KDE Edu and how to learn by using KDE

Speaker: Aleix Pol

It's been almost 3 years since our last KDE Edu day in an Akademy, there we were showing what did we come up for KDE 4.0 which basically meant some new applications, the old ones ported to KDE 4 and a lot energy to get the module forward. This year, in this talk, I would like to define the current state of the module, to show what do we have to offer in terms of applications and possible use cases of the module in general and then to explain what's our perspective for the further releases and how can we deal with the community to get the feedback we need. In the KDE Edu case it's specially important to get in touch with the actual community, a community that is particulary shy and humble to tell us, the developers, how to make our tools something to learn from. We want to overcome that need by getting in touch with the teachers and students who are going to tell, in the end, the success of our own work. We think that sharing such knowledge is be really valuable for KDE Edu and KDE. We have been pioneers in KDE in many different areas: like in adoption of new technologies such as QGraphicsView and vector graphics, integration with new KDE4 possibilities like Phonon or KNewStuff and we've been really usable on the new supported platforms like Windows since the first day. We want to take KDE Edu to the next level and we want the KDE community to be with us, to join us!

Aleix Pol

I am Aleix Pol Gonzalez and I am a Computer Science student from Barcelona. I have been collaborating with KDE as a developer for the last 5 years, mostly on KDevelop and KAlgebra, which is in KDE Edu.
This summer I'll be working on the community integration project for KDevelop as a Google Summer of Code.
I am also involved in the KDE Spain association where I'm the secretary and occasional speaker to show random KDE goodies.