The annual KDE developers' conference, aKademy, is right around the
corner. Starting on June 30th, it is the turn of the Department of Computer & Information Sciences at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland to welcome the KDE hackers for a week.
This year, like the previous two, Google Summer of Code students will be attending in force. At least 10 of KDE's 2007 GSoC students have already confirmed their participation and one of them will
be giving a talk: Marcus Hanwell, who is working on Kalzium, will talk about the Gentoo KDE team and packages.
During the hackathon, there is also a BoF planned to discuss KDE's participation in Summer of Code. It'll be an opportunity to share experiences, discuss the lessons learned and for our students to talk to non-participants about their experiences in the program.
The aKademy organisation has also been able to reimburse the travel fees for some of the students -- past and present, accepted or not -- who have already shown exceptional commitment. This would not have been possible without the help of this year's sponsors, including Google.
Whether aKademy will be fruitful for the Summer of Code attendees or if the developers just succeed in giving the students more work (on other parts of KDE) remains to be seen. :-)
We hope to see you there!
Thanks to Thiago for the update. We'd love to hear from Summer of Coders about their plans for the conference or their experiences when they attend. Post a comment and give us the scoop!