In the first three posts in this series, we heard from Robbie Williamson, David Mandala, and Rick Spencer of the Canonical Platform team. In this latest installment in my Where Karmic's Karma Comes From series, we hear from the Canonical Kernel Team Manager – and my husband – Pete Graner. In February, Pete handed me an Ubuntu "Intrepid Ibex" CD and a t-shirt that said, "Linux for Human Beings," an... more »
In my first post for Ubuntu User , I mentioned testing of the RC among other things:"Ubuntu 9.10, Karmic Koala (a.k.a., Karmic) release candidate (RC) call for testing. The RC is the last image before a release rolls out as the final polished operating system (OS). Usually the RC will be the final version; however, a call for testing goes out to the community for people to grab the image and test to make sure there are no show-stopping issues, such as the OS failing to boot up. Look for... more »
In part one of this series of interviews with the Canonical Platform team, we heard from Robbie Williamson of the Foundations Team. Part two introduced us to David Mandala of the Mobile Team. In part three of this series, Where Karmic's Karma Comes From , we hear from Rick Spencer, Engineering Manager for Canonical's Desktop Team.Amber Graner: Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about what you do a... more »
Part two of the seven-part series introducing you to the Canonical Platform Team in Where Karmic's Karma Comes From . In part one of this series, we met Robbie Williamson of the Foundations and Security team. In part two we ear from David Mandala, the Canonical Mobile Team Manager. Amber Graner: Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about what you do at Canonical and for the Ubuntu Project?David Mandala: I'm David Mandala, Manager of the Ubuntu Mobile team for Canonical. I... more »
In the first of a seven-part series on Where Karmic's Karma Comes From , I'd like to introduce you to the managers of the Canonical Platform Team. The Platform Team is made up of the following teams: Foundations, Kernel, Desktop, QA, Mobile, Community, and Server. In this first interview, Robbie Williamson, the Ubuntu's Foundations Team Manager, discusses what's coming out in Karmic Koala and what we can expect in the Lucid Lynx release. As the October 29th release of Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Kao... more »
You're Invited What: Karmic Ubuntu Open Week When: November 2 -6, 2009Where: #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom-chat Have you been wondering how you can learn about different areas of the Ubuntu Project without the hassle of searching through wikis or tracking down individual people? Have you been looking for a point of entry into the community beyond your Local Community Team? Have you been using Ubuntu for a wh... more »
Most of us have reminders about events, appointments, birthday's, and so on. We use our phones, computers, day timers, lists – and yes, some of us even post information on the refrigerator. Well the Ubuntu Community is no different. We have The Fridge , a reminder to the community of those meetings that we want you to participate in and be part of. So today let's take at a closer look at The Fridge. The Frid... more »
Hi Everyone! What a thrill it is to have another place to share things about the Ubuntu Community. With the launch of Ubuntu User magazine back in May 2009, I have felt like the gap between the developer community and the end user is closing and the reality of one blended community is just around the corner. So let's talk a little about the events that are happening in and around the community. These events need people like you to jump in and get involved. Ubuntu Global Jam Weekend was... more »

Follow along as Ubuntu enthusiast and Community organizer Amber Graner helps put the "You" in Ubuntu.

Amber Graner is an active Ubuntu community member and organizer who encourages everyone around her to participate, support, and learn about Ubuntu and Open Source. With a smile and a sense of humor, Amber reminds people that there is a place for everyone in the Ubuntu community – regardless of technical skill level (or lack thereof). She is constantly looking for people, places, and events within the Ubuntu community that help inspire Ubuntu users to participate actively within the Ubuntu community. Email Amber at amber AT ubuntu-user DOT com.

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