2-4 October | A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Web Engines Hackfest 2017

The Hackfest

The 2017 Web Engines Hackfest took place in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain from Monday, October 2nd to Wednesday, October 4th. Igalia has been organizing and hosting this event every year since 2009.

  • Web Engines Hackfest 2014 - Main Room

    Who is attending?

    This is a hacking oriented invitation-only event.

    The event involves members from all parts of the Web Platform community, including those who work on Chromium/Blink, WebKit, Firefox/Gecko and Servo.

    Check the list of confirmed attendees for more details.

  • Web Engines Hackfest 2014 - Talk

    Topics and agenda

    The event has an unconference format and the first step is the creation of small focused teams. Attendees should feel free to propose any topic which interests them.

    Some topics of interest for this year edition: WebKit Ports (WebKitGTK+ and WPE), Chromium (Servicification and Mus/Ozone/Wayland), JavaScript (V8, JSC and SpiderMonkey), Web Predictability and Compatibility, Multimedia, Media Source, WebRTC, Layout, MathML, Graphics, Fonts, Accessibility, WebVR, Servo, Epiphany.

    In addition, you can check the talks from this edition on this website.

  • Web Engines Hackfest 2015 - Main room

    2017 Edition

    Visit the hackfest wiki page with scheduling, breakout sessions and all the information related to the event.


    In addition, you can watch the talks on this website.

  • Web Engines Hackfest 2014 - Breakout session

    Previous hackfests

    The Web Engines Hackfest used to be known as the WebkitGTK+ Hackfest, which has been held since 2009. Information from previous years can be found on the following pages: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

  • 2-4


Adenilson Cavalcanti talking about zlib

Optimizing zlib for ARM

by Adenilson Cavalcanti

Antonio Gomes and Maksim Sisov talking about Chromium on Wayland

The Chromium/Wayland project

by Antonio Gomes & Maksim Sisov

Álex and Youenn talking about WebRTC

WebRTC(s) in WebKit(s)!

by Alejandro G. Castro & Youenn Fablet

Diego & Salva talking about WebVR

Challenges of the VR Web

by Diego Marcos & Salvador de la Puente


This year we have people from several companies and organzations working on the Web Platform: Apple, ARM, Centricular, Collabora, Continental, CoSMo Software, Endless, Google, Igalia, Intel, LG, Mozilla, Red Hat, Samsung, SoftAtHome and Sony.

  • Adenilson Cavalcanti
  • Adrián Pérez de Castro
  • Alejandro G. Castro
  • Alexandre Gouaillard
  • Alicia Boya
  • Antonio Gomes
  • Behdad Esfahbod
  • Caio Lima
  • Caitlin Potter
  • Carlos García Campos
  • Carlos López
  • Charlie Turner
  • Claudio Saavedra
  • Daniel Ehrenberg
  • Diego F. Goberna
  • Diego Marcos
  • Don Olmstead
  • Emanuele Aina
  • Emilio Cobos
  • Enrique Ocaña González
  • Fernando Serrano
  • Frédéric Wang
  • Gabriel Ivașcu
  • Guillaume Emont
  • Gustavo Noronha
  • Gwangyeung Moon
  • Gyuyoung Kim
  • Henrique Ferreiro
  • Jacobo Aragunde
  • Jani Hautakangas
  • Javier Fernández
  • Joanmarie Diggs
  • Jonathan Kew
  • José Dapena Paz
  • Josh Matthews
  • Josh Wolfe
  • Kevin Ngo
  • Lorenzo Tilve
  • Maksim Sisov
  • Manuel Rego
  • Mario Sánchez Prada
  • Martin Robinson
  • Michael Catanzaro
  • Michael Unisaer
  • Miguel Gómez
  • Ms2ger
  • Olivier Blin
  • Philip Jägenstedt
  • Philippe Normand
  • Raphael Kubo da Costa
  • Robert Kroeger
  • Robin Templeton
  • Salvador de la Puente
  • Santosh Mahto
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Sergio Villar
  • Tomas Popela
  • Tomeu Vizoso
  • Xabier Rodríguez Calvar
  • Xan López
  • Youenn Fablet
  • Yusuke Suzuki
  • Žan Dobersek


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Igalia Headquarters
Bugallal Marchesi 22, 1º
15008, A Coruña
Galicia (Spain)

Travel and Accommodation

Fly to A Coruña (recommended)

A Coruña airport (LCG) is connected to Madrid, Barcelona, Lisboa, London/Heathrow.

To get to the venue from A Coruña Airport, use the Airport-City Center Bus line (Line 4051 Puerta Real - Aeropuerto.) - Stop at Bus Station (Estación de Autobuses).

Airport information.

Fly to Santiago

Santiago airport (SCQ) is connected to Madrid, Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Geneva, Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva, Milan/Bergamo, Paris/CDG.

About 50km from Coruña, it's a good option if you have a direct flight, but requires taking the bus to the Santiago train station and then the train to Coruña.

Airport Information.

Train or Bus

Train and bus connections to A Coruña are available from all major cities in Spain. The train and bus stations are a short walk from the venue and hotel.

Train tickets are available from Renfe.

Bus tickets are available from ALSA amongst other carriers.


It is also possible to drive to A Coruña.

Driving directions to the Igalia offices.


We recommend staying in Hotel Avenida, which is a five minute walk from Igalia's office and is offering a discounted rate for hackfest attendees.

If you would like us to book your reservation at the Avenida, please let us know the room size (single or double) and name(s) under which we should book the room. If you would prefer to book your own reservation at the Avenida, be sure to mention Igalia in order to get the event rate.


Host & Organizer


Code of Conduct

Igalia is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. This policy applies at Igalia's offices, all event social gatherings, on event mailing lists, bug trackers, wikis, and all other online services.

Harassment includes:

  • Offensive comments or jokes related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability including illnesses, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, nationality, ancestry, or pregnancy
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  • Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names
  • Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behavior in spaces where they’re not appropriate
  • Physical contact and simulated physical contact (for example: textual descriptions like “*hug*” or “*backrub*”) without consent or after a request to stop
  • Threats of violence
  • Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
  • Deliberate intimidation or the sabotage of work
  • Stalking or following
  • Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes
  • Sustained disruption of discussion
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • A pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
  • Deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent except as necessary to protect vulnerable people from intentional abuse
  • Publication of non-harassing private and personal communication

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Try not to become defensive when someone takes issue with something you say or do, in relation to the code of conduct. Simply apologize and stop doing whatever it is that caused the discomfort, even if you feel that you are wrongly accused. We are all responsible for building and maintaining a comfortable and safe environment. Continued or severe breaches of the code of conduct should be reported to the Igalia anti-harassment committee, event organizers, the Igalia assembly, or the Igalia partners. When you are one of these people, it is your responsibility to respond properly to a breach of the code of conduct.

People who breach the code of conduct may be asked to leave an event, take a break from mailing lists or chat, or even banned from future events in the case of severe breaches.

Reporting Breaches

Breaches of the code of conduct should be reported in one of the following ways:

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