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Ubuntu Developer Week

(The latest Ubuntu Open Week page can be found at UbuntuOpenWeek)

Welcome to the Ubuntu Developer Week! We will have one week of action-packed sessions from Jan 19th to Jan 23rd!

In just four years, Ubuntu has become the most popular Linux distribution in the world with millions of users and a spot regularly at the top of Distrowatch. Ever wondered how Ubuntu development works? How to get involved yourself? Find out from Jan 19th to Jan 23rd!

Digg It!

Ubuntu Developer Week is a series of online workshops where you can:

  • learn about different packaging techniques
  • find out more about different development teams
  • check out the efforts of the world-wide Development Community
  • participate in open Q&A sessions with Ubuntu developers

  • much more...

The timetable

Mon 19th Jan

Tue 20th Jan

Wed 21st Jan

Thu 22nd Jan

Fri 23rd Jan

16.00 UTC

GETTING STARTED (*) (de, en, es, fi, fr, it)

Launchpad Bug Tracking -- intellectronica

Pushing out GNOME releases to millions of users -- seb128

Automated Desktop Testing -- ara

Testing your .deb with piuparts -- liw

17.00 UTC


QA Tools -- ara

Fixing Bugs in Ubuntu -- dholbach

Ubuntu Netbook Remix Q&A -- njpatel

Fun with python-apt -- mvo

18.00 UTC

Packaging 101 -- dholbach

Stop Screen-Scraping, Use the Launchpad Web Service API -- leonardr

Bazaar for packaging -- james_w

Boot performance -- Keybuk

Bazaar and Launchpad - How to do it -- rockstar and beuno

19.00 UTC

Working well with Debian -- nxvl and bddebian

Creating high-quality updates -- ubuntu-security

Kubuntu Bug Squishing -- JontheEchidna

Kubuntu Ninja's - Packagers in Unicorn mode -- apachelogger and vorian

Packaging Kernel modules with DKMS -- BenC

20.00 UTC

Understanding GNOME Technologies --- tedg

Debugging program crashes -- pitti

Using VMBuilder to create tests environments -- Soren Hansen & Nick Barcet

Packaging software for Mono, for great justice -- directhex and meebey

Xubuntu -- Cody Somerville & The Xubuntu Team

If you're unsure about UTC times: just run date -u in a terminal to find out what the current UTC time is.

iCal Format


The Developer Week schedule has also been added to the Ubuntu Fridge Calendar, which is available online and in XML, iCal, and HTML formats.

(*) Monday, 19th Jan, 16:00 - 18:00 UTC:

  • Getting Started session in various languages:

    • English: #ubuntu-classroom on irc.freenode.net, contact: james_w

    • French: #ubuntu-fr-classroom on irc.freenode.net, contact: didrocks

    • Italian: #ubuntu-classroom-it on irc.freenode.net, contact: devfil

    • Spanish: #ubuntu-classroom-es on irc.freenode.net, contact: nxvl

    • German: #ubuntu-classroom-de on irc.freenode.net, contact: dholbach

    • Finnish: #ubuntu-fi-devel on irc.freenode.net, contact: Mirv, Tm_T