Lars Knoll is the Digia, Qt CTO and Qt Project, Chief Maintainer. He has been working on Qt for more than 12 years starting as a software engineer to later leading the global Qt engineering team in Nokia before the Digia acquisition in October 2012. Lars has been an active member of the KDE community and the architect behind KDE's HTML rendering library that formed the basis for the WebKit open source project. Lars holds a PhD in physics from the University of Heidelberg. He is German national and lives with his family in Oslo.
Lars Knoll will give a detailed technical overview of Qt’s development process in the past 12 months together with the Qt Project. He will focus on the upcoming Qt 5.2 release and provide details on the final versions of the Qt for Android and iOS ports as well as other key functionality. In addition, Lars will explain Qt’s web strategy and how Qt WebKit and the recently announced Qt WebEngine fit your current needs and solidify the future for innovative, interactive, highly-performing web development. Lars will conclude with a walk-through of the Qt roadmap presenting the top new features and functions that strengthen Qt’s performance, stability and new platforms as we move ahead into 2014.