New KDE.ru website

Today, on September 18th, 2018, the Russian-speaking KDE community launches its updated website on KDE.ru. The new website serves as the main page for the Russian-speaking community. It provides localized information about the community, product download links and the list of social network pages we maintain. It is also meant to help new members get…

Plasma Mobile at a demoparty?

Chaos Constructions is an annual computer festival held in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is centered around demoscene — a form of computer art where participants write programs that produce short audio-visual presentations. Apart from the demoscene contests, you can enjoy computer-related seminars, live acts, and a computer exhibition. On 25-26th of August I was lucky…

Summertime!

THE EXAMS ARE OVER! Finally! My university freshman year has come to its end. I have successfully passed all the exams (yep, math included), so I’m ready to embrace summer adventures! Well… after a bit of sleep, ok? 🙂

C++ Russia 2018

Late is better than never, right? 🙂 I finally got a small break from the endless studies, so I decided to share my experience during C++ Russia 2018, an amazing C++ developer conference that I was lucky to attend as a volunteer. The conference is a fun 3 day long event hosted by the C++…

KDE Russia

This January, an amazing milestone has been passed by the Russian KDE community: our VK group, main local community page, got more than a thousand subscribers! Globally, that doesn’t sound like much, but that’s really a lot for a local page of a FOSS community! My participation started more than a year ago, and throughout…

Halium on ASUS ZenFone 5

Halium is a hardware abstraction layer developed collaboratively by multiple open source communities (KDE, UBPorts, Mer, LuneOS) to enable Android devices to run GNU/Linux distributions. I had posted this news on Twitter some time ago, but I’m still happy that my port got so mature that it is able to deliver hardware accelerated graphics: This…

Exams are over, new studies coming

Hello blog, no news from me for a while 😀 Studies at the university were really overwhelming, and I feel that passing my first exams was a major step in my life. Despite my week off coming to its end already, I still haven’t done many things I planned: my brain felt exhausted, and I…

Studies

ITMO University is a very welcoming place, and I enjoy so much being here 🙂 Also, I finally have a stable web connection. P.S. And all in all, St Petersburg is not THAT rainy 😅

ITMO University

In a couple of hours I’m leaving my home city and going to Saint Petersburg, where I’m going to study for a software engineer in ITMO University for 4 years. I’ll be there tomorrow, but I probably won’t have a stable Internet connection for a while. If I don’t answer your messages, it’s just that…