Akademy 2014

Another year has come and gone and it was again time for KDE’s annual developers conference. Akademy 2014 took place in Brno, Czech republic and as always, it was an amazing event, attracting KDE hackers from all over the world.

For me, this year’s conference was a bit special. It was the first time that I was involved in the Akademy Talk committee that is responsible for the schedule of talks and workshops. For this year, we tried something a little bit different: We had a single, “fast” track before noon, but kept the afternoon as two, more in-depth tracks. From what I gathered at the metaphorical watercooler, this was very well received and we already have a few more ideas for Akademy 2015 to make the conference part of Akademy even better.

But what made the weekend great was of course not so much the format, but really the speakers and their talks.
If you couldn’t make it to Brno yourself or missed something while you were there, good news: The videos of all the talks have already been uploaded. You can find them on the official conference program.

But Akademy is more than “just” a conference. Throughout the week following the main talks, we had workshops, BoFs, and a whole squadron of busy hackers tirelessly doing what they do best – in the library, the hallways and, after they had thrown us out of the venue, even back at the hostel.
It is always great to be surrounded by inspiring people, and this year was no different.
Thank you KDE e.V. for making my trip possible. And thank you KDE for being KDE. Till next year.

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Peter Grasch