Screenshot OMG! Ubuntu! October 2011 Screenshot OMG! Ubuntu! June 2010 OMG! Ubuntu! seems to be a community within a community! It has a life of its own and people often refer to it as only “OMG!”. With its popularity growing and its reputation as being the site for all things Ubuntu, I wanted to know more about the two guys behind this incred... more »
In this interview Daniel Bray (Lupine) of the Ubuntu Florida LoCo Team explains how he was able to use Ubuntu instead of Microsoft to complete his college degree. In an era when almost all schools in the United States require that its students use either Microsoft or Mac based technical solutions, Bray finds a way to exercise his freedom of choice and use Free and Open Source software to complete his degree.Question: C... more »
The Ubuntu Developer Summit for the Oneiric Ocelot development cycle (UDS-O) will take place on May 9-13, 2011 at the Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal, Budapest Hungary. While there are many contributors and developers who attend and participate in person the number of contributors who attend via Remote Participation continues to grow.Don't worry if you aren't going to be there in person, as there is no need to miss any dis... more »
Victor Palau, Platform Services Manager at Canonical, announces a new open hardware validation program being developed at the upcoming UDS-O in Budapest called "Ubuntu Friendly"."We are planning substantial change to our Self-testing hardware validation programme at UDS-O. Mainly, we are discontinuing the commercial Ubuntu Ready programme and replacing it with a community programme that has the working title “Ubuntu Friendly”," writes Palau.According to the blueprint, Ubun... more »
With less than one week until the release of Ubuntu 11.04, Jorge Castro of the Ubuntu community team decided to compile "The Power User's Guide to Unity" which answers many questions and offers users various howto videos, FAQs, information on lenses and more in one easy to find location.In regards to what Unity offers end users, Castro said, "I believe new users will enjoy the look and feel of the simplified desktop while advanced users will appreciate the integrated search and... more »
Looking for a way to get involved in the Ubuntu Community? Ahmed Kamal of Ubuntu Community Team at Canonical has posted a call for help for anyone who wants to Help Shape Ubuntu.Maps.Com.Kamal says in his post, "About eight months ago, I had started on a fun little project to raise awareness of how widely used Ubuntu Server is around the world." The fun little project Kamal is referring to is of course maps.u... more »
Ubuntu App Developer Week, will take place in online in the #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom-chat IRC channels on April 11-15, 2011 from 16:00 to 21:00 UTC each day.David Planella of the Ubuntu Community Team at Canonical says "Our goal is to give all attendees a taste of the wide variety of tools on the Ubuntu platform that can be used to create awesome applications, and to showcase some applications that... more »
Amber Graner interviews Jesse Noller, PyCon conference co-chair, keynote coordinator, and program committee chair in this interview for the PyCon Personality Interview series.Amber Graner: Can you tell us a little about you and your role with the PyCon? How long you have worked on this event?Jesse Noller: Currently, I am co-chair of the conference and I acted as the Keynote coordinator and Program Committee chair this... more »
Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager announces on his blog the Ubuntu Global Jam and issue a call for events.What is the Ubuntu Global Jam?The Ubuntu Global Jam is an incredible opportunity for the Ubuntu community to unite together around the a given weekend to work together to improve Ubuntu. Everyone is able to contribute to the Jam, and everyone is welcome and encouraged to get involved. Curious about how to ma... more »
Once again Ubuntu Developer Week is around the corner and the community is invited to participate.What is Ubuntu Developer Week?Ubuntu Developer Week is an online, week of tutorial sessions targeted for all skill levels of Ubuntu Developers that help strengthen the Ubuntu Developer skills and community. Ubuntu Developer Week is a free online event that is open to all.When is Ubuntu Developer Week?Ubuntu Developer Week... 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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