The Ubuntu App Showdown is starting today!
Monday, June 18, 2012
The way it works is simple and the rules are well documented, so I won’t go into the details: in short, you’ve got 3 weeks to create a new app, submit it to MyApps and you can win awesome prizes, including 2 laptops from system76 and a many many Nokia N9 smartphones from the Qt project. So if you’ve always wanted to start application development in Ubuntu, that’s a unique opportunity!
So here’s a reminder that the Ubuntu App Showdown is officially starting today, and you’ve got until the 9th July 2012 to create and submit a cool app according to the rules.
Starting also today, we’ve got a series of app developer workshops to help you get started with writing your app. Coming up:
Monday 18th June
|Intro to Python (part 1)||15:00 UTC|
|Intro to Python (part 2)||16:00 UTC|
|Getting started with Quickly||17:00 UTC|
|Intro to Gtk 3/GObject||18:00 UTC|
|Getting started with Glade||19:00 UTC|
Some other important points:
- You’ll find all the info about the contest on the Ubuntu App Showdown page
- You’ve got a question about programming or about the contest? Ask your question on askubuntu.
- You’ve got an idea for an app you’d like to share? Submit it to the UbuntuAppShowdown reddit
- You’d like to promote your app and let the judges see the progress? Write a blog post and submit it to the UbuntuAppShowdown reddit
I’m personally very excited about the contest. It’s been great to see lots of questions and positive reactions over the weekend and I’m really looking forward to see lots of awesome apps coming into the Ubuntu Software Centre!