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.
We are experiencing a fantastic worldwide uptake for Qt with several new releases and most notably the introduction of the Qt for Android and iOS ports. Now, Qt is entering a new dimension of awareness in the minds of not only software developers, but also hardware vendors in a variety of industries, who are looking for a development framework that can support their future technology strategy. This talk will focus on a high-level bird’s eye view of Qt’s technological vision as well as the role a united ecosystem plays in that quest. It will give insights into which areas The Qt Company is driving the technology, what to expect in terms of features and how they map to solutions for not only today’s but tomorrow’s rapidly changing development requirements, and as always, give an overview of upcoming releases.