The inaugural QGIS U.S. User Group Meeting was held on the 11th April in Washington, DC. Videos from the meeting are now on-line and include interviews and presentations form Gary Sherman, Tim Sutton, Kate Chapman and others in the QGIS community.
In the latest QGIS Podcast, Tim Sutton interviews Martin Dobias, a core developer of QGIS. Martin discusses recent developments in the QGIS project such as multithreaded rendering, python bindings and improved symbology. Multithreaded rendering, due out with QGIS 2.4, releases the full potential of modern multicore CPUs, resulting in improved responsiveness and a substantial speed-up in map rendering speed.