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 »
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 »
  As I continue to highlight PyCon planners in prepartion for PyCon this week in Atlanta, Georgia, I'd like to introduce you to Vern Ceder, PyCon planner, Python developer, and author.Amber Graner: Can you tell us a little about you and your role with the PyCon? How long you have worked on this event?Vern Ceder: I’ve been going to PyCon since 2003. For the past several years I’ve helped organize the Python in Educa... more »
As PyCon gets set to kick off in Atlanta, Georgia this week, I wanted to introduce organizers who help bring together all the various aspects of the Python community. In this interview meet Catherine Devlin.Amber Graner: Can you tell us a little about you and your role with the PyCon? How long you have worked on this event?Catherine Devline: I think this is my third year as PyCon’s Publicity Coordinator; for two years... 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 »
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 »
The Ubuntu Opportunistic Developers will be enjoying a week of programming fun as Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week (UODW) kicked off at 4pm UTC today March 1st and concludes on Saturday, March 6th at around 8pm UTC.Last week on March 25, Rick Spencer, Canonical's engineering manager for the Desktop conducted two classes -- Python for Beginners and Python for Programmers preparing those who are new to programming and python to get the most out of each session. No worries, if you didn't 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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