Participate in the Ubuntu Core Apps Hack Days and get involved in developing the essential apps of Ubuntu on phones.
Starting this Wednesday, and during the next three weeks, we’re organizing a set of Hack Days inviting all interested contributors to bring Ubuntu Touch up another step closer to a production release and to ensure all core apps have reached a state of functionality to be used every day.
With the Core Apps Hack Days we’re targeting several objectives:
- Get all core apps into a ‘dogfoodable’ state
- Find and fix critical bugs in core apps and their dependencies
- Identify, record and fix gaps in functionality
- Get new developers involved in Core Apps and Ubuntu Touch development in general
- Have fun with Ubuntu App Development!
How the Hack Days will work
- The Ubuntu Core Apps Hack Days will be run as virtual hackfests on the #ubuntu-app-devel IRC channel on Freenode
- Everyone is free to join the channel and encouraged to pick a task related to the set of goals to get core apps to a dogfoodable state
- The development and testing tasks will be posted on the Hack Days wiki before each day’s hackfest starts
- Ask Michael Hall (mhall119), David Planella (dpm) or Alan Pope (popey) on the channel for any help when you join (or just say hi!)
- Starting on Wednesday 10th of July until Thursday 25th of July
- From 9:00 UTC to 21:00 UTC
- We’ll be following this schedule:
|17 July||Sudoku Touch|
|18 July||RSS Reader|
|19 July||File Manager|
|22 July||Document Viewer|
|24 July||Dropping Letters|
|25 July||Stock Ticker|
Participating in the Hack Days is extremely easy: you just need a working Internet connection and access to IRC. We simply recommend some preparation beforehand:
Looking forward to seeing you next Wednesday at the Calendar hackfest!