This is the first announcement of the official KDE Developer's
Conference 2003! The conference kicks off on Friday the 22nd of August and will take place at the Zamek
("Castle") in Nové Hrady (PDF) in the southern part of the Czech Republic in Central
Europe. Compared to previous KDE
conferences, this one will be bigger, in terms of number of
participants, scope and time. We will start with two days of
technical talks in at least two parallel tracks, and end with an
optional six-days project work and hacking session until the
31st of August. There will be plenty of time for socializing.
Quite simply, Nové Hrady is a stylish
location for a stylish desktop environment -- and very close to
the real Budweiser Budvar
Brewery. There are excellent facilities on and around the castle,
including a very fast network connection and cheap
accommodation. Nové Hrady cannot easily be reached by public
transportations, but a shuttle service, organised by the boys and
girls of SuSE Prague (contact Lukas Tinkl for scheduling), will be
provided from Prague-Ruzyne airport and Prague Central Station.
Do you have a particular expertise related to KDE programming that
could be useful for your fellow developers? Do you want to present a
particular programming pattern, a tool, a development strategy, or
anything else that could help KDE developers become more productive? Then
consider talking about it at the KDE Developers' Conference.
We solicit submissions for presentations from, but not restricted to
the following fields. Everything KDE-related will be considered.
- Qt programming tricks
- kdelibs programming tricks
- KParts development
- KOffice development
- aRts development
- programming tools
- programming patterns and development strategies
- project management issues
Technical talks will be scheduled for 45 minutes talk and 15
minutes Q&A. In some cases, it may be possible to occupy two slots for
a total talk time of 90 minutes. Please note this in your abstract if
you require this. There will also be room for short presentations of
15 minutes each, and submissions for these are very welcome as well.
A final call-for-papers will be sent out soon, as well as information
on registration, speaker incentives and financial compensation. The
purpose of this first announcement is mainly to help you schedule your
summer vacation, so you can dedicate the last week in August to your
favorite software project.
If you have further questions at this point in time, or simply want
to help with organizational issues, contact us on the novehrady
Looking forward to seeing you guys in sunny Czechia,