Project Sputnik was born of the idea to create an Ubuntu based laptop targeted specifically at developers. The project, which was made possible by an internal incubation fund, became a real product by the end of 2012.
The deck covers how thanks to the power of the community, this concept went from project to product in a little over 6 months. It also talks about the two key software projects tied to the effort, the Cloud Launcher and the Profile tool. -- Presented at OSCON on 7/24/13