In 2010 I participated in the first Akademy-br organized by Sandro Andrade with support from KDE e.V. It was a great time for me to meet new faces of the KDE community in Brasil. It as also during Akademy-br 2010 that I started to work on Knetworkmanager and later in Plasma NM. Last year we did not succeed in realizing the second Akademy-br :-(. This year we not only received again support from KDE e.V. but we are expanding: instead of a Brazilian event we are organizing a Latin America event with participation of KDE developers from Argentina, Colombia, Peru and, of course, Brasil :-D
I would like to thank KDE e.V. for supporting LAkademy 2012. The event is going to take place in Porto Alegre city (south of Brasil) from April 27th to May 1st. The event is going to be more like a sprint than a Akademy since our focus is in contributing code to KDE and spread the KDE community in this part of the world.