UDS – Day 1
Well I made it to Karmic UDS taking place in Barcelona, it’s great so far. Firstly having never been to a UDS before, I didn’t know what to expect and while I know a couple of people to see and chat to it’s still rather daunting walking into a large room of people where a lot of folks know each other.
So to kick start the day and wake people up, Jono is pretty awake and enthusiastic and kick starts the day with a video of what had been a happening in the community to a kick ass up beat tune ” ‘I’ve got a soul, but I’m not a soldier” by The Killers. It was great way to start the day and also nice to see what was going on.
Onward and forward, Mark Shuttleworth spoke next on the ideas coming forth in Karmic and he even set someone a goal of a boot up in 10 seconds…. We can but wait and see. So I decided to plant myself in the Community stream for the day of talks as that’s what I mainly focus on.
- Improving LoCo Team Events
- Refocusing The Ubuntu Spirit
- Free Culture in Ubuntu
- Finding Tasks For New Developers
- Launchpad Bugs Feedback Session
These were the sessions I attended and took part in. The use of Gobby throughout the sessions is very useful as many people in the room can leave thoughts in it and also if you missed the session you can access the document and leave some comments.
In the Improving LoCo Team Events session I was able to give some examples of things I’d like to see and was fortunate enough to get to work with Efrain on an idea for LoCo events and to me this was great. I had an idea someone else had a similar idea and we were able to mash it up and work on something that can benefit everyone. How cool is that. It’s the reason why I am here.
So far I’m really enjoying meeting people and being able to ask questions about stuff that has been niggling away and I get an answer, feedback, and sometimes there is even a solution.
UDS Karmic ROCKS!