GUADEC

GUADEC is GNOME’s main conference, which has been held annually since 2000. It is a contributor-focused event where members of the project get together to share what they have been working on and make plans for the future.

Where possible, facilities are provided for online participation.

Questions about GUADEC can be asked in the GUADEC Matrix room, as well as through the GUADEC tag on Discourse.

“GUADEC” Meaning

“GUADEC” originally stood for “GNOME Users and Developers European Conference”. However, nowadays “GUADEC” is treated as a word in its own right, and is no longer used as an acronym.

Since 2019, GUADEC has alternated between a European and a non-European location each year.

Organizing GUADEC

Every GUADEC conference relies on local volunteers to help organize and run the conference. If you are interested in hosting a GUADEC conference, you can contact info@gnome.org for more information. You can also look out for the call for bids that are posted each year on the GNOME Foundation blog.

Next GUADEC

The next GUADEC is planned to happen in Denver, Colorado (USA). Details will appear at guadec.org.

Previous GUADECs

Number

Year

Location

24

2023

Riga (Latvia)

23

2022

Guadalajara (Mexico)

22

2021

Online only

21

2020

Online only

20

2019

Thessaloniki (Greece)

19

2018

Almería (Spain)

18

2017

Manchester (United Kingdom)

17

2016

Karlsruhe (Germany)

16

2015

Gothenburg (Sweden)

15

2014

Strasbourg (France)

14

2013

Brno (Czech Republic)

13

2012

A Coruña (Spain)

12

2011

Berlin (Germany)

11

2010

The Hague (The Netherlands)

10

2009

Las Palmas (Spain)

9

2008

Istanbul (Turkey)

8

2007

Birmingham (United Kingdom)

7

2006

Vilanova (Spain)

6

2005

Stuttgart (Germany)

5

2004

Kristiansand (Norway)

4

2003

Dublin (Ireland)

3

2002

Seville (Spain)

2

2001

Copenhagen (Denmark)

1

2000

Paris (France)