London Ubuntu Release Party for Developers

Ubuntu 10.04 is released on Thursday 29th April 2010 and we are running a release party in Central London (for those that need something local and cant make OggCamp in Liverpool. The party aims to help people try-out and work with the Ubuntu Linux distribution and anything mildly related.

The party will be held on 1st May, 12 noon till around 6pm and will involve helping or getting help with installing Ubuntu Linux, discussing what applications are people have useful and productive. I would also like to encourage show and tell for using Linux as a productive platform, especially in terms of JVM and FOSS development.

Turn up, bring your laptop or sit with someone else to learn or help out. Bring a USB stick to get a copy of Ubuntu you can run at home without installing anything (you can install when you’re ready). Have a read of the new Ubuntu manual and ask questions.

Registration (now closed)

Add a comment at the end of this post to let me know if you’re coming or register on the Ubunutu UK release party site

Venue Details

The Slaughtered Lamb - 34-35 Great Sutton Street, Clerkenwell, London. EC1V 0DX Telephone: 020 7253 1516

Tables are reserved in the name of John.

What to bring

  • A laptop to run / install Ubuntu (or you can pair up with someone)
  • A USB memory sticks 1GB or greater - bring additional if you want to try alternate versions of Ubuntu
  • Lots of questions and enthusiasmThere will be electric sockets to plug your laptop into. I will bring a few socket strips with me, but if you have a particulary bad battery I would appreciate it if you can bring a two or four socket extension.

Capturing the event

I am setting up a GoogleWave to capture ideas and information from the event itself and will use the twitter hash tag #lurp.

Please contribute to the wave so that we can share what we are learning with the others in the community. If you would rather write articles in your blog, please add your blog post links to the wave or tweet them.

What will happen

Installing or runing Ubuntu live on your laptop (creating usb sticks with the Ubuntu live image)

I can kick start some discussion on one or more of the following topics, depending on interest. I’d like to make any talks as interactive as possible, so if you have anything to say don’t be shy.

Getting started with Ubuntu

  • Whats in Ubuntu - most popular applications - firefox, OpenOffice,
  • How to get help - web sites, forums, irc,
  • sticky issue of multimedia - codecs

Managing your Ubuntu

  • package manager
  • installing 3rd party software
  • file backup - Ubuntu One, etc

Creative applications

  • Image manipulation with the GIMP
  • Video editing with Open Shot
  • Audacity

Ubuntu for Development - Java, Scala, Clojure

  • Netbeans, Eclipse
  • Hudson
  • Selenium IDE / RC / Grid
  • MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Glassfish / tomcat / jetty

Ubuntu for safe environment

  • safe browsing in Firefox
  • isolated desktop - OS on USB / SDCard
  • repairing hard drive failures

Thank you.

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