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Have you learned about the Yocto Project Developer Day yet? Held annually in conjunction with the Embedded Linux Conference Europe, DevDay is a great way to spend a day learning all about the Yocto Project with hands-on labs. In addition, you go home with the development board of your choice, along with the knowledge to build your own Linux distribution for it. Beginner and Advanced tracks are available.

For more information, see 
https://www.yoctoproject.org/tools-resources/events/yocto-project-developer-day-eu-2015
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+Koen Kooi​ there are usually beginners and advanced sessions, but you are right, those are not meant for actual OE developers.
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This is really good advice for giving feedback. I wonder if it would work as a policy in an open source community?

http://lifehacker.com/criticize-more-kindly-by-mentioning-what-youve-learned-1722276727
When giving constructive criticism, you probably don’t want to come off as a jerk. A better way to offer criticism may be this four-step strategy formulated by social psychologist and game theorist Anatol Rapoport.
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+Darren Hart tl;dr Not concise enough. ;)

/me actually agrees with what +Darren Hart said
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esp +David Anders, +Alison Chaiken, and other Bletchley buffs.. google "bletchley park" :)
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neat. also interesting that your post shows up. :)
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h/t +Khem Raj - I see this as a community management problem, not a software model problem.
There was a very frank question pegged towards Slashdot readers a few months back, which I happened to stumble upon just by chance during some Googling. It was a pretty simple question that merely asked: for the non-coders out there, especially ones taking advantage of open source software, why aren't more of you contributing back to the open source community?
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I get the point of the article, but I think the author is misleading, biased and in some cases nearly flat-out wrong.

For the sake of brevity, I'm going to just cover some points of contention:

TrueCrypt was NOT closed down due to its software being insecure. They closed down due to unknown reasons, possibly due to US governmental security agency interference.  VeraCrypt uses nearly the exact same code as TrueCrypt, and its core encryption was not compromised nor is it insecure: http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/04/truecrypt-security-audit-is-good-news-so-why-all-the-glum-faces/

"I really want to see open source succeed on a much grander scale than it ever has. But much of what open source represents is a mere collection of little ships, sailing endlessly, without an end in sight or a destination to reach.
If you don't know where you're heading, how do you know you've gotten anywhere?
That's a good question -- and one that the open source community just doesn't know how to answer succinctly, yet."

His perception is the problem; FOSS isn't on a singular destination path - that's part of the main point. There's not one or two main distributions of a singular operating system, a singular office suite, a singular text editor or audio application. There's a whole host of varying programs, applications, distros, etc. that range in focus on one or two tasks to being your main desktop to being a stable and reliable server OS.
We're not a fleet of ships; we're a collection of diverse persons, technologies, etc. that share a similar philosophy of open-source. We're not going anywhere; we're a community - and like any community, there are problems and successes, varying personalities, and fluctuating loyalties.
It's really easy to disparage this as somehow broken when you compare it to MS and Apple ecosystems; but those don't follow the same philosophy. MS and Apple are selling a product and are trying to make a profit; Apple only focuses on specific proprietary hardware for its OS, and MS utilizes its own proprietary document formats. Conforming to your own creation for profit is a LOT easier than creating a product that conforms to other, consistently changing (and not open) standards.

I admit that FOSS has a lot of issues and difficulties - but we should address them accurately, correctly and without distortion.
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I live in no-signal land and have lost my phone for weeks at a time so I'm not a good candidate.. but for those who live within tower range, please consider taking the challenge
 
How long can you go without touching your phone? Take the challenge!

For every 15 minutes you go without touching your phone, +UNICEF and sponsors will donate 1 full day of clean water to children in need.
How long can you go without touching your phone? Take the challenge!
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Feb has gone fast!  3/1 tomorrow & the last day of $50 off reg for the +Yocto Project DevDay! http://ow.ly/JDFH1 #embedded #linux
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Happy birthday +Otavio Salvador !
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Thanks a lot
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The problem is the standard US business card is 2" x 3.5" (or so) and hence can't fall into the super cheap 5cm x 5cm size for most of the Chinese board houses.  For 100 business cards like this you're looking at about $1.25 each including shipping, or if you get lead-free it's a little more.  Not crazy expensive and quite cool!
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Discussing deep subjects with the #OpenEmbedded  starchamb... er, I mean round table.

#OEDAM
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Yes that makes sense now. It was where I expected it to be. 
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Dear +Lenovo - I just got email from you saying "you asked and we listened - trackpad buttons are back [on the new carbon x-1]".

I formally and publicly request that you make old-style trackpads with buttons an option for existing laptops like the T440s. This is not a warranty request - I would be willing to pay for the trackpad and installation, or install it myself if it is a CRU. Please respond. Posting on Facebook and Google+.

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The new T450s had the physical buttons, too. Glad to see this trend.
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it's going to be a great day :)
 
Only a handful of early registrations left for the  Developer Day, which will be the day after #lfelc.  Each registration includes a free developer board of your choice: #beagleboneblack , #minnowboard  max, or #wandboard .  Get yours now to save $50! http://ow.ly/JDFH1 #linux #embedded
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Education
  • UC Santa Cruz
    Literature & Creative Writing, 1987 - 1992
    2 years computer science (capri@b.ucsc.edu) 1 year classical music (voice) 1 year creative writing
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Jefro
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dad & husband, community manager, technical writer, embedded linux geek, amateur astronomer, amateur photographer, amateur housebuilder/electrician/plumber, probably other stuff too
Introduction
I manage the Yocto Project community, an open source project focused on providing professional tools to embedded Linux developers, shepherded by the Linux Foundation. I am pleased to be employed by Intel Corporation to do this work in the open source community, where I have spent most of my career.
Bragging rights
I have worked in open source & embedded for more than 20 years
Work
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Community Organizer, Technical Writer
Employment
  • Intel Corporation
    Yocto Project Community Manager, 2011 - present
    Community Manager for the Yocto Project (https://yoctoproject.org). I also help with community management for other communities in Intel's Open Source Technology Center (http://01.org).
  • MontaVista, Inc.
    Community Organizer, Technical Writer, 2008 - 2011
  • Access/Palmsource
    Senior Technical Writer, 2005 - 2008
  • Orion Multisystems
    Principal Technical Writer, 2004 - 2005
  • Transmeta
    Senior Technical Writer, 1999 - 2004
  • Netscape Communications
    Senior Technical Writer, 1998 - 1999
  • Wind River Systems
    Senior Technical Writer, 1996 - 1998
  • Cygnus Support
    Technical Publications Manager, 1992 - 1996
  • jefro.net
    Technical Writer (contract), 2004 - 2011
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Shuttle bus driver, 1988 - 1992
  • Kuleto's Restaurant
    Bartender/Barback, 1991 - 1991
  • Shuttle Express
    Airport taxi, 1991 - 1991
  • Pacific Stock Exchange
    Data entry, 1991 - 1991
  • Henry Wine Group
    Invoice manager, 1988 - 1990
  • Santa Cruz Operation
    Database technician, 1988 - 1990
  • Roudon Smith Winery
    Deliveries & bottling, 1989 - 1989
  • University Mechanical Engineers & Contrators
    Teamster, sheet metal apprentice, office, 1984 - 1987
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Northern California coast
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San Diego County, CA - San Diego - Santa Cruz - SF Bay Area - Sonoma County - Mendocino County