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 »
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 »
Personally I think paying it forward is a more viable way to ensure that open source initiatives succeed, says Steve Holden, Chairman, Python Software Foundation. Steve Holden PyCon, organized by volunteers in the Python community, brings together the community that uses and develops the open-source Python programming language. PyCon 2011 will be held in on March 7-17, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia.PyCon pl... more »
This Week's Ubuntu Q&A Session:This week's session will be with Allison Randal, Ubuntu Technical Architect at Canonical on Friday, February 18, 2011, at 5:30pm (UTC) in the #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom-chat IRC Channels.How To Participate:To participate join the following IRC channels on irc.freenode.net: #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom-chat. Williamson will be presenting and answering questions... 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 »
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 »

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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