Attending The Next UDS Remotely

I just wanted to let you folks know that unfortunately I won’t be joining you in person at the next Ubuntu Developer Summit in Copenhagen in October. The timing of the event is too close for comfort to the due date for our first baby and the timing unfortunately means I can’t attend UDS without risking missing the birth.

Much as I am hugely excited about being a father, I am also really disappointed I won’t be there at UDS in person. UDS is one of my favorite places to be in the world, and although I won’t be there in person, if the baby is not born yet, I will be there remotely and working European hours from California. Sleep is for the weak.

In terms of logistics, I have asked Daniel Holbach to run the community track in my absence as well as Nicholas Skaggs running the QA track and David Planella running a new App Developers track. We recently finalized the sponsorship list for the event and it is going to be a fantastic UDS – I look forward to seeing you there remotely!

  • Michael Hastrup Bendsen

    Hey…what’s more important than a new member in the family ? :) of course you’ll be missed there but imho you picked the right choice :-)

  • Martin Owens

    You’re in the same spot I was last year. I was so tempted to come to UDS, but it was just too close to Violet’s birth.

  • Efrain Valles

    Enjoy fatherhood brother… I have 3 now and I just can’t be amussed enough with the everyday occurences of the little ones

  • Winael Wynnsighel

    Congratulations. A futur new ubuntu member o/. But you know, in the very first weeks it’s not you who decide when you have to sleep. Congrats the mother too and hope you didn’t ask to Mark to choose the baby’s name

  • Benjamin Kerensa

    It is ok Jono… We will both rock UDS remotely :)

  • Darcy Casselman

    Well, that’s one way to get people to pay attention to the IRC channel. Congrats, Jono. :)

  • Anders Runeson


    “Sleep is for the weak.” – you will probably regret saying this within a year! :) After we got our son to sleep well (when he was about one year old) it took a couple of week until I was energetic again.

  • Martin Wildam

    I wish you the very best for the birth. We have two children ourselves and I am convinced that it was very important to be there at the arrival – for the children and for my wife also.

    You should also get some sleep in advance – you will have 2 people then needing your help even during the night…

  • Anonymous

    LOL for the warning about baby’s name :)