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Community Efforts: Reducing Qt Illiteracy March 3, 2010

Posted by tumaix in planetkde-tomazcanabrava.

The KDE Community is growing really string here in the south part of the globe, with the efforts of Sandro Andrade and his Class ‘how to survive helping opensource projects’ in UFBA ( Federal University of Bahia ), Wagner Reck changing minds of professors and students in Rio Grande do Sul – making them try and use oss applications ( kde & non kde included ), Amanda, Lamarque, Felipe and everybody from KDE – MG doing an amazing job in Promoting the K-brand and a lot more.

I Started giving Qt lessons back in 2008 at LatinoWare, when Piacentini invited me and Sandro to go there and talk about Qt and KDE development, so it’s almost 2 years that I have this blessed job. Usually my Qt classes have 5 to 10 students, and I was pretty confident with my class and knowledge of basic to intermediate Qt.

Now, 2010, I got the biggest Qt class ever, and to be onest, I’m quite scared. I’m gonna teach for a full weekend, from 8a.m to 6p.m a class of 40 students. wow… I’m breathless, airless, and also jumping like a little kangaroo.  The course will be at USP, we are charging 1kg of food as the entrance fee, to be given at a charity institution. Who said that KDE doesn’t care about the less afortunate? 😉

I wanna thank the USP ( University of São Paulo ) for the opportunity to be there as a tutor for a weekend, and also Wernher von Braun for my air ticket, that will make this small 20h course a brigth possibility.

Special Thanks for Vitor Borchi, Taiane Ramos and the studants that poked USP staff for months 😉



1. Sandro Andrade - March 3, 2010

40 students ? Uai !!! Great ! Give them the message … 🙂

2. J Janz - March 4, 2010

I know it’s a big class already but, still worth a shot: Are there remaining sits yet? Is it still possible to be part of it?

I’m at Curitiba and I see no Qt/KDE action around here so it’s kind of an opportunity (a bit far but what you’re gonna do?) … =(


tumaix - March 4, 2010

Tenta entrar em contato com o povo do sanca livre, eu sou só o professor convidado 😉
ou também, tenta organizar ai uma aula que eu dou com o maior prazer. Minha comissão é só a passagem e um lugar pra ficar =)

J Janz - March 4, 2010

Boa! Valeu! Puxa, se vc é tão disposto, vou ver se consigo agitar alguma coisa por aqui. Mas vou ver se ainda rola em Sampa tb (qto antes, melhor 😉 ).

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3. Jucato - March 4, 2010

Wow! Very jealous of universities/institutes that are open-minded enough to formally offer such courses. Everyone here is still pretty much Java and VB/C#/.NET. I was lucky enough to have been in a class where we were given a bit of freedom to choose our OOP language/library.

Good luck! 🙂

tumaix - March 4, 2010

It’s not the universities, It’s the students. I’m talking with the guys from Sanca Livre ( Free Sanca ) for about more than 7 months, trying to make this course a reality.

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