[Ubuntu-US-CA] Fwd: Ubuntu Developer Summits Now Online and Every Three Months

Greg Grossmeier greg at grossmeier.net
Tue Feb 26 19:22:32 UTC 2013


I don't know what to think of this....

<quote name="Elizabeth Krumbach" date="2013-02-26" time="11:02:48 -0800">
> Hi folks,
> This news just came through this morning, they're moving UDS to an
> online format which will take place every 3 months.
> Most notably for the team though: "This online event will replace
> future physical UDSs, including the event originally planned in
> Oakland, California in May 2013."
> So unfortunately no UDS in Oakland!
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Jono Bacon <jono at ubuntu.com>
> Date: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 10:29 AM
> Subject: Ubuntu Developer Summits Now Online and Every Three Months
> To: community-announce at lists.ubuntu.com
> Hi All,
> From the beginning of the Ubuntu project the Ubuntu community has
> discussed, designed, and planned each release of Ubuntu at the <a
> href="http://uds.ubuntu.com/">Ubuntu Developer Summit</a> (UDS), which
> happens every six months at the beginning of a new release cycle.
> The event, organized and funded by Canonical, is designed to get the
> brightest minds in the Ubuntu community together and develop a
> rigorous set of blueprints and work items for the forthcoming release
> of Ubuntu. These blueprints are tracked openly in
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/ and work items tracked openly
> at http://status.ubuntu.com.
> UDS has had a long culture of openness and transparency, including
> remote participation features, but Canonical wants to continue
> improving and refining the openness and accessibility of the event.
> Furthermore, we also want to open the opportunity for those to
> participate who cannot travel physically to the event, particularly
> those who can bring specialist experience and expertise across the
> convergent goals of Ubuntu across the client and cloud orchestration
> in the server. Finally with the change and evolution of Ubuntu and the
> increasing diversity of experience joining the Ubuntu community, we
> want to be able to have community-wide discussions more often than
> every six months.
> With these goals in mind the Ubuntu Developer Summit is transitioning
> over to an online event that takes place for two days every three
> months, and driven by live video discussion sessions, complete with
> integrated discussion, note-taking, and harnessing social media. This
> online event will replace future physical UDSs, including the event
> originally planned in Oakland, California in May 2013.
> In the new online format the event will make extensive use of Google+
> Hangouts On Air split across four channels, Client, Server & Cloud,
> Community, and App Developers, with each channel having two video
> streams totalling 8 potential concurrent UDS topics. UDS sessions will
> be spread across these channels with integrated IRC, Etherpad, Social
> Media sharing, and links to blueprints and specs.
> As with the physical UDS, the event will also include keynotes,
> plenary sessions and lightning talks; providing a great online venue
> for planning the future of Ubuntu as well as delivering news,
> education, demos and other related material. As with the physical UDS,
> the new online format is open to all to participate as a contributor
> or viewer, and we are confident that the online format will open up
> UDS to more and more people around the world.
> The new format of UDS provides an enhanced level of openness and
> transparency that is optimized for online participants. Unlike the
> physical UDS where a portion of the agenda is recorded in video form,
> *every* session in the new UDS format will be recorded and available
> from the schedule. Likewise, with the format of the event being
> online, the audio and video quality of the online experience should be
> much improved compared to recording a physical room of people with a
> single microphone and camera and variable sound levels. The full set
> of recordings will also make reviewing past sessions easier and make
> it easier for the press, enthusiasts, partners and others to review
> the details of the discussions.
> The event will continue to be scheduled at http://summit.ubuntu.com
> and due to the lighter nature of organizing an online event as opposed
> to a physical event, the new UDS format will be scheduled
> approximately every three months (as opposed to every six months).
> This will provide an increased level of participation and discussion
> around how we create and build Ubuntu across the desktop, devices and
> cloud.
> With the fantastic level of interest in the recent phone and tablet
> announcements, we decided that we couldn’t wait until May to run this
> new format for UDS, so the first online UDS will be taking place next
> week from 5th - 6th March 2013 from 4pm UTC - 10pm UTC and the next
> event will take place around the same time as the originally scheduled
> physical UDS in Oakland; we will confirm the dates soon. Canonical
> will review the success of the next two online events and then then
> assess whether to continue the online format. We look forward to
> seeing you at the inaugural online UDS next week!
> Thanks!
>    Jono
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