First if all - happy new year to all of you! 2008 will be a great year with lots of exiting Qt and KDE news. The biggest will probably be Qt 4.4 and KDE 4.0 - two milestones.

For my part 2007 was the year when working with Qt became a reality. My book, the Foundations of Qt Development, was printed, I visited DevDays, I started laying out slides for training based on the book, I had the opportunity to work within a Qt project as well as an adviser to a Qtopia project. All in all great fun!

2007 was also a year when I ran out of time. This is a rather nasty experience - finding that you have more to do than you can do in 24h/day. Reaching the conclusion that it isn't you (or in this case me) but the amount of work is really hard - but having that revelation really helps. For example, I still have not posted any pictures from DevDays here. Luckily, I've had the chance to delegate things both workwise and in the community - but it is really though releasing a pet project and letting some one else in, but it is all for the better. In December '06 I made the decision to step down as maintainer for SpeedCrunch - and during 2007 Helder Correia has really turned up the development pace and revitalized this project. Great work!

So, for 2008, there are lots of exiting news. First of all, our family will have a new member, going from two to three. It will be very exiting. My employer, Bitsim, will start demonstrating Qtopia with our own graphics controller. I will try to run a few Qt training sessions based on my book (interested? - contact me! my personal goal is three sessions next year). I will also try to blow some life into my mouse-gesture-recognition package.

Let's see what I actually can find time for. Some life-changing events are approaching, so it is really hard to say what the outcome will be - other than exiting and great fun. The sum of all this - I'm convinced 2008 will be a great year!


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