Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Notes from LaserJock (Jordan)

Jordan Mantha, aka LaserJock, gave 2 great talks at The UbuCon, both on how to contribute to the Ubuntu project. One was more technical going into detail regarding the various aspects of Launchpad, and the other was targeted to a beginner audience, who wanted to learn what this Ubuntu thing is. He was kind enough to send his notes on the conference, so I'm posting them here:

from Jordan:
- Google rocked, it was awesome to see the place and see Google people
there. Plus the food and rooms were really good
- Great mix of attendees (beginners all the way to the CTO of
Canonical). The "What non-geeks want" session was really good because
lots of non-geeks showed up and in the end we were able to have some
things to take to the developers to get into Edgy
- Great talks. Mostly informal, quite a bit of discussion. I think the
Beginner Track was especially successful. People seemed excited and
wanted to make Ubuntu even better. However, it didn't seem like an
Ubuntu love-fest either. People had tough questions and discussion was
often about to current problems in Ubuntu (and Linux in general) and how
to overcome them
- T-shirts, CDs and books, way cool!

Overall, it was lots of fun and should definitely happen again. The only
thing I would like to see for the next one is earlier planning. There
were a few people I know who would have liked to have come (from all
over the US) but needed more notice to make arrangements. If it is going
to be after LWE again then it shouldn't be too hard get the date out
there for people. Thanks again for all the hard work, it's not easy at
all. Rock on!


Heidi on Vashon said...

What does Ubuntu mean? (Is it Swahili for "new computer language")? Thanks for the show n tell.

BionicBuddha said...

I believe that "Ubuntu" is a free, open source Linux-based operating system that starts with the breadth of Debian and adds regular releases (every six months), a clear focus on the user and usability (it should "Just Work", TM) and a commitment to security updates with 18 months of support for every release.

"Windows" is 32 bit extensions and a graphical shell for a 16 bit patch to an 8 bit operating system originally coded for a 4 bit microprocessor, written by a 2 bit company, that can't stand 1 bit of competition.


gabrielf said...

hehehehe rock on dudddddddddde