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Sponsorship Opportunities

A big thank you to our sponsors who help to make this event happen! There are still sponsorship opportunities.
If you are interested, please see Sponsoring Akademy 2018 for more information, including valuable sponsor benefits.

Sponsors for Akademy 2018


The Qt Company (NASDAQ OMX Helsinki: QTCOM) is responsible for Qt development, productization and licensing under commercial and open-source licenses. Qt is a C++ based framework of libraries and tools that enables the development of powerful, interactive and cross-platform applications and devices.

Used by over a million developers worldwide, Qt is a C++ based framework of libraries and tools that enables the development of powerful, interactive and cross-platform applications and devices. Qt’s support for multiple desktop, embedded and mobile operating systems allows developers to save significant time related to application and device development by simply reusing one code. Qt and KDE have a long history together, something The Qt Company values and appreciates. Code less. Create more. Deploy everywhere.

The Future is Written with Qt

Blue Systems is a company investing in Free/Libre Computer Technologies. It sponsors several KDE projects and distributions like Netrunner. Their goal is to offer solutions for people valuing freedom and choice.


Canonical is the company behind Ubuntu, a platform that spans from the PC and IoT devices to the server and the cloud. It includes a comprehensive suite of enterprise-grade tools for development, configuration, management and service orchestration. Ubuntu comes with everything you need to run your organisation, school, home or enterprise. Canonical provides enterprise products, support and services for Ubuntu. Established in 2004, Canonical is a privately held company.


ByteSource Technology Consulting GmbH is based in Vienna and specialised in complex IT- solutions.
As an Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner Enterprise we also offer high flexible solutions for team collaboration and DevOps. The company combines research with the application of the latest state-of-the-art methods and procedures from the IT-sector. ByteSource assists customers in reducing costs, while at the same time optimising productivity and the quality of services. Our IT experts have many years of experience as well as sound and proven expertise and methodological competence - from strategy consulting to the implementation of technical and technological solutions. This consulting company believes: “Nothing is impossible!” The right IT-Know-how, combined with innovative thinking and flexible action, turns visions into reality.

KDAB is the world's leading software consultancy for architecture, development and design of Qt, C++ and OpenGL applications across desktop, embedded and mobile platforms. The biggest independent contributor to Qt, KDAB experts build run-times, mix native and web technologies, solve hardware stack performance issues and porting problems for hundreds of customers, many among the Fortune 500. KDAB’s tools and extensive experience in creating, debugging, profiling and porting complex, great looking applications help developers worldwide to deliver successful projects. KDAB’s global experts, all full-time developers, provide market leading training with hands-on exercises for Qt, OpenGL and modern C++ in multiple languages.

The openSUSE project is a worldwide effort that promotes the use of Linux everywhere. openSUSE creates one of the world's best Linux distributions, working together in an open, transparent and friendly manner as part of the worldwide Free and Open Source Software community. The project is controlled by its community and relies on the contributions of individuals, working as testers, writers, translators, usability experts, artists and ambassadors or developers. The project embraces a wide variety of technology, people with different levels of expertise, speaking different languages and having different cultural backgrounds. Learn more at:

Purism is a Social Purpose Corporation devoted to bringing security, privacy, software freedom, and digital independence to everyone’s personal computing experience. With operations based in San Francisco (California) and around the world, Purism manufactures premium-quality laptops, tablets and phones, creating beautiful and powerful devices meant to protect users’ digital lives without requiring a compromise on ease of use.

Security and privacy-centric features come built-in with every product Purism makes, making security and privacy the simpler, logical choice for individuals and businesses. Learn more at:


Slimbook is a computer brand from Spain with Free Software vocation. Our products have consistently been designed and tested to run GNU/Linux and, through cooperation, provided among the best experience we can find in the market. In this fashion, we collaborated with KDE and created the KDE Slimbook laptop to make sure we have a good laptop that is today an example of what we can achieve working together. See you at Akademy!

PINE64 is a community driven company striving to deliver open source ARM64 single board computers to tinkerers, developers as well as education and business sectors. PINE64’s history began with a successful Kickstarter campaign 2015 of its original PINE A64(+) single board computer. The company has since grown in both scope and scale, and its offer now includes the Pinebook, a sub-$100 laptop, a mini ITX Clusterboard capable of hosting 7 SOPine modules, as well as the new powerful RockPro64 single board computer. The goal is to provide the community with affordable and well-documented devices that everyone can use, develop for and apply in a multitude of scenarios.

Open Invention Network is the largest patent non-aggression community in history and supports freedom of action in Linux as a key element of open source software. Launched in 2005 and funded by Google, IBM, NEC, Philips, Red Hat, Sony, SUSE, and Toyota, OIN has more than 2,000 community members and owns more than 1,100 global patents and applications. The OIN patent license and member cross-licenses are available royalty free to any party that joins the OIN community. Joining OIN helps provide community members with patent freedom of action in Linux and adjacent open source technologies, free of charge or royalties.

Dr. Leo Savernik IT Dienstleistungen

Mycroft The world's first Open Source Voice Assistant. We're building a voice AI that runs anywhere and interacts exactly like a person. Mycroft has products for developers, consumers, and enterprises who demand their technology be Private, Customizable, and Open.

In Codethink we specialise in system-level Open Source software infrastructure to support advanced technical applications, working across a range of industries including finance, automotive, medical, telecoms. Typically we get involved in software architecture, design, development, integration, debugging and improvement on the deep scary plumbing code that makes most folks run away screaming.


Fachschaft Informatik

Hochschülerinnen- und Hochschülerschaft an der TU Wien

Media Partners

Linux Pro Magazine is a monthly publication aimed at the seasoned Linux user and developer. Our articles keep the emphasis on real-life, practical techniques, which has kept our content relevant in an increasingly challenging market.

Linux Pro Magazine delivers insightful technical articles on a range of topics related to IT technology, including comprehensive coverage of technical subjects, thorough and impartial reviews of new products, practical advice on tools and strategies for system administrators, tips and techniques for programming in the Linux environment, and discussions of advanced desktop usage and applications.

Patrons of KDE

KDE's Patrons also support the KDE Community through out the year.