GNOME 3.8: Proud to be there

GNOME 3.8 has been finally released, as everybody knows.
But what really you can’t imagine, it’s the deep sense of pride and excitation you can try out in feeling yourself part of this fantastic adventure.
I’m member of Ubuntu, but albeit I’ve always taken part of Marketing team, I’ve never felt so involved previously.
I suppose it depends from the deep differences in power relations between Canonical and Ubuntu in regard of a community driven project as GNOME.
I haven’t wrote code, or drawn interfaces, but I’ve been asked to write up a draft of Press Release, and I can swear it has been exciting.
Obviously everyone in Marketing team made of his best to improve earlier text, and I feel it was born as a awesome mix of different passions and backgrounds.
What I really get from this experience is that everyone is truly capable to add his help in this project, and that GNOME 3.8 is really a common effort.

GNOME 3.8 has been the very first release I’ve been involved to, and I’m proud to be there.


Interview to William Jon McCann

I’m very proud to announce that my interview to William Jon McCann is finally out! Thanks Andreas Nilsson and Emily Gonyer for great support!

And thanks to Jon for his patience!

This is probably the more exciting task I’ve completed in my work at marketing team…

You can read it on http://www.gnome.org/news/2013/03/gnome-3-8-jon-mccann-talks-of-future-in-gnome/

GNOME 3.8 will be a great release, and plans for future are really stunning!


Blogging time! (OPW week #8)

Blogging time here in Rome!
Last two weeks have been very demanding for me… Moreover flu and elections (I have run as officer) stroke me hard.
Nevertheless, I’ve done my job 🙂

Ad articles!

During last days I’ve completed the interview to Andrea Veri. I wrote an article and explained the hard work of sysadmin 🙂
I uploaded to gnome.org, and hope that very soon it will be available to be read!

UPDATE: my article is finally out! Thanks to Fabiana, Andreas and Juanjo!!! You can read it here!

Interviews! Interviews!

Finally I’ve completed the interview to Greg KH, I need to collect a pair of interviews to start publishing them.
But it’s ready… stay tuned 🙂

Then I’ve prepared and sent questions to interview Brett Legree… I’m waiting for his answers 🙂

Moreover, I’m looking for some GNOME 3 users to purpose for new interviews… And I have some cats in my bags…

GNOME 3.8 release plan.

In a month GNOME 3.8 will be released, and everyone in marketing team is very excited and deeply involved in release notes and press release writing.

I don’t feel very comfortable with release notes, but I’d like to put my experience as journalist on press release.

In relation of GNOME 3.8 release instead, I’ve planned with Allan to write a couple of interviews, and I’ve set the first one with William Jon McCann for next Friday…

…and last but not least…..

My work on newcomers is still in progress… I’m working on something new that improves the research I’ve just done…

But this will be a surprise…

New interesting issues are coming… Stay connected!

Flavia 🙂