Ubuntu 14.04 Is Out!

My apologies in advance for the shorter blog post about this, but like many other Ubuntu folks, I am absolutely exhausted right now. Everyone, across the board, has been working their collective socks off to make Ubuntu 14.04 LTS a fantastic release on desktop, server, and cloud, and pull together our next iteration of Ubuntu […]

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I Am Hiring

I just wanted to let you folks know that I am recruiting for a community manager to join my team at Canonical. I am looking for someone with strong technical knowledge of building Ubuntu (knowledge of how we release, how we build packages, bug management, governance etc), great community management skills, and someone who is […]

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Ubuntu Online Summit Dates

At the last Ubuntu Developer Summit we discussed the idea of making our regular online summit serve more than just developers. We are interested in showcasing not just the developer-orientated discussion sessions that we currently have, but also including content such as presentations, demos, tutorials, and other topics. I just wanted to give everyone a […]

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Open Source Think Tank Community Leadership Summit Soon

As some of you will know, I founded the Community Leadership Summit that takes place in Portland, Oregon every year. The event brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community. Each year we discuss, debate and continue to refine the art […]

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Ubuntu Developer Summit Next Week

Next week we have our Ubuntu Developer Summit, taking place online from Tues 11th March 2014 – Thurs 13th March 2014. Go and see the schedule – we still have lots of schedule space if you want to run a session. For details of how to propose a session, see this guide. I just want […]

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Bad Voltage Season 1 Episode 10 ‘Midnight Throne Travels’

Stuart Langridge, Jeremy Garcia, Bryan Lunduke, and myself discuss: Tech conferences — which ones are good, which ones are not, and why? Desktop machines versus laptops, and a review of Stuart’s new gorgeous desktop computer from PC Specialist Whistleblowing. In the light of the Snowden and Manning revelations, is whistleblowing a good idea, what’s available […]

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My Top 5 Dream Ubuntu Apps

So, today we announced the Ubuntu App Showdown where you can build apps with the Ubuntu SDK and win some awesome prizes such as the Nexus 7 (2013) tablet and the Meizu MX3. This got me thinking, which apps would a love to see on Ubuntu as part of the competition? Well, this is them, […]

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Join the Ubuntu App Showdown and Win Prizes!

Today we launched our next Ubuntu App Showdown. The idea is simple: you have six weeks to build an application with the Ubuntu SDK that converges across both phone and tablet (which is simple). We have the following categories, each of which has a prize: QML – a native app written in QML (wins a […]

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Ten Years of LugRadio, Zero Years of Bad Voltage

Ten years ago today we started LugRadio. For those of you who don’t know what LugRadio was, it was a podcast that some friends and I did that took a loose, fun, and eclectic look at Open Source and Linux. It developed a bit of a cult following to the point where 40+ people still […]

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Ubuntu Development Update Presentation

This last weekend I was in LA at SCALE12x and gave a presentation providing a detailed update of much of the work going on as we build a convergent Ubuntu. As I have mentioned before, there is lots of other foundational pieces being built as part of this work (app insulation, SDK, click packages, developer.ubuntu.com, […]

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