Dec 1 – 3, 2023
Asia/Kathmandu timezone

GNOME Extensions: The key to more users and developers

Dec 1, 2023, 12:45 PM
30 minutes presentation: IN PERSON Track A


Mr Aryan Kaushik


GNOME Extensions, although many times not given proper recognition, are an important tool in driving in contributions to the community.
The extensions are a great way to learn code hygiene, proper version control usage, launching a program to the masses and learning GTK.
I also learned GTK and software development on GNOME by contributing to GNOME Extensions.

In this talk, we'll explore how GNOME Extensions play a pivotal role in bringing in more users and contributors to the GNOME desktop environment and what we can do to boost that effect and give it the recognition it deserves.

Tracks Application Development and Deployment
Talk Description GNOME Extensions are used by most users who use GNOME. The usage ranges from none to even 10s of extensions. These are powerful tools to enhance productivity and make the desktop environment your very own. Some popular extensions have downloads ranging to even 4906622. I am a GNOME Extension developer myself with over 86495 downloads. In the talk we'll explore what GNOME Extensions are, and why are they important. How they drive in more users and contributors. How they can act as indicators of user's needs. We'll explore some statistics and explore what we can do to make the space more powerful.
Author(s) Bio Aryan Kaushik is a student pursuing Bachelor's in Technology with a major in Computer Science. He loves contributing to open source and mentoring people. He is a GNOME Foundation member and was a former GSoC’22 Intern Under GNOME Foundation, where he worked on the Pitivi project. He is also the Group Lead of the GNOME Users Group, Delhi-NCR, where he conducts events and mentor fellow students regarding FOSS. Aryan was a speaker at GUADEC'22, GNOME Asia'22 and GUADEC'23.
Pronouns He/Him
Twitter and/or Mastodon Handle Aryan_Ka1
Where are you located? India
Do you need travel sponsorship from GNOME Foundation in order to join our event? Yes

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