Kyle Fazzari

Staff Engineer

Kyle (aka "kyrofa") is a husband, father of four, roboticist, and a staff engineer at Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu. He works on all things robotics in Ubuntu for server, desktop, and IoT. He's a contributor to both versions 1 and 2 of the Robot Operating System (ROS), a member of the ROS 2 Technical Steering Committee, and co-chair of the ROS 2 Security Working Group. He's also a core contributor to the snapcraft CLI as well as snapd, two key technologies behind snaps and Ubuntu Core.

28 posts by Kyle Fazzari

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Snapcraft Summit summary – day 3

by Kyle Fazzari on 2 February 2018

The third day of the Snapcraft Summit here in Seattle saw all the developers reconvene and really get down to work, and ROSHub came by in the afternoon with...

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Snapcraft Summit summary – day 2

by Kyle Fazzari on 1 February 2018

The second day of Snapcraft Summits tend to be particularly productive as all the participants get more familiar with each other, and this one is no...

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Snap configuration: the configure hook

by Kyle Fazzari on 3 October 2017

This article originally appeared on Kyle’s blog You’ve heard it a million times: snaps bundle their dependencies. People seem to understand and accept the...

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Snap install-time setup: the install hook

by Kyle Fazzari on 3 October 2017

This article originally appeared on Kyle’s blog When it comes to developing snaps, there’s a particular confusion out there that I see over and over again:...

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Things to consider when building a robot with open source

by Kyle Fazzari on 18 July 2017

So you’re considering (or are in the process of) bringing a robot, using open source software, to market. It’s based on Linux. Maybe you’re using the Robot...

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Ubuntu Core: Making a factory image with private snaps

by Kyle Fazzari on 11 July 2017

This is a follow-up to the ROS prototype to production on Ubuntu Core series to answer a question I received: “What if I want to make an image for the...

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The Turtlebot 3 has launched

by Kyle Fazzari on 31 May 2017

If you’re familiar with ROS (Robot Operating System), chances are you’re also familiar with the Turtlebot. The first version of the Turtlebot was created back...

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ROS production: create Ubuntu Core image with snap preinstalled [5/5]

by Kyle Fazzari on 9 May 2017

This is the fifth (and final) blog post in this series about ROS production. In the previous post we created a gadget snap to allow confined access to the...

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ROS production: obtaining confined access to the Turtlebot [4/5]

by Kyle Fazzari on 27 April 2017

This is the fourth blog post in this series about ROS production. In the previous post we created a snap of our prototype, and released it into the store. In...

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ROS production: our prototype as a snap [3/5]

by Kyle Fazzari on 21 April 2017

This is the third blog post in this series about ROS production. In the previous post we came up with a simple ROS prototype. In this post we’ll package that...