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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 2022 for more information, including valuable sponsor benefits.

Sponsors for Akademy 2022


At Shells we are closing the digital divide by providing simple, secure, and affordable access to a powerful, future-proof computing solution that is accessible on any device. In addition to providing a powerful computing option, we also offer a variety of pre-installed Linux distributions which give our users complete flexibility and control of their device while also opening new doors for a potential new Linux user.

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.


Canonical is the publisher of Ubuntu, the OS for most public cloud workloads as well as the emerging categories of smart gateways, self-driving cars and advanced robots. Canonical provides enterprise security, support and services to commercial users of Ubuntu. Established in 2004, Canonical is a privately held company.

At MBition, we are bringing digital luxury to mobility users around the world. To accomplish this, we are redefining how software is developed within the automotive field as part of an international Mercedes-Benz software development network. As a 100% subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz AG, we develop and integrate the next generation of Mercedes-Benz in-car infotainment systems that are based on the Mercedes-Benz Operating System (MB.OS). But our contribution to MB.OS, the future of car software at Mercedes-Benz, does not stop here. To provide the most seamless & connected mobility experiences, we further engage in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) platform development and continuously improve our Mercedes me companion app for our customers.

The Qt Company 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’s support for multiple desktop, embedded and mobile operating systems allows users 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. and

The Fedora Project is a community of people who create an innovative, free, and open source platform for hardware, clouds, and containers that enables software developers and community members to build tailored solutions for their users.
The KDE Special Interest Group (SIG) is a group of Fedora contributors that maintain popular KDE packages, take care of KDE-related documentation, artwork and other KDE specific tasks. and


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.

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.

Viking Software is a leading consulting company that specializes in developing software, mainly Qt related. With our main office based in Denmark, we develop software solutions for customers in all of Europe and our services include – but are not limited to - embedded systems, Desktop Applications and Web systems.

Working for Viking Software gives you the opportunity to be part of a team of highly skilled software engineers, while working on a variety of exciting projects with different customers. As part of the Viking Team, you maintain full support from the company, while being able to do what you do best. Viking Software cares about our employees and for us the key to quality software is found in ensuring our team members have a healthy work environment with a supportive team and where each employee is valued.

SLIMBOOK has been in the computer manufacturing business since 2015, we build computers tailored for Linux environments and ship them worldwide. Delivering quality hardware with our own apps combined with an unrivalled tech support team to improve the end user experience is our main goal. We also firmly believe that not everything is about the hardware, SLIMBOOK has been involved from the beginning with the community. We started taking on small local projects aiming to bring the GNU/Linux ecosystem to everyone, partnering with state of the art Linux desktops like KDE among other OS’s. And of course having our very own Linux academy, “Linux Center”, where free Linux/FOSS courses are imparted regularly for everyone. If you love Linux and need quality hardware to match, BE ONE OF US.

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.


Syslinbit is helping companies big and small in using open source and free software successfully in their projects. Focusing on the embedded domain, we offer consulting services, project coaching and trainings.

GitLab is The One DevOps platform for software innovation. As The One DevOps Platform, GitLab provides one interface, one data store, one permissions model, one value stream, one set of reports, one spot to secure your code, one location to deploy to any cloud, and one place for everyone to contribute. The platform is the only true cloud-agnostic end-to-end DevOps platform that brings together all DevOps capabilities in one place.

With GitLab, organizations can create, deliver, and manage code quickly and continuously to translate business vision into reality. GitLab empowers customers and users to innovate faster, scale more easily, and serve and retain customers more effectively. Built on Open Source, GitLab works alongside its growing community, which is composed of thousands of developers and millions of users, to continuously deliver new DevOps innovations.

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.

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