guademy was a really nice event. i got to meet up with some old kde friends such as albert and meet some new ones that i've only talked with online such as rafael. it was also the opportunity to meet some more of the gnome developers and several local users. the presentations were quite informative, even if i could only follow the slides and demonstrations as everything was done in spanish (which is unfortunately don't speak =).
the organizers took great care of us all, including taking great pains to get the vegetarians amongst us suitable food so we could keep going. and as if to say "hello!" the day i arrived a spanish t.v. news program, redes, was covering a story on quantum computing and kde was seen a few times in the coverage. huzzah!
yesterday i met with some of the trolltech devs, including brad (we talked about extending the netwm hints to take into consideration the reality of relationships rather than just states of windows), ben, zack (who showed off some cool webkit stuff =) and andreas (we talked about qgrahpicsview, starting with debugging something; some very nice speed improvements in 4.3 not to mention some crazy good news about layouts and widgets on graphicsviews) ... it's always great to see those guys... =)
sebas and i then met with trolltech marketing people (3 of them) along with community manager knut to get working on improved coordination between both of our efforts. it was very productive and we came away with several action items on both sides. there are great things we (kde) can do with our various partners in industry, but it takes a bit of effort.
then i went and presented to a local linux user's group in oslo after some pizza with sebas and knut. more great people, including one person who went to the same british branch of the canadian university that the person i sat next to on the plane from london to a cuna teaches at. woah.
it's a bit exhausting to be in contact with so many people in such a short period of time, but totally worth it. i slept on the airplane here to kristiansand and then slept through until 11:00 .. i'm feeling very refreshed again and am going to go for a walk in the sunshine and find some food. then it'll be time for some work; i've got a ton of changes in kdeui to commit this weekend and andreas has reinvigorated me when it comes to working with the graphicsview stuff for plasma =)
i miss my family back home, but i'll see them soon. love =)