TU Wien Informatics

Akademy 2018: Free and Open Source community meets at TU Wien

  • 2018-08-11

This year's conference of the KDE community is being organized together with Fachschaft Informatik (FSINF) and will take place at the Faculty of Informatics.

Akademy is the annual gathering of the KDE community. KDE is one of the largest Free Software communities with more than 1800 contributors from all over the world. The conference is expected to draw hundreds of attendees from the global KDE Community to discuss and plan the future of the Community and its technology. Many participants from the broad free and open source software community, local organizations and software companies will also attend. Akademy 2018 is being organized together with Fachschaft Informatik (FSINF).

A prime hub for cross‐project collaboration

Akademy 2018 will start with a 2-day conference on Sat 11th of August & Sunday 12th of August, followed by 5 days of workshops, Birds of a Feather (BoF) and coding sessions. Talks give an insight into the current state of different KDE projects, while BoFs and hacking sessions allow teams to reflect on current issues, set development goals for the coming year, and collaborate on them in real‐time.

Attendees come from various backgrounds and include key technical and non‐technical contributors, Free and Open Source industry leaders, educators, legal experts and students. As a result, Akademy is the prime hub for cross‐project collaboration.

With over 50 talks and BoFs on a diverse range of topics ‐ from latest developments in FOSS and KDE technologies to Community Management, Design, Promotion and Outreach ‐ the 6 days of Akademy are instrumental in growing and sustaining a community as diverse and widespread as KDE.

Visit akademy.kde.org/2018 to learn more.


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