Just as another year is passing by and summer is on its way, KDE Brazil gathered and fled south, just like migratory birds. Dragons are like birds, you know? Konqi the KDE Dragon is a little bigger than a bird, but he still has wings. We all had a common destination in this trip, the beautiful Itaipu, the biggest water-powered power plant in the Americas. (It used to be the biggest in the world, but a bigger one was built in Asia last year.)
Why go to Itaipu? A power plant controlled by two countries? And what does that have to do with dragons? Well ... we simply couldn't miss the 2012 LatinoWare conference.
The conference had over four thousand attendees, and KDE was represented by the cute KDE Brazil team—xiu. The rest of the KDE- LatAm people, we missed you. =( We had talks, courses and a pretty booth like in previous years when we attended the LatinoWare conference.
Our group presented four talks:
* Contributing to KDE without writing code - by Aracele Torres
* Multiplatform Education Software - by Filipe Saraiva
* You, University and Science Applications - by Filipe Saraiva
* Introduction to QML - by Lamarque Souza
* Developing QML widgets for Plasma - by Sandro Andrade
KDE Brazil has consolidated its presence. Next year we will celebrate 5 years of KDE Brazil presence at LatinoWare with something special. LatinoWare is an important event because it brings together people of all Latin America countries and strengthens ties between KDE Latin American communities. It is also a place where we can meet many beginners in the free software world. People who are willing to learn and get to know about the topic. In short, it is a good place to promote the KDE project. ;-)