Dave Neary is the founder of Neary Consulting, specialising in managing community relations and free software strategy.
As a member of the GNOME community, he is one of the co-ordinating team behind GNOME Mobile. He has been involved in all aspects the organisation of GUADEC since 2005, including a spell as conference chair. He has served three terms as a member of the board of directors of the GNOME Foundation (2005 – 07), and was chairman of the board in 2006, and treasurer in 2007.
Dave worked for the French company Wengo as community development manager with the OpenWengo project (now called QuteCom), where he organised initiatives such as the OpenWengo developers summit and the Free and Open source Telephony Summit.
Dave was a developer and release manager of the GIMP from 1999 until 2006. He founded the Libre Graphics Meeting, a conference which brings together developers and users of free software graphics software ranging from infrastructure like LittleCMS and cairo to applications including the GIMP, Inkscape, Blender and Scribus.
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