KDE Akademy 2022
This year, KDE’s Akademy returns to being a live and in-person event after the pandemic forced it online for a couple of years. Like most events that are going back to hosting in-person events, KDE is calling this year’s conference “hybrid,” meaning they’ll be live streaming the whole thing so that KDE devs and users who can’t make the trip to the EU can sit back and watch things from the privacy of their own homes.
For those not in the know, Akademy is the annual world summit of KDE, one of the oldest and most popular Linux desktop environments. It’s a free, non-commercial event organized by the KDE Community.
Barcelona, Spain will be the location for this years events, with the venue being the Vertex building at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Directions are available for getting there by public transit under Event Details>Venue on the Akademy website, as are directions using OpenStreetMap or Google Maps, which we’ve linked here as well. This is a seven-day conference, meaning attendees will have plenty of opportunities to do some after hours sightseeing and sampling of the local culture.
So, what will be happening at Akademy during these seven days? Don’t worry, the folks at KDE said, there will be something for everyone:
“The talks on Saturday will cover everything from KDE’s official Goals, to Plasma products and gaming devices. Nate Graham will discuss his 7-step plan to spread KDE software and take over the world. Aleix Pol Gonzalez will walk us through the process of creating a new Plasma product. And David Edmundson will talk about Steam Deck, one of the most interesting and exciting KDE success stories of recent times. On Sunday, we’ll be hearing about app development, Plasma integration in distros, and AI-powered KDE environments, among many other things. Nicolas Fella will kick off the day by showing us how launching applications can be trickier than it first seems and the pitfalls you have to look out for. We’ll be hearing all about the future of the backends of KDE software and what the 6th generation of KDE Frameworks has in store for us. And Aditya Mehra will explore OpenVoiceOS and will explain how we are incorporating KDE into devices and powering them with AI-driven voice recognition technologies. And that is not all! Stay tuned for the announcement of our two keynote speakers coming soon, here, on the Dot.”
If that’s not enough, there will also be some BoFs, workshops, and hacking on the agenda:
“During the week following the conference part of the event, KDE community members will attend BoFs and will meet up with colleagues with similar interests to work elbow-to-elbow, social distancing permitting, on their projects. They will also attend workshops, meetings and training sessions until the closing of the event on the 7th of October.”
A complete look at this years schedule is available here.
Although the event is free to attend, registration is required.
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