Linux News Today: UbuCon Summit in California to Cover Convergence, Gaming, IoT, and Everything Else
The UbuCon Summit is getting closer, and it will take place on January 21-22, 2016. Here is what’s going to happen on those two days.
It’s been a while since the last Ubuntu Summit that gathered people in the same room, and it looks like it’s going to be a really interesting convention. For the past few years, Ubuntu summits happened behind web cameras and developers didn’t leave their homes. The need for an actual meeting has been growing in the community, and now it’s finally happening.
The Ubuntu Summit will be pretty much like all of the others, with the exception that the discussions will be more focused on some of the bigger aspects of the Ubuntu ecosystem and less on specific tasks. The Ubuntu Developer Summits are still the place for those discussions, so nothing is lost.
UbuCon Summit is part of the SCALE 14x
Even if it’s a big event, the 14th annual Southern California Linux Expo encompasses the UbuCon Summit, so people who participate will be able to get information on a large number of other things of interest, not just Ubuntu.
“The schedule for UbuCon Summit is looking fantastic as well. We have many many great talks and demos lined up from a really broad spectrum, there’s going to be much to learn about and there’s going to be more surprises coming up in the unconference part of UbuCon,” Canonical’s Daniel Holbach explained on his blog.
The schedule for UbuCon is pretty packed, and it will be opened by Mark Shuttleworth, who will deliver the keynote as he usually does. The program will then proceed with a hands-on demo with Snapcraft and Ubuntu snaps, sessions about gaming on Ubuntu, a talk about Ubuntu as a development platform, a discussion about Kubuntu, and this is just the first morning.
As expected, there will also be an Ubuntu Community Q&A session, along with talks about Ubuntu Convergence, and the future of the Ubuntu as a distro.
UbuCon Summit will take place in Pasadena, CA, on January 21-22, 2016. Check for tickets on the Scale 14x official website.