Well, folks, this week Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week kicks off with a fantastic week jammed with great sessions helping to bridge the gap for opportunistic developers who want to write fun, useful applications using Ubuntu as a platform. We have a wonderful week of sessions ahead and as ever, it is recommended that you enjoy the week in Lernid. You can find out more details of how to install Lernid right here. Don’t want to use Lernid? No worries, just pop over to #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom-chat to join in the fun.

I will be kicking off the week at 4pm UTC and talking through the goals for the week and talking through some of the work we are doing to help opportunistic developers enjoy Ubuntu as a platform and write some fun apps.

Friends, also don’t forget about the fun challenge I set last week:

Think of a fun program to write, and see how much you can get completed by the end of the week, Fri 5th March 2010. On Friday I will write a blog entry that showcases screenshots of your progress and (if possible) a PPA where people can download a package to try.

When you have something you would like me to blog, send an email no later than the end of the day Pacific time on Thu 4th March 2010 to me at jono AT ubuntu DOT com and include:

  • The name of your program and a brief description of what it does.
  • A link to a screenshot online that shows your new app running.
  • If available, tell me the name of the Launchpad project where it is hosted and the PPA with the package. This is a great way for people to try your program and possibly join the project and contribute to it!

I will send a t-shirt out to the three app authors who made the most interesting apps with the most progress. 🙂

Start your engines folks, let’s see what we can do! I can’t wait to see how you folks get on! 🙂

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