Next week São Paulo, one of the biggest cities in this planet, will host the second KDE Latin America Summit – or, how we call, LaKademy!
The event will be held in the FLOSS Competence Center of University of São Paulo, an interesting center where academia, enterprises, and community works together to create, to improve, and to research free and open source software.
In this event, Latin America community will try a new thing: we will have presentations about KDE stuffs. In specific KDE events of this part of the world it is more common to have only hacking sessions, and KDE presentations and short courses are given only in more general free software events. This time we organized an “open” event to non-KDE contributors too – maybe in the end of event they will be new gearheads.
The event program have a lot of topics: artwork, porting software from GTK to Qt (potential flamewar detected =D), KDE Connect, and more. I will present an introductory tutorial about C++ + Qt + KDE on Android. The main study case to be presented will be GCompris, and it will be interesting to show a software with a same source code compiling and running on Linux and Android. I will to show another software too: liquidfun, a C++ library to liquid simulation (it have an amazing demo in Android); VoltAir, a QML-based game developed by Google to Android (and open source!); and maybe KAlgebra, but I need to compile it yet.
Yes, it is C++ and QML on Android!
For hacking session I will reserve a time to study the Qt5/KF5 port of Cantor; it is time to begin this work. Other thing in this topic, I would like to talk with my KDE colleagues about a software to help scientific writing… well, wait for it until next year. =) I will work in KDE Brazil bots on social networks to fix some bugs too.
For meetings, I expect to discuss about communications tools (my propose is to use KDE todo to help with promo actions management), and to contribute with evaluation of KDE Brazil actions in the country. Since last LaKademy (2012, Porto Alegre), we continues to spread KDE in free software events, and we can to bring several KDE contributors to Brazil too. Now we must to think in more and news activities to do.
But LaKademy is not only about work. We will have some cultural activities too, for example the Konvescote at Garoa Hacker Club, a hackerspace in São Paulo, and some beers to drink in Vila Madalena district. More important, I am very happy to see my KDE colleagues again (Brazil, why so big?).
I see you at LaKademy!
(or in Akademy, but it is story to other post 🙂 )