Calligra is aimed to be an integrated productivity suite designed with the user in mind. Breaking apart from conventional flows, it provides an easy to use UI with all essential tools that are required for modern documents. It includes applications for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, diagramming, database, painting, vector graphics and project scheduling. Calligra Words was awarded the Akademy award for best application at Akademy 2012 by KDE.
For contributors, its biggest strength comes from the fact that there is strong separation between the engine and UI. This allows creating different UIs for completely different situations. This has been proven where it just took few weeks for a student intern to develop a UI for tablet form factors. Further good news is that unlike other FOSS productivity programs, Calligra offers a clean and well maintained codebase. Additionally, it is powerful and cross platform, written using Qt and KDE frameworks.
This talk aims to introduce attendees to its features, and motivate contributors to join in realizing Calligra's full potential.
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Hall: Hall 3