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Ubuntu Summit 2022 (Formerly Ubuntu Developer Summit)

Ubuntu Summit 2022 (Formerly Ubuntu Developer Summit)

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Ubuntu Summit appears to be a reboot of the old Ubuntu Developer Summit that last took place a full decade ago, back in 2012.

Yup, that seems to be a long time to shut down and reboot, leading us to believe that they might want to include the word “phoenix” in the title somewhere.

According the folks at Canonical/Ubuntu, the name change is due to a change of focus:

“Canonical has grown a lot as an organization, and the Ubuntu community has excelled into many new areas. Instead of focusing on the roadmap for the next release, we’d like to change the scope to focus on the broader community. The new Ubuntu Summit will occur annually, in changing locations across the world.”

OK, we’ll buy that, because why not? When you get right down to the brass tacks, after you get around that little bit of corporate PR speak that’s long on kumbaya and short on anything meaningful, this actually looks like a pretty good conference, especially for those of you who work and play on Ubuntu’s desktop.

Yes, you read right. We said desktop. Because even though the other two big commercial Linux distributions like to pretend that desktop Linux doesn’t really exist (even though they both got their start marketing their Linux distros to home users, long before enterprises were willing to even think about using Linux), Ubuntu still pays close attention to their desktop users — so much so that this conference is devoting an entire track to Ubuntu desktop.

On the grand scale of things, this won’t be a giant conference like All Things Open, Red Hat Summit, VMworld (now VMware Explore), or Open Source Summit. Only something like 300 people will be able to attend, meaning your chance to attend are something akin to your chance of winning the lottery. That being the case, however, Canonical says you might as well register and see what happens, especially since it appears that the event won’t be livestreamed:

“While the Ubuntu Summit is an event for everyone, due to limited capacity we can only accept a certain number of participants. That said, please don’t hesitate to submit an application for attendance.”

Although the schedule for this one isn’t up yet (as of this writing in early September the Call for Speakers is still open) we do know that the plans are to have six tracks:

  • Ubuntu Desktop
  • Community
  • Data Science & Data Platforms
  • Application Ecosystem
  • Infrastructure
  • Content & Design

Another big plus for those who are able to get booked into this reboot, is the fact that it’s going to be held in Prague, a city that since the fall of the Soviet Union has been on practically everyone’s list of favorite cities.

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Date And Time

Monday, November 7, 2022 @ 08:00 AM (CEST) to
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 @ 06:00 PM (CEST)

Registration End Date

Wednesday, November 9, 2022


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