KDE Mindmap – Akademy 2019

Akademy is over. =/ And now that I have a little of time I will talk to you about a Birds of Feather that I’ve hosted during the Milan edition of Akademy that was the Mindmap of the community.

Since I’ve joined KDE I don’t have a clear picture what the structure of the community looks like. And that’s why I hosted this BoF to try to fix that.

So after an hour of discussions with Lydia, Valorie and other amazing people of this community, we came with the following result:

The dotted lines means that there’s some connection between the nodes. Like the Community WG it’s connected to the root of KDE.

So I hope that this graph can give you a clear picture of our community. It’s a working in progress and I will make this map and the original source available soon under the Community Wiki.

Any feedbacks and comments are welcome.

That’s all folks!

Akademy App now with BoF info + more

Access the app now!

https://akademy-schedule.kde.org/

Thanks to Siffer now we have a script to get the BoF info from the Wiki!

If you already downloaded the app, please open it and refresh to get the new info!

Also I would like to thank Ben for setting up Sitter’s project on our beloved Binary Factory!

I’ve added an ‘Extras’ area with buttons to link to some content of the wiki for rapid access. This content isn’t cache like the schedule. At least will save you some time =D

See you all on the welcoming event friday night!

That’s all folks!

Akademy Schedule Mobile Access

Hello people of this extraordinary world. =D

Last weekend I worked in a improved version of Akademy schedule that I launched last year.

This year the website is inside KDE Infra thanks to SysAdming work. You can check it on this link:

https://akademy-schedule.kde.org/

I hope that we soon add the BoF’s informations.

So far you can add the website to your apps menu with Firefox and Chrome (Hope that on Ios too).

Please check it out and leave your comments below!

If you want to check the source code please go to:

https://invent.kde.org/websites/akademy-schedule-kde-org

That’s all folks!

I am going to Akademy

I'm going to Akademy 2019

One more edition of KDE Akademy approaches, and here I am waiting for the day to pack my bags and get into a 15 hours adventure from Brazil to Milan.

As always I am excited to meet my friends, and have some fun with all people of the community. Discussing our present and future.

And this year I am going with a pack of KDE 3DPrinted key holders.

So, if you want one or more of these, hurry because I will only have around 50 units.

See you all very soon! ❤

That’s all folks!

New home page =D

As 2018 ends, I’ve been working on in a new landing page to show my work.

I’ve been playing with Vue.Js for a while, and is quite an amazing framework =D

Using Vuetify framework, that is built above Vue.Js I was able to build a new landing page with information about me and the stuff that I do. On that page you will be able to find my projects, presentations and contact information. I’ve also added a page of Tips & Tricks with content that I think that has value.

You can access and evaluate this new project here: lays147.org

Happy New Year for everyone! \o/

That’s all folks!


The time is over now: Two years as an intern at Rede Globo

Soon I’ll be making 2 years as an intern at the biggest tv network of Latin America. And with that, my contract will be over. And what happens next is still to be decided.

This post is meant to be a register of part of my history, a history that started on January 16th of 2017. Back on that day, I was nervous, 2 days since I moved to my new house, and I didn’t know what would happen when my internship started. The first week was an experience of submersion on what Rede Globo does. The HR gave training and speeches about how the company works, the hierarchy and took all the interns to visit the few company installations around Rio de Janeiro.

New city. New house. New job. A lot of news in a time that I was suffering from depression and didn’t have any clue on what my life would be. The only thing that I may believe was on my lucky to have this intern job and the hope that everything would be ok if I didn’t give up.

After the week of training, I started to work on the ground, at the department of software development. If I recall correctly that week wasn’t much busy, because on the next one I was going to Campus Party São Paulo, so the real work started on February 6th.

Since then I learned a few things. And I need to admit that I am a good coder. The impostor syndrome keeps walking with me, and I have a difficult time to admit that I am good. I wouldn’t be here for 2 years if I wasn’t good. At least my manager wouldn’t keep me otherwise, he made that clear.

I am proud of the career that I built here. I am grateful to everyone at this company that values what I do and who taught me all the new things and gave me support on things that I wanted to learn to use here and opened the doors for a lot of improvements on our workflow.

2017 was the year of making mistakes. And mainly trying to learn with them. The thing is that when you have depression, life is hard. I abandoned my bachelor of computer science and then a few months later got back in on the information systems bachelor. I made mistakes at work that almost took me fired.

2018 was the year of making stuff happen. I got rid of the depression. I am almost finishing my college(5 more classes and it’s over). I made part of a team that makes a workflow of video processing for the Fifa World Cup(Imagine receive videos from Russia and processing them to be compatible with our system…). I saw the value of my work and how that affects everyone that works at this company. I started to be proud to work here. And mainly I started to be proud of myself.

At Rede Globo, you can find people that started to work here 30, 40 years ago. This still surprises me. The daily challenges could be one of the reasons that people stick to this company. Would I be capable of that? Don’t know.

All the technology that I see here, it’s something that I would never imagine to be able to see in person. It’s silly. But well, working on a huge company so soon in my career, was something that I would never imagine when I moved out of my hometown 8 years ago.

And now I have a few dreams, or should I say goals for my future. The main one is to finish my college and the others… Adapting while life goes on.

That’s all folks!

Happy Holidays =D

Atelier at Maker Faire and QtCon 2018!

These past couple weekends were a blast!

On the weekend of November 3 and 4, it happened on Rio de Janeiro the first Maker Faire of Latin America. And I was able to do a talk about Atelier and the current status of our project. The event hold more than 1.500 people on the first day, that saw a lot of talks and the exposition of makers of all over the country that came to Rio to participate in this edition of the Maker Faire.

And last weekend I went to Sao Paulo to participate in my first QtCon, at this time I was invited by the organization, to talk about Atelier on the technical side. I was pretty nervous during my talk, but it all went well. A few questions were asked and me and Patrick, that was also present there, answered them.

I was also able to get a 3DPrinter borrowed from a friend, and on both days during the coffee breaks I was printing with Atelier and people came around to see and ask more about the work that we are doing.

In resume, was an event that I loved to be a part of it, everyone was there to share knowledge and learn new things about Qt and the community that we are building here in Brazil.

As since the beginning of my journey with Qt I had the opportunity to see what this amazing framework can do and how people in Brazil are using it to build awesome software to help companies achieve their goal. And last but not least we had a nice happy hour where I was able to meet my friends Kai and Dayanne, and discuss how awesome KDE is ❤

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That’s all folks!

 

3 years with KDE – It’s about time!

Hell yeah!

Today I was updating my LinkedIn account and saw that I have 3 years and one month with KDE. And what a blast!

KDE life is responsible for a lot of changes in my life, including my personality. I don’t have enough thanks to this amazing community.

Today I am part of Atelier, the printer host, where 3DPrinting was the first reason that made me into KDE, and that changed my life in so many ways… I really hope to get back to the project anytime soon… And I am also part of the Fundraising WG…

Quick Timeline:

2015: Joined the Community -> 2016: Lakademy/Atelier/GSoC(Umbrello)/Randa Meetings -> 2017: Fundraising WG and Campaigns/ Atelier talks -> 2018: AtCore 1.0 launched/Akademy – Vienna…

I have a few plans for my contributions to KDE, a couple of them related to the Web part of the community that needs a lot of love, and I don’t need much of a boilerplate to work on it instead of Atelier(still missing a 3dprinter…).

I can just hope that the years coming can be as much enjoyable as this three years have been.

Thanks, KDE for having me!

Thanks, Tomaz Canabrava for bringing me in!

Thanks, everyone that works to make KDE the best community ever!

That’s all folks!

Akademy 2018: I was there! part 2

As you may know, a little more than a month ago Akademy happened at the beautiful place of Vienna. On my first post, I told you about how I was freaking out before giving my talk about Atelier.

So, to continue my history, on the following days of Akademy, Tomaz brought his printer from Munich so we could test Atelier and try to dig up what we need to do to improve it.

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The first bug that I handled was on our regex that test the strings of temperatures from the 3DPrinter. Simplifying that, we have a few open source firmwares, they don’t return standard strings, so when we were writing AtCore I had the idea to use a regex to handle that for me. Some manufacturers like to change the firmwares to adapt for their machine, the issue here was that the guys from the CR10S 3DPrinter changed the default string for Marlin firmware making my regex break. So that was the first patch that I made, after a couple hours playing with regex101, I was able to dig a new, yet simple version of it.

With that fixed, I printed a few models to test if the info shown on the Atelier interface was correct.

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After that fix, Akademy was happening really fast for me.  We had Atelier BoF, and as in my talk, I was amazed at all the people that have shown interest in the project and the willingness to help us. Tomaz and I received a few inputs, and we are working with Chris and Patrick on how to achieve them and the goals of this project.

Sometimes I don’t believe that I was out there, far from my house and my boyfriend to konquer the world. However, since the internet era, we have all this amazing technology that can record people talking, I had my talk record and it’s alive on youtube. And yes, I still don’t have the courage to watch.

 

Once more I want to thank KDE for the opportunity of going to Akademy and show the work of Atelier team. We are still far from our goals and the experience that we want to give to the users of FDM printers.

Get in touch with us if you have any interest in contributing or just chatting on our channels:

  • IRC Freenode: #kde-atelier
  • Telegram: @KDEAtelier

Also, leave a like on our Facebook page.

For now, that’s all folks!

 

Note:

I really would like to bring you more updates about our project. When we started Atelier, I didn’t know that would impact-for the better- my life so much. Chris is working on smaller fixes and improvements on Atelier and AtCore, Andy from VDG is helping us on the development of a new interface that we can use on all kind of devices, and I am still running out of time to work on the current base code, because I want to finish my graduation next year, hopefully on the first semester and my internship is consuming the other part of my time… And it’s really hard to develop a printer host when you don’t have a 3DPrinter. I am afraid that I reached my limit: 2 years working on Atelier using 3DPrinters from my friends on the few chances that I have during the year. So to be honest with myself, I don’t like to do things if I can’t put my best on it. So you probably don’t hear much news from me for the time being. Thank you =D

Akademy 2018: I was there! =D

So, Akademy happened for me this year. And it was AMAZING!

After like 15 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Vienna, I was able to get to the pre-registration event after Akademy with my dear old friend Adriann de Groot aka [ade] , where I was meeting a lot of new KDE people and a few old ones that I met during my time at Randa Meetings 2016. Valorie received me with a great hug making me feel a lot welcome even with all my tiredness and jet lag. (Brazil is +5 hours for Vienna time)

So, the first day of Akademy started, and I had a few commitments for that day: Do a talk about Atelier and do my report for the Fundraising Working Group. I was shaking since the beginning of that day because on that day I would do my first talks in English and I was like:

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However, when I started I was able to do my talk about Atelier, freezing from time to time, but I delivered what I intended to do. And even did a live demonstration of Atelier!

Really, I don’t know where I would be without KDE and all the support that I have from this community since I joined them in 2015. So, a few questions after my talk ended, and my mission was completed.

If you would like to check my presentation you can get it here. One of the highlights of my talk was that last July 30th, Atelier made 2 years since it’s first committ’s, and all the stats since them you can find on my presentation.

For an extra information you can read this LWN article that was wrote by Martha Rybczyńska. Thank you, Martha, for this amazing cover-up about my presentation.

Was pretty amazing to see people interested in Atelier. That was the first time that I felt the excitement about this project since I started to talk about it in public.

A few more things happened on the following days of Akademy, but they will be subject to another post.

Get in touch with us if you have any interest in contributing or just chatting on our channels:

  • IRC Freenode: #kde-atelier
  • Telegram: @KDEAtelier

Also, leave a like on our Facebook page.

For now, that’s all folks!