GUADEC (pronounced gwah-dec) is the largest get together of GNOME users, developers, foundation leaders, individuals, governments and businesses in the world.

GUADEC is an acronym for the GNOME Users’ And Developers’ European Conference. Held annually in cities around Europe, presentations are given by software developers, business leaders and users who are involved in Open Source, Free Software and of course, GNOME.

These combine with many practical sessions and discussion groups which set the direction of the GNOME project. It also aims to attract new developers and contributors, as well has serve as a meeting point for corporate interests and allow us to showcase some of the latest technologies.

In its 11th consecutive year, GUADEC 2010 is being held in the The Hague University, in The Hague, Netherlands, from Monday 26th July, until Friday 30th July.