Lucid Community Team Plans

As many of you will know, I manage the Ubuntu Community Team at Canonical, which has horsemen Holbach, Castro and Planella in it. A large chunk of my job is to take into account the wide range of needs from our different stakeholders (community teams, Canonical teams,...

Application Indicators In Python

I am really excited to see Ted’s post regarding some of the improvements coming to the desktop notification area. This part of our desktop has become something of a wild west – icons look ugly, are spaced too close together, have left/right click...

Two New Articles

Just a quick post to outline two recent articles that are online: Communitizing the community with community tools -thanks to my friends over at ZDNet for publishing this for me. This is an overview of some tools I find awesome for building great communities....

Ubuntu Community Hack Fest

Tonight I had an idea I wanted to run past Ubuntu community folks. I think it could be fun to have an Ubuntu Community Hackfest. In it we would pick two days and devote them to hacking on software projects that are community-related. This could include existing...

Community Meetings: Rock Not Ramble

I just had another article published on ZDNet. This one is called Community Meetings: Rock Not Ramble and talks about how to get the most out of online discussion meetings. It begins: At the heart of great communities is great communication. Different communities...