KDE Developers and Users Conference 2005 "aKademy"

26 August - 4 September, 2005
Málaga (Andalusia Region), Spain

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Sponsored by


Junta de Andalucia
Patronato de turismo
HP Invent

Announcing "aKademy":

Come to the KDE Developers and Users Conference 2005

(in Málaga/Spain, 26th August to 4th of September)

The KDE Project is proud to announce its plans for the KDE Developers and Users Conference 2005, code-named aKademy. It will be held in Málaga/Spain. It is spanning 9 days with an exciting program of

  • Talks and presentations by outstanding KDE developers,
  • Joint development, bug-fixing and workshops for all KDE contributors,
  • Design and polishing work by all participating KDE enthusiasts

on all aspects concerning the leading Linux and Unix desktop environment. Conference language is English (some talks may be held in Spanish).

KDE has now reached a very mature stage. Years of development have come to fruition. KDE provides a rock-solid architectural foundation for its next phase of evolution. One of the main themes will be to continue the ongoing effort to integrate non-KDE applications and programs into its framework. This will go a long way to provide a fully consistent user experience for Linux and Unix desktop workstations and help all Linux distributions to gain an even larger share on the market place.

Who is it for?

The event is of high interest for

  • all active KDE contributors: programmers, artists, documentation writers, translators, promotors and other supporters,
  • most KDE power users,
  • as well the general public interested in Linux and Unix desktop systems.

All of them will find many very interesting topics covered here. They are all invited to come, attend and participate in our discussions and work.

"aKademy" 2005 Program Overview

Overview "aKademy": All Events at the KDE Developers and Users Conference 2005
Date of event: August 26th to September 4th
Location: University of Málaga. Málaga, Spain
Event Module 1 KDE Users and Administrators Conference 2 Days
Event Module 2 Conference of KDE Developers and Contributors 2 Days
Event Module 3 Coding Marathon for KDE Developers and Contributors 5 Days

Financing the Event

KDE e.V. is soliciting donations from companies and individuals towards this conference. These donations will be used both for running the complete "2005 KDE Developers and Users Conference" (code-named aKademy) and for bursaries for delegates from other continents and/or without income. Delegates with an accepted paper/presentation will be prioritized in the distribution of these bursaries.

Further Information

Location and Travel
DevConf Schedule
Marathon Schedule
UserConf Schedule
Community Wiki
Our Sponsors

Important Dates

Please submit your proposals as well as your registration no later than the indicated dates:

  • Registration on the web site will be available up to:
    Sunday, July 24th, 2005, 23:59 h (UTC)
  • Abstract submission deadline:
    Sunday, June 5, 2005, 23:59 h (UTC)
  • Acceptance notification:
    Thursday, June 30, 2005 (e-Mail)
    Thursday, July 7, 2005 (e-Mail)
    Because of the acceptance of abstracs outdated, the notification will be delayed until July 7.

About the Organizing Parties

The "KDE Developers and Users Conference - aKademy 2005", is jointly organized by

  • KDE e.V. is a non-profit organization of volunteering professionals and enthusiasts for free and open-source software, especially the "KDE Desktop for the Enterprise" (http://www.kde.org/areas/kde-ev/).

  • Asociación de Usuarios de Linux y Software Libre de Málaga (LiMA) is the Linux User Group from the Málaga region (http://www.linux-malaga.org/).

  • Linux New Media AG is Europe´s leading corporation to provide Linux content on "new" and "classic" media (http://www.linuxnewmedia.de/).

  • Department of Computer Architecture - University of Málaga (http://www.ac.uma.es/).

Please send your suggestions to the KDE Conference 2005 Team.