Fwd: Ubuntu Global Jam is Soon - Bring Phones and Tablets!
bjonkman at sobac.com
Thu Feb 21 05:23:41 UTC 2013
At Randall's suggestion, Charles and I have rebranded the K-W Ubuntu
Hour for Friday, 1 March 2013 as an Ubuntu Global Jam event! Same time,
same place, same good food, but now we're participating directly in
improving the Ubuntu distribution.
Bring a thumbdrive (or a blank DVD) and I'll make it bootable with
Ubuntu 13.04 Alpha2 Raring Ringtail so that you can try it out on your
And if you should happen to have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus or an LG Nexus 4
phone then you can try Ubuntu on it too. I'd love to see that!
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 6:22 PM, Randall Ross <randall at executiv.es> wrote:
>> Hi Charles,
>> I'm the organizer for the upcoming Ubuntu Global Jam. Your Ubuntu Hour
>> on Friday March 01 in Kitchener caught my eye as it happens to coincide
>> with the date of the Jam!
>> Would it be possible for you to re-badge your March 01 event as an
>> Ubuntu Global Jam event instead? This would be helpful for those in the
>> K-W area that would like to hang out and talk about Ubuntu, and maybe
>> even give Raring a spin. As far as I know, your event is the only one in
>> the area.
>> The event needn't be fancy, but some teams are bringing Ubuntu Phones
>> and Tablets to show others, which might also be fun.
>> Here's the link to add the event to the Ubuntu Global Jam:
>> Thanks in advance!
>> Ubuntu Buzz Generator
On 13-02-20 02:39 PM, Bob Jonkman wrote:
> Hi Everyone: Randall sent me a reminder about the Ubuntu Global Jam the
> weekend after next, Friday to Sunday, 1-3 March 2013. So far, there
> aren't any Canadian Global Jam events listed at
> There's an Ubuntu Hour in Kitchener on Friday, 1 March, but considering
> the venue (Egg Roll King is a small, busy restaurant) the only Global
> Jam activity there will be copying the Raring Ringtail Alpha 2 to your
> thumb drive (I'll bring an .iso image on my computer). Neither Darcy nor
> I are available to run a Jam in K-W, but there's a possibility Kwartzlab
> is available if a Kwartzlab member can be persuaded to host.
> A global jam doesn't require programming skills. Just install the latest Ubuntu release, and report any bugs or incompatibilities you run into. There's a list of other activities at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGlobalJam
> Running a Global Jam isn't that much more involved than running an
> Ubuntu Hour. You'll definitely want a venue with Internet connectivity
> and electrical power, and you'll probably want to work for at least
> three or four hours (but longer is OK too!).
> If you're holding a Jam somewhere in Canada let me know, and I can add
> it to the calendar if you want.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:54:00 -0800
> From: Randall Ross <randall at executiv.es>
> To: bjonkman at sobac.com
> Subject: Ubuntu Global Jam is Soon - Bring Phones and Tablets!
> The *Ubuntu Global Jam* is getting close(r). Have you registered an
> event in your city/town yet? If you have, thanks! And if not, please
> do!! The official event is happening *March 1, 2, and 3rd* 2013. (You
> can of course register a different date sometime in March depending on
> your local circumstances.)
> The Ubuntu Global Jam is one of the best ways to bring people together
> that enjoy Ubuntu. Not only that, but because of this unique point in
> Ubuntu's history, we are all in a position to show something fun:
> *Ubuntu Phones* and *Ubuntu Tablets*.
> If you, or someone you know, has an Ubuntu-ready phone or tablet, please
> encourage them to bring it to an Ubuntu Global Jam event. This is a
> great way to build enthusiasm for the project and also to let people see
> first-hand what they've so far only been able to see in photos and
> videos. Nothing is better than a live demo for excitement!
> *If you anticipate Ubuntu Phones or Ubuntu Tablets being at your Global
> Jam event, please add the words /"//phone"/ or /"tablet"/ (or both) to
> the event description field on your event.* We plan on showcasing events
> that are giving demos.
> And if you haven't yet registered an event, please do so ASAP. If you're
> not an organizer, please find one! :) The place to register your event
> is here:
> If you have any questions or difficulties adding your event to the above
> page, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. That's what I'm here for.
> Thanks for your attention and let's get Jamming!
> Ubuntu Buzz Generator
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