Ladies check out these awesome internship opportunities!!! I was so excited when I was forwarded the link earlier I just had to share it.  GNOME is an innovative free software desktop. It is easy to use and is the most popular desktop distributed with free operating systems. In an effort to get more women involved in free software, GNOME project is sponsoring several internships for women from December 15, 2010 to... more »
If you are interested in learning more about developing applications on Ubuntu then this is the week for you. You'll get to interact with some of the awesome Ubuntu developers in these sessions. To get an idea of what it's all about check the prior sessions that we held. Those can be found at: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/OpWeek1003Ubuntu App Developer week was announced earlier this week on The Fridge and You're Invited to participate. Below is that announcement.Announcing Ubuntu App... more »
Robbie Williamson, Canonical Foundations Team manager, announced the release of Ubuntu 10.10 Beta, (Maverick Meerkat) today. Below is the announcement in full that was sent to the ubuntu-announce mailing list .  The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 10.10 beta.Codenamed “Maverick Meerkat”, 10.10 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop... more »
In this interview, I talk to Ohio LinuxFest Planner, Esther "Moose" Filderman. Amber Graner: Can you tell us a little about you and your role with the Ohio LinuxFest? How long you have worked on this event? Esther "Moose" Filderman: This year, I'm the "Content Chair", a name made-up on the fly (by Beth Lynn Eicher) for the fact that I'm responsible for a sizable chunk of the programming c... more »
LinuxFests like this one in Ohio is just one of the many ways FOSS and especially Ubuntu users can get involved with the Ubuntu Community and at the same time experience the greater FOSS Communities. It's important to let people know that by attending an event like this you are supporting FOSS and participating in these communities. Everyone is welcome and whether you installed Ubuntu yesterday or you are a seasoned Li... more »
With Ohio LinuxFest just around the corner I thought it was about time we added the planners for this awesome LinuxFest to join in the People, Personalities, and Planners series. In this first interview for the Ohio LinuxFest Planners I am talking to Beth Lynn Eicher . Before we move on to the questions I have to give a little background about meeting Beth Lynn for the first time I want to share.  It was last y... more »
In this interview I chat with Stormy Peters about GNOME, Ubuntu and more. I had the opportunity to ask Stormy for an interview during a brief conversation at OSCON earlier this year. Stormy like most people at OSCON had a pretty full schedule and wasn't able to participate in this impromptu request. However, I did ask if I could send her a few questions for an interview to be published on this blog and I am really glad she agreed. Below are Stormy's answers. So without further delay -- Intro... more »
  In this interview I talk to Ken Vandine, Ubuntu Desktop Integration Engineer, about Gwibber and my awkward first conversation with him about Gwibber. Ken thank you so much for taking time for this interview. So let me give some history for folks who may not have heard me tell this story. Ken if you remember Gwibber started out for me as a love/hate thing. The NC LoCo team had organized a Jaunty Release part and... more »
It's no secret how much I love the animal code names and reasoning behind each name and today Mark Shuttleworth announced the Ubuntu 11.04 codename on his Blog. Below is Mark's blog post in full.Oh yes, it’s that time of year again, when numerate pollsters make nasal proclamations about the naming of the next next version of Ubuntu. When gazers of balls crystal provide nifty suggestions for new new features and, of course, suitable nomenclature to match. What will it be? A Naiant Nailtail wou... more »
 I had the opportunity to talk to John Johansen about AppArmor after I saw a tweet today from Pete Graner about AppArmor being accepted upstream into the 2.6.36 kernel. Matt Zimmerman and Pete Graner also took a moment to give me their thoughts on what this means as well.I asked Matt Zimmerman, Canonical CTO, about how he viewed this announcement. He said, "I'm very pleased with AppArmor's acceptance by the Linux kernel community, and appreciate all of the effort which went into get... 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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