Speaker: Sebastian Kügler

Event Track Day Room Start time Duration
KDE e.V. KDE Sunday H.1301 16:30 00:30

Sebastian Kügler

Sebastian participates in the SQO-OSS project on behalf of KDE. The project aims to do research into quality improvement tools for Free Software.

Originally from Germany, Sebastian Kügler studied Business Administration at the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. He is currently employed be the Department of Computer Science at the same university where he works on two Open Source related projects. He is researching quality metrics to form a European standard for Open Source software services and in another project, CodeYard, he is guiding secondary education students into the world of Open Source software development by participating in an Open Source digital schoolyard.

Together with others, Sebastian set up the KDE Marketing Working Group during last summer's KDE world summit in Malaga, Spain and has since then become one of the thought leaders in marketing the free desktop. Areas of interest of this work range from coordination of existing activities over relationship management to scientific marketing research. Sebastian was elected as Board Member of the KDE e.V. in September 2007.

He is dedicated to push the Free Desktop into the mainstream market over the next years by professionalizing organizational activities conducted in the KDE projects, but he also wants his work to serve as an example route for other projects to take.