Qt Software and KDE e.V. are happy to report that they are sponsoring a developer sprint for all North American students accepted into Google Summer of Code 2009 to work on KDE. The event will be completely free for all accepted students, with round-trip flights, lodging, and some meals fully reimbursed; all students that applied for GSoC 2009 are invited to attend, although those not accepted into the program will have to ask KDE e.V. to be reimbursed for travel and lodging expenses.
The focus of the sprint will be integrating the students into the community, introducing them to each other and to longer-term members of KDE, giving them some quickstart training with Qt and KDE, helping them get their developer environments set up; helping them get started on their projects and hopefully just having a good time.
The location will be Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The exact time is not yet determined (it will take place over a weekend and will depend upon the best-fit dates for the accepted students), but we hope that each and every one of the accepted students will be able to attend, and will try to schedule it as early in the summer as possible.
Accepted students for GSoC 2009 are going to be announced later today: good luck to everyone!