Hey Everyone, Abhijeet here, First of all, I would like to thank the organizing team of this year’s Akademy for this wonderful 7days. I have been contributing in KDE from January this year and I recently attended this year’s Akademy, and it was an amazing experience.
The First two days, we had various keynote speakers, got to know more about KDE’s Goals and Privacy Aim. Second Day, included various new updates on different KDE software. I was given a chance to present my Google Summer of Code Work, on 1st Day itself, Link to my presentation can be found here. I really liked Nate’s Presentation on “A 7 step plan to KDE world domination”.
After these two days, we had a great social event lined up, at “Cafe Derwisch”. We had a great Turkish food there, meet a lot of new people there, including aditya, wrishiraj, ashwin, sanjiban and bhavisha.
Next Two days, we attended various BoFs, including KDE-India, GSoC/SoC. In KDE-India BoF we discussed, How can we make conf.kde.in 2019 a greater success. We discussed, implementing small/micro talks all over the country, basically places our contributors have currently easy access and encourage people towards contributing to KDE and motivating them to attend the conf.kde.in event. Details of this BoF can be found here. In GSoC/SoC, we [GSoC/SoC students] shared our experience in completing our project, this BoF was also attended by, Valorie and Lydia along with current & past year’s GSoC/SoC students.
KDE Organizing team also organized a sightseeing tour, around Vienna. We started from Karlsplatz station till St Stephens Cathedral, during this tour we were told about different things about Vienna and history related to these places! (Image Credit: Sanjiban! and yes the person in blue T-Shirt is me :p !)
After 2 days of talks and 2 1/2 days BoFs, we went to Kahlenberg, and from there we saw the beautiful city of Vienna from the top, river Danube, bridge, and many local farms were visible from there, along with many buildings! The view was breathtaking (Image Attached Credits: Sanjiban!).
After this day Trip, I hacked a little bit and started fixing some bugs, in KDE discover in TU Wien, Internet Cafe. Club Mate (the drink beside me) had a very interesting taste!
That day I also attended Plasma Mycroft BoF, in which Aditya told us about various new development and gave us High-Level Overview about working of Mycroft and also How can we make it easier for developers to make Mycroft skills!
On last day, I attended Training Documentation Writing, we learned about, how we can make software documentation more simple and easy to understand, We also applied these techniques to an on-spot example!
During these 7-days I also got to meet my GSoC Mentor Aleix and David 😀 I also met Nate and Harald.
After these 7-days, I headed back home, It took me 36 hours to travel back to college, after a day rest I am writing this blog :D. Feel free to share this blog and also comment down your thoughts!