GUADEC, the GNOME User and Developer European Conference, is GNOME’s main annual conference. This year it is being held in Almería, Spain, and the call for papers is now open until April 29, 2018.

This is a great opportunity to share your ideas with the GNOME project, as well as the wider open source community. You don’t have to be an existing member of the GNOME project to submit a talk: if you have something interesting to say about software or technology, we want to hear from you! If you’re brand new to speaking, this is also a great opportunity to get started on your public speaking career — we welcome newcomers and provide a friendly audience.

Subjects that we are particularly interested in include:

  • Design of user and developer experiences
  • Operating system plumbing
  • Application development and deployment
  • Use of GNOME technologies outside the desktop
  • Outreach to new contributors
  • Project organisation and governance
  • Privacy and security
  • Developments in open source/Free Software
  • The GNOME developer experience

However, if there is another subject that you would like to talk about, we would still love to receive your submission. Talks can be either 25 or 40 minutes in length, which includes time for questions.

Please visit the proposals page on the GUADEC website for more information about submitting a talk idea and for other relevant conference deadlines. In case of questions regarding the call for talks, please contact the papers team at guadec-papers@gnome org. For general questions regarding the conference, please consult the GUADEC website or contact the local GUADEC organizing team at