11 October 2022
The Web and design team at Canonical runs in two-week iterations building and maintaining all of the Canonical websites and product web interfaces. Here are some of the highlights of our completed work from this iteration. During this iteration, the team met in London for a team workshop. It was the first time a lot ...
4 October 2022
Last week, the web and design team organised an internal Hacktoberfest. Our goal was simple: contribute to Open Source projects, understand what makes a great contribution experience, and how we could get inspired for our own projects. Here are 3-step guides from our experience during this Hacktoberfest. 1. What should I contribute to? He ...
12 October 2021
On the 4th and the 5th of October 2021, the Web & Design team ran a remote Hackathon. The theme of it was to build tools that would make our life easier at Canonical. Creativity and collaboration are at the heart of any Hackathon. 26 visual and UX designers, developers and project managers split into ...
25 March 2021
Like every team, the web team has a set of features that are super useful to automate. We use Hubot, a technology owned by GitHub to write very simple bot scripts that we can interact with. The way we use the bot is mostly via Mattermost. We called it: webbot. In this article I would ...
8 February 2021
For the past 4 years I have participated in FOSDEM, a conference about free and open source software for developers. I love this event. It’s a welcome opportunity to see friends, watch great talks and drink excellent Belgium beer. Unfortunately, this year it was a remote event. The event was managed via matrix, a decentralized ...
11 March 2020
TL:DR The tutorials site was refreshed. Tutorials are written in Discourse. They are then pulled and displayed on different sites: ubuntu.com, snapcraft.io, maas.io and jaas.ai. Contributing to open source tools goes beyond writing code. Some of the best contributions simply explain to others how to use the software through tutorials and ...