Akademy 2014 Program Schedule: Fast, fun, inspiring

The Akademy Program Committee is excited to announce the Akademy 2014 Program. It is worth the wait! We waded through many high quality proposals and found that it would take more than a week to include all the ones we like. However we managed to bring together a concise and (still packed) schedule.


As we wrote in the Call for Papers, sharing is an important goal of Akademy. So on Saturday and Sunday in the morning, there will be a single track in the main room which will start with a keynote, followed by 9 short talks. These cover a wide range of KDE-related topics including technical, governance, design, social issues and more, providing inspiration and material for further conversation and debate. Some examples are:

In the afternoon, there are two tracks of longer, more traditional talks, with a stronger-than-usual in-depth focus. The goal of these sessions is to share knowledge and experience, to learn from each other. In these sessions, you can explore:

The entire schedule is here.

The Akademy Program is packed with goodies for many interests. And there will be many opportunities to learn, contribute, and work hard throughout Akademy. We urge you to register now if you haven't already!

Akademy 2014 Brno

For most of the year, KDE—one of the largest FOSS communities in the world—works online by email, IRC, forums and mailing lists. Akademy provides all KDE contributors the opportunity to meet in person to foster social bonds, work on concrete technology issues, propose and consider new ideas, and reinforce the innovative, dynamic culture of KDE. Akademy brings together artists, designers, developers, translators, users, writers, sponsors and other types of KDE contributors to celebrate the achievements of the past year and help determine the direction for the following year. Hands-on sessions offer the opportunity for intense work to bring those plans to reality. The KDE Community welcomes companies building on KDE technology, or looking to begin using it.


Will the keynotes & the sessions be recorded and made available online for those who cannot attend?

By Jay at Mon, 2014/08/04 - 6:48pm

How about streaming it live?

By Arjun AK at Fri, 2014/08/08 - 3:52pm

Streaming is not currently planned but the videos should be available within a few days

By Kenny Duffus at Sat, 2014/08/09 - 10:28am

Yes, the talks on Saturday and Sunday will be recorded

By Kenny Duffus at Sat, 2014/08/09 - 10:27am

thanks for the effort!

By Jay at Sun, 2014/08/10 - 7:20pm

Thanks a lot. Where to publish the videos, then?

By Chenxiong Qi at Tue, 2014/08/12 - 11:39am

The videos will be available through the Akademy website. There will be an announcement that provides more details.

By Carl Symons at Tue, 2014/08/12 - 3:22pm

When are lightning talks planned?

By Anonymous at Tue, 2014/08/05 - 12:54pm

The 10 minute fast track talks on the Saturday and Sunday morning are effectively lightning talks.

By Kenny Duffus at Sat, 2014/08/09 - 10:29am