Schedule of UbuCon Europe released – Registration is open

Big news about UbuCon Europe!

In the last month we were running the call for contributions for our event, the deadline was on the 31st of July. Today we’re happy to announce the full schedule: http://ubucon.org/en/events/ubucon-europe/schedule

The first official day is the 18th of November where the main focus is to get together and socialize. The second social-event will be on saturday. We’ll have more details on this in the near future.

Saturday and Sunday (the 19th and 20th November) are the days where all the talks and workshops are taking place. Our very special guest is Jane Silber, who is the CEO of Canonical. She will do the opening keynote on the first day. Furthermore we’re happy to have talks from Canonical employees, from other other companies like Nextcloud and Microsoft and most importantly from the wider Ubuntu-Community. Right now we have more than 30 talks from more than 30 different speakers from different countries and even different continents.

The schedule might change a little bit in the next weeks. Free slots might be filled up with even more talks. If you want to fill one of those empty slots contact us at idea at ubucon.eu.

Registration

We’ve not only published the schedule, but also opened up the registration. Unfortunately we need to charge a fee to cover the costs. We don’t have a fixed fee yet, but it won’t be more than 30€ for the whole weekend. The good news is that the price includes food, hot- and softdrinks! The exact costs will be announced at a later point. The money will be charged at the registration at the event.

Be sure to register here: http://ubucon.org/en/events/ubucon-europe/register/

If you are working for a company and would like to sponsor our event, be sure to check out our sponsoring brochure: http://ubucon.org/en/events/ubucon-europe/sponsors/ Sponsoring the event would help to lower the entrance fee for everybody!

For any other information for the event, check our website: http://ubucon.org/en/events/ubucon-europe/

Call for Venues UbuCon 2017

The UbuCon Europe is first conference series dedicated to the European Ubuntu community. The conference series starts in 2016 and it was set to take place in Essen, Germany. To continue the conferences series in 2017 a new motivated organization team with an appropriate location is needed. With hosting an UbuCon Europe conference you get the chance to get your locale Ubuntu community with other Ubuntu community from all over Europe as well as attract inspiring and interesting speakers providing talk at your place.

What is required?

The UbuCon Europe should take place in a city

  • Which is easily reachable by plane, train, or car
  • Provides accommodations with moderate prices
  • Has locations for social events
  • Provides short distances between the conference venue, places for social events, and hotels or a good public transport system

For the conference venue a location is needed:

  • A place for registration as well as coffee breaks and lunches
  • Four rooms for talks and workshops including a room for conducting the welcome address and the keynote speech
  • Wifi in all rooms

The size of the rooms may vary. There might be talks/workshops that only attract a few people (<10), but also talks that have around 50 people. For 2016, it is assumed that around 200 people will join the conference. This may depend on the location and the activity of the organising LoCo.

When will it take place?

The UbuCon Europe will take place in September/October/November. The specific date will be coordinated between the host and the UbuCon Europe organization committee. Those three month are not fixed, but it’s intended to do the next UbuCon roughly one year after this years UbuCon.

How to apply?

The local community will be the host of the UbuCon Europe and the contact for all question related to the planning and scheduling the conference.

Any Ubuntu community, which can offer a venue fulfilling the aforementioned requirements can apply for hosting the UbuCon Europe. Local Communities which already have organised an UbuCon have a big plus point. The local community will be the host of the UbuCon Europe and the contact for all question related to the planning and scheduling the conference. They’ll get access to the website on ubucon.org and on mailinglists which are used for the organisation.

Please specify in your application everything necessary to assess that your venue is appropriate for hosting the UbuCon Europe. The deadline for applying is 30th November 2016. Please send the application or any other questions regarding the Call for Venus to team at ubucon.eu.

Originally posted to the loco-contacts mailing list on Tue Sep 6 18:49:48 UTC 2016 by Sujeevan (svij) Vijayakumaran

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 480

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #480 for the week August 29 – September 4, 2016, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The issue of The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Elizabeth K. Joseph
  • Chris Guiver
  • Chris Sirrs
  • And many others

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

Except where otherwise noted, content in this issue is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License BY SA Creative Commons License

Ubuntu 16.10 Free Culture Showcase – Call for wallpapers

It’s time once again for the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase!

The Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase is a way to celebrate the Free Culture movement, where talented artists across the globe create media and release it under licenses that encourage sharing and adaptation. We’re looking for content which shows off the skill and talent of these amazing artists and will greet Ubuntu 16.10 users.

More information about the Free Culture Showcase is available at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuFreeCultureShowcase

This cycle, we’re looking for beautiful wallpaper images that will literally set the backdrop for new users as they experience Ubuntu 16.10 for the first time. Submissions will be handled via Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/groups/ubuntu-fcs-1610/

I’m looking forward to seeing the next round of entrants and a difficult time picking final choices to ship with Ubuntu 16.10.

Originally posted to the ubuntu-community-team mailing list on Mon Aug 29 11:16:02 UTC 2016 by Nathan Haines

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 479

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #479 for the weeks of August 15 – 28, 2016, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The issue of The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Elizabeth K. Joseph
  • Chris Guiver
  • Chris Sirrs
  • Simon Quigley
  • And many others

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

Except where otherwise noted, content in this issue is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License BY SA Creative Commons License

Yakkety Yak Beta 1 Released

The Jogpa, in our mad flight, cut off a long lock of the yak’s silky hair. Having secured this, he appeared to be quite satisfied, let go, and sheathed his sword.

– Arnold Henry Savage Landor

The first beta of the Yakkety Yak (to become 16.10) has now been released!

This milestone features images for Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio.

Pre-releases of the Yakkety Yak are not encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu flavor developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting and fixing bugs as we work towards getting this bos grunniens ready.

Beta 1 includes a number of software updates that are ready for wider testing. These images are still under development, so you should expect some bugs.

While these Beta 1 images have been tested and work, except as noted in the release notes, Ubuntu developers are continuing to improve the Yakkety Yak. In particular, once newer daily images are available, system installation bugs identified in the Beta 1 installer should be verified against the current daily image before being reported in Launchpad. Using an obsolete image to re-report bugs that have already been fixed wastes your time and the time of developers who are busy trying to make 16.10 the best Ubuntu release yet. Always ensure your system is up to date before reporting bugs.

Lubuntu

Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu based on LXDE and focused on providing a very lightweight distribution.

The Lubuntu 16.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:

More information about Lubuntu 16.10 Beta 1 can be found here:

Ubuntu GNOME

Ubuntu GNOME is a flavour of Ubuntu featuring the GNOME desktop environment.

The Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:

More information about Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 Beta 1 can be found here:

Ubuntu Kylin

Ubuntu Kylin is a flavour of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users. The Ubuntu Kylin 16.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:

More information about Ubuntu Kylin 16.10 Beta 1 can be found here:

Ubuntu MATE

Ubuntu MATE is a flavour of Ubuntu featuring the MATE desktop environment for people who just want to get stuff done. The Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:

More information about Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Beta 1 can be found here:

Ubuntu Studio

Ubuntu Studio is a flavour of Ubuntu configured for multimedia production. The Ubuntu Studio 16.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:

More information about Ubuntu Studio 16.10 Beta 1 can be found here:

If you’re interested in following the changes as we further develop the Yakkety Yak, we suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce list. This is a low-traffic list (a few posts a month) carrying announcements of approved specifications, policy changes, beta releases and other interesting events.

http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-devel-announce

A big thank you to the developers and testers for their efforts to pull together this Beta release!

In addition, we would like to wish Linux a happy 25th birthday!

Originally posted to the ubuntu-release mailing list on Wed Sep 28 06:24:54 UTC 2016 by Steve Langasek on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

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