- Make a presentation during Akademy-es in Saragossa
- Talk to different organization representatives and KDE people at LinuxTag about the project to get feedback.
Espero que la charla que impartiré sobre KDE Connect, que tendrá lugar en el CIEM de Zaragoza, el sábado 19 a las 18:15, dentro de Akademy-es, sea del interés de todos y, sobre todo, de profesionales autónomos, empresas y otras organizaciones como Universidades, ONG, entidad sin ánimo de lucro, asociaciones empresariales, centros de I+D, etc.
Apoya a KDE
This year we pay special attention, beside pure KDE contents, to Qt and companies, with several talks related to them. KDE Spain (a legal entity), as usual, also celebrates its annual assembly on Saturday, May 19th, as part of the event.
We have several sponsors. One of them, Wadobo, is owned by Eduardo Robles Elvira (aka edulix). This is nothing but a confirmation of how Free Software communities, even local ones, work as business incubators, feeding the project back. This is definitely, something to promote even more in KDE.
On Friday 18th I’m giving a talk specially oriented to companies. I will try to explain them the advantages of getting involved in a community driven Free Software project like KDE. On Saturday 19th I will talk about KDE Connect.
I’m glad to see that this year we will also have several talks from representatives of non KDE initiatives that helps us in different ways, like Jesus, G. Barahona, from Libresoft (we collaborate in FP7 project ALERT) or Paul Brown, from Linux Magazine (Spanish version director). We will also have OpenSUSE related contents. I hope next year some other distros propose talks for Akademy-es.
The last few weeks KDE Connect Team has been working on different areas. To know a little more about KDE Connect please check the end of this post.
Thanks to our awesome sysadmin team, we have a management tool to help us coordinating every effort we do. KDE Connect in not an isolated project. We already have or will have relation with many other KDE projects so we want to make sure we are prepared for growing without heavily increasing the administrative and coordination efforts needed to offer a high quality service.
KDE Connect will have mailing lists, IRC channels, forums…everything you expect from a community project. We will be open them up by demand, little by little. So don’t expect them as soon as the project is launched.
Artwork and marketing
Asun Sánchez is designing our logo and we are preparing a brochure for organizations that might want to join us. It will include a basic description of the Program and the basic terms and conditions.
KDE Connect will be presented during Akademy-es that will take place in Saragossa from May 18th to 20th.
Akademy 2012 Program Committee has just communicate me that the KDE Connect talk has been accepted so we will have a presentation this summer at Tallin, Estonia.
Procedures and activities
We are also defining the basic procedures that will be followed by KDE Connect team and organizations involved. The networking activities are also being described so KDE Connect Team members can have clear guidelines.
The roadmap is also under development. The initial plan is to launch KDE Connect in May. We will organize several activities during Akademy, so we need to do some previous work with organizations that will attend to our central event.
If everything goes as expected, I will be attending to LinuxTag 2012 helping in KDE booth and doing some KDE eV Board work .
Join KDE Connect Team
I would like to thank all the people that is helping me in this idea. If you are a KDE members and want to get involved, get in touch with me.
KDE Connect previous references
Yes, we changed the name. The Program won’t be called KDE ON anymore but KDE Connect. We think is closer to the project goal.
KDE Connect is our effort to create an ecosystem of companies, educational organizations and non-profit entities around our community. We pretend to structure the early stages of the involvement these organizations that approaches KDE. But also we want to give them the chance to meet each other, interact and create new opportunities.
Right now we are recruiting a group of people willing to help us with little things or concrete tasks we need to do in order to launch the project as soon as we can, having Akademy 2012 as major milestone. We are also working on the tools we will use to manage the project and defining some procedures for simple and basic tasks.
I’m happy about how things are going since it looks like most KDE members understand how important and the relevant impact KDE Connect can have in the future for KDE. This is the first but mandatory step in order to create a medium term project. We will reach a point where most tasks and procedures will be defined so we will need some people to help us executing them.
Obviously, going through this process will mean that many of them will change. That is the good thing about working with smart people, right? They help you to turn good ideas into great projects.