July 13, 2010

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Ubuntu Developer Week: Day 1

What a fantastic start of Ubuntu Developer Week. At times we had 350+ visitors and the amount of great questions was simply overwhelming. Awesome. I also noticed the first few participants actively helping out after the sessions. This makes me incredibly happy.

So here’s a re-cap of day 1:

  • 16:00 UTC - 18:00 UTC: Getting Started With Development (dholbach): This two-hour session was one of the most action-packed sessions I ever ran. So many great questions, so much fun and so much topics covered. Thanks a lot everybody. We managed to set up an initial Ubuntu development environment, talk about Ubuntu development processes and Ubuntu in the bigger picture. In the second part we had a look at a couple of packages that fail to build and succeeded in fixing a few of them. Awesome!
  • 18:00 UTC - 19:00 UTC: Widgetcraft (apachelogger): Next up was Harald Sitter who did a great job explaining how to write KDE widgets by using the Plasmoid infrastructure. Lots of real-life examples, lots of excitement and slides for your reading pleasure.
  • 19:00 UTC - 20:00 UTC: Desktop Team Overview (seb128): Sébastien Bacher did a great presentation of what’s going on in the Desktop Team and how you can help out. Maybe we should have an additional “Ask Séb” session, next time. Heaps and heaps of interested Desktop people kept him quite busy. :-)
  • 20:00 UTC - 21:00 UTC: Authoring Upstart Jobs (slangasek): Last on day 1 was Steve Langasek who dived deep into Upstart’s features and how to make best use of them. I foresee lots and lots of good use made of it.

Thanks a lot to everybody who helped to make Day 1 such a success. Awesome!

So what’s cooking for Day 2 you ask?

  • 16:00 UTCPackaging 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 UTCDeveloping 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 UTCHow 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 UTCSetting 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.

Totally looking forward to it! :-D

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