***UPDATE 2013-08-27: KDE e.V. has now approved travel and accommodation sponsorship for a limited number of ticket applicants. If this would enable you to attend, please email me requesting a ticket, quoting your expected travel expenses and indicating if your attendance is dependent on the travel sponsorship. I want to submit the list of applicants for approval next Monday, 2nd September so please contact me before then.***
Qt Developer Days Europe 2013 is coming on October 7-9 and once again this year this KDE e.V. is partnering with Digia, KDAB and ICS to help organise and run the event. In particular, KDE will be organising the Qt Contributors Day on October 7, and will be running a KDE booth to promote the KDE community and our software offerings.
A major focus for the Qt Contributors Day is the ongoing contributions by the KDE community in Qt and preparation for KDE Frameworks 5. However any major topic related to Qt development is welcome to be discussed, whether code or community or governance related, especially where contributions can be sought from the KDE community. If you're attending Qt Dev Days and want to attend the Qt Contributors Day, then please register your interest on the wiki page. If you would like to volunteer some time on the KDE booth while there, then please email me, or see me when you get there.
One benefit of KDE e.V. being an official partner of Qt Dev Days is that KDE e.V. is able to offer a very limited number of sponsored tickets to Qt Contributors Day and Qt Dev Days (excluding the Training Day) for active KDE contributors. These tickets are obviously very valuable and we would like to see them used to gain the maximum benefit to the KDE community. We intend to allocate the tickets evenly between key developers who need to attend the Qt Contributors Day, regular developers wanting to stretch their skills, and promising new contributors who want to dig deeper into Qt.
In return, all recipients of the sponsored tickets will be required to assist in the running of Qt Dev Days. These admin tasks are not very onerous and will leave plenty of time to attend the sessions: they are mostly running the registration desk at the start of the day and the KDE booth at various times during the day. All tasks will be rostered in advance with some flexibility to swap slots if needed, but all ticket recipients will be expected to do their fair share of the work, and to properly represent KDE while doing so. Unfortunately the KDE e.V. is unable to offer travel or accommodation sponsorship at this time.
If you want to apply for one of the sponsored tickets, then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of why you want to attend and how you think KDE will benefit from your attendance.