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Here you find information which is important for the duration of the meetings (Sunday, 10th to Saturday, 16th of September 2017).

Important general information

Here you'll find imporant information for the time during the meeting. Such as e.g. the departure time for the trip to Zermatt. So take a look here from time to time. For general information about the Randa meetings (how to reach, grocery nearby, etc.) go one page up.

Topic this year

Make KDE software more accessible

Bank account information

For the people who need to send us the food and other money:
It seems that from the Euro zone you need to do an international transfer instead of the standard Euro IBAN.

  • IBAN: CH91 8049 6000 0097 0223 2
  • Address: Verein Randa Meetings, Mario Fux, Uferweg 20, 3400 Burgdorf BE, Switzerland
  • Currency: CHF
  • Make sure to select Cost payed by sender or you'll have to buy Mario a drink ;)
  • Bank information:
    • name: Raiffeisen Mischable-Matterhorn
    • SWIFT/BIC Code: RAIFCH22
    • See this website for more.

Opening time local grocery

  • Monday to Wednesday, Friday: 7:30 to 10:00 and 16:00 to 18:00 (closed on Thursday afternoon)
  • Saturday: 7:30 to 10:00 and 14:00 to 16:00 (NEEDS TO BE VERIFIED)

Remember to bring

This is a not-exhaustive list by going thru various emails sent

  • Towel
  • Clothes fitting the weather
  • Indoor shoes
  • Squirrel
  • Sleeping bag or 30 CHF for renting a thick blanket.
  • 15CHF per day for food (plus 5 CHF for the week: chef fee ;-)
  • Swiss power adapter
  • Hiking shoes

Remember, Randa House is closer to camping than to a 5 star hotel.

Hardware to use and try

  • 1 Projector (kind of broken, too bad contrasts)

Enter your group below:

Date Device 1 Device 2

Room/Group reservations

Please add you group name to a room and time in the table below to schedule a meeting or BoF. For the room names (Africa, America, Asia, Australia & Europe) and sizes see the ground plan of the building

Date America Australia
Monday: 08:00-12:00
Monday: 14:00-18:00
Monday: 20:00-24:00
Tuesday: 08:00-12:00 Around 10:00 - AcroYoga for Geeks - stretching and some balancing fun - room/outdoors to be announced at breakfast time -- Frederik
Tuesday: 14:00-18:00 15:07: 4 hour walk to the bridge, cross it and be back for dinner
Tuesday: 20:00-24:00
Wednesday: 08:00-12:00
Wednesday: 14:00-18:00 15:03 Qt Quick and Keyboard navigation / focus -- Frederik
Wednesday: 20:00-24:00
Thursday: 08:00-12:00 10:13 (or after the journalist) Stretch Goal: AcroYoga for everyone -- Frederik ~10:00 Local Journalist visits
Thursday: 14:00-18:00 15:09: Voice as input: Voice interfaces are taking over the world, what can and should KDE do? How will we innovate? Brainstorming and discussion. Where does "Simon Listens" fit in? -- Frederik
Thursday: 20:00-24:00
Friday: 08:00-12:00
Friday: 14:00-18:00
Friday: 20:00-24:00

Also Wednesday 20:17 GPG keysigning.


None this year. Please get in contact with us if you're interested to visit us. We'll find a day that fits best.

Trip - TBD

If the weather is good enough (there is no definition at this point in time ;-) we'll do a short trip to Zermatt and (for the more sporty ones) do a short (there is a definition: 3 hours and around 15 km) hike back to Randa.

Menu plan

Everyday a new meal.

  • Breakfast: 7.30-9.30
  • Lunch: 13.00 (1pm)
  • Dinner: 19.00 (7pm)

Blog posts and other news about the meeting

Please add here the URLs to the blog posts about the meeting (newest on the top of the list!).


When writing a blog entry, please add something like the thing below to your blog, so we can get a bit of exposure to the fundraiser. Modify the text as you see fit ;)

<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.kde.org/fundraisers/randameetings2017/"><img border="0" height="55" src="https://www.kde.org/fundraisers/randameetings2017/images/banner-fundraising2017.jpg" width="400" /><br /> Help us keep going, at this and many other sprints, clickety-click! :D</a></div>


August and before

News Articles

Picture collections about the meeting

  • Link here