Ballroom
09:15
Albert Astals Cid

Qt: The multiplatform toolkit

presented by Albert Astals Cid

Qt has more than 20 years of development history, but today it still is the best option for developing cross platform applications that feel modern and behave in a performant way.

Qt allows not only to develop once and run on multiple platforms and environments, but also to pivot fast: do you need 2D graphics, or 3D? Or a mix of both? Do you need to support touch in addition to more traditio...

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09:15 - 10:00 Ballroom Toolchains, Toolkits, and Resources for Developers
10:15
Matthias Clasen

Introducing Fedora Silverblue

presented by Matthias Clasen

Fedora Silverblue is a variant of the Fedora Workstation which uses rpm-ostree to provide an immutable OS image with reliable updates and easy rollbacks, and flatpak to provide stable apps that are independent from the OS.

The concrete goals of the Team Silverblue project are to provide excellent support for container-based workflows and make Silverblue the...

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10:15 - 11:00 Ballroom Toolchains, Toolkits, and Resources for Developers
11:15
Amisha Singla

Safeguarding the maps from vandals

presented by Amisha Singla

In this talk, I will be talking about how we at Mapbox protect maps data from Vandalism, touching upon relationship between GNOME and Mapbox and how this particular project stands advantageous for GNOME users.

Abstract: We at Mapbox, source geospatial data from a crowdsourced based open data project : [OpenStreetMap](https://www.openstree...

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11:15 - 12:00 Ballroom Legal/Licensing/Community
12:00
Sriram Ramkrishna

Lunch Break

presented by Sriram Ramkrishna

Go get some lunch in a nearby restaurant!

12:00 - 14:00 Ballroom
14:15
Juan Pablo Ugarte

Glade - Gnome Builder integration
Current and future workflows

presented by Juan Pablo Ugarte

This talk will focus in tree main topics Glade UI, templates and IDE integration. We will start with a quick recap of Glade's new UI and it's new no palette workflow. Followed by current best practices to use custom templates in your application and how we plan to improve and simplify the process. Finally we will talk about Glade's new D-Bus API for IDE integration and how Builder and others ...

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14:15 - 15:00 Ballroom Application Design and UX
15:15
Heather Ellsworth

Librem 5 Status and Fun with Applications

presented by Heather Ellsworth

The Librem 5 phone is an exciting project that is making significant contributions to the GNOME effort. In this talk, we'll touch on the status update of each piece of the Librem 5 project to paint a picture of the state of the overall program. The initial goal is to provide a phone that has some base functionality but the fun doesn't stop there!

Anyone with a Librem 5 phone that is interest...

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15:15 - 16:00 Ballroom State of the Application Ecosystem
16:15
Britt Yazel

Research Science and Libre Computing
A Scientist's Perspective

presented by Britt Yazel

In science, there are specific requirements and use-cases that are required for research, that are seldom directly addressed in libre and non-libre software. Traditionally computers are used in four primary ways in research science; 1) Developing and preparing media and materials for a research project, 2) Conducting a research study, i.e. stimuli delivery, and data collection, 3) data and stat...

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16:15 - 17:00 Ballroom State of the Application Ecosystem
17:15
RobinT

Building for Humans: A framework for creating useable experiences

presented by RobinT

> Our congested technology and product landscape is filled with products and experiences that range from gratifying to frustrating; usable to perplexing. We all have the insight and innate and ability to infer whether an experience or product is usable or well designed, even if we don't have the tools to identify why. Does it serve the purpose you are using it for? Does it evoke positive emoti...

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17:15 - 18:00 Ballroom Application Design and UX
18:30
Sriram Ramkrishna

GNOME 3.30 Release Party

presented by Sriram Ramkrishna

Join us in the celebration of the release of GNOME 3.30! The party will take place at: The 1up 717 E. Colfax Avenue Denver, CO 80203

18:30 - 20:30 Ballroom
2018-09-09
08:30
Sriram Ramkrishna

Venue Opens

presented by Sriram Ramkrishna

Come on in and join the fun!

08:30 - 08:45 Ballroom
09:30
Sriram Ramkrishna

GNOME Documentation BoF

presented by Sriram Ramkrishna

Our speaker is actually Bastian Ilso and will be dialing in from his home across the pond to talk about the GNOME Documentation effort.

09:30 - 10:15 Ballroom
10:30
Nuritzi Sanchez

Engagement BoF

presented by Nuritzi Sanchez

Nuritzi will talk about engagement with the GNOME community.

10:30 - 11:15 Ballroom
11:30
Sriram Ramkrishna

LAS BoF

presented by Sriram Ramkrishna

Tell us what you thought about LAS 2018!

11:30 - 12:15 Ballroom
12:45
Britt Yazel

Closing Remarks

presented by Britt Yazel

Join us in the main ballroom to listen to the closing remarks!

12:45 - 13:00 Ballroom
13:00
Sriram Ramkrishna

Make your way to System76

presented by Sriram Ramkrishna

To join the System76 tour that begins at 2pm, please make your way there. Since there is no official GNOME offered transport to this event and it is a 20 min drive, the options for getting there are: 1. folks that have cars can offer carpools 2. Uber/Lyft

The address is: System76 4240 Carson St. Suite 101 Denver, Colorado 80239

13:00 - 14:00 Ballroom
14:00
Sriram Ramkrishna

System76 Tour

presented by Sriram Ramkrishna

The actual tour will take about 15-30 minutes. Additionally, there will be some refreshments and cornhole.

14:00 - 17:00 Ballroom