Archive for October, 2009

Joey Stanford

Help Wanted: Taipei Project Manager

Do you live in or near Taipei? Do you have your PMP cert?  Come talk to me about a job.  Please spread the word to interested parties.

Joey Stanford

Ubuntu Tribal Leadership

The Ubuntu community is a tribe.  In fact, inside Ubuntu we have different tribes (some represented formally by teams like MOTU, Core Devs, LoCo Teams, and the like).  Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, is a different tribe. Canonical as well has different “sub-tribes”. Upstreams, the valuable authors of programs inside Ubuntu, each have their own tribe.   How do we lead and cooperate with all of these tribes and “sub-tribes” and do it well?  Or, in Ubuntu tribal speak, one might ask how do we advance the vision of Ubuntu?  To get a better sense of the question and some answers, I encourage you to watch David Logan’s talk on tribal leadership.

Joey Stanford

Off to a sprint again

Got an update from Kiko as he was boarding another plane and it prompted me to write this as I too am getting ready for the airport.

Sung to the tune of Willie Nelson’s On the Road Again.  Feel free to make it hit at the next UDS.

To sprint again
Just can’t wait to get to a sprint again
The life I love is makin’ Ubuntu with my friends
And I can’t wait to get to a sprint again
To sprint again
Goin’ places that I’ve never been
Seein’ things that I may never see again,
And I can’t wait to get to a sprint again.

To sprint again
Like a band of gypsies we go down the jetway
We’re the best of friends
Insisting that the world be turnin’ our way
And our way
Is to sprint again
Just can’t wait to get to a sprint again
The life I love is makin’ Ubuntu with my friends
And I can’t wait to get to a sprint again

To sprint again
Like a band of gypsies we go down the jetway
We’re the best of friends
Insisting that the world be turnin’ our way
And our way
Is to sprint again

Just can’t wait to get to a sprint again
The life I love is makin’ Ubuntu with my friends
And I can’t wait to get to a sprint again
And I can’t wait to get to a sprint again