Tagged: Cape Town

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A few impressions of DebConf 16 in Cape Town

DebConf16 Firstly, thanks to everyone who came out and added their own uniqueness and expertise to the pool. The feedback received so far has been very positive and I feel that the few problems we did experience was dealt with very...

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So, that was DebCamp16!

What an amazingly quick week that was Our bid to host DebConf in Cape Town was accepted nearly 15 months ago. And before that, the bid itself was a big collective effort from our team. So it’s almost surreal that the first...

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DebConf 16 Updates

Registration now open DebConf 16 is taking place in Cape Town, South Africa. For more information read the registration opening announcement. Quick summary DebCamp: 2016-06-23 to 2016-07-01 DebConf: 2016-07-02 to 2016-07-09 Open Weekend is taking place during the cross-over from...

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Debconf 2016 to be hosted in Cape Town

Long story short, we put in a bid to host Debconf 16 in Cape Town, and we got it! Back at Debconf 12 (Nicaragua), many people asked me when we’re hosting a Debconf in South Africa. I just laughed and...

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Debconf 12 – Managua, Nicaragua

It’s the last day of Debconf 12 in Managua, it’s the first ever Debconf I’ve attended and it has been just awesome.    There’s so much I could talk about and it would take forever to put down, but here’s...

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Scaleconf Cape Town 2012

        Scaleconf Cape Town 2012 Thursday and Friday I attended Scaleconf, a local conference on scaling web services and other things. I really enjoyed the talks that covered the human parts of working with technology and how to improve...

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Ubuntu-ZA Cape Town Lucid Release Party

Saturday I attended the Ubuntu-ZA Stellenbosch/Cape Town release party. I’d say it’s the best one I’ve been to so far. Maia Grotepass (maiatoday) did a great job of organizing the event, providing the venue, organising a real good-looking Ubuntu branded...

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Edubuntu 10.04 has arrived

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS has been released, so has Edubuntu 10.04 with other derivatives soon to follow! Thanks to everyone who helped made the Lucid release cycle one of the best ones ever! The logo above is also the new Edubuntu...

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Ubuntu-ZA Karmic Release Parties

For the Karmic release, Ubuntu-ZA had 4 release parties that took place in Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Pretoria and Brandford, that’s 4 release parties in the country for one release- a new record for our LoCo Team! I attended the Cape...

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Updates from the world of Jonathan

I just haven’t had enough time to blog recently, so here’s a bunch of (seemingly) random stuff all in one post. Cool Christmas Gift Johannes gave me a really cool Christmas gift. In an episode of the IT Crowd, the...

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Hardy is here

Today sees the release of the awesome Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, Hardy Heron. In South Africa, our loco-team (Ubuntu-ZA) will be celebrating its release this coming Saturday. Johannesburg is finally catching up to Cape Town, and is also having a release...

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Ubuntu turns 3 – Local get-togethers

Today’s release of Ubuntu 7.10, the very popular Debian-based distribution, marks 3 years since Ubuntu made it’s first release in October 2004… and the Ubuntu world is getting ready to celebrate…   We have two Ubuntu 7.10 parties scheduled in...