Announcing Ubuntu App Developer Week

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ubuntu App Developer Week

I’m thrilled to announce the next edition of Ubuntu AppDeveloperWeek, from the 11th to 15th April 2011 at #ubuntu-classroom on IRC.

Ubuntu App Developer Week is a week of sessions aimed at enabling and inspiring developers to write applications that scratch their itches. Our goal is to give all attendees a taste of the wide variety of tools on the Ubuntu platform that can be used to create awesome applications, and to showcase some applications that have been created and explain how they were put together.

The Sessions

The whole week is packed with interesting subjects, aimed both at new and experienced developers. During the sessions you’ll get a solid overview on a broad range of the Free Software technologies that will enable you to create your applications in Ubuntu. At the same time, you’ll be able to chat and ask your questions directly to the true rockstars on those subjects.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Integrating applications with Ubuntu tech: Unity, AppIndicators, Ubuntu One, the Sound Menu
  • Enabling multitouch support in applications
  • Application development and testing with Python
  • Rapid Application Development with Qt Quick and QML
  • Rapid Application Development with Quickly
  • Using the Bazaar revision control to track source code history
  • Using Launchpad integration features to develop applications
  • GObject Introspection, PyGI, Plasma, Zeitgeist, GStreamer, Touchégg, KDE, Thunderbird, Internationalization, the Application Review Process, Pkgme, Phonon… you name it. Learn more about the hottest topics and how to use the coolest technologies to write your applications, straight from the best experts in the Free Software world.
  • Check out the complete schedule.

Joining The Week

Getting involved is simple. You can connect using any IRC client or your browser. Simply go to:

Looking forward to seeing you all at App Developer Week!


4 Responses to “Announcing Ubuntu App Developer Week”

  1. Zoki Says:

    Event can also be tracked using GUI tool called Lernid:
    sudo apt-get install lernid

    • David Says:

      Lernid does not seem to work too well with the latest Ubuntu versions, so we’ve stopped recommending it until the issues get fixed

  2. Yann Says:

    Just a note on the form: It’d be nice if you could use the term “software” or “application” when referring to that. The term “App” got famous from the (in)famous appstore – and re-using this for marketing purpose really sounds amazingly cheap. At least I don’t like that term – at all, and have no idea how it landed here – didn’t this used to be the Ubuntu Developer week?
    I know, I’m ranting, sorry 🙂

    • David Says:

      Hi Yann,

      App is simply a shorter way to refer to application, nothing to do with any appstore. As per Ubuntu Developer Week vs. App Developer Week, they both coexist quite happily. While Developer Week focuses more on packaging software for Ubuntu, App Developer Week focuses on creating applications.

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