KDE: Kubuntu: #Akademy and #Randa oh my!

KDE Akademy 2015

KDE Akademy 2015

Wow! Lots of traveling in the last few months. I started with a trip to A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
for Akadamy 2015. I had a great reunion with my friends. I did a lightening talk on my work with build.kde.org and
I did not collapse in fear! Oh and most importantly I won an award 🙂

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Kubuntu Day landed on the same day as my BoF sadly so I did not get to attend much of that. I was able to attend the BoF with Munich and a lot was accomplished in regards to upstream KDE working closer with the Munich team. Overall Akademy was extremely successful in catching up with everyone and working with them in person.

#Randa2015

#Randa2015

Randa! This was my first ever Randa sprint. This sprint is tucked away in the beautiful swiss alps. A much smaller group than Akademy is gathered together to hack on a specific theme or direction for KDE software. This year it was all about mobile. My job of course is to introduce mobile ( currently android and ubuntu-phone ) builds to my CI. While I would love to claim completion, I was informed a few days before that we need to revamp all of the metadata ( dependency handling ) which requires a rewrite of most of the DSL and tooling. As a result, I was busy with this task. However, I am writing the mobile DSL into the rewrite :). I did have some help with CI tasks during Randa, Emmanuel worked on Docker bits and Hannah helped with Windows. I have to say though the beauty and fresh air of the alps is extreme motivation to work long hours hacking away 🙂 with some long walks to clear the mind, it was a perfect combination.

Please consider donating to Randa. It is an excellent resource for KDE contributors.
https://www.kde.org/fundraisers/kdesprints2015/