Ubuntu Global Bug Jam!

Jono Bacon jono at ubuntu.com
Wed Jun 4 16:00:14 BST 2008

Hi all,

People of the world rejoice for I am delighted to announce our very
first Ubuntu Global Bug Jam (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GlobalBugJam) which
will take place from Fri 8th August to Sun 10th August 2008.

So, what is the Ubuntu Global Bug Jam? Well, let me explain. Put simply,
it is a world-wide online and face-to-face event to get people together
to fix Ubuntu bugs - we want to get as many people online fixing bugs,
having a great time doing so, and putting their brick in the wall for
free software. This is not only a great opportunity to really help
Ubuntu, but to also get together with other Ubuntu fans to make a
difference together, either via your LoCo team, your LUG, other free
software group, or just getting people together in your house/apartment
to fix bugs and have a great time.

...believe me, a collection of Ubuntu geeks, some pizza and some cans of
something delicious make for a fun time, that's for sure.

If you are in a LoCo Team, the Ubuntu Global Bug Jam it a great
opportunity for LoCo Teams (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeamList) to get
together and have a physical bug-jam, which in turn becomes a great
opportunity to drink tea, eat biscuits, and possibly listen to death
metal if you are so inclined (well, you can ignore the death metal bit).
To get started there is a Running a Bug Jam guide
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RunningBugJam), which offers some helpful
advice for getting your jam organised. If you are in a Linux User Group
why not try and organise a bug jam for your LUG too?

If you are planning on organising a jam for your group, just follow
these steps:

 1. Decide on a venue and dates, and start letting people know about
where and when the jam is. You might want to post to other local groups
to let them know so they can attend. Take a read of the Running a Bug
Jam page (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RunningBugJam) to help you get
 2. Update the Ubuntu Global Bug Jam page
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GlobalBugJam) and add your jam to it. Be sure
to add any specific applications your local participants are interested
in in the *Interests* box - we will then try to get upstream specialists
to the Jam who can help with debugging on IRC.
 3. Blog about it, post to mailing lists, put flyers up in computer
shops and other places and otherwise spread the word. :)
 4. On the day we will post more information about getting involved in
the jam

We will be posting more information about  how the global bug jam will
work closer to the time. :)

Also, could everyone go and Digg this over at
http://digg.com/linux_unix/Ubuntu_Global_Bug_Jam_Announced :)

Woo! :)


Jono Bacon
Ubuntu Community Manager
www.ubuntu.com / www.jonobacon.org

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