September 2, 2008

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UDW2 - Day 1

Awesome awesome awesome! The vibe at Ubuntu Developer Week is just great and we had ~200 people in #ubuntu-classroom yesterday.

Thanks to the unstoppable Jeremy Austin-Bardo we have meetings logs available from the main page. So let’s re-cap the sessions we had yesterday.

  • Packaging 101” was packed with people and although we just had one hour to go through the bare-boone structure of the hello-debhelper package, we had a great time and the participants were a very sharp bunch asked very clever questions. Awesome!
  • Jorge Castro’s “Upstream Bug Linkages” also went great. He got lots of questions about the process of linking Ubuntu bugs to Upstream bugs, which helps a lot to bring developers closer together. In addition to the session log, check out Bugs/Upstream for more information.
  • Iulian Udrea had a very busy time in “Introduction to MOTU". Everybody wanted to know more about our Master of the Universe and how to get involved. Iulian covered a lot of ground, talking about processes, meetings and people and gave a good feeling for how the team works.
  • Celso Providelo was up next and talked about “Soyuz and all that Jazz". Lots and lots of questions came up and Celso did his best to answer all of them, he even drew a fancy diagram to explain what Soyuz is all about. I’d like to not that the audience of this session likes Rock’n’Roll more than Jazz.
  • Pedro Villavivencio Garrido spent almost an hour talking about tips and tricks working with “Ubuntu and GNOME QA". If you know Pedro you know how enthusiastic he is about spreading the Ubuntu and GNOME love and that’s what he did in the session. He covered using GNOME’s Bugzilla, talked about the GNOME Love project, freedesktop components and lots of other stuff. Awesome!

Let’s take a look at the schedule for today and see what’s cooking.

  • 16:00 UTC: I grabbed the first slot and will take you through the process of “fixing an Ubuntu bug". It’s all included: finding easy bugs to work on, writing the patch, submitting it for review, getting it uploaded. ROCK!
  • 17:00 UTC: David Futcher will be up next and introduce you to BZR. Feel the warm embrace of a distributed version control system that loves you and doesn’t get in your way.
  • 18:00 UTC: Mario Limonciello will escort you into Kernel land and show you how to package Kernel modules with DKMS, which will make your life a lot lot easier. Awesome!
  • 19:00 UTC: Our unstoppable Launchpad hackers Leonard Richardson and Barry Warsaw will take you on a ride and show you how to use the Launchpad Web Service API. If you need data from Launchpad in a hassle-free way, this is the way to go!
  • 20:00 UTC: You can’t get enough of Launchpad? Excellent, because Brian Murray is up next and will demonstrate some of his Launchpad Hacks. Get ready for some serious greasemonkey-ing!

I’m absolutely excited and this is just day two of Ubuntu Developer Week! ROCK ON! Get involved!

– My 5 today: #263815, #262884, #256380, #263464, #263366 Do 5 a day - every day! https://wiki.ubuntu.com/5-A-Day

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