Brazil will be the host of the first Latin American Akademy, named LaKademy. The only event similar done in Latin America was 2010′s Akademy-BR. Akademies are summits where developers meet, there they assist to conferences regarding KDE’s future and to massive hacking sessions. The organizers would love to see this project become an official part of the KDE annual summit schedule, along Akademy, later this year in Estonia, or Camp KDE, which happened a few days ago in San Francisco.
The list of confirmed participants includes people from all over Latin America and contributors to many different KDE projetcs. The event will be officially held from April 27 to May 1.
This serves to proof how KDE, and Free Software in general, is still expanding and reaching more places. If you would like to assist or check the list of participants click the source.
Source: KDE Brazil
Mathematics and Philosophy student at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Hopes to study and get a Ph.D. in Astrophysics, and therefore achieve his dream of being one in a million (a matter of career and occupation statistics). Has been using Linux distributions since he was 12 years old, and built KDE from source on a weekly basis when the transition from 3.x to 4.x was unfolding. Also deeply interested in economics studies, specially on making fun of how equilibrium theories, by virtue of arguing about long-run equilibrium, are useless.
(In John Maynard Keynes' wise words: "The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead. Economists set themselves too easy, too useless a task if in tempestuous seasons they can only tell us that when the storm is past the ocean is flat again.").