At the beginning of the summer I went to Akademy in Almeria. So what did it bring, in terms of development? I can point to the FreeBSD-on-KDE-Slimbook posts as one technical result of Akademy, although I suppose I could have just had the machine shipped to me, too. (There need to be more posts about the laptop, as FreeBSD support for it improves; I must admit I've been a little lax in hacking on that).
There was a documentation BoF, expressing the wish to work on the community.kde.org pages to make them more up-to-date. Documentation, especially something showcasing the latest-and-greatest, is a constant source of maintainence-effort-required. I'll have to admit I haven't done anything there -- writing Calamares documentation, for instance, has higher priority for me personally and can chew up inordinate amounts of time as well.
Non-technically, there were two really surprising, but personally gratifying results:
- My daughter, age 14, is going to Akademy 2018. Partly for Akademy, partly because of the Lippizaner horses; I guess she's a nerd-horse girl.
- Her response to her school's mandatory-Windows-10-laptop policy: "dammit, why can't they just use Linux? I know how to use that."
She's come a long way since KDE3.