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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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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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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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On Planet Ubuntu

Recently Randall did some research into what people want to see on Planet Ubuntu. This has been followed up by Stuart with a set of concerns. I agree with both of them. I think the gist of Randall’s view is that he would like to encourage more fun, interesting, and diverse Ubuntu-related content. I think […]

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Ubuntu Loco Team App Dev Schools – Volunteers Needed!

2014 is going to be a great year for Ubuntu App Developers. We laid down some fantastic foundations in 2013, but this year we want to extend and grow our community in multiple directions…building a solid, empowered on-ramp for creating awesome apps for Ubuntu. …but we can’t do this alone, we need your help! One […]

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Ubuntu In 2014

Happy new year, friends! 2013 was a phenomenal year for Ubuntu. It is difficult to believe that it was just a year ago today that we announced Ubuntu for phones. Since then we have built and released the first version of Ubuntu for phones complete with core apps, delivered Mir in production on the phone, […]

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Partners, Community, and Success

Recently the Ubuntu newswires have been buzzing with the news that we have won our first smartphone partner. Now, let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way – I am not telling you who it is. It is not my place here to share confidential details about business-to-business relationships such as this. […]

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Ubuntu Events Coming Up!

In every release cycle we have a number of events organized that brings our community together to create things, share ideas and knowledge, and more. I just wanted to share the latest raft of planned events: Ubuntu App Development Sprint – 12th Dec – an online sprint where we will continue where we left off […]

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