In this interview I am introducing folks to Ahmed Kamal. Ahmed is the newest member of the Ubuntu Community Team and has been tasked with the job of growing the Ubuntu Cloud Community. First of all, Ahmed thank you so much for taking time out of your busy days to answer a few questions and let the Ubuntu community get to know you and how they can contribute to the *Cloud* areas in Ubuntu. Back in July Jono Bacon intro... more »
Have you ever wanted to know more about some of the Ubuntu derivative distributions? In this interview we look at Ubuntu Studio with Scott Lavender Ubuntu Member and Project Lead for the Ubuntu Studio Project. Amber Graner: Scott can you tell readers a little about yourself and how long you have been involved with Ubuntu and Ubuntu Studio? Scott Lavender: My name is Scott Lavender and I’m in my first release as the... more »
OSCON 2010 was awesome as usual! It was great working the booth again this year with Rikki Kite, Joe Casad, as well as capturing interviews on the floor of OSCON with Trevan McGee! Amber Graner and Rikki Kite at the Linux Pro/Ubuntu User Booth - Photo by James Duncan Davidson The booth traffic was steady and there was a lot of interest in not only Linux Pro Magazine but Ubuntu User, and the Admin and Perl specials as... more »
Ubuntu Developer Week is off to a great start. The day started out with Daniel Holbach introducing and welcoming everyone to Ubuntu Developer Week. There were plenty of questions from those who participated and the questions continued throughout the day. The active conversation really made each of the sessions come alive and the session leaders did a great job of answering as many questions as possible during each of their respective session.Did you miss Day 1? Don't worry below is a descript... more »
 The dates for the upcoming Ubuntu User Days has been announced! Mark your calendars for July 10-11, 2010 . What is Ubuntu User Days? The Ubuntu User Days wiki page describes Ubuntu User Days as:User Days was created to be a set of courses offered during a one day period to teach the beginning or intermediate Ubuntu user the basics to get them started with Ubuntu. User Days is a series of online courses where you... more »
The next Ubuntu Developer Week will take place from Monday, July 12, 2010 to Friday, July 16, 2010 from 1600 UTC to 2100 UTC each day.What is Ubuntu Developer Week? Ubuntu Developer Week is a series of online workshops where you can: learn about different packaging techniques find out more about different development teams check out the efforts of the world-wide Development Community participate in open Q&A sessions with Ubuntu developers much more... What sessions are taught... more »
 FOSSCON is this weekend in Rochester, NY. Speaking at this event will be Ubuntu's own, Jorge Castro.Jorge works on the Ubuntu Community Team, with Daniel Holbach, David Planella, and Jono Bacon. Jorge has boundless energy and a sense of humor to match. Here's what Jorge had to say on his Launchpad page:"If you're an upstream developer I want to work with you! Need daily builds? Help with Launchpad? Have bug and patch workflow problems? Need someone to show you around how Ubuntu wor... more »
This week's Bug Day target is *drum roll please* USB Creator! * 48 New bugs need a hug. * 42 Incomplete bugs need a status check. * 62 Confirmed bugs need a review. * 3 Bugs with patches need a review. Bookmark it, add it to your calendars, turn over those egg-timers! * Thursday 17th June 2010 * Are you looking for a way to start giving some love back to your adorabl... more »
Below is the Maverick Meerkat, Ubuntu 10.10 Release Schedule. Now you can mark your calendars and know when and where the milestones in the development cycle are. This should also allow Ubuntu users to keep an eye and ear open for all the wonderful and exciting things being developed. If you want to get involved in testing, or maybe you just want to download the Release Candidate prior to the final release. Now you can know what to expect and when. Should the schedule change I'll correct here... more »
Colin Watson,Technical Lead, Ubuntu Foundations Team, announced early today, that Maverick Meerkat, Ubuntu 10.10, Alpha 1 has been released. Below is the announcement in full. "When he was a young warthog He found his aroma lacked a certain appeal He could clear the savannah after every meal ... Hakuna! It means no worries For the rest of your days It's our problem-free philosophy" -- Timon the Meerkat, "Hakuna Matata", "The Lion King", DisneyWelcome to Mav... 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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