The Flatpak story - Let's explore world of a developer-centric Application Distribution!

Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 1:30 – 2:15pm in B304


Flatpak is a technology by the GNOME Project that runs applications in a runtime and sandbox. This talk will explore the shift in how applications will be distributed in the future and how it is lowering the bar of entry of hacking on increasingly large codebases like GNOME.


Flatpak technology has reduced the effort required to begin contributing
to the GNOME project. No longer do newcomers need to dedicate hours to
setup and troubleshoot their build environment. Upstream build breakages
are a relic of the past. And best of all, they can use any Linux
distribution they prefer.

This talk will explore how Flatpak improves your development process and enables you ship more stable software to everyone in less time while exploring the ramifications of developer centric distribution model.


GNOME, flatpak, Snaps

Speaking experience

For the past 6 years, I have given two talks a year mostly at FOSDEM and GUADEC, but also at Linux Foundation events, and Linuxfest Northwest. I also gave a keynote representing my previous employer, Intel Corporation at Guadalajara.