S03E15 – Sharp Shooters

01.09.10 | 6 Comments

Laura Cowen, Tony Whitmore and Alan Pope are back in Studio A for episode 15 of season 3 of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo Team!

In this week’s show:-

    • We talk about about what we’ve been doing including nothing, going on holiday, syncing files with Ubuntu One and upgrading to Mythbuntu 10.04.
    • We interview Jonty Wareing about the London Hackspace
    • In the news:-
    • We mention some upcoming events:-
      • Ohio Linux Fest – Free and Open Software Conference and Expo – Columbus, Ohio – September 10-12, 2010
      • OSS Bar Camp – Open Source themed Barcamp – University College Dublin on the 25th and 26th of September
    • Command line love this week was contributed by loyal listener Mark Johnson:-
    • We chat with Bruno Girin from the UK LoCo about his work on Shotwell, the new photo suite to Ubuntu from Yorba
    • We mention some Ubuntu related news in the Gerald/bit-about-Ubuntu/ecosphere:-
      • Artwork team dial-up the vomit orange in the new 10.10 background
      • Some new Training Courses available from Canonical
      • No Ubuntu Desktop Course for 10.04 LTS
      • Ubuntu Certified Professional qualification axed“With the release of these new courses, we have also re-assessed certification. The UCP course has to date been certified by the Linux Professional Institute. This will discontinue on September 30th and anyone waiting to complete their exams should do so by then. We had considered delivering our own certification and examinations for the courses however, as we looked deeper into it we began to question this.Student after student has told us that the value of the training is the training itself. The courses are all focused on making businesses or individuals more knowledgeable and more successful in deploying our technology in their organisation. They are practical, hands-on, how-to, process-rich courses that also introduce users to the wide world of support documentation, forums, peer networks and other supporting resources that will allow students to continue to learn and share learning long after the course is over.Because we are not 100% convinced that an Ubuntu Professional certification adds value for the student who has taken the course when hands-on practicality is the aim, we have decided not to offer certification at this point. This is something we will continue to evaluate. We will talk to partners and students and we will learn from delivering these courses whether there is a meaningful certification that adds value beyond the course itself. And we would love to hear your views.”
    • Finally we have your feedback

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