Ubuntu Developer Week February 2008

Mon 18th Feb – Fri 22nd Feb @ #ubuntu-classroom on Freenode!

We are pleased to announce the first ever Ubuntu Developer Week . What does this mean? We’ll have one week full of action-packed IRC sessions where you can:

  • learn about different packaging techniques
  • find out more about different development teams
  • check out the efforts of the world-wide Development Community
  • participate in open Q&A sessions with Ubuntu developers
  • and much much more…

All your favourite Ubuntu developers will be there who will introduce you to lots of parts of Ubuntu development including packaging, virtualisation, desktop application testing, development processes, collaboration techniques and lots lots more. This is the perfect time to get started, get up and running and in touch with future team members.

So, what are you waiting for? Go and see the timetable and then see how to attend. Oh, and lets spread the word!

The Sessions:

  • Patching packages – Martin Pitt will explain the different techniques of patching packages. His session will help you get started with UbuntuDevelopment as it’s a good entry point to improving the software we use every day.
  • Launchpad PPAs – Launchpad Hackers Celso Providelo and Matthew Revell will introduce you to a great feature of Launchpad: Personal Package Archives. Building packages for testing and preview reasons made easy.
  • Packaging 101Daniel Holbach will talk you through the most important properties of Ubuntu and Debian packaging.
  • MOTU School – Working with Debian – We’ll have James Westby around, who is very interested in collaboration between Debian and Ubuntu. His session will showcase tools, initiatives and processes to make this happen.
  • Introduction to the ServerTeam – Interested in servers and services in the Ubuntu landscape? Matthias Gug introduces you to the ServerTeam.
  • MOTU Processes – Interested in becoming a MOTU? Daniel Holbach will explain the MOTU processes: how to get involved and how to get things done.
  • Virtualisation – Virtualisation is definitely one of the hottest topics at the moment. Virtualisation Specialist Søren Hansen will talk you through the state of things and answer all your questions.
  • Kubuntu – For those of you interested in development of the big K, we’ll have the Kubuntu developers around.
  • Ubuntu Derivatives Team – We have new Derivatives coming up almost every day. The Derivative Team aims to make collaboration seamless and help derivatives to get things done.
  • Debdiffs and how to get them submittedDaniel Holbach will showcase one of the most important entry points to get involved: how to produce good patches and explain how to get them submitted for inclusion.
  • First steps on contributing (MOTU/TODO & MOTU/TODO/Bugs)MOTU contributor Nicolas Valcárcel will talk about his experiences and give you first-hand hints how to get started.
  • Desktop Packaging Session – Mastermind of the french Desktop mafia Sébastien Bacher will take you on a tour through Desktop Packaging: your entry point to the Desktop Team
  • SRU/Security updates – Two of our MOTUs, William Grant and Luca Falavigna, experienced in doing security and stable release updates will talk about exactly that.
  • Firefox 3 Extension Packaging – We’ll have Mozilla hacker Alexander Sack around, who will talk you through packaging of Firefox 3 Extensions.
  • Writing Scripts For Automated Desktop Testing – QA developer Lars Wirzenius spent quite some time thinking about testing of applications and will take you on a tour through testing Desktop applications.
  • Bughelper – making bug work easier – Bugmaster Brian Murray and bughelper hacker Markus Korn are the de-facto maintainers of python-launchpad-bugs and bughelper. Numerous tools make use of the interface and make working with bugs much much easier.
  • BugTriagePedro Villavicencio has an incredible record of triaged bugs and even managed to give Sébastien Bacher a run for his money. He’ll get you started doing bug triage which is one of the most important points of development.
  • MOTU Q&A session – This session has become an institution and happens every Friday at 13:00 UTC. For once we’ll move this to a later time and invite you all to be there. Prepare your questions and let’s get started together.
  • Library Packaging – Long-time MOTU Stefan Potyra will talk about the bread and butter of almost all packages: libraries and how to package them right.

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