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Speaker: Sandro Andrade


Sandro Andrade is a professor at Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology of Bahia (IFBA) - Brazil. He holds a PhD in Computer Science and has been involved in projects with C++ since 1996 and has nearly 14 years of experience with Qt development. Since 2008, Sandro has been doing contributions in coding, promotion, and community management for KDE.

Sandro Andrade holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science (1999), Master in Mechatronics (2006), and Ph.D. in Computer Science (2014) from Federal University of Bahia (Brazil). Since his early days as a junior researcher in 1996, C++ development was a field he had already decided to deep investigate.

Although Sandro was developing with Qt and KDE since 2000, it was only in 2008 that he actually joined the KDE community. He was as a Google Summer of Code student in 2009, working with KDevelop. He attended the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit (2009), Gluon Sprint and Qt Dev Days (Munich - 2009), Akademy 2010 (Tampere), Tokamak 4 (Nuremberg - 2010), and Akademy 2015 (A Coruña). Since 2009, Sandro has been trying to leverage the Brazilian and Latin-American participation in KDE by presenting KDE-related talks in meetings such FISL and Latinoware, and also creating events such as Akademy-BR (Brazilian KDE Contributors Summit) and LaKademy (Latin-America KDE Contributors Summit). He was also a member of KDE Marketing Working Group. Sandro is currently a member of KDE e.V. Board of Directors.