It’s been 29 days since I’ve started working at Canonical and, let me tell you, they went by really fast.

In the past few weeks I have worked on lots of projects and there is a lot more in the pipeline. I’ve mainly been working on the “realign” (rather than “redesign”) of canonical.com and ubuntu.com; we’ve also been thinking about how we can make the design toolkit more interactive, making it easier for anyone who needs to use it to find the information they need, to name but a few projects.

More importantly, I have learned that:

  • You shouldn’t use Iain’s favourite mug
  • Marcus takes a long time to decide what he’s going to eat
  • Michael can make origami cranes
  • John has a truck
  • Alejandra eats more chocolate than I do

UDS – Ubuntu Developer Summit

A few days after I’ve started I was told I was going to the next UDS, which will be held in Orlando from 25th to 29th October. No-one has really given me a clear explanation of what is supposed to happen at UDS — I think they want it to be a surprise. So I’d be happy to get any tips that fellow attendees might have for me: What mustn’t I forget?, What should I be expecting?, How I can I make the most of it?

That is all for now, reporting from the design corner of the Canonical Millbank headquarters.

(Oh, and the view is still amazing.)