The yearly KDE World Summit, Akademy, has found a home for 2006 on the emerald isle. This year,
the multi-day event for contributors to the leading Free Desktop
will be held from September 23nd
to 30th 2006 in beautiful Dublin, capital city of
Ireland. Our hosts will be Ireland's oldest university, Trinity College. There are three sub-events: a contributors
conference, the KDE e.V. annual general assembly and a week long hacking session that offers the opportunity to
discuss all sorts of things face-to-face.
We also look forward to the chance to
mingle with local KDE enthusiasts.
"We are looking forward to meeting and sharing ideas with so many
developers of quality Free Software from the KDE community"
says Glenn Strong, Trinity College Computer Science Lecturer and Chairman of the Irish Free Software Organisation.
This year, based on a popular vote by the KDE e.V.'s members, Akademy will
be hosted by Trinity College Dublin, one of Dublin's four
universities. A team led by Marcus Furlong will
organise the conference. From September 23nd
to 30th 2006, KDE enthusiasts from around the world will converge to share
experiences, code and perhaps ale.
"The School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College is
pleased to welcome the KDE Akademy conference to Dublin this year, and
hopes the event will be constructive for all KDE contributors, and
that everyone enjoys and benefits from their stay in Dublin" said
Dr. David Abrahamson, Head of the School of Computer Science and
Statistics, Trinity College.
The preliminary schedule for Akademy 2006 is as follows:
- Friday 22nd: Arrival
- Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th: KDE Contributors Conference
- Monday 25th: KDE e.V. Membership Meeting (members only, see the e.V. members page for how to join)
- Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th: Hacking session & workshops
- Sunday 1st: Departure
A formal call for papers will be put up in due time, but you may wish to
start thinking of posters, position papers, experiences and case studies to
write up for the (peer reviewed) conference part of Akademy. For the
hacking sessions, figure out who you need some quality face-to-face time
with and convince them to come too!