Rhys Davies

Rhys Davies

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Leaving Canonical

Leaving Canonical

Almost exactly two years ago I started my first job after graduating from University. I turned 22 and became a Product Manager in the space of 2 months. Two facts that I have

Scenius

Scenius

Otherwise known as communal genius. This is a new term that I came across in Austin Kleon’s book “Show your work!”. I don’t read a lot of non-fiction but I think

UbuntuOnAir update

UbuntuOnAir update

It’s been a couple  of months since we restarted UbuntuOnAir. We had a few ideas, and lots of aspirations, but we wanted to be realistic and work our way up. You can

Divining anonymity

Divining anonymity

‘So, for one coated iron rod, 250 grams of aloe vera gel, a stack of twelve fine pieces of parchment, and a willingly given Phoenix feather, that comes to sixty eight labels and

Why businesses should build communities

Why businesses should build communities

The value of an active community can not be understated. There are countless examples throughout history of communities being amazing. Here I talk specifically about the value a community can bring to businesses.

Ubuntu Documentation Issues

Ubuntu Documentation Issues

Over the lifetime of the Ubuntu project documentation has been written by thousands of people. From technical specifications, to meeting minutes, to translations in dozens of languages. But with such extensive contribution it

Open source principles in the pandemic

Open source principles in the pandemic

Dr Yang Zhang’s lab does genome structure sequence modelling and analysis. Over the past year and a half they have been involved in generating new knowledge of proteins encoded by the genome

UbuntuOnAir

UbuntuOnAir

UbuntuOnAir - An Ubuntu Community streaming channel to talk, discuss, and showcase contributions and contributors to Ubuntu.

What is virtualisation? The basics

What is virtualisation? The basics

Virtualisation plays a huge role in almost all of today’s fastest-growing software-based industries. It is the foundation for most cloud computing, the go-to methodology for cross-platform development, and has made its way

Something in the woods

Something in the woods

The rumble of thunder he understood. The rain that fell in sheets and cooled the air inside his home was familiar. But the noise outside was new. Even in a storm he knew

Learning Linux

Learning Linux

Five years ago I barely knew what Linux was. Two years ago I used Linux knowingly for the first time during, now ...

Where to start with RISC-V

Where to start with RISC-V

RISC-V made the news recently when BeagleBoard.org revealed the BeagleV (Beagle Five) SBC (single board computer). The first affordable, highly available SBC that uses the RISC-V architecture. The…

Arm: Apple and NVIDIA

Arm: Apple and NVIDIA

This is an article about Arm, the latest in Apple’s Arm relationship, NVIDIA’s Arm acquisition and thoughts about what’s going to happen next. ‘Arm’ is a few things.

Surgical robotics success

Surgical robotics success

Robotics is a type of technology, not a product. Robots as products could be a good idea if the problem they are solving, the services they provide, truly warrant them. They usually won’t.

Why upgrade from Windows 7

Why upgrade from Windows 7

Windows 7 reaches end of life (EOL) tomorrow, January 14th, 2020. If you continue using Windows 7 after that you are inviting hackers to take your data. EOL means that Windows 7 will stop receiving…

How I made my first snap

How I made my first snap

Snaps are a way for you to package your software so it is easy to install on Linux. I figured, as a new member of the advocacy team at…