Thursday, April 10, 2008
goodbye Toulouse, hello Milano
We are about to leave Toulouse behind; our bags are packed and waiting in the living room. Kevin and V. have been terrific hosts for us here and P. has enjoyed the sights, sounds and textures of this land. Together we have visited museums (fine art, aerospace), flower gardens, a Buddhist monestary and walked through the town from various angles. We even ran into some KDE hackers other than Kevin. But all good things must come to an end.
All ends are just another beginning, and in this case it is the beginning of Tokamak Mark I. For four days, starting tomorrow, over a dozen people will converge just outside Milano, Italy to work on Plasma, chart its future for 4.1 and beyond and do some community building in the process.
I'll be blogging at least daily during the event, as I'm sure others will be as well, to keep everyone abreast of what what is going down. It's going to be humongous.
I also received confirmation that I'll be presenting the international keynote at LinuxTag on Wednesday the 28th of May. The talk will be about the future of the desktop in a mobile, "web 2.0" world and the role of KDE 4 in all of that. Hopefully I'll also be presenting in the KDE track, though that schedule is still being worked out. So if you can make it to Berlin, it would be great to see you there!