This is not something that came completely out of the blue of course. South Korean Gnome community has been very active, organizing monthly events called “Tech Talks” , aiming to introduce Gnome technology to the local community members with great success.
Karen Sandler, the Executive Director of GNOME said:
“We are excited about the high level of interest in GNOME in Asian countries. By having an annual GNOME event in Asia, we further our goal of spreading Free Software and provide venues for GNOME collaboration”
“The conference will allow interested parties to discuss the then released GNOME 3.8, the future of GNOME, as well as other topics, especially concerning the needs of GNOME developers in Asia,” said Simon YoungKi Hong, lead of the local organizing team. “With various stakeholders of different aspects in GNOME, the conference will be a great opportunity to celebrate and discuss features and enhancements to GNOME.”
No more details about the actual schedule, keynotes, guests, talks, hackfests or anything else have been yet decided and announced, but you can learn more about them when they are available on the official Gnome Asia website.