Ubuntu Developer Summit
"The Ubuntu Developer Summit is the seminal Ubuntu event in which we define the focus and plans for our up-coming version of Ubuntu. The event pulls together Canonical engineers, community members, partners, ISVs, upstreams and more into an environment focused on discussion and planning." from uds.ubuntu.com
In 2013 the event transitioned from an in-person event to one that takes place completely online using IRC (Internet Relay Chat) and Google Hangouts. The event also moved from happening every 6 months to every 3 months.
The Ubuntu Women team are actively working with the UDS organizers to continue to optimize UDS as an event that puts diversity at the forefront of the event, providing a safe, productive, and enjoyable atmosphere where everyone is welcome to participate and help make Ubuntu and our community better.
About The Event
UDS is free and open for anyone and everyone to attend. While it is called a Developer Summit, this does not mean you have to be technical or a programmer to participate - many people interested in non-technical areas of Ubuntu attend and bring wonderful contributions to UDS.
Location: Online, see http://uds.ubuntu.com/ for schedule and participation details
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any other questions, feel free to ask on the Ubuntu Women mailing list. You can join at https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-women
Who should participate?
Have you or are you interested in participating in projects in the Ubuntu project? You should attend!
But isn't it just for developers?
"Developers" come in all shapes and sizes, whether you're developing new code, artwork or support communities within Ubuntu you will find a track to suit your interests. Still unsure? Ask us!
How much does it cost?
You should to register (click on "Register" at the top of the UDS site, you will need a launchpad.net account), but participating is free.
Do I have to attend for the whole event, or can I just attend for a couple of days?
You can participate as much as you want, from one session to as many as you can! All sessions are available on YouTube upon their completion so you can also catch up with sessions you miss.
What do I need to participate?
Sessions take place in Google Hangouts and on IRC (Internet Relay Chat).
If you wish to be in the video portion you will need a camera, microphone and Google Hangouts plugin for your web browser.
If you only wish to participate in IRC you will need a web browser to watch the live feed from the Hangout and to log into the IRC channel. Links for both are available on the summit page.