The past part
Switzerland and Germany
I have shamefully not contributed much to the Frameworks efforts since then, but doing so is definitely part of my plans.
Also thanks to the KDE e.V., I was also able to fly to Berlin a few months after the Platform 11 sprint to attend Desktop Summit. Berlin is an awesome city, and meeting even more people from both GNOME and KDE was really nice. Kudos to everyone involved in the event's organization, which I found pretty much flawless. Interestingly enough, I think I ended up hanging out more with GNOME folks than with my KDE peers, which we can consider a successful case of cross-desktop collaboration :-)
Since then we have moved from SVN to git (thanks to the helping hands of Nicolás Alvarez, Ian Monroe, Torgny Nyblom, Eike Hein and everyone else in the #kde-git IRC channel), Evan Teran has showed up again and is occasionally working on KCalc, Rolf Eike Beer has been rocking KGpg as usual and I've been maintaining Ark as time allows.
And yes, it is possible to use FreeBSD as a desktop system (I am even run it on my laptop)!
The future part
This year has been even more hectic than 2011. At the end of March I left my friends at ProFUSION, stopped working for a while and took some time to relax. After very long 5.5 years, two weeks ago I finally got my Computer Science diploma. I did not like university very much, and am quite pleased that it is finally over.
And last but definitely not least, I have bought a one-way ticket and will embark on a 19h-long journey to Helsinki next Tuesday. I am going to be part of Intel's Open Source Technology Center, and start working in Intel's Espoo office this Thursday. I feel very excited about that: I have wanted to move to Europe for a long time, my job involves working on free software and learning Finnish is definitely going to be challenging! In the process, my girlfriend has had to become my wife, and will join me in Finland with our dog and cat at the end of the year, switching from 30ºC in Brazil to some very negative temperatures in Finland.
Let's hope the trend continues and next year's post has as many exciting stuff as this one :-)