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Ubuntu Opportunistic Programming @Europython: The slides

Posted by Paolo Sammicheli on July 8, 2011


As I previously announced I attended the last Europython as a speaker and I made a presentation about Ubuntu and the Opportunistic Programming. This is the ODP file with slides and the PDF Handout. They also published the video of my english talk, but it’s a little bit weird because for the whole hour the video shows the projected slides and only my shadow on the left. Oh yes, sometimes you can see even my shoulder. ­čÖé

I hope somebody may find these slides useful and maybe reuse it.

UPDATE: Somebody said that not seeing my face in the video it’s a feature, not a bug. LOL!


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Posted by Paolo Sammicheli on January 24, 2011


Last weekend we hold a conference in the nice town of Fermo, called Ubuntu@Fermo. Andrea Colangelo organized everything in every little detail and the weekend was just perfect.

The event location was a conference center held by the municipality of Fermo and made into a┬á´╗┐deconsecrated church, really an amazing venue:

During the evening we spoke about the Ubuntu project and how to partecipate, the Ubuntu Women project, the o´╗┐pportunistic development in Ubuntu and the great Andrea Colangelo’s Talk “Debunking Ubuntu myths”.

Thanks to Canonical for the nice gift they sent just in time for the conference and for the Conference Pack:

More photos available:

Really a great conference!

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ConfSL: Facciamo Ubuntu!

Posted by Paolo Sammicheli on June 14, 2009

Last Friday June 12th, Ubuntu-it took part at the third ConfSL, the annual conference about Free Software held in Bologna. Me and Luca Falavigna had a talk with the title “Facciamo Ubuntu” (Let’s make Ubuntu) where we explained how Ubuntu is made and how to contribute to Ubuntu with Bug Triage. At the end of the talk we showed the triaging process working on a bug reported by a guy in the audience. Here are some photos of the session:

Full photo album is here and you can get my slides in slideshare.

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Ubuntu-it at School

Posted by Paolo Sammicheli on May 17, 2009

Last Saturday, I was in Pontedera (Pisa) with Dario talking about Ubuntu and Free Software to the students of the “Instituto Pacinotti“. Members from Pisa and Empoli LUGs joined us and we appreciated it very much. Also, an unexpected member of Ubuntu-it attended the presentation, the funniest Forum moderator of the world: Jeremie Tamburini.

A full photo reportage is available on my Ipernity Account.

The meeting was good and the students were really involved, asking us a lot of questions. After the event we had lunch with some of the teachers of the school and members of the LUGs, trying to figure out future activities in that school.

We discussed an idea: starting some educational activities where Ubuntu should just be an enabler of those activities, instead of continuing to spread Free Software only by talking about Technology.

This kind of methodology sounded nice to all of us because in this way we can involve students of all ages.

Following are some of the ideas we had:

  • Organize a TuxMath tournament with some prizes (Ubuntu Netbooks, USB sticks, etc). We will look for some sponsors but the amount of money we need it’s really low (~500 Euros).
  • Create an Ubuntu Live CD with Tux Math and full Italian localization dedicated to the event, including wallpapers, musics and other stuff created from the students.
  • Organize some activity with the English teachers where students translate Free Software. The school we met just started helping us with Full Circle Magazine translation, and we would like to extend this kind of activities, also with Upstream projects.
  • A space in the Italian Weekly Newsletter where Students can write articles about Free Software and their experiences. In that institute already exist a “journalism lab” so we would like to create some kind of synergy with them.

Stay tuned, we’ll see great things happening!

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