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== General Community News ==
=== Ubuntu Artful Desktop Fit and Finish Sprint ===
Alan Pope of Canonical tells us the Ubuntu 17.10 is progressing at top speed. Because of the major change being the new GNOME Shell, volunteers are requested to help fine tune the GUI experience. The hackfest is 24th & 25th August at the London office, with skilled help wanted on the 24th. The deadline is 18th August with details and links provided.
Alan Pope writes about some of the community problems Ubuntu is facing and notes that the onboarding process among other issues is not as good as it can be. Alan, after speaking with active members of the Ubuntu Community, reveals main necessary themes, and explains why he thinks the Community Portal, the existing resource for onboarding new contributors, isn't ideal for this purpose. He introduces the Ubuntu Community Hub, something that he believes would solve this, and how it would benefit the community.
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S10E23 - Important Fluffy Turn ===
"It's Season Ten Episode Twenty-Three of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Dave Lee are connected and speaking to your brain.
This week we're joined by a love bug and add more pixels to our computer. Red Hat abandon btrfs, Marcus Hutchins is arrested, Google did evil and the podcast patent is overturned! We also have a large dose of Ubuntu community news and some events."
The Ubuntu community consists of individuals and teams, working on different aspects of the distribution, giving advice and technical support, and helping to promote Ubuntu to a wider audience. No contribution is too small, and anyone can help. It's your chance to get in on all the community fun associated with developing and promoting Ubuntu. http://community.ubuntu.com/contribute/