KDAB at QtCon 2016
Many KDABians attended and contributed to QtCon, the wholly new event we co-created along with Qt Contributors, KDE Akademy, VideoLan and FSFE this summer.
In contrast to Qt World Summit where the focus was more on inspiration, the emphasis at this event was on high quality technical content and support for developers.
KDAB’s commitment involved facilitating the organisation of the event (no mean feat when so many parties are involved!) and guaranteeing the venue in addition to our contribution as Gold sponsors, along with The Qt Company.
But our contributions to the program were the most notable. Not only did we contribute 11 talks, we also participated in the program committee, arranged the program and ran a pre-conference training day at a fraction of the usual cost, that showed our commitment to supporting not just Qt at the leading edge but also C++ and more.
The event itself, of course, was free, and enabled by a wide range of sponsors, headed by KDAB and The Qt Company at Gold and Google and bluesystems at Silver.
Old Qt friends and new made up the rest of the impressive sponsor list, which included basyskom, BMW Group, froglogic, Intel and e-Gits at Bronze and openSUSE, woboq, Pelagicore, openinventionnetwork and Ableton at Support level. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors for making the event possible.