Shuttleworth presents workshop, Interviewed by puppet

Im finally coming back to life after JavaONE last week.  The show was a blast and extremely well attended...but more about that over the next few days.  My most recent trip back to the bay area, which culminated in JavaONE actually started the Friday before "the great event," in Menlo Park - center of the Sun universe.  

Bright and early Friday morning I met up with Mark Shuttleworth and the Canonical Crew.  Mark and team arrived at Sun at the end of their week-long tech workshop tour of major US computer vendors (they were obviously saving the best for last).  Unlike the other vendors whose primary interest was figuring out how to make Ubuntu run on their hardware (we already have that sussed ;-) the Ubuntu workshop at Sun focused on how to get more software into the Ubuntu distribution. 

 

In attendance were about 50 engineers/developers representing GlassFish, NetBeans, Solaris, Sun Studio, the JDK....  The workshop lasted 2 and half hours and was quite interactive, dealing with topics such as development processes, release and maintenance cycles, repositories, packaging, community support and how to contribute.  Tom Marble and Harpreet Singh who did the bulk of the work from the Sun side in getting the Java platform stack into Ubuntu 7.04 also got up and shared their experiences.  All in all the workshop was a great success.

Besides the workshop, Mark also had a couple of meetings including one with our CEO Jonathan Schwartz.  But even the meeting with Jonathan Im sure dosent hold a candle to the highlight of Mark's Sun visit -- his live interview with Juggy the Java Finch.  Juggy, who can be seen talking to everyone at Javapolis in January,  serendipitously caught Mark between meetings.  (As soon as the actual interview is posted ill be sure to put a link.)


Juggy and Shuttleworth square off 

Pau for now... 

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