JUL
6
2009

Akademy Awards 2009


Award Winners David Faure, Celeste Lyn Paul and Peter Penz accepted by Sebastian Trueg

The Akademy Awards for 2009 have been announced, celebrating the best of KDE contributors. As always the winners are chosen by the winners from the previous year. Read on for the winners.



Aaron Seigo, as played by Sebas, one of last year's winners presenting an award

Peter Penz

Peter Penz is the developer of Dolphin and won the award for best application category. Unfortunatly Peter was not at Akademy so his award was accepted by Sebastian Trueg on his behalf.


David Faure accepts his prize

David Faure

David Faure is one of KDE's longest serving developers. He won the Jury Selection category for greatest service to KDE.

Celeste Lyn Paul

Celeste is a member of KDE's Usability team and a contributor to OpenUsability.org. She accepted the award for greatest non-application contribution to KDE. She said she was pleased at the community's acknowledgement of the work of the usability team and how it proved that improvements were noticed and appreciated.



Augustin

Augustin Benito Bethencour

The final award was given to the Akademy organiser Agustin. In his acceptance speach he said he accepted the award on behalf of the whole organising team. The conference was going to make a big difference to the attitudes of people to Free Software in the Canary Islands he said.

Comments

"The conference was going to make a big different to the attitudes of people to Free Software in the Canary Islands he said." - difference;
also, i'd put a comma before "he said", unless the sentence is rewritten.

and is that really aseigo in the first picture ? another image change ? :)


By richlv at Tue, 2009/07/07 - 6:18am

"and is that really aseigo in the first picture ? another image change ? :)"

Looks more like sebas to me, though I've never seen either of them "in the flesh", as it were :)


By SSJ_GZ at Tue, 2009/07/07 - 7:53am

I'm not a KDE member, but I still know the difference between Aseigo und Sebas :)


By kragil at Tue, 2009/07/07 - 7:55am

nice to see that some of the awards goes to non coders/devs (to the usability team).


By beer at Tue, 2009/07/07 - 4:13pm

What award did Augustin Benito Bethencour get, and what for?


By Matthew Smith at Tue, 2009/07/07 - 7:47pm

He is (one of ?) the main organizer of GCDS/Akademy.

Alex


By aneundorf at Tue, 2009/07/07 - 8:55pm

Congratulation to all three, the jury again made a very good choice ! :-)

Finally David receives the award, it was about time :-)

Alex


By aneundorf at Tue, 2009/07/07 - 8:56pm