Canonical Engages Ubuntu Community for App Development

The team behind Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux wants 2014 to be the year of Ubuntu app development. And it’s reaching out to the Ubuntu community, especially the local LoCo team chapters spread across the world, to spearhead the effort, according to a blog post from Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon.

Bacon writes: “2014 is going to be a great year for Ubuntu App Developers. We laid down some fantastic foundations in 2013, but this year we want to extend and grow our community in multiple directions … building a solid, empowered on-ramp for creating awesome apps for Ubuntu.”

To do that, Bacon envisions Loco teams running “Ubuntu App Developer schools” in their localities. They’ll be events where Ubuntu community members can go to learn—in an in-the-flesh, brick-and-mortar fashion—how to create apps for the open source operating system.