Ubuntu 10.10 Developer Summit Announced

Jono Bacon jono at ubuntu.com
Tue Mar 2 19:23:22 GMT 2010

Hi All,

I am tickled pink to announce the details of the next Ubuntu Developer 
Summit (http://wiki.ubuntu.com/UDS) taking place at Dolce La Hulpe Hotel 
and Resort (http://www.dolce-la-hulpe-brussels-hotel.com/) in Brussels, 
Belgium from the 10-14 May 2010.

The Ubuntu Developer Summit one of the most important events in the 
Ubuntu calendar and at it we discuss, debate and design the next version 
of Ubuntu. We bring together the entire Canonical development team and 
sponsor a large number of community members across the wide range of 
areas in which people contribute to Ubuntu. This includes packaging, 
translations, documentation, testing, LoCo teams and more. UDS is an 
incredible experience, filled with smart and enthusiastic people, fast 
paced and exhausting, but incredibly gratifying to be part of the 
process that builds the next Ubuntu.

It is important to note that UDS is *not* a conference. It is absolutely 
a participatory discussion-based summit in which we work together as a 
team to define what our next release will look like. If you are planning 
on attending or planning on applying for sponsorship, you should be 
prepared to participate in the sessions actively.

For every UDS, Canonical sponsors a number of community members to 
attend the event. We are looking for those who want to bring some real 
insight and expertise in their area of Ubuntu, be it development or 
community governance. If you feel you could offer this but can't afford 
to cover your expenses of attending, you should apply for sponsorship.

How To Request Sponsorship

Luckily, requesting your sponsorship is pretty simple, and we a simple 
system to handle sponsorship requests. To apply for sponsorship, just 
follow these simple steps:

  * Go to http://summit.ubuntu.com/uds-m/ and log in with OpenID. When 
you have logged in, click the *Request Sponsorship* link.
  * On the first page, add your location and use the *About* yourself 
box to tell us why you should be sponsored and tell us about your work 
on Ubuntu - here you should tell us your vital stats - tell us your any 
5-A-Day numbers, any work on the sponsorship queue, what you have 
uploaded, which teams you are in, your LoCo involvement, documentation 
you have written, any translation work and other work that you have been 
involved in. When you have done this, click the Next button.
  * On the final page, answer the questions and then click Finish to 
finish your sponsorship request.

More details on requesting sponsorship are at 

**PLEASE NOTE**: we have a re-direction bug at the end of this process 
that affects *some* people. Don't worry though, your application is 
still saved to the system. We are currently in the process of fixing 
this bug.

Everyone should get their sponsorship requests in by Fri 26th March 2010 
to be considered. Good luck!


Jono Bacon
Ubuntu Community Manager
www.ubuntu.com / www.jonobacon.org
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