For all the Geeks out there who swear by open source technology , you have a friend in Ubuntu ! Yep , thats right ! Ubuntu , famous for being the most user friendly Linux based operating system , is compiling their second round of developer week ! The Ubuntu Opportunistic developer conference has been slated to be held from 1st-6th March 2010 , the details for which can be found on Ubuntu`s Home page .
What is the Developer Week ?
The Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer week is an Online meeting of aspiring developers and professionals , to help
inexperienced developers develop applications that suits their needs on the Open source framework. The agenda for the developer week this timearound, is to give the developers a head start on the various technologies that they will use to build applications , like python tools and frameworks , Bazaar , Launchpad and infrastructure etc.The previous developer week was held from Jan 25th 2010 toJan 29th 2010 .
If you want to be a part of the Developer week you need to register here . All the Developer sessions are conducted online. And if you think you can contribute to any one of the sessions you can drop an email at : [email protected] .
The growth of Open source technology has indeed been phenomenal , from web servers to operating systems ! Linux has proven to be a robust operating system and is now barely trailing their competitors Microsoft. So , all you techies out there , pull up your socks and make the most of this Technovanza ! For any other information you can check Ubuntu`s website !
There are empty slots in the upcoming conference . The rough schedule is as follows :
|Mon 1st March||Tue 2nd March||Web 3rd March||Thu 4th March||Fri 5th March|
(9:30 PM IST)
|Welcome ! Ubuntu for opportunistic developers – Jono Bacon||Getting your app in launchpad with Bazaar
– David Futcher
(10:30 PM IST )
|CouchDB support in you app with DesktopCouch – Stuart Langridge||SHOWCASE: Gwibber- Ken Vandine||Creating stunning interfaces with Cairo- Lazslo Pandy||SHOWCASE: Lernid: Jono Bacon||Creating a PyKDE app-Rich Jonson|
(11:30 PM IST)
|Creating an application from scratch from Quickly
|Microblog from you app with the Gwibber API -Ken VanDine||Whats new in Quickly 0.4 – Didier Roche|
(12:30 PM IST)
|Building in Application indicator support -Sense Hofstede||Writing a RhytmBox plugin – Stuart Langridge|
( 1:30 AM IST)
|Integrated development workflow with Ground Control – Martin Owens||Building multimedia into your app with GStreamer – Laszlo Pandy||Web browsing and rapid UI with WebKit – Ryan Paul|
If you would like to confirm what your local time is as compared to the UTC time : just run date -u in a terminal to find out what the current UTC time is.
Are you going to participate on this Open source frenzy? Do let me know via your comments.