Jul 22 – 28, 2020 Online Event
UTC timezone

Social Events

Part of the magic of GUADEC is going out to amazing dinners with your new and old friends; exploring the beautiful parts of somewhere new; and maybe even staying up to watch the sunrise.

This year is a little bit different – but there are still lots of ways to get to know each other, try out new things, and hopefully have a little fun.

All social events will take place in Track 1. Check your registration and attendee update emails for the link and access code.

Social Events

Wednesday, July 22  |  21:00 UTC

Happy Hour

Join Melissa Wu for drinks. She’ll be teaching us some fun cocktail and mocktail recipes. If you would like to mix up a drink along-side Melissa, see her ingredient list below. Thank you Woodlyn Travel for making this happen!

Thursday, July 23  |  21:00 UTC

Cooking Together

Sriram Ramkrishna, every GNOMEie’s fun uncle, is also quite the cook. Join him to learn some of his kitchen secrets. If you would like to cook along-side Sri take a look at his ingredients list below. Let's all snack together! 

Friday, July 24  |  21:00 UTC

Stand-Up Comedy

You might know Sumana Harihareswara from her work with Python, GNOME, Zulip, Mailman, MediaWiki, or many other places in the free software world. She’s also hilarious. If you like to laugh, tune into Sumana's 20-min stand-up comedy show.

Monday, July 27  |  21:00 UTC

Intro to Modern Art

There might not be a Museum BoF this year, but Ayanna Dozier will be bringing the museum experience to us. Ayanna Dozier is a scholar, filmmaker, and performance artist, and the Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum and an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University. During this engaging lecture, she’ll be introducing us to modern art (1930 – 1965) through key artists and important historical events.

Tuesday, July 28  |  15:00 UTC

Pet Party

Join us in track 1 for this informal social event! We invite you to share your video, show off your pet sidekicks, and have a fun wrap up to another great GUADEC experience.

Open Social or Workshop Time

Tracks 1 and 2 will be open for the remainder of July 28. We welcome attendees to use the rooms for social chats or workshops.

Social Hours

Every night after the evening social events, you can attend or host a Social Hour. Social hours are a time to get together around any topic you’re interested in. These will include a Tea Party, GNOME Beers, and a GLBTQ+ social time. We especially encourage Social Hours based on non-English languages. If you want to host a social hour, please sign up for an account on meet.gnome.org and add it to the wiki.


Ingredients for Drinks

Cocktail 1

  • Beer (ideally Mexican beer)
  • Tomato Juice
  • Lime Juice
  • Optional: Worcestershire Sauce, Hot Sauce, Tajin Seasoning, Lime wedge Non-alcoholic version - all of the above minus the beer!

Cocktail 2

  • Tequila
  • Grapefruit Juice
  • Lime Juice
  • Agave Nectar, Simple Syrup, or Honey
  • Salt
  • Ice

Cocktail 3

  • Whiskey
  • Lemon or limes
  • Honey, Simple Syrup, or Maple Syrup
  • Ginger beer or soda water
  • Mint or Basil
  • Optional: Berries for flavor
  • Ice

Cocktail 4

  • Vodka
  • Coconut Water
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Agave Nectar, Simple Syrup, or Honey
  • Club Soda
  • Ice

Ingredients for Cooking

Recipe 1

  • 1 cup mayonnaise (vegan works too)
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 14 oz can artichoke hearts (in brine, not oil), drained and finely chopped

Recipe 2

  • 2 slices of bread
  • Various veggies - mushrooms, carrots, onions, beets, cabbage, green or red peppers - thinly sliced
  • 1-2 TB Mayonnaise (vegan works too)
  • 1-2 TB Cranberry pickle (recipe included)
  • 1 slice of cheese (muenster, cheddar, etc)
  • 1 TB of butter