Building on the success of conf.kde.in 2014 at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Community Technology (DA-IICT) in the land of Gujarat and 2015 at Amritapuri in Kerala, India, the horizon of the KDE Community is broadening and shifting to north India. conf.kde.in 2016 takes place on the 5th and 6th of March at Jaipur in Rajasthan, India. As in previous years of the conference, conf.kde.in 2016 will promote the spirit of free and open source software (FOSS) and offer ideas to build awareness about FOSS culture at the college level, when most technology students have their first experience with Open Source. The emphasis will be on KDE technology and Qt, the popular cross-platform application framework.
LNMIIT is located in the outskirts of Jaipur, Rajasthan. It has a beautiful 100 acres green campus. The University has had extensive involvement with FOSS in the past. They have a Mozilla Club MozLNMIIT and an active FOSS student society named LNMIIT-FOSS. The increasing FOSS contribution creates a welcoming environment for our conference.
conf.kde.in started in 2011 at RVCE in Bangalore as a 5-day event with 300 participants, initiating a series of KDE events in India. There was a KDE Meetup in 2013 then conf.kde.in 2014 at DA-IICT and conf.kde.in 2015 at Amritapuri, which brought in members of the KDE Community from all over the world to attend the event, give talks, and share the spirit of KDE. The 2016 conference will cater to new members of KDE as well as seasoned developers, providing updates about what is going on in the KDE Community and teaching newcomers how to start making meaningful contributions. These events have been successful in attracting a lot of Indian students to mentoring programs such as Google Summer of Code (GSoC), Season of KDE and Google Code-In.
This year, the conf.kde.in 2016 organizers intend to generate even more interest and participation by creating a fertile environment for people to get started with KDE, Qt and FOSS through numerous talks, hands-on sessions and demonstrations.
Call For Papers
If the event seems exciting and valuable, this is an opportunity to join in. Now is the time to submit a paper explaining the content for a presentation of not more than 30 minutes on any aspect of KDE, Qt or other FOSS topic that you want to cover. Please include pertinent information about your background, any other talks you've made, and anything else that gives a sense of what attendees can expect from your presentation. The organizers await your innovative proposals, and are looking forward to an abundant gathering of the KDE Community.
The proposal submission period closes on Feburary 1, 2016.