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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 for more information, including valuable sponsor benefits.

Sponsors for Akademy 2020


Canonical is the company behind Ubuntu, the leading OS for cloud operations. Most public cloud workloads use Ubuntu, as do most new smart gateways, switches, self-driving cars and advanced robots. Canonical provides enterprise support and services for commercial users of Ubuntu. Established in 2004, Canonical is a privately held company.

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.

MBition develops and integrates the next generation of Mercedes-Benz in-car Infotainment Systems (MBUX) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. Our reusable platform MBiENT enables developers worldwide to develop applications independent from the car production lifecycle. MBition's embedded operating system work is augmented by our engagement in Cloud Services and Mobile Apps. We love Open Source and continue to expand our involvement. Find out more:


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.

GitLab is a complete DevOps platform, delivered as a single application, fundamentally changing the way Development, Security, and Ops teams collaborate. GitLab helps teams accelerate software delivery from weeks to minutes, reduce development costs, and reduce the risk of application vulnerabilities while increasing developer productivity. Built on Open Source, GitLab works alongside its community of thousands of contributors and millions of users to continuously deliver new DevOps innovations. More than 100,000 organizations from startups to global enterprise organizations to leading open source projects trust GitLab to deliver great software at new speeds.


Pine64 is a community driven project that creates Arm and RISC-V devices for open source enthusiasts and industry partners. Perhaps best known for the PinePhone, our Linux-only smartphone, and the Pinebook range of laptops, we strive to deliver devices that you want to use and develop for. Rather than applying business to a FOSS setting, we allow FOSS principles to guide our business.

Hi! My name is Dorota, and I'm a systems programmer. I sponsor Akademy because I've been using KDE for over 10 years. Thank you! I'm starting a new tech cooperative. Do you need an expert in Linux, GUI programming, or Wayland? Hire me:

Felgo allows you to accelerate Qt development and improve efficiency with Qt tools and 200+ APIs. Felgo is an official Qt Technology Partner and Qt Service Partner and provides:

  • Hot Code Reloading of Qt Applications for real-time testing on multiple screens and devices
  • 200+ APIs for faster Qt development
  • Continuous Integration & Deployment (CI/CD) for your Qt project to run automated builds and improve your application's quality and stability
  • Many open-source examples and demos for UI/UX best practices on Mobile, Desktop and Embedded
  • Qt consulting services and Qt trainings by Qt experts
  • Save 20-80 hours per developer/month and up to 92% code with Felgo APIs and development tools - you can download it for free

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

Collabora is a leading global consultancy specializing in delivering the benefits of Open Source software to the commercial world. For over 15 years, we've helped clients navigate the ever-evolving world of Open Source, enabling them to develop the best solutions – whether writing a line of code or shaping a longer-term strategic software development plan. By harnessing the potential of community-driven Open Source projects, and re-using existing components, we help our clients reduce time to market and focus on creating product differentiation. To learn more, please visit

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froglogic GmbH is a global leader in the software test automation market, providing state-of-the-art solutions to enhance software quality in any industry context. froglogic offers cutting-edge tooling to support GUI test automation, code coverage analysis and test result management, enabling customers to assess and steer their Quality Assurance efforts across an application’s lifecycle. With products transforming the DevOps process and enabling users to develop and ship high-quality code, froglogic was recognized in the 2018 and 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation. froglogic supports over 3,500 customers in diverse industry segments worldwide, with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany and additional offices in the USA and Poland. To lear more, visit:


Codethink specialises 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.

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TUXEDO Computers builds tailor-made hardware and all this with Linux. TUXEDO Computers are individually built computers/PCs and notebooks which are fully Linux compatible, i. e. Linux hardware in tailor-made suit.

A/V and Streaming research has been kindly supported by Tuxedo Computers.