Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week: Call For Participation!

In the continued interests of helping to make Ubuntu rock as a platform for scratching itches and making awesome apps, I am putting together a new online learning event: Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week, happening online between 1st – 6th March 2010.

The week will be just like our previous online learning events such as Ubuntu Developer Week and Ubuntu Open Week, but instead providing a week jam packed with awesome sessions about writing applications that scratch your itch, and predominantly focusing on Python tools and frameworks, Bazaar, Launchpad and infrastructure. The goal for the week is give attendees a head start on a given technology useful for applications.

So, I am looking for volunteers. If you feel you could give a tutorial about a given Python module or associated technology (e.g. Glade, Launchpad, Bazaar etc), please drop me an email at jono AT ubuntu DOT com and I will liaise with you to get it scheduled. I am also look for some showcase sessions: stories about how you put together an application, how it scratched your itch and what tools you used. Thanks to everyone who contributes to leading a session!

The week has already been added as a Lernid event and I am going to encourage session leaders to create slides for their sessions. As each session is confirmed it will appear in Lernid and on the wiki page. Rocking!

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  • http://knocte.blogspot.com/ Andrés G. Aragoneses

    Please discard Glade as it’s being deprecated for Gnome 3.0.

  • http://brettalton.com Brett

    Link? What is it being replaced with?

  • w1ngnutz

    I’d like to attend this event and as I’ve a full schedule I’d like to suggest the use of an online calendar (iCal Format, just as UbuntuDeveloperWeek) to help us remembering when this (and other) events are taking place. Sounds good?

  • Dino Rastoder

    Could you provide iCal Format for this event?

  • Eric Pritchett

    This subject I think deserves a book. Someone who has never programmed before will learn Python basics, ground control, quickly, acire, snippets, etc and by the first chapter have their Hello World App (which btw might be a good idea for a session because it can discuss all of those things at once and give an overview of how to create an “app”). I just think it’s important that you include the very very beginner to the novice, moderately skilled developer. In any case, I’m very much looking forward to this.

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  • http://www.jplui.com Jeffrey Lui

    How does someone join as an audience? I’d like to learn a lot about the topics mentioned. Will it be in a form of a chatroom or will it also be available for download for those of us who can’t attend the specified time?


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  • Eric Pritchett

    Jeffrey Lui: They usually will post the chatroom dialog on the wiki a day after the that particular talk, so if you can’t attend you can still read what happened.

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  • timmie

    Hi Jono & others! I like this programme to lower the entry and work barriers for people with ideas. Fits to the “Just Works” motto.

    Please consider to look also at professionals of other areas than computer science that have an itch: * natural scientists * engineers * finance analysts

    These folks script a lot and do primarly focus on certain problems for analysis and modelling. The scipy world gains a lot of momentum recently and could benefit from your initiative.

    Regards, Timmie

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  • https://launchpad.net/~brunogirin Bruno Girin

    Jono, Daeng Bo commented on a couple of recent posts by DoctorMo [1] and Alan Bell [2] saying that it’s actually quite hard to find information on the Ubuntu wiki about how to develop for the platform because the “Getting Started for Developers” pages focus mainly on packaging. See also Daeng Bo’s original post on the subject [3].

    What comes out of the Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week could provide great material to expand those pages and make them a prime resources for people who are new to Ubuntu development. What do you think?

    [1] http://doctormo.wordpress.com/2010/02/20/wishlist-ubuntu/ [2] http://www.theopensourcerer.com/2010/02/20/dear-matt-asay/ [3] http://blog.ibeentoubuntu.com/2010/02/making-myself-clear-about-ubuntu.html

  • https://launchpad.net/~brunogirin Bruno Girin