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? πŸ™‚

C++ Russia 2018

Late is better than never, right? πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ˜€ 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 πŸ™‚ Also, I finally have a stable web connection. P.S. And all in all, St Petersburg is not THAT rainy πŸ˜…

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…

Mountain Re-View

Hey blog! How about a new blog post? πŸ™‚ There have been no messages from me for a while, mostly due to my exams, and I feel guilty for the silence. Now that’s high time I write about my experience. The most important event in my life for the past few months is the Google…

GCompris review

GCompris is a unique collection of educational games for children and a proud part of the KDE community. It is a popular and rapidly developed project with its latest version released less than a month ago and more than 100000 installations on Google Play store. GCompris consists of more than 100 activities for different ages and purposes…

My Google Code-In experience

If someone asked me to describe Google Code-In with one word, I would definitely say β€œamazing”. And that’s not just a common word: that’s what this contest really makes me feel. I. Am. Amazed. To begin with, I learned about GCI by chance in a few days after its start. After registration and completing my…