Time to Party! Planning for KDE’s 4.8 Release Parties

I’m looking forward to this since the last parties about 5 month ago. This time I asked one of our Google Code-in students, Arushi, to help me. Here is what she writes:

It is that time of the year again when you can get together and celebrate KDE’s latest major releases. Many people put in their efforts to launch the latest version of the software. So, now itโ€™s time to sit back, relax, have fun and appreciate the result ๐Ÿ™‚

The party is all about you. Aย wiki page for 4.8 release partiesย has also been created for you to add your name as an organizer. The best part is that you get to choose where you want the party to take place :D. This is a great cause for celebration.

What are you up for and what all you can do :
  • The KDE Community will meet all around the world for a fun time to celebrate the 4.8 releases.
  • Anyone can organize a party. Just add it to the wiki and invite people to sign up.
  • Parties are preferably within one week of the release on 25th of January.
  • What happens at the party is up to you (as I said the party is all about you !!) Your local event could be anything from meeting for drinks to an all-out event with talks, demos or an UpgradeFest. Be creative!
  • Everyone is welcome โ€“ contributors, soon-to-be contributors, users, and anyone else who just wants to celebrate.
  • You can even have a dress code for the occasion, now how cool is that!

Well then what are you waiting for? Get started and have fun ๐Ÿ˜‰

Google Code-in: Second round – Go!

Yesterday we released the second wave of tasks for students for the Google Code-in contest. Code-in is a fantastic opportunity for high-school kids to get involved in Free Software, earn some money and maybe win a trip to Google’s headquarter in California (been there – it’s awesome :D). We’re already half-way through the program but if you or someone you know wants to take part: it is not too late yet. Start right now.

Some stats for the first half: The participants rocked and finished nearly 200 tasks. We had about 50 left. Yesterday we added more tasks and are now at nearly 200 open tasks that can be worked on until early January.

Students: What are you waiting for? Get cracking. Our mentors are awesome and don’t bite ๐Ÿ˜‰ This is your chance to rock.