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Dustin Kirkland
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+*​ is about to deliver his+OpenStack keynote in room 220 at 11:15am. Elbow your way in! It's all about density, as you'll hear some exciting numbers about #containers in+Ubuntu!
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In November of 2006, Canonical held an "all hands" event, which included a team building exercise.  Several teams recorded "Ubuntu commercials".

On one of the teams, Mark "Borat" Shuttleworth amusingly proffered,
"Ubuntu make wonderful things possible, for example, Linux appliance, with Ubuntu preinstalled, we call this -- the fridge!"

Nine years later, that tongue-in-cheek parody is no longer a joke.  It's a "cold" hard reality!

GE Appliances, FirstBuild, and +Ubuntu​  announced a collaboration around a smart refrigerator, available today for $749, running Snappy Ubuntu Core on a Raspberry Pi 2, with multiple USB ports and available in-fridge accessories.  We had one in our booth at IoT World in San Francisco this week!

While the fridge prediction is indeed pretty amazing, the line that strikes me most is actually "Ubuntu make(s) wonderful things possible!"

With emphasis on "things".  As in, "Internet of Things."  The possibilities are absolutely endless in this brave new world of Snappy Ubuntu.  And that is indeed wonderful.

So what are you making wonderful with Ubuntu?!?
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I forgot all about this video, which I suspect was what +Mark Shuttleworth generally​wanted ;) (I'm super excited about Ubuntu and IoT devices though!)
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Remember I told you something "cool" was coming?  Check out +Ubuntu , 1stBuild, and GE "chilling out" together!  http://j.mp/1cKLWW6
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Will it include "free as in beer" beer?
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Launchpad.net is now the world's largest  +Git repository hosting service and bug tracking whose back end infrastructure is entirely open source free software!
Blog posts from the Launchpad team
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Can't really remember any other publicly visible Launchpad installation besides launchpad.net itself.
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Pictures and results of the #1stBuild and #GE Hackathon, including a smart crockpot powered by #Snappy +Ubuntu  http://j.mp/1yTuqso
A prototype is worth a thousand meetings -- Words to live by! A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the 1stBuild Hackathon -- Hack the Home -- sponsored by GE, Canonical, and a host of other smart companies i...
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Ubuntu: Make Wonderful Things Possible!
In November of 2006, Canonical held an "all hands" event, which included a team building exercise.  Several teams recorded "Ubuntu commercials". On one of the teams, Mark " Borat " Shuttleworth amusingly proffered, "Ubuntu make wonderful things possible, fo...
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In the words of Borat, very nice!
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Something amazing, and very "cool" is happening next week with +Ubuntu at #iotworld2015 ... http://iotworldevent.com/
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  • Canonical Ltd.
    Product Manager, Ubuntu Core Developer, 2013 - present
  • Gazzang Inc
    CTO, Chief Architect, 2011 - 2013
  • Canonical Ltd.
    Manager, Ubuntu Core Developer, 2008 - 2011
  • IBM
    Architect, Software Engineer, 2000 - 2008
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Dustin Kirkland is an Ubuntu Cloud Solutions Product Manager and Strategist at Canonical, helping extend Ubuntu's tradition of leadership as a scalable, enterprise cloud computing platform and guest.

Dustin is formerly, the Chief Technical Officer at Gazzang, offering data encryption and key management for cloud and big data applications using eCryptfs.  Dustin is also an active Core Developer of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, maintainer of 20+ open source projects, and the creator of ByobuDivItUp.com, and LinuxSearch.org.  Besides writing and sharing his software, Dustin also makes and shares his own beer.

He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, daughter, and his two Australian Shepherds, Aggie and Tiger.

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