I would like to invite you all to join me in attending the Libre
Graphics Meeting in Toronto! It is held April 29 to May 2 at the
University of Toronto.
Inkscape will also be hosting a Hackfest the three days prior to this
event, April 26-28. If you've done any development on Inkscape, and
wish to help us plan our future, then definitely please come!
~=> Please let me know ASAP if you can attend! <=~
We have sponsorship available on a limited basis to Inkscape
contributors, first come first served, so make sure to RSVP with me
quickly. Our community has been coming together with donations
specifically to enable developer attendance. We've got $10,000 set
aside for this event, and with this hope to assemble 10-12 developers
there. Maybe more depending on how the fundraising goes!
Speaking of fundraising, please help us spread the word that our project
needs more cash donations for this event. Point folks here for details:
* The Libre Graphics Meeting is the major event of the year for FOSS
graphics application developers and users. I've only been once myself,
but Inkscape has attended many times. It's a great way to network with
our peer projects, share ideas, and get inspired.
* The Inkscape Hackfest is new this year. It's rare for us to have
dedicated time face-to-face to work on Inkscape. We're going to use
this valuable time to design some major new features and to plan out a
roadmap that will take us to 1.0. Other topics I hope we can work on
include designing a new extension system, re-thinking our UI design,
improving our pdf/printing capabilities, and all the other things listed
as 'Future' on our current roadmap page. Personally, I'm hoping to
experiment with running Inkscape with cairo-gl, and test getting
Inkscape running as a Wayland client.
* Are you located in Toronto and available to help Inkscape? We're
looking for someone who can assist with local logistics. Please contact
me and let me know your availability.
* Sponsorship amounts will vary according to your history with the
project. We definitely want everyone but in particular we're hoping to
encourage high volume, long term contributors, so will try and skew
sponsorship their way. So if you're a long term contributor, you really
need to come!