Ubuntu Developer Week 2011: February 28th - March 4th

By Marius Nestor on February 15th, 2011 11:59 GMT
Canonical, through Daniel Holbach, announced the schedule of this year's first Ubuntu Developer Week.

The Ubuntu Developer Week event will take place from February 28th to March 4th, 2011, and will cover several aspects of Ubuntu development, from crash-courses in getting started with working on Ubuntu to more advanced topics.

"I'm very happy to announce Ubuntu Developer Week again. It's going to happen from 28th February to 4th March." - said Daniel Holbach in the announcement.

"Join #ubuntu-classroom on irc.freenode.net from 28th Feb to 4th Mar and check out https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDeveloperWeek for more information." he continued.

Ubuntu developers and enthusiasts wanting to contribute will get together online for five days of sessions hosted by some of Ubuntu's greatest developers.

Here are some of the topics the developers will go over in the sessions:

· Getting Started with Ubuntu Development;
· How to use Ubuntu Distributed Development;
· How to get changes into Ubuntu;
· How to make changes in stable releases of Ubuntu;
· How to collaborate with Debian;
· Getting new apps into Ubuntu;
· Unity hacking (fixing Unity bugs, writing compiz plugins, learning libunity);
· Ubuntu One App Programme;
· Hooking in Ubuntu translations;
· How to write IRC bots;
· How to use Zeitgeist;
· How to use TestDrive;
· Ubuntu 11.04 stuff: Unity 2D, OMAP4 and ARM, Q&A with Ubuntu Engineering Director, etc;
· Helping out the LoCo Directory;
· Django hacking;
· How to get better bug reports;
· Boto EC2 Cloud API;
· How to use Launchpad’s Daily Builds;
· and much more!

To participate, all you have to do is join the #ubuntu-classroom channel on irc.freenode.net. Sessions start Monday, February 28th, 2011 at 16:00 UTC. The odd hour was chosen to accommodate for as many people from around the world as possible.

The main channel will be in English, to ensure that the highest number of people can join, but there will be translations in several languages for those who aren't comfortable enough with their English to ask questions. Translations include: German, French, Italian, Catalan, Finnish, Danish and Spanish.

In only 5 years, Ubuntu has become the most popular Linux-based operating system in the world with millions of users. Did you ever wondered how the Ubuntu development works? Do you want to know how to get involved yourself? You can get more information about Ubuntu Developer Week here.
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