September 4, 2008

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UDW2 - Day 3

Day 3 is over already. If you didn’t manage to attend the sessions, here a little recap of what happened yesterday:

  • James Westby started off with “BZR for packaging". The atmosphere was great and James demonstrated very very well, why bzr for packaging makes the world a better place and yourself much more productive.
  • Cesare Tirabassi took over and explained “How to update a package properly". There was lots of MOTU participation in the sesion, so lots of questions could easily be answered. Excellent session!
  • Mathias Gug was next and did an “Introduction to the Server Team". A great session: he introduced everybody to the current team members, explained what areas of interested the team works on, where to find easy tasks to get involved and answered loads and loads of questions! ROCK ON Server People!
  • This is the umpteenth time that Celso Providelo gave his rocking “Introduction to PPA” session. You could call him a veteran of Ubuntu Open and Developer Weeks. It was just awesome to see how many questions popped up, how many ideas were discussed, interest in PPAs is definitely very very high.
  • Christophe Sauthier and Didier Roche did a 1h30m-session about “Various ways to patch packages". No matter if it was quilt, CDBS’ simple-patchsys, dpatch or anything else: these two guys from France managed to give everybody the perfect overview. Rock’n’Roll!

We’re slowly approaching Day 4… what’s happening today?

  • 16:00 UTC: First up is Ara Pulido talking about “Automated Testing for the Desktop". LDTP awesomeness for everybody!
  • 17:00 UTC: The second session will be my turn to demonstrate “Fixing an Ubuntu bug” again. Yoohoo!
  • 18:00 UTC: Jonathan Riddell is up next and will do a hands-on session showing you how easy it is to write your own “WebKit browser in PyKDE”!
  • 19:00 UTC: The Mozilla Guys are up next with Alexander Sack and others, showing you how to have fun with the team and how to get involved. Awesome-ness guaranteed!
  • 20:00 UTC: One of our heroes takes the last slot of the day: Ubuntu Release Manager Steve Langasek will talk about “How to avoid making Archive Admins unhappy”. The archive admins are a central institution in Ubuntu Development and carefully check a lot of packages and changes going into the archive. Making them happy should be your first priority. :-)

Ubuntu Developer Week is shaping up really great and it’s awesome to see all the excitement in the sessions. Be part of it!

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