I’m just finishing up a week spend at Akademy, the annual conference of the KDE community.
We started last Friday with the AGM of the KDE e.V., the legal entity that deals with the financial and other legal aspects of KDE.
After that, we had two days of talks, and then from Monday onwards we’ve had “birds of a feather”, or “BoF”, sessions where people working on or interested in similar things get together to discuss things face-to-face.
It’s been great fun, and I’ve really enjoyed seeing people I’ve met before again and meeting people I’ve only known through IRC and blog posts or have never even come across.
The organising team have done a fantastic job: we’ve had free busses running from our accommodation to the venue, video recording of talks (which I’m sure someone will post about soon), easy to access food, two parties and people always on-hand to provide information.
There have been announcements of new technologies, talks about community things like how to write a vision statement or what artists are doing with Krita, technical talks about things like how to optimise your program, talks about development methodologies and more.
Personally, I’ve taken the opportunity to start improving our CMake documentation, including writing and planning new tutorials. I’ve also been working on some Extra CMake Modules things at the request of David Faure, looking at accessibility things with Frederik Gladhorn and trying out the upcoming release of Plasma.
I’ve had great fun taking lots of photographs this Akademy, and have been uploading them all to Flickr.
I’m not the only one, either – you can find other photo sets linked from the Akademy wiki.
I’m about to catch a flight home, but I very much hope I can make next year’s Akademy as well.