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Qt World Summit 2016 Kicks Off

Published - October 19, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (CA) – 18th of October 2016 – Today, the 13th annual Qt World Summit opens its doors in beautiful San Francisco, California at Pier 27. Over the coming days, The Qt Company, together with our partners and customers, will host the largest Qt event ever in the United States. Featuring inspirational keynotes and insightful sessions across a broad range of topics – from the latest trends to market opportunities, technological advancements and customer stories – The Qt World Summit provides something for everyone across the entire Qt ecosystem.

600 Participants from 25 countries

A truly cross-industry event, The Qt World Summit 2016 brings together some 600 attendees from 25 countries.  Thought leaders, developers, project managers and other members of the Qt global community will engage, learn and share the very latest happening in and around Qt.

This year’s event will feature an opening keynote by Kevin Kelly, Maverick at Large author, and founding member of WIRED Magazine. Kevin will focus on the ever-growing impact IoT has and will continue to have on our everyday lives. NASA Scientist Stephen Casner will discuss the intricacies and challenges of striking the balance between human effort and technological automation in his keynote speech. Josh Clark, UX strategist and author at Big Medium, will delve into why designing for the IoT is challenging the imagination of developers. AMD’s Andrej Zdravkovic will share details on how AMD used Qt technology to introduce a brand new user experience and interface for their graphics control panel. Finally, Lars Knoll, The Qt Company CTO and The Qt Project Chief Maintainer, will give you a sneak peek into Qt’s technology road map, including details on the Qt Lite Project.

The future is written with Qt

In addition to the keynote speeches, Qt World Summit 2016 will offer a wide range of sessions covering everything from technology strategy and product lifecycle management (PLM) to in-depth technical talks, best practices and live coding sessions – all presented by Qt developers and industry experts from all around the world. There will be five tracks covering the automotive industry, medical, and the Internet of Things (IoT) among others. Participants will also be able to experience first-hand product demos and presentations in the Qt Garage.

Additionally, participants will catch the latest details about the upcoming 5.8 release and the much-anticipated Qt Lite Project – which allows developers to embrace the opportunities The Internet of Things is bringing by targeting a wider range of hardware platforms than ever before with Qt.

Thank you to our valued event sponsors who have helped make this event possible!

For details on the Qt World Summit event, check #QtWS16 on Twitter and visit

About The Qt Company

The Qt Company develops and delivers the Qt development framework under commercial and open source licenses. We enable the reuse of software code across all operating systems, platforms and screen types, from desktops and embedded systems to wearables and mobile devices. Qt is used by approximately one million developers worldwide and is the leading independent technology behind millions of devices and applications. Qt is the platform of choice for in-vehicle systems, industrial automation devices, and other business critical application manufacturers, and is used by leading global players in more than 70 industries. The Qt Company is owned by the Qt Group, which operates in China, Finland, Germany, Japan, Korea, Norway, Russia and USA with more than 200 employees worldwide. The Qt Group is headquartered in Espoo, Finland and is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Stock Exchange. The company’s net sales in year 2015 was 27 MEUR. To learn more visit

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