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Akademy 2017 | Universidad de Almería | Saturday, 22. July 2017

Another year, another Akademy...and it's in Spain again! One of the largest Free Software communities in the world - the KDE Community - will hold its annual summit in Almería, Spain, from July 22 to July 27, 2017.

Hundreds of KDE contributors, users, developers, artists, translators, upstream and downstream maintainers, business partners and students will gather in the sunny city on the Andalusian coast to celebrate software freedom, innovation, and collaboration. There will be plenty of opportunities for learning, sightseeing, recruiting, and developing friendships.

Akademy 2017 will feature a 2-day conference with presentations on the latest KDE developments, followed by 4 days of workshops, Birds of a Feather (BoF) and coding sessions. The event is jointly organized by the KDE Community, UNIA, and Hacklab Almería.

Akademy is a free, non-commercial event. We hope to see you there!


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  • This year's recommended accommodation for Akademy is Residencia Civitas. Find out more about rooms, prices, and the booking process on our official website!
  • Akademy would not be possible without our sponsors. Thanks to openSUSE Project, KDAB and Qt for supporting us! If you would like to contribute to Akademy 2017, consider becoming a sponsor. All the information - including the benefits you will get - is available on our Sponsorship website.