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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 16.03-18.03 Paris, France Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (archive)
2001 06.04-08.04 Copenhagen, Denmark Symbion Science Park (archive)
2002 04.06-06.04 Seville, Spain University of Seville (archive)
2003 16.06–18.06 Dublin, Ireland Trinity College
2004 28.06–30.06 Kristiansand, Norway University of Agder
2005 29.05–31.05 Stuttgart, Germany Haus der Wirtschaft
2006 24.06–30.06 Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain
2007 15.07–21.07 Birmingham, United Kingdom Birmingham Conservatoire
2008 07.07–12.07 Istanbul, Turkey Bahçeşehir University
2009 03.07–11.07 Gran Canaria, Spain Auditorio Alfredo Kraus Desktopsummit-logo.svg "Gran Canaria Desktop Summit",
co-located with KDE Akademy
2010 24.07–30.07 The Hague, Netherlands Haagse Hogeschool
2011 06.08–12.08 Berlin, Germany Humboldt University of Berlin Desktopsummit-logo.svg "Desktop Summit" No2,
co-located with KDE Akademy
2012 26.07–01.08 A Coruña, Spain University of A Coruña
2013 01.08–08.08 Brno, Czech Republic Brno University of Technology
2014 26.07–01.08 Strasbourg, France University of Strasbourg
2015 07.08–12.08 Gothenburg, Sweden Folkets Hus and IT University Gothenburg
2016 15.08–17.08 Karlsruhe, Germany Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
YouTube GUADEC 2016 playlist
2017 28.07–02.08 Manchester, England Manchester Metropolitan University
2018 06.07-11.07 Almería, Spain University of Almería
2019 23.08-28.08 Thessaloniki, Greece University of Macedonia
2020 22.08-28.08 Online only
2021 21.07-25.07 Online only
2022 20.07-25.07 Guadalajara Connectory, Guadalajara, Mexico and Online
2023 Riga, Latvia

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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