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
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.
For every UDS Canonical has a limited set of travel and accommodation sponsorship slots available, and for this forthcoming UDS we want to encourage as many women as possible to apply for sponsorship. This page explains how to get started and how we as a team can help.
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 attend - many people interested in non-technical areas of Ubuntu attend and bring wonderful contributions to UDS.
Date: 29th Oct – 1st Nov
Location: Bella Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Anti-Harrassment Policy: http://uds.ubuntu.com/harassment-policy/
Applying For Sponsorship
Sponsorship has closed for the UDS-R Summit
UDS Sponsorship is open to everyone - you do not need to be a developer or Ubuntu Member to apply.
To apply, follow the steps described here:
Since it's a multi-page form, the questions are:
Your name: prepopulated from Launchpad
E-mail address: prepopulated from Launchpad
Location: Enter your nearest city or airport
Country: dropdown list of countries
About yourself: 3000 characters describing you, what you do in the Ubuntu community and why it is essential that Canonical pay for your flights to bring you to UDS for the sake of the next release. This is the most critical field on the application form, writing about yourself is hard to do, people tend to undersell themselves. Work with someone else on this using a collaborative editing tool, don't be shy about it. Do not put anything here that belongs on the further information field on the second page about how easy or hard it might be for you to get to UDS, this is about your contribution to the project.
Video agreement (optional): a prepopulated non-editable field.
I agree to the video agreement (optional): checkbox - it is recommended that you check this, but if you don't you will be informed at UDS which sessions are recorded, and where to sit in the main sessions to avoid the gaze of the cameras.
Sponsorship of Travel: do you want your flights/travel paid for (perfectly fine to make your own way there)
Sponsorship of Accomodation: do you want hotel accomodation paid for (if you are staying locally with friends etc you might not need the hotel)
Would you be willing to participate as member of the crew?: yes/no dropdown - Crew is expected to meet Monday morning and each member has a single day at UDS where they are assigned, along with another crew member, to help with any logistics that the conference organizers need on your help with, like changing session title signs between sessions. This is not a demanding position for the day you are on crew, instructions are clear and it's very common for first time UDS attendees to be on crew. Plus, you get a crew t-shirt!
Special dietary requirements: text box
Futher information: 1000 characters, this is not a continuation from from the About yourself field, most people should leave this blank. If you have special accomodation requirements or other notes to make then put them here.
The Ubuntu Women team is here to help you with your sponsorship application.
Interested in applying but not sure you qualify? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions below. Remember: "developers" are people developing art, documentation, software, communities and other things in all areas of Ubuntu, so if you're involved with any Ubuntu team you probably qualify!
Ready to apply for sponsorship but unsure of what to write in your application? We want to see more women at UDS so we're here to help! A team of several successful sponsorship recipients has been put together to help you write your application. For review (or to help you begin), just email us:
Alan Bell firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Krumbach email@example.com
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
What is the deadline for applications?
Fri 17th August 2012
Who should attend?
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 need to register, but attending is free.
Who is eligible for sponsorship from Canonical, do I need to be an Ubuntu Member?
Anyone is eligible to apply, you do not need to be an Ubuntu Member.
What does sponsorship cover?
You can request sponsorship for hotel (you will have a roommate of your same gender) and travel. Breakfast and lunch are included, and you receive an allowance for dinner which you can submit an expense report for after the summit.
Do I have to attend for the whole event, or can I just attend for a couple of days?
When you apply for sponsorship we assume you are there for the full week, but if you attend yourself you are welcome to attend whenever and however long you want.
Can I attend remotely?
Absolutely! All the session rooms are equipped with microphones which stream the audio from the session over the internet and assigned an chat channel so you can give your feedback too, check out our UDS/Stories page which includes some blog posts from women who have attended remotely. Remote participation details can be found here: http://uds.ubuntu.com/participate/remote/