conf.kde.in 2014 is taking place February 21 – 23, 2014 in Gandhinagar, India. The conference is a vibrant occasion for sharing ideas, knowledge and, most importantly, support and enthusiasm for KDE and for open source. It is an event for both new and experienced technology enthusiasts. Collaboration and freedom are the main features.
Building on past successes
conf.kde.in was held for the first time in March 2011 at R.V. College of Engineering in Bangalore, India. It was the first large scale KDE event in India. The event introduced Qt & KDE technologies, and encouraged participants to contribute to free and open source software (FOSS) projects. The conference included talks, tutorials, interactive sessions and an extended code sprint. There were about 300 participants. It was a success in terms of the number of people who were introduced to FOSS and to KDE.
KDE Meetup was held in February 2012. Around 380 students from all parts of the country gathered for an inspiring two days of learning and contribution. There were sessions on the basics of Qt, Git and open source contribution. Attendees had access to insights and knowledge from experienced speakers as well. Pradeepto Bhattacharya, organizer of the the first conf.kde.in and current KDE e.V. Board member, said that it was an historical event for KDE.
Anticipating conf.kde.in 2014
The organizers of conf.kde.in 2014 plan to build on these successes by spreading the KDE vision to many more people. conf.kde.in 2014 will be held from 21st to 23rd of February, 2014 at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT) in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. DA-IICT is a leading Information and Communication Technology institution. It hosted KDE Meetup in 2012 and offers a pleasant and motivating environment for conf.kde.in 2014.
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology
conf.kde.in 2014 aims to bring together like-minded, inspired people to facilitate interaction, development and implementation of ideas and plans related to free and open source software. The organizers want to expand the KDE community by inviting people from all over India (anyone in the world is welcome) and inspiring them to get involved. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about various aspects of the KDE community, including code contribution, translation, documentation, artwork, promotion, management and more; there will be something for everyone. The event is intended to introduce people to the beauty of contributing to Free and Open Source Software, and to provide the necessary skills to do so. You can support these ambitious goals by attending conf.kde.in and helping to make it a huge success.