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Dev Days 2008

It has been a year since I last visited Munich to attend the Qt Developer's Conference, and Trolltech has kindly invited me to attend 2008's gathering which starts tomorrow. As a result, I'm typing this on a delayed First Great Western train plodding its way to Heathrow for a flight to Germany this afternoon.

And I'm looking forward to it. Trolltech is in a curious position this year after its acquirement by Nokia, and it's going to be very interesting to see if we can get any information from Nokia about how the acquisition might affect Qt and KDE development. One of the keynote speeches is by Charles Davies, CTO at Symbian, for example and I'm also hoping to get some time with Benoît Schillings, Trolltech's Chief Technologist. I want to ask him a few questions about Nokia, as well as the future of Qt and the history of the Greenphone (and maybe a bit about BeOS and astronomy). Leave a comment here if there's anything else you'd like me to ask.

Besides the people and the keynote speeches, there are a great number of hands-on Qt tutorials, usually hosted by the developers that create the features in the first place. This is a great way to learn some of the more arcane and convoluted aspects of their toolkit. I may finally be able to get on top of its Model/View implementation.

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