Ubuntu Developer Week Underscores Development Trends

Canonical representatives recently announced plans for the next Ubuntu Developer Week, slated to begin at the end of this month. What is Ubuntu Developer Week, what does it mean for you? Most importantly, what does it say about Ubuntu over the long term? Read on for details.

Canonical has sponsored Ubuntu Developer Weeks every six months or so since 2008, with the most recent occurring last summer. The events are designed for people interested in learning more about developing for Ubuntu and other open-source projects.

Unlike Ubuntu Developer Summits, the biannual conferences in which mostly veteran developers get together in an exotic physical locale to plan for the next release cycle, Developer Week takes place virtually on the #ubuntu-classroom IRC channel, making it easily accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.

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