Thursday 7 November 2013

Tizen and Qt at OpenFest 2013

OpenFest is the biggest annual Bulgarian conference dedicated to open-source technologies. This edition of the event took place at Interpred Business Center Sofia on 2nd and 3rd November. OpenFest is a free event and couple thousand people visited it. As usual the schedule was busy and talks on variety of open-source topics were simultaneously held at three different halls. This year discussions about Tizen and Firefox OS made a debut on the stage of OpenFest. Another attraction was the open-source hardware hackathon organized by Olimex where a hundred lucky enthusiasts were able to get free OLIMEXINO-85 kits and to solder Arduino on their own.

A presentation about Tizen with general introduction to the operating system, compatible devices, directions for application development and information about Tizen Store took place during the first day of OpenFest. Several slides about the community driven port of Qt for Tizen as well as the project for porting Tizen to Allwinner devices were also included. The presentation attracted the attention of many visitors and all seats were taken. The audience was consisted primary of web and C++ developers. The last ten minutes were reserved for a Q&A session and the active participants were awarded with Qt for Tizen goodies such as mugs and t-shirts. 

A video should be available soon but until then you can enjoy the slides in Bulgarian:

OpenFest ended on Sunday night with an enormous beer party at the fabulous bar RockIt. We made some noise and we drank a lot of free beer thanks to the sponsors of the event. OpenFest was great and all volunteers involved in the organization deserve big thanks for a job well done :)

Photos by Stanislav Kumanov, Samuil Gospodinov, Blagoy Chepelov, Kosta Bukov and Leon Anavi

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