Ubuntu Developer Summit Sponsorship Open
jono at ubuntu.com
Fri Jul 15 21:57:49 UTC 2011
The Ubuntu Developer Summit (http://uds.ubuntu.com/) (UDS) is the most
important event in the Ubuntu calendar. It is where we get together to
discuss, design, and plan the next version of Ubuntu; in this case the
Ubuntu 11.10 release.
The next UDS takes place at **The Caribe Royal, Orlando, Florida, USA**
from the **31st Oct - 4th Nov 2011**. You can find out more about why
UDS is interesting from the perspective of a member of the community
(http://uds.ubuntu.com/participate/community), an upstream contributor
(http://uds.ubuntu.com/participate/upstreams), and a vendor
(http://uds.ubuntu.com/participate/vendors). We also welcome everyone to
participate remotely (http://uds.ubuntu.com/participate/remote) if you
can't attend the event in person. More more details on how to get there,
see this page (http://uds.ubuntu.com/travel/).
At the heart of a great UDS is a diverse group of attendees who can
bring their experience and expertise to the discussions. You don't have
to be technical, or be a programmer or packager to attend - UDS is open
to everyone (including non-Ubuntu folks) and free to attend. We
encourage everyone with an interest in Ubuntu to attend.
For every UDS Canonical sponsors the hotel and accommodation of a set of
community members to ensure they are free to contribute and bring value
to the discussions. We have a limited budget so we can't sponsor
everyone, but we are always keen to have a capable and diverse group to
* We strive to support community members who are actively involved in
Ubuntu and who are providing *significant and sustained* contributions
to the Ubuntu project.
* We always welcome Upstream contributors who are bring value to
Ubuntu indirectly via active participation in their upstream project,
but who are keen to see quality support for that upstream in Ubuntu.
* Contributors are willing to actively participate not only throughout
the full Ubuntu Developer Summit week, but also following with active
contributions throughout the release cycle.
* We are always keen to welcome members of the community who have
never been to UDS before and are keen to participate and experience the
* You don’t have to provide technical contributions to apply – if you
have participated in the areas of advocacy, documentation, testing, art,
design etc, you are encouraged to apply.
* UDS is an event that encourages diversity – we welcome everyone to
apply for sponsorship, irrespective of gender, race, impairment,
technical expertise, or other factors.
If you are participating in the Ubuntu community, we would love you to
apply for sponsorship. This is how it works:
1. You can apply for sponsorship by following the instructions at
http://uds.ubuntu.com/participate/sponsorship/. Apologies for the
different forms you need to fill in - we are going to consolidate these
forms at the next UDS. The deadline for submissions is **Wed 24th August
2011** so be sure to get yours in!
2. When the deadline is reached we will assess the applications and
finalize who we will be able to sponsor.
3. You will then receive an email outlining whether we can sponsor you
Simple! I look forward to seeing your applications, and seeing many of
you in Florida!
Ubuntu Community Manager
www.ubuntu.com / www.jonobacon.org
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