UDW – day 3

Ubuntu Developer Week is coming on nicely! What a busy day 3 it was!

  • The day started with my second presentation on MOTU Processes. Although the topic and my presentation was roughly about the same topic as on Thursday the questions were quite different – lots of good stuff and a high interest in getting started. Excellent!
  • Next up was Tim Penhey with Hosting Code on Launchpad – although he said
    <thumper> so be gentle

    he was buried under an avalanche of interesting questions. The session was great and a good opportunity to dive into the goodness that bzr+Launchpad is.

  • Nicolas Valcárcel helped out during the whole UDW already, now he had his own slot about how to start contributing within the MOTU team – he explained about bitesize bugs, everything we offer on the MOTU/TODO page: a great session to get started with.
  • It was great to have Sébastien Bacher around: he talked about the Desktop Team and how easy it is to get involved there. Good work!
  • Luca Falavigna and William Grant talked about what they called post-release madness – all the good work that goes into Stable Release Updates and security updates was covered and how to get involved there. Keep it up guys!

What’s cooking today? We have a very diverse line-up today and three sessions are QA-related.

  •  16:00 UTC – Alexander Sack kicks off day 4 with a session about Firefox 3 extension packaging. Bring it on, Mozilla Team!
  • 17:00 UTC – Lars Wirzenius is up next and will talk about Writing Scripts For Automated Desktop Testing. During the other sessions I noticed a high interest in testing and test suites, so this session is going to be a great starting ground for some of you.
  • 18:00 UTC – Bughelper leads Brian Murray and Markus Korn are there! Bughelper and python-launchpad-bugs are used in lots and lots of places in the Ubuntu Development landscape already and as someone who worked on bughelper and python-launchpad-bugs previously I appreciate the “Bughelper – Making Bug Work Easier” session a lot, because these tools are the best thing since sliced bread.
  • 19:00 UTC – Desktop QA Master Pedro Villavivencio will be there and will talk about Bug Triage. With 25 points in the GNOME Bugzilla and a third place on the Ubuntu Bug statistics you can trust me: this man knows what he’s talking about. Meet Pedro – get started in the BugSquad!
  • 20:00 UTC – The last session of the day is mine again. “Debdiffs and how to get them submitted” is the integral part of helping out with Ubuntu Development and I’m sure we’ll have a great time there.

Enjoy the day – this is going to be awesome!