Martin joined the ranks of KDE back in 2008 and is active ever since, currently leading social networks integration in KDE Plasma Workspaces and co-leading creation of instant messaging suite based on Telepathy. Martin is currently working for Blue Systems while pursuing his master's degree in computer science.
David is a PhD student at Loughborough University, and has been active contributor to KDE for the last 4 years. David became active in KDE Telepathy 2 years ago, and has spent the last year leading the KDE Telepathy project taking it through its first releases up to the stage it is now as a real usable product. He's also behind LightDM integration within KDE and an active member of KDE Quality team.
With the abundance of free source control systems out there such as github, gitorious, code.google.com, wtc. what advantages are there to being part of the KDE community? The benefits the KDE project offers are services across the entire product life cycle, including translations, marketing, distribution and support. We'll present what benefits the KDE project provides and how you can make use of this for your new project.