In preparation for the Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal Alpha 1 release, Kate Stewart, Ubuntu Release Manager, Canonical, announced on the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list "Main Frozen for Natty Alpha 1" . Below is the announcement in full.Dear developers, Two days out from the expected release of Natty Alpha 1, the milestone freeze is now in effect. Please take care that any packages that you upload to main between now and the Alpha 1 release will help us in the goal of a high quality... more »
David Planella, Ubuntu Translations Coordinator, issued a call for Translation Stories today. This call for stories represents one of projects that the Ubuntu Translations Community will be working on during the Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal cycle.The goal of the Translation Stories Project is to highlight how the work of the translators impact positively on people's lives throughout the Ubuntu Community and beyond. "We'd like to share our excitement and highlight the awesome work translat... more »
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to interview Ahmed Kamal, and introduce him to readers. Ahmed has been busy working on ways to build the Ubuntu Cloud community now he is taking those tools and educating users and contributers about Ubuntu Cloud.Ahmed has been blogging away since the interview with topics that include: Free Ubuntu Server for a year at Amazon, Cloud on Cloud, UEC on EC2, PointnClick guide to running Ubuntu in the Cloud, Cloud Computing 101, OpenStack dev evn on EC2, Sh... more »
  This week’s Bug Day target is *drum roll please* GNOME Power Manager!The task is to assign to the right package and triage those as well: 50 New bugs need a hug 50 Incomplete bugs need a status check 50 Confirmed bugs need a review Bookmark it, add it to your calendars, turn over those egg-timers! Thursday, 18 November 2010 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBugDay/20101118 Are you looking for a way t... more »
Michelle and Mike Hall, developers of Qimo 2.0, are two of the most friendly, out-going, give you something to smile about personalities I have meet throughout the past year in the FOSS community. They are both active Ubuntu members and I was excited for them when I saw the release announcement this weekend and I hoped I could catch up with one or both of them to ask a few questions about this release and the future of the project. Here is what they had to say: Who are the developers for Qimo... more »
Screenshot on How to participate in UDS-N from the UDS website    What's on tap for this week in the world of Ubuntu? It's the Ubuntu Developer Summit for the Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal cycle, otherwise known as UDS-N.Just as UDS website states, "Be there and make a difference", I'll be blogging, denting, tweeting, facebooking and more from the sessions this week. I am looking forward to seei... more »
Ubuntu Developer Summit, more commonly referred to as UDS, will take place from Monday, October 25 through Friday, October 29, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Every 6 months just after each Ubuntu release UDS takes place, usually alternating between locations in the United States and Europe. UDS is where the Ubuntu developers begin putting together the roadmap to the next Ubuntu release, in this case Ubuntu 11.04, codenamed Natty Narwhal.I am personally looking forward to participating in this UDS... more »
What's in a name? That which we call Ubuntu by any other name...Ok so it's a corny use of Shakespeare's quote "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." However in the case of Ubuntu 10.04, codenamed Lucid Lynx I'd have to say helping out an endanger species was all in the name.Over on the Canonical Website you can read about how the Ubuntu Community with matching funds from Canonical of up to $1004.00 USD is helping save lives - lives of t... more »
As I have mentioned in the past with the various post on events and event planners, going to events and helping at the booths are great ways to see what is happening and meet people and the Grace Hopper Celebration is no different.I volunteered to help Stormy Peters, Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation, staff the free software booth this year at Grace Hopper and had a blast yesterday. I can't wait to see what to... more »
You're invitedto participate inUbuntu App Developer WeekDate: Monday, September 27, 2010 to Friday, October 1, 2010Time: 1400 UTC - 2000 UTC Daily during Ubuntu App Developer WeekWhere: #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom-chat Ubuntu App Developer Week wiki describes this event as "a week of sessions aimed at enabling and inspiring developers to write applications that scratch their itches. Our goal is to give all attendees a taste of the wide variety of tools on the Ubuntu plat... 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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