Monthly Archives: November 2011

KDE eV Sprint

Here I am, with 9 other people, at the KDAB office in Berlin. We are in the KDE eV sprint, talking about promo stuff, eV stuff, corportate membership, future, etc. Really interesting stuff.

Most of us (including our intern Inu) spent the morning trying to improve Join the Game, others went to define a policy for what to publish in the donors page, thank you page, etc

I’d say it has been very productive. Everybody came with very nice ideas; some of them we will finish here, others we will need ask for help from some community members (especially from artists!)

The sprint continues tomorrow.

 

FOSDEM 2012 – CrossDesktop DevRoom Call for Talks

FOSDEM is one of the largest gatherings of Free Software contributors in the world and happens each February in Brussels (Belgium). One of the developer rooms will be the CrossDesktop DevRoom, which will host Desktop-related talks.

We are now inviting proposals for talks about Free/Libre/Open-source Software on the topics of Desktop development, Desktop applications and interoperativity amongst Desktop Environments. This is a unique opportunity to show novel ideas and developments to a wide technical audience.

Topics accepted include, but are not limited to: Enlightenment, Gnome, KDE, XFCE, Windows, Mac OS X, general desktop matters, applications that enhance desktops and web (when related to desktop).

Talks can be very specific, such as developing mobile applications with Qt Quick; or as general as predictions for the fusion of Desktop and web in 5 years time. Topics that are of interest to the users and developers of all desktop environments are especially welcome. The FOSDEM 2011 schedule might give you some inspiration.

Please include the following information when submitting a proposal: your name, the title of your talk (please be descriptive, as titles will be listed with around 250 from other projects) and a short abstract of one or two paragraphs.

The deadline for submissions is December 20th 2011. FOSDEM will be held on the weekend of 4-5 February 2012. Please submit your proposals to crossdesktop-devroom@lists.fosdem.org

Also, if you are attending FOSDEM 2012, please add yourself to the KDE community wiki page so that we organize better. We need volunteers for the booth!