Commit 06ce35dd authored by Paul Brown's avatar Paul Brown
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<img width="100%" src="images/Akademy/AkademygroupPhoto.jpg" alt="Akademy attendees" />
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<figcaption>Attendees to KDES's 2021 Online Akademy event.</figcaption>
[Akademy]( 2021 was hosted online from the 18th to the 25th of June, 2021.
The annual conference of the KDE Community this year featured training sessions, presentations on the latest KDE developments, talks, workshops, Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions, hacking and coding sessions. Akademy this year welcomed more than 86 speakers, attracted 476 attendees on BigBlueButton, 1248 viewers on YouTube and reached the global KDE Community and beyond.
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Aleix then introduced the first keynote speaker of the event: Patricia Aas, co-founder of TurtleSec and a C++ developer and trainer. In her talk, Patricia explored bugs, types of bugs, how to deal with the secondary problems bugs create.
<figure class="image-right"> <img width="50%" src="images/Akademy/Akademy1.jpg" alt="Goal Champions" />
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<figcaption>Aleix (2nd from left), Meven (4th from left) and Niccolò (5th from left), with Adam and Lydia</figcaption>
Then Aleix was back with his own talk, in which he told us about KDE's ["All about the apps" goal]( The goal encourages community members to develop, improve and help distribute KDE apps. This it turns out, is especially important for new KDE environments, such as Plasma Mobile! He explained how the goal is going and encouraged people to join the effort.
Niccolò Venerandi took over and talked about [the "Consistency" goal]( The Consistency goal seeks to make sure all KDE elements integrate well with each other, and makes sure the look and feel of apps and environments are similar across the board. He explained, with live drawings, how people working on this goal establish rules for each of the elements in graphical elements, such as app windows, and how that has contributed to apps gracefully integrating with each other.
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Towards the end of the evening, Bhavisha Dhruve, Aniqa Khokhar, Aiswarya Kaitheri Kandoth and Tomaz Canabrava told us about KDE Network, the project that builds communities in places where Free Software adoption would otherwise be scattered at best. In the talk, the panel explained the achievements they have reached since the program began, and the upcoming projects they are currently working on.
<figure class="image-right"> <img width="50%" src="images/Akademy/Akademy3.png" alt="Jeri Ellsworth" />
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<figcaption>Jeri Ellsworth teold us about her career, from fram girl to top Silicon Valley hacker in her keynote.</figcaption>
The last session was the keynote by Jeri Ellsworth, "Journey from Farm Girl to Holograms". Jeri is a maker extraordinaire, ex-Valve hacker, self-taught chip designer and inventor of a system for playing 3D tabletop games using Augmented Reality glasses. She told us how her mentors helped her become the successful techie she is today in a roller coaster of a story, with so many twists and turns, that this brief description cannot do it justice.
From Monday to Thursday, Akademy attendees participated in Bird of a Feather (BoF) meetings, private reunions, and hackathons.
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<img width="100%" src="images/LAS/LAS2021-WebBanner-text.jpg" alt="Linux App Summit banner" />
Linux App Summit (LAS) was held online from the 13th to the 15th of May and a single-track event. Like every year, KDE and GNOME co-hosted LAS, the conference that brings the global Linux community together to learn, collaborate, and help grow the Linux application ecosystem.
The event was well attended by 437 participants that met on BigBlueButton and reached 1032 viewers on YouTube. The event included talks, panels and Q&As on a wide range of topics, including a talk about [“Adaptive Apps: The Future is Now”]( delivered by Tobias Bernard, Karen Sandler shared insights on [“Software Freedom in the Pandemic: Wins, Losses and Lessons Learned”](, [“Writing native Linux desktop apps with JavaScript” ]( Philip Chimento, and many more.
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[Angelfish]( is a modern lightweight web browser that will work on your desktop and your Plasma Mobile device.
It supports typical browser features, such as
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