One year at GitLab: 7 things which I didn't expect to learn

One year ago I joined GitLab as a Solution Architect. In this blog post I do not want to focus on my role, my daily work or anything pandemic related. Also, there won’t be a huge focus in regard to all remote working. I rather want to focus on my personal experiences in regard to the work culture. I’ll focus on things which I certainly did not think about before I joined GitLab (or any other company before)....

April 12, 2021 · 9 min · Sujeevan Vijayakumaran

UbuCon Europe in the retrospective

Last weekend the very first UbuCon Europe took place in Essen, Germany. It was the second UbuCon where I was the head of the organisation team. But this one was the first international UbuCon, which had a few more challenges compared to a national UbuCon. ;) This blog posts focuses on both: the event itself and some information about the organisation. Thursday The first unofficial day of the UbuCon was Thursday, where some people already arrived from different countries....

November 27, 2016 · 5 min · Sujeevan Vijayakumaran

UbuCon Europe Plannings and Call for Contributions

It’s been a while, since my first announcement about UbuCon Europe 2016 which will take place from the 18th to 20th November 2016 in Essen, Germany. That means: Mark your calendars! Check out our travel page on how to get to Essen! And finally: Submit your talks and ideas for talks or workshops! While we were running the UbuCon Germany in the last years, we learned that many speakers picked a talk which were requested by the audience....

April 2, 2016 · 1 min · Sujeevan Vijayakumaran

UbuCon Summit and SCALE 14x in Pasadena

From the 21st to the 24th the 14th Southern California Linux Expo took place in Pasadena. Since many years, there is also an UbuCon happening. This year was the first time when the newly created “UbuCon Summit” took place. The people who are involved in the international Ubuntu-Community probably heard about the UbuCon Summit. It is the new attempt by Ubuntus Community Team and the community to bring the community back together, after the end of the Ubuntu Developer Summits....

February 6, 2016 · 9 min · Sujeevan Vijayakumaran

Attending UbuCon Summit US in 01/2016

2016 will be my favourite „UbuCon-year“. The first UbuCon Summit in Pasadena will take place and at the end of the year the first UbuCon Europe will take place in Essen, Germany from 18th to 20th November. In the latter I’m the head of the organisation team. The UbuCon Summit is just around the corner and I’m really looking forward to attending the event. It’s the first time that I requested money from the Ubuntu Community Donations Fund which got thankfully accepted....

December 19, 2015 · 1 min · Sujeevan Vijayakumaran

This was the Ubucon 2015 in Berlin

Last weekend the 9th Ubucon in Germany took place in Berlin. It was the first time that I was the head of the organisation team for the vent. After 2012, it was the second time that we were guests at HWTK in the Center of Berlin. It was as always hosted by the ubuntu Deutschland e.V.. Friday Traditionally, the Ubucon begins on a Friday. Personally, I was in Berlin in the early morning, so I had time to see a bit of Berlin....

November 1, 2015 · 4 min · Sujeevan Vijayakumaran

UbuContest recapped

The last weeks and months were very intensive in terms of my Ubuntu activities. I’m not only doing the last preparations of this years Ubucon Germany where I’m the head of the organisation team for the first time, also we successfully ran the first community-driven app developer contest called UbuContest. The contest was initiated by SturmFlut and me, and we thankfully got the support from Daniel Holbach, David Planella and Canonical....

October 15, 2015 · 2 min · Sujeevan Vijayakumaran

Review: Beginning Ubuntu for Windows and Mac Users by Nathan Haines

Fellow Ubuntu Member Nathan Haines has recently published his first book “Beginning Ubuntu for Windows and Mac Users”. Nathan asked me to review his book, I couldn’t decline it. What is in it? The book is divided into six different chapters and two appendices. It was written by Nathan Haines, who is a long time Ubuntu User, Ubuntu Community Contributor and organisator of UbuCon at SCaLE. The book was published by Apress and has a length of 244 pages....

October 12, 2015 · 5 min · Sujeevan Vijayakumaran