Ubuntu Developer Week Day 1 Review and Logs

Ubuntu Developer Week is off to a great start.

The day started out with Daniel Holbach introducing and welcoming everyone to Ubuntu Developer Week. There were plenty of questions from those who participated and the questions continued throughout the day. The active conversation really made each of the sessions come alive and the session leaders did a great job of answering as many questions as possible during each of their respective session.

Did you miss Day 1? Don't worry below is a description of the sessions that were offered and links to the logs from those classes.


* Ubuntu Developer Week Day 1 (July 12, 2010) Sessions and Logs:

Getting Started With Development -- dholbach

Description: As always we'll start the week with a session on how to get you started. In this session Daniel Holbach will get you set up, talk about helpful tools and make sure you get the big picture overview first. This was a 2 hour sessions broken up into part 1 and part 2.


Widgetcraft -- apachelogger

Description: Ever wanted to create your own amazing Plasma Widget? Now is your chance! Harald Sitter will show you how to create such a magical program and how to get your own fan club.


Desktop Team overview -- seb128

Description: Sébastien Bacher will talk about how the desktop team is building your favorite desktop, what the common tasks are that the team is working on and what you could do if you want to contribute as well


Authoring Upstart Jobs -- slangasek

Description: As you all might've heard upstart is Ubuntu's init system for quite a while now. Upstart offers a bunch of nice features, which you can easily make use of, after Steve Langasek showed you how.Preparation: Skim the init(5) manpage and bring your questions with you


* The line up for Day 2 (July 13, 2010) includes:

16:00 UTC: Packaging like a Ninja -- shadeslayer

Description: The Kubuntu team has lots of ninjas on their team. Rohan Garg is one of them and will show you how to join the team.


17:00 UTC: I Don't Know Anything About Translations -- dpm

Description: If you've heard yourself saying exactly that at least one time, Translations Mastermind David Planella is here with the remedy: one hour of translations goodness.


18:00 UTC: Developing With Qt Quick and QML -- Riddell

Description: Jonathan Riddell will bring you up to scratch with the latest goodness for developing Qt applications. Qt Quick and QML will bring a lot more fun to your life.


19:00 UTC: How To Work With Debian -- Laney and Rhonda

Description: Debian is the most important project to Ubuntu. Being able to work effectively with Debian will make your life easier. Iain Lane knows this quite well and will give an excellent session about this. Rhonda from the Debian Project will round it up with some comments looking from the other side at it.


20:00 UTC: Setting Up A Small Validation Dashboard -- zyga

Description: Zygmunt Krynicki will talk about a tool he is writing for Linaro and how to make use of it in other places. Dashboard is a tool for visualizing results from unit tests and performance benchmarks. Dashboard can be applied virtually everywhere where performance or regression monitoring is required.


If you want to know more about how you can join in on all the fun of Ubuntu Development go to: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDeveloperWeek/JoiningIn

It's easy to join in!

If you already use IRC the just join #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom-chat on freenode.net. #ubuntu-classroom is the channel where the session leaders present the sessions and answer questions. #ubuntu-classroom-chat is where participants can talk to one another and ask questions in. Participants just need to remember to preface each question with "QUESTION:" so that the classbot can pull it out of all the chatter.

Not an active IRC person don't worry use Lernid to participate. To find out more about Lernid and how you can use it click here.

Hope to see you there!


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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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