Famous hacker Kevin Mitnick visited the Ubuntu booth at CES 2013
Started on January 8th and ended on January 11th 2013, CES 2013 gathered a wide and diverse amount of companies, developers, teams of designers, corporations, etc, for publicly exposing the latest technologies through talks, demos, explanations, presentations, etc.
Canonical attended CES 2013 and created an Ubuntu booth, where a solid team of developers demoed and presented Ubuntu for phones, action attracting a massive number of interested persons, including powerful corporations, such as AT&T.
Furthermore, it seems that widely known people manifested interest for the innovative Ubuntu phone OS, including the globally-known hip hop artist will.i.am, who requested and received an Ubuntu for phones demo directly at CES 2013's Ubuntu booth.
Along with will.i.am, Kevin Mitnick visited the Ubuntu booth, met by the Canonical team at the good-looking Ubuntu booth, where Ubuntu for phones played an important role on transforming the Ubuntu developers into a highly-visible and of-interest part of CES 2013.
According to Jono Bacon, MC Hammer was supposed to make an appearance at Ubuntu area, "we were also expecting MC Hammer to visit us, which unfortunately didn’t happen".
Kevin Mitnick is an American hacker and computer security expert, perceived as a legend among the hacker culture, public figure being involved in globally-exposed hacking activities of numerous companies and state departments.
MC Hammer is a famous rapper, actor, spokesman and entrepreneur, appreciated by millions of fans across the world for hit records like "U can't Touch This".
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