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Qt World Summit 2018

Your UI defines your product. Your UX defines your success. Qt defines both.  

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The Future is Written with Qt

It's back and bigger and better than ever! Because we had such a blast last year, we decided to double the fun and spread the joy of #QtWS18 across the pond. Join us for two days of Qt training, insightful keynotes, development topics for embedded, desktop, mobile devices, and more. Subscribe now and stay tuned for updates!


The Westin Boston Waterfront
29 October 2018 − Training Day
30 October 2018 − Conference Day


bcc Berlin Congress Center
5 December 2018 − Training Day
6 December 2018 − Conference Day

Impactful, impressive, insightful

Qt World Summit is yet again set to change the way you think about software development and user experience on embedded, mobile and desktop. Be ready to have your mind blown by our impactful, impressive and insightful keynotes, presentations, and Training Day courses. Make sure you check back for updates and further announcements!

Jared Spool
Jared M. Spool is a Maker of Awesomeness at Center Centre/UIE. Center Centre is the school he started with Leslie Jensen-Inman to create industry-ready User Experience Designers. UIE is Center Centre’s professional development arm, dedicated to understanding what it takes for organizations to produce competitively great products and services.
In the 39 years, he's been in the tech field, he's worked with hundreds of organizations, written two books, published hundreds of articles and podcasts, and tours the world speaking to audiences everywhere. When he can, he does his laundry in Andover, Massachusetts.

Jared Spool, Maker of Awesomeness at Center Centre/UIE
QtWS18 Boston and Berlin

Paul Chen

Paul Chen is Global Software Product Director at Yuneec USA. Yuneec is a world leader in consumer drones, aerial cameras, and electric aviation. Founded in Hong Kong in 1999, Yuneec International is the world leader in electric aviation. With hundreds of patents filed, Yuneec's core technologies power its manned aircraft as well as its drones and its market leading line of radio-controlled aircraft for the hobby market.

Paul Chen, Global Software Product Director at Yuneec USA
QtWS18 Boston

Lars Knoll

Lars Knoll is The Qt Company CTO and Qt Project Chief Maintainer. He has been working on Qt for more than 13 years starting as a software engineer to later leading the global Qt engineering team in Nokia before the Digia acquisition in October 2012.

Lars Knoll, CTO
The Qt Company
QtWS18 Boston and Berlin

Eric is a Product Manager at Esri, Inc, also known as “The Science of Where” company. He has over 25 years of professional GIS experience, as well as many years in software product development and application development. He enjoys staying current with computing trends and and loves building geospatial software solutions that help people get real work done.

Eric Bader, Product Manager at Esri
QtWS18 Boston

The Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world's biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. The Mercedes-Benz Cars division consists of the Mercedes-Benz brand with the Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach, and Mercedes me sub-brands, as well as the smart brand and the new EQ brand for electric mobility.

Matthias Schneider, Head of UI Software Development, Daimler
QtWS18 Berlin

Murat Günak is an extremely accomplished automotive designer with broad interests and deep cultural insights. A keen knowledge in technology and future developments, in special in (electric) mobility combined naturally with appreciation of painters like Matisse or Picasso and a lasting interest in opera and works as stage designer and author of children theater plays. Among his many career stations were Head of Design in the Volkswagen Group and Mercedes, or being responsible for all Peugeot passenger car designs for over 5 years. To keep things short: it is fair to say he has had a significant hand in shaping European automotive design. You can observe his personal touch particularly in the iconic Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class R170, the W202, the first 4 door coupé CLS, the icon Peugeot 206 or the classic 2009 VW Passat CC.

Murat Günak, Head of Design in the Volkswagen Group and Mercedes

QtWS18 Berlin

Dr. Johnston has 25+ years' experience designing and developing complex software system and 15+ years' experience working in regulated medical software development.  Much of this experience has be focused on UI design and Human Factors aspects of Class II and Class III medical device programs.   Most recently Bruce has been providing strategic insight to a variety of clients on the intersection of modern software development methodologies, including HF/Usability and Agile practices, and the regulated medical environment.
Bruce first used Qt tools for UI development in 2006 and has worked with the Qt tools on a number of projects since.

Bruce Johnston (PhD), Sr. Software Engineering Specialist, MedAcuity

QtWS18 Boston

Check back later for the full agenda. Meanwhile, here's a sneak peek at some of the track presentation topics.

  • Introducing the new Qt designer and developer workflow
  • Creating user interfaces with Qt for Python
  • Alternative UI scenarios: Qt WebAssembly, WebGL, Remote Training
  • Scaling Qt to low end hardware (MCUs)
  • Best practices Qt UI development

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KDAB is the world’s leading software consultancy for architecture, development design of Qt, C++ and OpenGL applications across desktop, embedded and mobile platforms. KDAB is the biggest independent contributor to Qt and KDAB experts build run-times, mix native and web technologies, solve hardware stack performance issues and porting problems for hundreds of customers, many among the Fortune 500. KDAB’s tools and extensive experience in creating, debugging, profiling and porting complex, great looking applications help developers worldwide to deliver successful projects. KDAB’s global experts provide training with hands-on exercises for Qt, OpenGL and modern C++ in multiple languages.

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ICS provides custom development and user experience services for touch-screen embedded, mobile and desktop applications. ICS is the largest source independent Qt expertise in North America. The ICS professional services team has solved a wide range of Qt and QML development challenges and helped clients deliver applications with uniquely branded user interfaces across a wide range of industries, including automotive, aviation, medical, entertainment, consumer and industrial devices. In addition, ICS offers open enrollment and custom onsite Qt training courses, plus a library of free online Qt webcasts.

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Training Day at #QtWS18

Continuing the tradition of combining training with the Qt World Summit conference, the Training Day takes place again this year before the Conference Day. The Training Day is hosted by our training partners ICS and KDAB in Boston and KDAB in Berlin.

See the full course list for Boston. The courses for Berlin will be announced soon.

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The Future of UX defined

No matter how you slice it, you can have the fanciest tech out there, but at the end of the day, user experience will define your success.

Join #QtWS18 and witness the impact of UX in projects across different sectors. Learn how Qt can help you achieve a superior user experience and a faster time-to-market with tools that make work fun and easy for both designers and developers.

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Qt World Summit 2017

Relive the highlights of last year's Qt World Summit in Berlin, Germany. Have a look at our recap video and some of our 2017 keynotes below.


Alex Hilliger from Daimler talked about Rapid UI/UX prototyping of a show car. Alex heads the Advanced Graphics and Rendering team at Mercedes-Benz Research and Development in the Silicon Valley.

Alex Hilliger, Daimler

Behind the Scenes of a Show Car: Rapid UI/UX Prototyping and Production

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Linda is the author and illustrator of Hello Ruby, a children’s picture book about the whimsical world of computers. In her popular talk she addressed among others the question on how we prepare our kids for a world where more and more of the problems around us look like computers.

Linda Liukas

One Hundred Languages

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Mr. Tanabe is CEO for Panasonic ITS and heads the Development center which has SW, HW and Mechanical section. His talk was about Future of Vehicle HMI Systems.

Takayuki Tanabe, Panasonic

Future of Vehicle HMI Systems

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Dr. Steven Goldfarb is a physicist from the University of Melbourne working on the ATLAS Experiment on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Watch his thought-provoking presentation called How Do You Measure What You Can’t See?

Steven Goldfarb

How Do You Measure What You Can’t See?

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The Yearly Gathering of Qt Enthusiasts

The biggest Qt event of the year brings together customers, partners and #QtPeople from different industries around the world.


Qt World Summit 2018

Twice the Qt World Summit, double the fun! For the first time, we have added Boston as a second location for #QtWS18. This year, we'll talk among other things about how Qt will bring developers and designers closer together to create an even better user experience, so better get used to experience Qt World Summit – twice!

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Qt World Summit 2017

#QtWS17 in Berlin was happy times! We explored some of our favourite topics: The future of the IoT, the secrets behind great user experiences, and devices that are a pleasure to use and to build. 

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Qt World Summit 2016

You need a good reasons to stay inside in sunny San Francisco – like learning about emerging technologies at #QtWS16! But who knows? In the future, you might stream the all those great sessions on technology strategy, product lifecycle management and in-depth technical talks, best practices, and live coding sessions live to your embedded surfboard! 

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Qt World Summit 2015

At #QtWS15, we welcomed our new robot overlords with keynotes and various session around machine learning, together with technology directors, business decision makers, tech strategists, product managers, engineers and developers around the globe.

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  • When and where is the event?
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Where do I register?
Go to the Qt World Summit main page and click the register button or link.
When and where is the event?
  • The Qt World Summit 2018 Boston takes place 29-30 October at Boston Westin Waterfront Hotel
  • The Qt World Summit 2018 Berlin takes place 5-6 December at bcc, Berlin Congress Center right next to Alexanderplatz
Can I register on-site?
Unfortunately not. Due to several reasons we don’t accept on-site registrations.
What is the cancellation policy?

You can transfer your ticket to someone else, please contact us at Cancellation is also possible, please contact us at

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