Stormy’s Update: Weeks of March 8th & 15th
This is my update for work done for the GNOME Foundation. For a higher level overview for what I do as the Executive Director, see What do I do as Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation? or my earlier updates.
Attended Open Mobility. Was on a panel about the desktop and the cloud. There was lots of audience participation and the conversation took a couple of strange turns with Google and Google apps being a good piece of the conversation.
While in San Francisco I also met with Adam Dingle and Jim Nelson from Yorba and had lunch with the whole crew. I was really impressed with their mission to create easy to use multimedia software (for GNOME!) for artists. Check out Shotwell.
Blogged about Friends of GNOME results.
Simon Phipps left the GNOME advisory board as he left Sun. Thanks to Simon for all the help over the years. Good luck to him in his future endeavors!
Got access to our Google Checkout account and added Jaap so we can add it to Friends of GNOME. We can receive donations without fees through Google Checkout thanks to our Google Grant.
Blogged about GNOME and Project:Possibility – students are working on GNOME accessibility!
Attended Board meeting. (Didn’t attend the advisory board meeting as I was on a plane.)
Thanked new subscribers and one time donators to Friends of GNOME.
Talked to InitMarketing about GNOME and marketing and how they might be able to help.
Reviewed Juanjo Marin’s GNOME SWOT Analysis which should be published wider soon. Please comment on it when it is.
Announced dates for marketing hackfest.
Attended marketing IRC meeting.
Did some paperwork – some to officially get on GNOME’s bank account, expense reports, etc.
Reviewed several press releases. Very glad we have Zonker on board!
Was on multiple threads about the event box – glad we have Larry Cafeiro on board!
Met with Fluendo and Flumotion to talk about GUADEC.
Met with Bharat Kapoor and Paul Cutler to talk about the mobile texting donations campaign, reviewed agreement from company, got legal review on it, setting up a meeting to discuss concerns.
Met every week with Rosanna.
Met with several board members individually. Some to discuss my goals, others finance, and some other topics.
Experimented with Inbox 0. Usually I use my inbox as a todo list, even emailing myself action items. The last two weeks I’ve played with keeping my inbox at 0 at keeping my todo list more uptodate. I think it’s resulted in a different set of things getting done. Things that are more of a pain to add to the todo list than they are todo get done quickly. Those that are a little more involved get moved to my todo list where they are less visible in some way. Maybe I need to spend more time studying and rearranging my todo list! I’m going to continue the experiment for a bit.
Took an extra long weekend to hang out with family from out of town.