Going to GUADEC - My answers to the 5 questions

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, I'm attending GUADEC and I hope I'll see you there !