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2014-11-19 12:03 - 1 hour 20 min ago

I recently blogged about my Ubuntu Scopes Contest Wishlist after we kicked off the Scopes Development Competition where Ubuntu Phone Scope developers can be in with a chance of winning cool devices and swag. See the above links for more details.

As a judge on that contest I’ve been keeping an eye out for interesting scopes that are under development for the competition. As we’re at the half way point in the contest I thought I’d mention a few. Of course me mentioning them here doesn’t mean they’re favourites or winners, I’m just raising awareness of the competition and hopefully...




2014-11-03 21:31 - 1 hour 20 min ago
Today is a good day! Decisions were made, some decisions are hard to make that require over thinking and analysing and others are a lot easier as you know they are just right! This one was easy to make! Today I accepted a new role and a new challenge. I am looking forward to starting […]



2014-11-03 09:44 - 1 hour 20 min ago

We’re running a Scope Development Competition with prizes including a laptop, tablets, and a bunch of cool Ubuntu swag. Check the above link for details.

I’m one of the judges, so I’m not allowed to enter which is both good and bad news. Good because then you won’t see my terrible coding quality, but bad because I would really love one of these sweet Dell XPS laptops!

I do have things I’d like to see made as scopes, and some ideas for making ones that I might do in the future when time permits, and I thought I’d share them. As a judge I’m not saying “make this scope and I’ll vote for your entry” of course, I simply...




2014-10-24 17:17 - 1 hour 20 min ago

For the last week I’ve been working with 230 other Ubuntu people in Washington, DC. We have sprints like this pretty frequently now and are a great way to collaborate and Get Things Doneā„¢ at high velocity.

This is the second sprint where we’ve invited some of the developers who are blazing a trail with our Core Apps project. Not everyone could make it to the sprint, and those who didn’t were certainly missed. These are people who give their own time to work on some of the featured and default apps on the Ubuntu Phone, and perhaps in the future on the converged desktop.

It’s been a busy week with discussion & planning punctuating intense hacking sessions. Once again I’m proud of the patience, professionalism and and hard work done by...




2014-10-01 10:09 - 1 hour 20 min ago

The XDA Developer community had its second conference last weekend, this time in Manchester, UK. We were asked to sponsor the event and were happy to do so. I went along with Daniel Holbach from the Community Team and Ondrej Kubik from the Phone Delivery Team at Canonical.

This was my first non-Ubuntu conference for a while, so it was interesting for me to meet people from so many different projects. As well as us representing Ubuntu Phone, there were guys from the Jolla project showing off SailfishOS and their handset and ports. Asa Dotzler was also there to represent Mozilla &...




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