The first ever KDE conference in India takes place this March. On March 9th, 2011, gearheads will descend to the RV College of Engineering for conf.kde.in. If you are interested in using or contributing to KDE, we look forward to meeting you there.
There have been KDE contributors in India since the late 90s, but in recent years we have reached a more sizeable number. Contributors usually hang out on #kde-in, the KDE India IRC channel. The idea for a pure KDE conference in India first emerged about 2 months ago, and we’ve been doing the behind-the-scenes work since then. Now it’s time to GO! So we have this superb website made by Sayak Banerjee, brilliant artwork by Eugene Trounev, and hosting on the excellent KDE infrastructure.
conf.kde.in will take place from 9th-11th March followed by a 2 day sprint/hackathon for existing contributors. conf.kde.in is a platform for Qt and KDE contributors and enthusiasts to meet up, share their knowledge, contribute, learn, play, have fun and create limitless possibilities. The primary objective is to have fun while learning something. We are especially looking forward to students and teachers, as they are the ones who benefit the most from KDE, but also have the most to give back to it, by contributing and promoting KDE throughout India. Registrations for the conference will begin soon. Meanwhile, the FAQ should answer most questions. If not, contact us.
There will of course be excellent talks by Qt and KDE contributors from around the world. If you would like to give a talk or conduct a workshop, the Call for Participation is now in progress. It will end on 22:00 IST 15th January, 2011.