KDE PIM/Meetings/Osnabrueck 12

From 2003 to 2012 the KDE PIM community used to meet at Osnabrück for its traditional new year meeting. Originating from a project to bring FOSS groupware to German public institutions, these meetings were instrumental in forming the KDE PIM community, shaped the development of Kontact, and acted as birthplace for famous and infamous technologies, such as Akonadi.

In 2021 we want to revive this tradition for a one-time get-together of former and current members of the KDE PIM community. As we can't meet in person we will do this as an online afternoon meeting: "Virtual Osnabrück".

The meeting will take place on BigBlueButton on Saturday, January 9th, 2021 from 14:00 to 17:00 (Osnabrück time zone, i.e. UTC+1). The login details will be shared before the meeting.

The purpose of the meeting is to (re)connect the community, to meet old friends, and to talk past, current, and future KDE PIM. We will have time for mingling and chatting, but also will have a couple of short presentations.

This will be a fun meeting, reviving old bonds and creating new ones, a glimpse into how KDE PIM came to be and what it is today. Looking forward to see you in January. As Till once wrote in 2012: "Osnabrück is not a place :)."

Call for presentations

We are looking for a couple of short (about 5-10 mins) presentations. Anything is welcome, from slides with a project update to you telling your favorite Osnabrück story, and everything inbetween and beyond.

Some topics for inspiration:

  • History or lessons learned from the Osnabrück meetings
  • What happened to project XYZ we conceived or talked about at Osnabrück?
  • KDE PIM anecdotes
  • What's hot in KDE PIM today?
  • I have this idea...

If you would like to contribute a short presentation, please reach out to Cornelius Schumacher <[email protected]> so we can coordinate the agenda. A title and one sentence of what it will be, are enough. If you are unsure or just have a vague idea, please don't hesitate to reach out as well, and we'll figure out how to put it together. Spontaneous contributions at the meeting will also be welcome, as time permits.

Tentative agenda

(all times are Osnabrück timezone, i.e. UTC+1)

Time Session Description
14:00 - 14:30 "Dom-Hotel" Greetings, welcome, catching up
14:30 - 15:15 "Große Straße" Presentation round: KDE PIM at Osnabrück
15:15 - 15:45 "Hase" We will figure out how to take a virtual group photo
15:45 - 16:30 "Neuer Graben" Presentation round: KDE PIM today and in the future
16:30 - 17:00 "Rampendahl" Social event, bring your favorite beverage, open end

How to participate

Everybody interested in KDE PIM is welcome to participate. Special invitations to all those who have participated in previous Osnabrück meetings. To be able to plan ahead a bit, please add your name to the list below or contact Cornelius Schumacher, if you intend to participate.

List of participants


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