JUN
1
2013

Kévin Ottens - Akademy 2013 Community Keynote

Kévin Ottens is a long-time KDE hacker, known as ervin on IRC and email. He contributes to the KDE Community at large, with a strong emphasis on API design and frameworks architecture. He was instrumental in developing the KDE Manifesto, a process that started during Akademy 2012.

AUG
23
2012

Gaurav Joined the Game

In June 2010, KDE e.V. launched the individual supporting membership program, asking people to Join the Game.

There are many reasons to support KDE with a regular financial contribution. For one thing, it enables KDE e.V. to have a predictable income. This money is used to support events that accelerate development of KDE software, enhance promotion efforts and help grow the Community. KDE contributors and users are scattered throughout the world and have many different backgrounds, so their reasons for contributing are diverse. Claudia Rauch and Jayson Rowe from the Join the Game Team asked supporting member Gaurav Chaturvedi why he joined the game.

MAY
6
2012

Akademy Community Keynote: Agustín Benito Bethencourt (toscalix)

Agustín Benito Bethencourt (aka "toscalix") recently joined the KDE e.V. Board of Directors. He will be presenting the KDE Community Keynote at Akademy 2012 in Tallinn.

APR
22
2012

Akademy Keynote: Dr. Mathias Klang - Freedom of Expression


Mathias Klang  photo by Ola Waagen

Dr. Mathias Klang is a researcher and senior lecturer at the University of Göteborg in Sweden. His research revolves within the field of legal informatics with particular interest in copyright, democracy, human rights, free expression, censorship, open access and ethics. He holds Master of Laws and Ph.D. degrees.

Dr. Klang will deliver one of the keynote talks at Akademy 2012 in Tallinn, Estonia. My interview with another keynoter, Dr. Will Schroeder, was published recently on the Dot.

APR
11
2012

Akademy Keynote: Dr. Will Schroeder, KitWare CEO


Will Schroeder

Dr. Will Schroeder is one of the keynote speakers for Akademy 2012 in Tallinn, Estonia. Will is the CEO of Kitware Inc., a proven leader in the creation and support of open-source software.

JAN
10
2012

Interview with Brian Alleyne, Sociologist Studying KDE

A few months ago, the British journal Sociology published an article titled "Challenging Code: A Sociological Reading of the KDE Free Software Project". Eager to find out what a 'sociological reading' of KDE entails, Dot editor Oriol Mirosa rushed to contact the article's author, sociologist Brian Alleyne, who graciously and patiently agreed to be the subject of an interview. Read on to learn more about Brian, sociology, and the significance of KDE for the social sciences:

JUL
26
2011

Desktop Summit Community Keynote Interview with Nick Richards


Nick Richards

In this last in the series of interviews with Keynote speakers at the Desktop Summit, starting in Berlin in just a few weeks, meet Nick Richards.

Nick Richards is an interaction designer. Not to be confused with graphic design, Nick's work is about the communication frameworks that connect people to data and tools. He helped the GNOME project with creating a useful and meaningful environment in GNOME 3, and he has also worked on the Moblin and MeeGo mobile OS projects. A Senior Interaction Designer at Intel, Nick contributes an important usability voice in design-driven development.

Read the full interview.

The Desktop Summit is free to attend but you must Register.

JUL
16
2011

Desktop Summit Community Keynote Interview with Stuart Jarvis


Stuart Jarvis

Continuing the series of interviews with Keynote speakers at the Desktop Summit, happening in just 3 weeks time, we now have Stuart Jarvis.

Stuart has been supplying editorial support and an active face for KDE, through the Dot and other outlets, as a member of the KDE Promotions Team. However keeping up with the flow of information can be tough, especially when at the same time you're working on a PhD in geochemistry. Free software collaboration doesn't just need coders for technical nuts and bolts; it also needs people marketing and communicating effectively so that potential users can learn about it.

Read the full interview.

The Desktop Summit is free to attend but you must Register.

JUN
28
2011

Meet Dirk Hohndel, Desktop Summit Keynote Speaker


Dirk Hohndel

Dirk Hohndel will be the opening keynote speaker at this summer's Desktop Summit in Berlin, 6th - 12th August.

As a hacker-turned-businessman, Hohndel brings a business perspective of free software to the Desktop Summit. Currently Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist at Intel, Hohndel will talk about the role that large companies play in open source, and how the open source community can work effectively with them.

Hohndel has been an active developer and contributor in the Linux space since its earliest days, and has worked professionally in the SuSE and XFree86 projects. Still an active contributor in many open source projects and organizations, Hohndel joined Intel in 2001.

William Carlson talked with Dirk about his background and what he's currently working on. Read the full interview on the Desktop Summit website.

JUN
22
2011

Meet Claire Rowland, Desktop Summit Keynote Speaker


Claire Rowland

Claire Rowland, user experience guru, will be a featured keynote speaker at this summer's Desktop Summit 2011 in Berlin.

Claire is Head of Research for Fjord London, an international digital service design agency and has worked extensively in user experience research and design. Recently her focus has been on a shift in user experience from the desktop toward services delivered through multiple platforms of widely differing form factors and the cloud. Her research and recommendations relate to what this shift means for what users expect from their devices, and what effective design, across platforms and the cloud, looks like. She also addresses what users increasingly care about the most, and what this might mean for Operating System design.

William Carlson talked with Claire to find out more about her and her work. Read the full interview on the Desktop Summit website.

Pages