Who are you and what do you do ?I'm Bertrand Lorentz, a French guy exiled in Luxembourg. I'm working as a project manager at the Court of Justice of the EU, and I'm hacking on the great Banshee media player during my free time.
How did you get into GNOME ?My first GNOME-related contribution was an alarm-clock extension for Banshee, back in 2006. In 2008 I got gradually more involved in Banshee itself : triaging bugs, writing small patches, managing and reviewing patches, etc. I'm now proud to be a member of the GNOME foundation.
Why are you coming to GUADEC ?I'm going to GUADEC for the same reasons I went to GCDS last year : meet nice people, see interesting talks, and have an all-around good time.
I'm particularly looking forward to meeting Gabriel for the first time after all those online interactions, and also Alex Launi, our Google Summer of Code student.
In 1 sentence, describe what your most favorite recent GNOME project has been.In the past months, I've been really happy to see the way the F-Spot project is going : an articulated vision, lots of positive energy and enthusiasm.
Of course, the fact that Ruben has started picking up some of my commits to Banshee and applying them to F-Spot might have something to do with this positive opinion. Doing the work once and getting the credit twice ? Count me in !
Will this be your first time visiting the Netherlands ?Yes, although it's not that far from where I live, I never had the opportunity to visit the Netherlands. So that will be one item off my list of "EU countries I've never been to"
So, and I hope I'll see you there !