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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. šŸ™‚

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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Ubuntu Opportunistic Programming @Europython

Posted by Paolo Sammicheli on June 15, 2011

EuroPython is the official European conference about the Python programming language. It is aimed at everyone in the Python community, of all skill levels, both users andĀ programmers. The EuroPython 2011 will be held in the city of Florence, Italy.

The place where I live is very close to Florence so I proposed a talk about Ubuntu and the Opportunistic Programming. My proposal resulted very popular during the voting and they asked me to perform it both in English and Italian. It’s planned for Monday 20 June in English and for Tuesday 21 June in Italian.

During the talk I will talk about Launchpad and Quickly. After the talks I will share with a blogpost the slides and the handout I prepared.

Please wish me good luck! šŸ™‚

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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 aĀ ļ»ædeconsecrated church, really an amazing venue:

During the evening we spoke about the Ubuntu project and how to partecipate, the Ubuntu Women project, the oļ»æpportunistic 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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First Debian/Ubuntu Community Conference in Italy

Posted by Paolo Sammicheli on August 25, 2010

TheĀ Italian Mini-Debconf and the Ubuntu-it meeting will be held together, in an collaborative community conference called DUCC-IT 2010. It will be held in Perugia on Saturday 18 September, contemporary celebrating the Software Freedom Day 2010. A warm-up hacknight and a key-signing party have been organized for Friday and Sunday (17th-19th Sept) on a local Hacklab. Current Debian Project Leader Stefano Zacchiroli has already confirmed his presence with a keynote.

The time-table is available at (only in Italian) and it will be held at Math Department, University of Perugia. It will cover topics like Packaging, Translations, Bug Reporting, Bug Triaging and ISO Testing. The goal is to gather new contributors and making Developers from both distros know each other improving collaboration.
Previous Ubuntu-it Meeting: May 2010

Previous Ubuntu-it Meeting: May 2010

If you’re in the area you can’t miss it!

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I’m going to Fosdem, again :)

Posted by Paolo Sammicheli on February 2, 2010

I’m going to Fosdem again. Really looking forward to Saturday’s LoCo Dinner, YAY!
I'm going to FOSDEM, the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting

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Linuxday 2009

Posted by Paolo Sammicheli on October 30, 2009

Late post about last weekend, sorry for the delay.

Saturday 24th October, Linux User Groups of Italy celebrated the ninth Linuxday,Ā an event promoted by theĀ Italian Linux Society, and organized by the Italians LUGs across 123 cities. Ubuntu-it speakers attended some of these events, promoting Ubuntu and how toĀ participateĀ in the community. I did a talk in Siena. You can find my slides on Slideshare and embedded below:

And some photos of the event:

Fixing a computer before the talk.

My talk: Let's Make Ubuntu!

I am what I am because of who we all are

I am what I am because of who we all are

During my talk...

After my talk

During the evening the very talented Luca Mercurio, aucustic guitar in WilloS’ Band demonstrated how to record a song with Ubuntu Studio. Here you can find a short video.

Luca Mercurio demonstrating Ubuntu Studio

Inspired by U2: It’s a beautiful day!

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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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UDS Karmic Photos.

Posted by Paolo Sammicheli on June 2, 2009

Finally I had uploaded all UDS photos on my Ipernity account. Enjoy it!

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PyCon Tre

Posted by Paolo Sammicheli on May 11, 2009

Last weekend I attended PyCon 3, in Florence, with Milo. All talks were really interesting and it has been really nice to hear again Guido Van Rossum live.

I also enjoyed the Talk of the great Alex Martelli who makes me so proud of being Italian.

Sunday I made a Lightning Talk about my recent experiments with Jaunty on Android (1) (2).

But the best pleasure was to meet again old friends after so many years: Christian Surchi, Claudio Cicali and Carlo Miron.

Here you can see all the photos.

This great weekend i’s over but I’m already looking forward to the next weekend: me and Dario Cavedon will meet the students of Pontedera’s High Schools, introducing them to Free Software and Ubuntu. This will be the first pilot scheme for the Ubuntu @ School project of the Italian LoCo Team. The conference will be held at the prestigious Piaggio Conference Hall inside the Piaggio Museum (anybody out there don’t know what a Vespa is?) and I’m really excited about it.

Stay Tuned šŸ˜‰

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Warming up Ubuntu-it Meeting

Posted by Paolo Sammicheli on March 29, 2009

Last Saturday we had the third Ubuntu-it Meeting in Bologna. For the first time I took the Warm Up speach at the beginning of the day. I mainly spoke about software freedom and how muchsoftware in chain is permeating all the devices around us. I also launched the meeting slogan: Facciamo Ubuntu! (let’s make Ubuntu!). I got inspiration from Jono’s warm up speech at the last UDS. At the end of my 10 minutes I started a short video I made for the event.


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