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KDE/Qt California People Sightings!!


I’m out in California this week (belated warning) again, WOOT! I got to spend another awesome weekend at the Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit. This year, Leo and I were the official KDE representatives, but Thiago, Simon, Ariya, and Olivier got to join in on the fun too. And then today and tomorrow are the Qt DevDays, where I finally got to meet blauzahl, greeneg, and hays, as well as catch up again with the Qt dudes and njaard. It’s a really, hectic, crazy week, trying to cram everything into it, and I’m tired as hell, but it’s been an awesome week thus far. Hopefully my body will hold off on the usual travelling sickness until I get home. =:/ Here’s some pics from the last few days…

KDE Gang at Qt DevDays

Me (vanRijn), blauzahl, hays, and greeneg.

KDE and Qt Gang at DevDays

Thiago, Olivier, Frans, Simon, Ariya, Alex (blauzahl), Harri Porten, Andreas Pakulat, greeneg, me (vanRijn), hays, and Charles (njaard).

Me and Leo

Me and Leo! Unfortunately, I was an idiot and this was the only shot I got of we two KDE GSOC mentors.

KDE and Qt Developers Meet Android

KDE threesome (Thiago, Jason, and Leo), plus the Qt foursome (Thiago, Ariya, Simon, and Olivier), meet the Android!! Oooooh, Aaaaaah! We’re not sure what the dog’s name is. =:/

Author: Jason 'vanRijn' Kasper

My name is Jason 'vanRijn' Kasper. I am the ring leader of the amazing Kasper family. I am unashamedly a Christian Nerd. These are our stories....


  1. i see a nice Akademy 2008 T-shirt !

    keep up the good work

  2. In the second picture, the guy in the white shirt (next to Alex) is Harri Porten. Next to Harri, in the red shirt, is Andreas Pakulat.

  3. And the third dude is Frans.

  4. Awesome! Thanks you guys!! I’ve updated the names!!

  5. Hmm, I guess I need to work a bit on being more photogenic and also more known across KDE 🙂 Well, for all those reading this and wondering, I’m working on KDevelop (even “stumbled” into being its maintainer as of a few weeks ago) – the greates C++ IDE ever made.

  6. Hiya Andreas!! =:) So… this probably isn’t the right forum for asking, but why did the Qt guys create Qt Creator instead of put more effort into making kdevelop the Qt-blessed IDE? I would TOTALLY love to see kdevelop get full-time support!! =:)

  7. Actually I don’t have the slightest clue, none of them ever approached us in anyway. I guess its been a pet-peeve of somebody at Qt Software to write a Qt/C++ IDE. And now that there are suddenly a lot more new users that should write Qt software, which might not all like to use emacs/vim, there’s a real demand inside Qt Software/Nokia to have a user-friendly IDE/extended editor

  8. heh – u r in geek heaven. Sweet dude. Ur livin the dream. Its cool to see how God is fulfilling ur dream.

    Enjoy it. Its great to see how God is blessing your efforts to serve Him. So, have u read “The Shack” yet?

  9. @Shawn: Hey!! =:) No, I don’t think I’m going to read “The Shack”. From what I understand of it, it speaks to the loss of something that is just a little to close to home for me right now.

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