Nov 7 – 9, 2022
Prague, Czech Republic
Europe/Prague timezone

My journey from early Linux, through Snap packaging, to WSL

Nov 9, 2022, 12:00 PM
Karlin 1 (Hilton Prague)

Karlin 1

Hilton Prague

50 Minute Talk Ubuntu Desktop


Ms Dani Llewellyn (she/her)
Snapcrafters / Ubuntu Membership Board


An exploration of my history with Linux from 1997-8, when I was 14-15, onwards. With heavy focus given to how I got involved with the world of WSL2. Includes a brief forey into my work with Snap Packages, and the Snapcraft ecosystem, and how that lead me to springboarding into WSL2 notoriety. Has detials about some of the capabilities of WSL2 that I have enabled that aren't available out of the box such as systemd, apparmor, and desktop applications & environments. With a description of differences between WSL1 and WSL2 illustrating why WSL2 got me so excited for the possibility of getting more Linux-native workflows enabled than WSL1 allows, like Snap packages. Might include a sneaky peak at something I've been working on in secret.

Session author bios

Dani is a well known WSL community expert, with contributions to the Pro Windows Subsystem for Linux book by Hayden Barnes. She is a Microsoft MVP awardee for community activity and leadership in the WSL, and wider Microsoft and Open Source communities. Dani is also an Ubuntu Member, and Ubuntu Membership Board delegate.

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