The second edition of India’s KDE conference – conf.kde will be held in February in Gandhinagar. The event will start at 2pm on Feb 21 and end at 5pm on Feb 23. The organizers have opted to hold the conference at the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT) which also hosted the KDE Meetup last year. Registrations are open with early bird discounts on offer till Jan 15.
conf.kde aims to bring together KDE/Qt developers and enthusiasts with a view to promoting the KDE desktop environment. The conference will showcase Qt-based applications across the desktop, mobile and embedded areas. Devaja Shah in his post states, “conf.kde in 2014 aims to bring together like-minded, inspired people to facilitate interaction, development and implementation of ideas and plans related to free and open source software.” The organizers want to introduce participants to the world of free and open source software. It also aims to inculcate participants with necessary technical skills in order to participate in open source technologies. Not all things are technical though. Workshops will also be conducted for localization, artwork, design documentation, community among others.
The first such conference was held in 2011 in Bangalore which was attended by over 300 participants. Last year, in February, a KDE Meetup was organized at DA-IICT. conf.kde 2014 wants to build up on the successes of these past two conferences.
If you are interested in attending the conference, register you details on the Website.The registration fee is Rs. 800 which is discounted by Rs. 200 for students. Details on the conference and the venue can be had by visiting the Website.