Welcome to GUADEC

GUADEC is the main conference for GNOME users, developers, foundation leaders, individuals, governments and businesses worldwide. GUADEC is not just a software conference though! People come together to meet collaborators from chat rooms and mailing lists, to network, to visit old friends and make new ones, and to have fun.

The 2016 edition of GUADEC will happen in Karlsruhe, Germany from August 12 – 14 for the core conference days. Come early or stay after for workshops on August 11 and BoFs and hackfests from August 15 – 17. All conference events and workshops will be held at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology located in the heart of the city. We would like to thank our sponsors for making the event happen.

openSUSE sponsors GUADEC 2016

We are excited to announce that openSUSE is sponsoring this year’s GUADEC. We have interviewed openSUSE’s Douglas DeMaio

What’s your company and what relationship does it have to Free Software?

The openSUSE Project is a community project. The project’s community creates, promotes, improves and documents Free Open Source Software. The project is sponsored by SUSE, which is one of the oldest Linux Distributions, and we, openSUSE, are delighted to sponsor GUADEC.

What’s your relationship to the GNOME project?

We offer users choice with desktop environments and many of our members are GNOME users and contributors. We have a long history and great relationship with the GNOME project. Just recently, we worked with GNOME to develop a new conference in Portland called the Libre Application Summit, which is designed to attract and empower application developers both big and small. We contribute and work together on many different levels to improve FOSS. SUSE even has it as its enterprise desktop, so there is an extensive relationship between the two projects.

Why did you decide to sponsor GUADEC?

Sponsoring GUADEC is sort of a tradition, but more than that, it is about acknowledging the great people in the FOSS community who are dedicated to making free software. GUADEC provides an atmosphere where many of the ideas and values associated with free software are developed; Supporting the cause, helping people collaborate and bringing together people who make FOSS possible is a pleasure.

What excites you most about GUADEC?

The environment surrounding GUADEC is exciting, but the people attending the conference is what I believe is most exciting. The knowledge and ideas generated from the people in the GNOME community is impressive. Mix the people with the presentations and the social events in a historic European city and you have the elements for a sublime event.

“We are very happy to have openSUSE sponsoring GNOME and GUADEC as they are a very committed partner for delivering excellent Free Software to their users. We expect to see strong collaboration at GUADEC to make GNOME software a reliable corner stone in SUSE’s products”, says Tobias Mueller from the local organizing team.

If your company is also interested in sponsoring this year’s GUADEC, the annual GNOME event, head over to our sponsors page or get in touch via email:

GUADEC 2016 to be held at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology from 2016-08-11 – 2016-08-16

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***German version below***

As we have already announced it on, we, the GUADEC local team, are happy to have this year’s GUADEC from 2016-08-12 until 2016-08-14 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

GUADEC is GNOME’s annual conference featuring topics such as designing user and developer experiences, integrating operating system plumbings into the core UX, application development and deployment, or use of GNOME technologies outside of the desktop.

The conference will be held at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), a world-renowned research and educational institution. The conference is made up of a day of workshops, followed by three days of talks and another three days of smaller sprints (hackfests) and informal gatherings (Birds of a Feather (BoFs)). More information on the conference will be available at


“We are proud to have GUADEC in Karlsruhe this year and look forward to welcoming the GNOME community in our beautiful city. With the Gulaschprogrammiernacht (GPN) we have a large hacker congress in the city and having GUADEC here will further strengthen the local open source community.”, said Benjamin Berg, one of the local organizers.

If your company or organization would like to sponsor GUADEC, you can find information on sponsorship opportunities in our Sponsors page at, or contact us at and we are happy to discuss it with you.

For more information contact the local organization team at

Wie bereits auf angekündigt, werden wir, das GUADEC-Team vor Ort, die diesjährige GUADEC in Karlsruhe vom 2016-08-12 bis 2016-08-14 in Karlsruhe ausrichten.

GUADEC ist GNOMEs jährliche Konferenz rund um Themen wie das Erstellen von User und Developer Experiences, das Integrieren von Betriebssystemaufgaben in die Benutzerführung, das Entwickeln und Ausrollen von Anwendungen oder der GNOME-Technologien außerhalb des klassischn Desktops.

Die Konferenz wird am Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), der weltbekannten Forschungs- und Lehreinrichtung stattfinden. Es wird einen Tag mit Workshops, drei Tage Präsentationen und drei Tage mit kleineren Sprints und informellen Zusammenkünften (Birds of a Feather (BoFs)) geben. Weitere Informationen über die Konferenz wird es auf der Webseite geben:


“Wir sind stolz dieses Jahr die GUADEC in Karlsruhe ausrichten zu dürfen und freuen uns die GNOME-Community in unserer wunderschönen Stadt willkommen zu heißen. Mit der Gulaschprogrammiernacht (GPN) haben wir einen großen Hacker-Kongress in der Stadt und die GUADEC wird dazu beitragen, die lokale Open Source Community zu stärken.”, sagte Benjamin Berg, einer der lokalen Organisatoren.

Falls Ihre Firma oder Organisation ein Sponsor der GUADEC sein möchte, können Sie Informationen auf unserer Sponsoren-Seite auf finden, oder treten Sie mit uns unter in Kontakt.

Für weitere Informationen steht das lokale Organisationskommittee unter zur Verfügung.