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The Return of my Weekly Q&A

As many of you will know, I used to do a weekly Q&A on Ubuntu On Air for the Ubuntu community where anyone could come and ask any question about anything. I am pleased to announce my weekly Q&A is coming back but in a new time and place. Now it will be every Thursday at 6pm UTC (6pm UK, 7pm Europe, 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern), starting this week. You can join each weekly session at http://www.jonobacon.org/live/ You are welcome to ask questions about: Community management, leadership, and how to build fun and productive ...

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Last Day Today

Recently I announced I am stepping down as Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical and moving to XPRIZE as Senior Director of Community. Today is my last day at Canonical. I just want to say how touched I have been by the response. The comments, social media posts, emails, and calls from you have been so kind and supportive. You are all good people, and I am going to miss every single one of you. The reason why I have devoted my life to understanding communities is that I believe communities bring out the best in people, and all of you ...

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Ubuntu 14.04 Presentations at FeltonLUG and BALUG

This past week I’ve had the opportunity to join two separate Linux Users Groups (LUGs) to give presentations on the Ubuntu 14.04. The talks were a full talk version of the mini talk I gave at the release party in San Francisco last month, covering: Unity Desktop Server Phablet Xubuntu I’m a member of the Xubuntu team and use it primarily myself, which is why that flavor got special treatment ;) The first talk was on Saturday for FeltonLUG down near Santa Cruz. Since I had a series of laptops already installed and set up from when we ...

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San Francisco Ubuntu 14.04 Release Party

On Thursday, April 24th, the Ubuntu California team celebrated the 14.04 release with a party in San Francisco. Our parties prior to this one had been more loosely organized, typically meeting up at a brewery or restaurant to just enjoy some food, drinks and the company of each other. This time, for the LTS, I wanted to do something bigger and more organized. Laptops! Tablets! A quiz with prizes! A presentation! James Ouyang of the Ubuntu California team put me in touch with Patrick Adair of AdRoll in downtown San Francisco where they offered to host the event. I ...

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Ubuntu 14.04 Is Out!

My apologies in advance for the shorter blog post about this, but like many other Ubuntu folks, I am absolutely exhausted right now. Everyone, across the board, has been working their collective socks off to make Ubuntu 14.04 LTS a fantastic release on desktop, server, and cloud, and pull together our next iteration of Ubuntu for smart-phones and tablets. Consequently, when the trigger is pulled to share our final product with the world, release day is often less of a blistering and energetic woo-hoo, but more of an exhausted but satisfying oh-yeah (complete with beer firmly clenched in hand ...

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