KDE india Community is Organizing its first conference at Bangalore and I am thrilled to be a part of the organizing committee. I am going to the Konf ( As i would like to call it, lovingly 🙂 ) that’s no news, i love KDE ! but this blog post is for the vast majority of my friends who have no idea what KDE is , and what it means to be a part of.
Read On , to know more about what to expect at the Konf , and why you just have to be there !
1. Artists :
KDE is a *HUGE* project and we have brilliant artists in our KDE art team. Seen our shiny new poster or the stunning artwork on the website ? Those are Courtesy Eugene Trounev, be there to talk to him personally ! He is also giving a talk about “Graphics & Open Source: Survival guide” . You don’t have to be a software guru to attend this talk, just bring the artist in you 😉
2. Photographer :
As a photographer you try to capture all the moments you cherish ! You almost definitely use a photo-management application like Adobe Lightroom or the likes. But my fellow developer Aditya Bhatt will introduce you to “digiKam: Professional Photo Management” a *Free* photo management app that you just have to know about ! If you are excited about “automatic lens correction”, “Online sharing Integration” in lightroom, digikam had it for a very looooong time ! Be there to know more about it !
3. Person Managing a large diverse workforce (a.k.a Manager):
Before i start off on this point , let me put you in perspective. KDE is a project which has, as far as i know, thousands of active contributors, so it is very very big ! Now, I introduce our community ninja (a.k.a community manager, formally) Lydia Pintscher. She directly interacts with all of the thousands of the contributors , when required , and is very good at managing people. So , i am sure you can definitely learn a thing or two from her ! Plus have a lot of fun at the conference !
You are an avid gamer , right ! Ever wondered what goes underneath your shiny new game that makes it tick ? Be there to attend the talk “Glue games with Gluon” Shantanu . I am sure , your time will be very well invested ! not spent 😉
5. Programmer / Technology Enthusiast :
You my friend are in for a treat ! Frankly this blog post will be an injustice to all the amazing tech talks lined up. Just head over to http://kde.in/conf/talks/ to treat yourself !
6. User :
You guys are very important part of the community ! we the KDE community are always open to new ideas and criticism / suggestions. Please do drop by and bring in your friends too ! Your visit would definitely be fruitful . We also have loads of Hands-on Sessions , please bring in your laptops if possible 🙂
7. School Kids / College Students :
Guys and Gals , you just have to be there ! Heard of Google Summer of Code ? Google Code-In ? We have a LOT of ex-GSoC ers attending the Konf , come and meet them personally ! Also get to know about the project that interests you ( a must for GSoC & GCI ) and there is no better way than to get introduced by the people who actually develop for the project !
NOTE : Use the below discount codes, don’t forget to bring your college IDs 🙂
- Student discount: KDEIN_DIS_STU
- Teacher discount: KDEIN_DIS_TCR
That’s all for now ! and See you at the Conf.