MAR
8
2012

CeBIT 2012

"CeBIT is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to CeBIT."

I popped along to CeBIT for a day to browse the world's biggest technology show and say hi to the lovely KDE people who were running a stand there.

Ingwa was there in his smartest suit to look all professional. Friedrich and eckhart kept the punters enthused about KDE all day. Claudia and me met with a potential new Akademy sponsor. And Aaron turned up with his fabled Spark.

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KDE's stall was in building 2 of 26.

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KDE's finest demonstrating the world's finest consumer software to suits

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The Ubuntu stand is organised by Ubuntu-DE (many of whom use KDE)

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Ingwa acts as booth babe to the Spark Tablet

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Amazing what you find at CeBIT, Xompu is a German company who make simplified UIs with Plasma, awesome. This article says it runs Kubuntu. Awesomer.

After the show the large stalls all out-compete each other to have the coolest after party. You could easily become an alcoholic by staying there all week, I got free lager and weiner from some a regional government of germany, free posh beer from some company or other and free cocktails from Citrix I think it was although nobody wanted to talk to me about Citrix. And I can't even drink much more than a sip of alcohol.