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KDE Presentations

Oxygen-style presentation templates

If you are giving a presentation about a KDE-related topic, you can use these presentation templates:

Generic KDE 4 talk

If you want to prepare a talk about KDE, you can use some of the slides and information in the following presentation. This is a rather technical presentation, aimed mostly at Free Software enthousiast, think geeks. Non-technical audiences would probably require a more end-user oriented approach like described below. Programmers interested in KDE development on the other hand would probably like to see some actual code.

A few pointers

You might want to explain FOSS first, and what it is, how it works. Why it works. I generally ask 'who knows the difference between Freeware and Free Software?' and take it from there. If the public knows that difference and understands FOSS, you can go deeper by asking 'and what's the difference between Free Software and Open Source Software?'. This can then help you explain the history and wider movement (Foss is part of (and inspired) the free culture movement - sharing knowledge and creativity. Think wikipedia and creative commons). And OSS points to the more practical advantages - an efficient development model which many companies are investing millions in, like Nokia, IBM, Intel and even Microsoft. But for many presentations, the best way to go forward is probably not to try and enforce a completely new philosophy on them right away. Starting with the philosophy is good and vital, but keep it to the bare minimums. You should also be careful with talking too much about the underlying technology. Mention it, maybe even show a few things, we have developed incredibly powerful technologie. But especially for a non-technical audience, it's time to know when to get to the goods. Show Amarok, Digikam, Krita and play with Plasma,... Programmers might like a short view of Kate and maybe KDevelop. KDE Games and KDE-Edu also have very nice things. To certain public you could present a case study. For example for people managing servers you could show some neat remote tricks like the fish:/ kioslave and KRDC. Of course the case study could also be a series of demonstrations of doing common things in a very nice and effective KDE-way.

Conf KDE India - Bangalore 2011

  • How to Start Contributing to KDE-Edu: Practical Hints (PDF) by Anne-Marie Mahfouf.
  • Full Report about Contributing to KDE-Edu (PDF) by Anne-Marie Mahfouf.
  • Users do Read Manuals: KDE doc and wikis revealed (PDF) by Anne-Marie Mahfouf.
  • Full Report about Help in KDE (PDF) by Anne-Marie Mahfouf.

Camp KDE 2010

  • Open Data/Access/Source (PowerPoint) by Philip Bourne.
  • Deploying KDE for Humanity (A Distro Tale) (PDF) by Helio Chissini de Castro.
  • Improving KDE Using Design Patterns (OpenDocument) by Celeste Lyn Paul.
  • Career Opportunities in FOSS (So Anch'io la Virtú Magica) (OpenDocument) by Alexandra Leisse/Till Adam.
  • How to Get Involved in KDE When You're Not A Developer (OpenDocument) by Justin Kirby.
  • KDE in Your Life From Desktop to Pocket (PDF) by Artur Souza.
  • KDE and the Cloud (PDF) by Frank Karlitschek.
  • KDE4 on PC-BSD: Creating a User-Friendly Desktop (PDF) by Kris Moore.
  • Telepathy (OpenDocument) by Ian Monroe.
  • KDE-PIM/KDE Windows (PDF) by Romain Pokrzywka.
  • CMake: Improving Software Quality and Process (PDF) by Marcus Hanwell.
  • Making Your Media Player Intelligent (PDF) by Leo Franchi.
  • Intro to QML/Declarative UI (OpenDocument) by Caio Marcelo.
  • Plasma Netbook Shell (OpenDocument) by Marco Martin.
  • The Future of Activities (OpenDocument) by Chani Armitage.
  • Akonadi Models and Proxies: Tips, Tricks and Hacks (PDF) by Stephen Kelly.
  • Spreading KDE with the openSUSE Build Service (not posted yet) (unknown) by Will Stephenson.
  • KDE, Qt and Salesforce.com (OpenDocument) by Jeff Trull.
  • Documentation (not posted yet) (unknown) by David Wonderly.
  • Plasma New Animation Classes (two parts) (PDF) (PDF) by Adenilson Cavalcanti.
  • Implementing KDE-PIM support for Google Calendar and Contacts (PDF) by Adenilson Cavalcanti.

LinuxInfoTag 2009

FOSDEM 2009

Seminar Open Desktop Experience utrecht 2008

Software Freedom Day Netherlands - updated

  • KDE, community, technology and Freedom (OpenDocument) by Jos Poortvliet.

FOSDEM 2008

FrOSCon 2007

  • Amarok Community - Forming the Core (de) (PDF) by Mark Kretschmann, Lydia Pintscher, Harald Sitter.

Linuxtag 2007 Talks

CeBIT 2007

  • Innovative and Robust (PDF) by Chitlesh Goorah & Mirjam Wäckerlin.

FOSDEM 2007 Talks

  • Strigi Internals (PDF) (OpenDocument) by Jos van den Oever.
  • Semantic KDE (PDF) by Jos van den Oever, Stéphane Laurière.
  • Strigi desktop integration (PDF) (OpenDocument) by Flavio Castelli.
  • Krita: Present and Future (PDF) by Bart Coppens.
  • KDE4 (PDF) by Jos Poortvliet.
  • KDE e.V. (PDF) by Sebastian Kügler.
  • Amarok (PDF) by Sven Krohlas.

DesktopCon 2006 talks

  • Automated Source Code Quality Checking (OpenDocument) by Adriaan de Groot.

Holland Open 2006 talks

  • KDE Community Guide (break into KDE) (OpenDocument) by Adriaan de Groot.

LinuxTag 2006 Talks

FOSDEM 2006 Talks

Other Talks

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