14-16 October | A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Web Engines Hackfest 2019

The Hackfest

The 2019 Web Engines Hackfest will take place in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain from Monday, October 14th to Wednesday, October 16th. 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 past year edition: WebKit Ports (WebKitGTK+ and WPE), Chromium (Servicification and Mus/Ozone/Wayland), JavaScript (V8, JSC and SpiderMonkey), Web Predictability and Compatibility, WPT, Multimedia, Media Source, WebRTC, Layout, MathML, Graphics, WebGL, Fonts, Accessibility, WebVR, Servo, Epiphany, WebAssembly.

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

  • Web Engines Hackfest 2015 - Main room

    2019 Edition

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

  • 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, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

  • 14-16


From 2018 edition.

Behdad Esfahbod and Dominik Röttsches talking about Variable Fonts

Variable Fonts in Chrome

by Behdad Esfahbod & Dominik Röttsches

Camille Lamy, Colin Blundell and Robert Kroeger talking about Servicification

Servicification: Modularizing Chromium

by Camille Lamy, Colin Blundell & Robert Kroeger

Thibault Saunier talking about WebRTC

WebRTC in WebKitGTK+ and WPE

by Thibault Saunier

Antonio Gomes and Jeongeun Kim talking about Chromium on Wayland

The pathway to Chromium on Wayland

by Antonio Gomes & Jeongeun Kim

Youenn Fablet talking about Service Workers

WebKit Service Workers

by Youenn Fablet


This year we have people from several companies and organzations working on the Web Platform: Arm, Cloudflare, Google, Hulu, Igalia, Mozilla, Sony and Talking Cat Software.

  • Abhijeet
  • Adenilson Cavalcanti
  • Alejandro G. Castro
  • Alicia Boya García
  • Alexander Dunaev
  • Antonio Gomes
  • Asumu Takikawa
  • Bai Ming
  • Brian Kardell
  • Caio Lima
  • Carlos López
  • Cathie Chen
  • Charles Turner
  • Chris Lord
  • Christian Biesinger
  • Christopher Reid
  • Daniel Ehrenberg
  • Dave Rodgman
  • Diego F. Goberna
  • Elika J. Etemad
  • Emilio Cobos Álvarez
  • Enrique Ocaña González
  • Frédéric Wang
  • Guillaume Emont
  • Gyuyoung Kim
  • Henrique Ferreiro
  • Imanol Fernández
  • Ivan Efremov
  • Jack Davison
  • James Graham
  • Javier Fernández García-Boente
  • Jeongeun Kim
  • José Dapena Paz
  • Joyee Cheung
  • Maksim Sisov
  • Manuel Rego
  • Mario Sánchez-Prada
  • Martin Robinson
  • Miguel Gomez
  • Miyoung Shin
  • Ms2ger
  • Neil Soiffer
  • Nick Diego Yamane
  • Nikolas Zimmermann
  • Oriol Brufau
  • Pablo Saavedra
  • Paulo Matos
  • Rob Buis
  • Robert Kroeger
  • Ross Kirsling
  • Sam Sneddon
  • Simon Youngki Hong
  • Stephen Kyle
  • Sven Sauleau
  • Thomas Anderson
  • Víctor Manuel Jáquez Leal
  • Xabier Rodríguez Calvar
  • Xan Lopez
  • Žan Doberšek


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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, Lisbon, London/Heathrow.

To get to the venue from A Coruña Airport:

  • Taxi - 15 min - Airport taxi stand.
    Fare: The cost is usually 15-20€.
    Payment method: Cash or credit card (ask beforehand).
  • Bus - 20 min - Airport bus stop.
    Use the Airport-City Center Bus line (Line 4051 Centro da cidade - Aeroporto.).
    Stop at Bus Station ("Estación de Autobuses"). On the way back you should pick the bus on the other side of the road, in the gas station ("gasolinera").
    Fare: 1.50€ (0.85€ with metropolitan card).
    Payment method: Only cash, buy on the bus.
    • On working days, both from A Coruña and from the airport, buses run from 7:15 to 21.45 every half hour.
    • On Saturdays they leave from A Coruña every hour from 7:30 to 22:30, and from the airport from 8:00 to 22:00 also every hour.
    • On Sundays and bank-holidays they leave every hour, from A Coruña from 8:30 to 22:30, and from the airport from 9:00 to 22:00.
    From bus station to Igalia office (8 min walk).


Fly to Santiago

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

About 50km from to Coruña, it's a good option if you have a direct flight, but requires to go to A Coruña from there.

To get to the venue from Santiago Airport:

  • Bus/Taxi + Train - 40 min (bus)/20 min (taxi) + 30 min (train)

    Bus from Santiago Airport to train station - Airport bus stop
    Stop at Train Station ("Estación de Tren/Ferrocarril").
    Fare: 3€.
    Payment method: Cash or buy online in advance. Schedules.

    Taxi from Santiago Airport to train station - Airport taxi stand.
    Fare: Fixed fare 21€.
    Payment method: Cash or credit card (ask beforehand).

    Train from Santiago to A Coruña
    Fare: Depends on the schedule.
    Payment method: Cash or credit card buying tickets at the train station. Or buy them in advance at refe.com or thetrainline.com.
    From train station to Igalia office (11 min walk).

  • Taxi - 45 min

    Direct taxi from Santiago Airport to Igalia Headquarters - Airport taxi stand.
    Fare: Around 80€.
    Payment method: Cash, credit card (ask beforehand), or book in advance at taxigalicia.com.

  • Direct bus - 60 min

    Bus from Santiago Airport to Hotel Atlántico in A Coruña - Airport bus stop
    You can request the driver to stop at Bus Station ("Estación de Autobuses"). On the way back you should pick the bus on the other side of the road, in the gas station ("gasolinera").
    Fare: 7.55€. Payment method: Only cash, buy on the bus. Schedules (quite limited):

    • On working days, departs from Hotel Atlántico at 06:15 and 19:00, and departs from Santiago Airport at 10:30 and 22:15.
    • Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, departs from Hotel Atlántico at 19:00, and departs from Santiago Airport at 22:15.
    From bus station to Igalia office (8 min walk).

Fly to Porto (Portugal)

Porto Airport (OPO) is connected to several big cities like: New York, Toronto, Montreal, Rio, Sao Paulo, Londo, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Paris.

To get to the venue from Porto Airport:

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 or thetrainline.com. From train station to Igalia office (11 min walk).

Bus tickets are available from ALSA amongst other carriers. From bus station to Igalia office (8 min walk).


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 (~50€).

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, please do it via email and be sure to mention Igalia in order to get the event rate.

Other options are:


  • Usual timetables. Lunch time: 13:00 - 15:30. Dinner time: 20:30 - 22:30. Note that you won't be able to find a restaurant open for lunch at 12:00 or for dinner at 18:00, neither at 19:00; thus you might want to start your day a bit "later" than usual. Main reason behind this is that A Coruña is in the same timezone than central Europe, and sunrise and sunset times are somehow shifted with regard to common standards in other parts of the world.
  • Language. The official languages are Galician and Spanish. Not everybody is able to understand or speak English (in the bus, taxi, hotel, etc).
  • Climate. A Coruña has a climate heavily moderated by the Atlantic Ocean. Average temperatures are around 10ºC (51ºF) in winter and 19ºC (66ºF) during summer. (See more info at Wikipedia).
  • Tourism. Tourism A Coruña website.


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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.

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