Jul 15 – 21, 2023
University of Macedonia (UoM)
Europe/Athens timezone

Internal Communication At KDE: Infrastructure For A Large And Diverse Community

Jul 16, 2023, 11:40 AM
room 1

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Joseph De Veaugh-Geiss (KDE e.V.)


As reflected in the 'About' tab in KDE apps, i.e., "a world-wide community of software engineers, artists, writers, translators and creators ...", we are a large and diverse community.

How does such a large and diverse group of people communicate? What infrastructure currently exists to support that communication? And where are there opportunities for improvement?

In this talk I will (attempt to) map out the communication infrastructure at KDE. I will explore various roles (e.g., software engineer, artist, writer, etc.) at various stages (new vs. seasoned contributor) in terms of how a KDE contributor navigates that infrastructure.

The goal of the talk is to spark a discussion about what works and where we can improve when it comes to internal communication -- and, most importantly, how that influences community cohesion.


Joseph P. De Veaugh-Geiss (he/him) is Internal Communications at KDE & KDE Eco Community Manager. His energy is spent strengthening sustainability at KDE, both in the ecological and the organizational sense of the word.

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