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 »
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 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 »
 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 »
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 »
In this People, Personalities, and Planners interview I talk to David Nalley--board member,Southeast Linux Fest. I have to pause here and mention that SELF09 was the 1st Linux Fest I had ever attended and throughout the last year have gotten to know many of the attendees, volunteers and planners that I met there. It is my hope that through this and the upcoming SELF interviews that you will get to know them as well.Int... 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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