LoCo Outreach via Team Cross-Pollination

Efrain Valles effie-jayx at ubuntu.com
Tue Mar 30 14:39:21 BST 2010

Agree with all. This idea would definetelly energize the meetings a
bit. this is something that should happen. I am a but unsure if we are
talking about the LoCo teams meeting o a specific LoCo meeting.

This would be a great idea and I volunteer to help out in any way,
either organizing or what eve3r is needed. maybe a list of topics or
areas of interest?  and a list of meetings? this would be great

On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 8:58 AM, Grant Bowman <grantbow at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 4:29 PM, Dan Trevino <dantrevino at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 6:44 AM, Amber Graner <akgraner at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 12:46 AM, Nick Ali <nali at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>>>> This is an idea on how to get new LoCo members interested in different
>>>> parts of the Ubuntu community.
>>>> The wiki is a great resource, where new members of the community can
>>>> learn about all the teams that make up the community, what they do,
>>>> how they do it, how to get involved, and much more. But some folks
>>>> still feel intimidated or overwhelmed by the wiki. Some just learn
>>>> differently. Thats why Ubuntu Classroom and Open Week are great, they
>>>> provide a different way to present the material to interested
>>>> individuals.
>>>> But Ubuntu Classroom and Open Week are pull methods, the user has know
>>>> thats what they are interested in before attending.
>>>> I suggest a push method. Lets take IRC LoCo meetings. Assuming a LoCo
>>>> has regular IRC meetings, wouldn't it be great if someone from the Art
>>>> Team stopped by and discussed how the Art Team works? How about
>>>> someone talking about how to translate Ubuntu into their native
>>>> language? What if the Documentation Team discussed what needed to be
>>>> updated for the next cycle? This can be extended to every community
>>>> team. Tie in slides and web pages with Lernid and the discussions
>>>> become more powerful.
>>>> The advantage to LoCos is that they get someone who is very
>>>> knowledgeable about a specific aspect of the community to present to
>>>> their LoCos. And it might make LoCo meetings less boring :-)
>>>> This would obviously require the various teams to make an effort to
>>>> reach and communicate with LoCos, but the advantage to teams is that
>>>> they are actively recruiting from a pool of individuals who they know
>>>> are already interested in the Ubuntu community.
>>>> Thoughts? Criticisms?
>>> Nick,
>>> I like this idea.
>>> How can we as LoCo's make it easy to for the various teams participate in
>>> our meetings?  Can we for example add a column to the Main LoCo Teams wiki
>>> [1] or to the LoCo directory that would include the times for the LoCo
>>> Meetings? Or created another wiki off the main for information like this?
>>> This would let both Projects and Other LoCo teams know who would be
>>> interested in having folks volunteer to pop in on LoCo meeting discuss
>>> everything from Art, the Q&A, to Ubuntu Women and more.
>>> [1] - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeamList
>>> Thanks for working this!
>>> Amber
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>>> Just me Amber.
>>> There are lots of Linux users who don't care how the kernel works, but only
>>> want to use it. That is a tribute to how good Linux is.
>>> Linus Torvalds
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>> We've tried to reach out before, but the effort has been spotty.  I
>> think this is a great idea, but in my opinion we need some
>> organisation, and someone to actively recruit for this.
>> I think that, given the work some of these teams are doing (and their
>> workloads), it would be better for "us" to go to them and request
>> time, rather than expecting them to go out and find a loco to talk to
>> themselves.  But you don't want 43 different loco teams jumping into
>> #ubuntu-kernel, all asking for someone to come speak to their teams.
>> IMO:
>> There should be an easy way for dev/community teams to communicate availability
>> There should be a consistent and  easy way for loco teams to request
>> or schedule a speaker
>> There should be a coordinated message to the dev/community teams that
>> we'd like to hear from.
> I like this idea.
> The scarce resource is the dev/community team participation, right?
> Amber linked the list of LoCo teams.  If a dev/community team is
> organized and recruited, what next?  I think a missing component is a
> list of ready, willing and able dev/community contacts that LoCo
> leaders can use to request a guest IRC appearance or Lernid style
> "webinar."  Would this list be some dev/community self-selected subset
> of an existing list?  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Teams looks to me to be
> missing some teams.  Maybe a subset of
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/ChannelList
> Grant Bowman
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam
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Efrain Valles
Ubuntu LoCo Council Member

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