KDE is very active in South America as any readers of the blogs at Live Blue will know already. The KDE Brazil team attended this year's FISL, one of the major free software events in South America, meeting up with some new users of KDE software and spreading the word of Konqui.
FISL took place in Porto Alegre from 21-24 July and gathered roughly 7500 attendees from sixteen countries, from students and enthusiasts to entrepreneurs and government representatives. There were hundreds of talks, meetings and courses, over two hundred exhibitors and hundreds of people involved in running the event. FISL always provides a great opportunity to meet new people and widely disseminate what is happening in the KDE world.
KDE Brazil had presentations ranging from geek topics to educational, business-oriented, and government-related talks. There were four KDE-related talks and meetings this year:
All in all, we met a lot of cool people and had great fun introducing new people to KDE and our software. We also hope to have recruited a few new guys and girls who will carry word of KDE to their regional groups and help us in our continuing quest for world domination.