Ubuntu users want to know more about the Ubuntu release process and with the Ubuntu 11.10 Feature Freeze milestone accomplished, Amber Graner catches up with Kate Stewart, Ubuntu Release Manger at Canonical, to talk about the ends and outs of the release process and more.Thanks Kate! Let's get started.Amber Graner: Could you please introduce yourself and tell me a little about what you do at Canonical and for the Ubuntu Project?... 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 »
Kate Stewart, Ubuntu Release Manager at Canonical announced Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1 (Natty Narwhal) release on the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list. Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1 is now available for download and details on this Beta release can be found below in the full release announcement.   The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 11.04 beta. Codenamed "Natty Narwhal", 11.04 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source te... more »
Google Developer Advocate, Wesley Chun takes a few moments out of his schedule to give Amber Graner a little history lesson about PyCon and his journey to Python, and more.Amber Graner: Can you tell us a little about you and your role with the PyCon? How long you have worked on this event?Wesley Chun: My name is Wesley Chun, and I've been a fixture in the Python community since I started learning it back in 1997. At th... 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 »
In this People, Personalities, and Planners interview series I am catching up with Southeast Linux Fest 2010 (SELF10) speaker coordinator, Jeremy Sands. Jeremy is the master negotiator and sets out to get the best price as well as return on investment for the event. Jeremy has the ability to keep the SELF10 Staff and other volunteers laughing and enjoying what they are working on with his relaxed Southern mannerisms, h... more »
In this People, Personalities, and Planners interview I talk to Dave Yates--board member,Southeast Linux Fest. if you are attending SELF '10 please take a moment to locate Dave and say "hi". Whether you are a seasoned Linux user or just curious as to what Linux and Open Source is all about Dave puts users at ease and welcomes all to participate in and enjoy not only SELF'10 but Linux events around the communi... 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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