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People Behind KDE; interview series

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Who are these creative people? Why are they working on KDE? What motivates them to contribute to the project? What do they eat? Who are their favourite writers, singers and actors? Well... you get the picture.

At this web site there are interviews with the people who work on KDE to find the answers to questions like these. As well as coders we also interview artists, translators, publicity people and everyone else that is involved in KDE.

People Behind KDE is back for a new series, the first interview is with Antonio Larrosa.

Name: Antonio Larrosa Jiménez
Located in: Málaga, Spain
Profession: Software Designer and Developer (though I am a Mathematician)
Nickname on IRC: antlarr

THE INTERVIEW

- In what ways do you make a contribution to KDE?

I joined as a developer (with KMid, KPager, some other applications and patches in lots of applications and kdelibs over cvs, including the maintenance of the icon loader classes), but since then I've tried to help in many other ways too. I basically give user and developer talks when I'm invited to give them in any conference around Spain (last time I counted them I had given over 40), I also have written some development tutorials, and long ago I wrote some small texts for (spanish) magazines. For this year, I've been honoured to be elected as the Assembler of the aKademy 2005. In the meantime, I've tried not to stop helping with development, but I'm afraid days are still 24 hours long.

Full Interview with pic.

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