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GUADEC logo, used since 2013
Desktop Summit is the convergence of GUADEC and Akademy.
Photography from GUADEC in 2012

GUADEC, the GNOME Users And Developers European Conference, is an annual developer conference, whose prime topic is the development of the GNOME desktop environment and its underlying base software, such as GTK, GStreamer, etc.

The first GUADEC was organised by Mathieu Lacage as a one-off event and attracted around seventy GNOME contributors.[1] It was the first time many of them had met in person. The conference was judged a success, and has been held annually in different locations since then, organised by local volunteers. The size has increased five-fold since the first conference.

Conference history[edit]

Old GUADEC logo, used until 2012
Event Date Host city Venue Notes Resources
2000 16–18 March Paris, France Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (archive)
2001 6–8 April Copenhagen, Denmark Symbion Science Park (archive)
2002 4–6 April Seville, Spain University of Seville (archive)
2003 16–18 June Dublin, Ireland Trinity College
2004 28–30 June Kristiansand, Norway University of Agder
2005 29–31 May Stuttgart, Germany Haus der Wirtschaft
2006 24–30 June Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain
2007 15–21 July Birmingham, United Kingdom Birmingham Conservatoire
2008 7–12 July Istanbul, Turkey Bahçeşehir University
2009 3–11 July Gran Canaria, Spain Auditorio Alfredo Kraus Desktopsummit-logo.svg "Gran Canaria Desktop Summit",
co-located with KDE Akademy
2010 24–30 July The Hague, Netherlands Haagse Hogeschool
2011 6–12 August Berlin, Germany Humboldt University of Berlin Desktopsummit-logo.svg "Desktop Summit" No2,
co-located with KDE Akademy
2012 26 July – 1 August A Coruña, Spain University of A Coruña
2013 1–8 August Brno, Czech Republic Brno University of Technology
2014 26 July – 1 August Strasbourg, France University of Strasbourg
2015 7–12 August Gothenburg, Sweden Folkets Hus and IT University Gothenburg
2016 15–17 August Karlsruhe, Germany Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
YouTube GUADEC 2016 playlist
2017 28 July – 2 August Manchester, England Manchester Metropolitan University
2018 6–11 July Almería, Spain University of Almería
2019 23–28 August Thessaloniki, Greece University of Macedonia
2020 22–28 August Online only
2021 21–25 July Online only
2022 20–25 July Guadalajara, Mexico and Online Guadalajara Connectory
2023 26–31 July Riga, Latvia University of Latvia Academic Center

See also[edit]


  1. ^ de Icaza, Miguel. "The Story of the GNOME project". Archived from the original on 24 February 2001. Retrieved 11 July 2013.

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