Archive › March, 2010

My Q+A/Community Videocast: Now Weekly

For some time now I have been running a series of videocasts called At Home With Jono Bacon on These have been happening very Wednesday at 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern / 6pm UTC/GMT. In each session I cover a range of topics, news in the Ubuntu world and importantly, I always do a […]

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150 Python Snippets. 20 Topics. Nice!

I just wanted to share something I am rather proud of. Python Snippets, the project I put together to gather an archive of simple Python examples that can be viewed with Acire on your desktop. Well, today I merged in our 150th snippet, contributed by Andy Breiner. For the curious, the record-breaking snippet demonstrates how […]

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Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day

Today is Ada Lovelace Day; an important day in which we celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science. Like other positive equality-centric campaigns, the goal of the day is to highlight and bring awareness to great work and efforts going on: I think it is a tremendous effort on the part of Suw […]

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Ubuntu Global Jam This Friday: Rockridge, California

Just a quick note: I will hanging out for the Ubuntu Global Jam at the Rockridge, California event which I put together for Fri 26th March 2010 from 10am – 6pm. It takes place at: 3200 College Ave (at Alcatraz Ave) Berkeley, CA 94705 (510) 420-0196 The venue is here on the map. You can […]

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Planning for 10.10: Improving How We Review Patches

This is the first article in a series of posts where I will be outlining some of the goals for my team for the Ubuntu 10.10 cycle which I am in the process of planning for. At the heart of Ubuntu development are gifts. People join our community and contribute in a diverse range of […]

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UDS 10.10 Sponsorship Deadline Drawing Close

Just a quick note to everyone: Friday 26th March 2010 is the deadline for applications for sponsorship to the Ubuntu Developer Summit happening from 10 – 14 May 2010 in Belgium. For more details of how to apply, see this post!

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Ubuntu Community Team Opportunities: Second Draft

Last week I posted a blog entry highlighting two internship opportunities on my team at Canonical, one for a Ubuntu Community Documentation Author and one for a Ubuntu Community Web Developer. After the announcement went out there was a little flame and fire surrounding the opportunities, particularly surrounding the rules and regulations about internships in […]

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Quick Acire and Python Snippets Guide

Today someone asked me how to run Acire and Python Snippets from source and contribute more snippets. I just wanted to pop up the instructions quickly here so I can point folks at them. These should work on Lucid and Karmic for sure, and very possibly older versions. First grab the tools you need to […]

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Make a Difference: Ada Lovelace Day

Just a quick reminder to you good folks that Ada Lovelace Day is happening on Wed 24th March 2010. For those of you unfamiliar with it, it is a fantastic initiative that was kicked off last year to highlight and celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science. The goal of the day is […]

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Help Needed! Reviewing And Merging Patches

Nigel Babu has been working to spread the word about gathering some community steam around patches in Ubuntu. We have an incredibly fortunate situation in Ubuntu where lots of people spend their time and effort producing patches which fix bugs, and they share their gifts with the project to help make Ubuntu better. With so […]

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