This year the following groups and projects will come together in Randa:
Even if you are not participating yourself, you can help make Randa Meetings happen. More about this below. Here is what former Randa Meetings participants think about this event:
Kévin Ottens: "It's important for sprints to be extremely focused for a few days. Randa is perfect for that, it is the ideal place to be away from our hectic lives and only work on what's needed for your sprint. At the same time the atmosphere and the nature around is relaxing a nice bonus which makes such sprints all the more efficient."
Aleix Pol: "I've been to Randa 3 times already, with 2 different teams. It's always been a really productive and intense week of working non-stop. Pure KDE hacking for everyone, it's how projects move forward."
Albert Astals Cid: "The Randa Meetings is the most amazing place to do a KDE Sprint. As a KDE contributor, attending the Randa Meetings gives you an amazing venue: a dedicated local team that lets you focus on the Sprinting, an amazing environment to air up your thoughts and the co-location of various sprints that creates great synergies between the various participants."
The Randa Meetings really bring KDE and its software forward. But as most of the participants are young people, students (and we try to bring new people to every KDE sprint), parents or just can't afford the travel costs, we need some help.
Here are some more concrete examples of what you can do with your money:
With some additional costs for the house rental, we need a total amount of EUR 20,000 to cover the costs of the Randa Meetings.
More about the plans the developers have for Randa will be shared in additional stories in the coming weeks. So be prepared to learn more about GCompris, Kdenlive, KDE Frameworks 5 and other projects at Randa this August! And if you think that what we're doing is important please support us. Every bit means a lot! Also, help us spread the word and tell others what we're doing and why financial help directly benefits KDE software. The Randa Meetings are a quantum jump for KDE.