LoCo Teams and Developers

Jono Bacon jono at ubuntu.com
Thu Aug 20 06:30:21 BST 2009

Hi Everyone,

As part of my team's work, we are really keen to encourage more people 
to get involved in Ubuntu development, and we are really keen to focus 
on LoCo teams as a potential source development talent. One particular 
effort here is the Ubuntu Global Jam 
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGlobalJam) in which we are encouraging 
LoCos to get together at physical events to learn new skills and do good 

One thing we have realized through our work is that potential developers 
thrive when they can get to know and ask questions of existing 
developers. From what we can tell though, not many developers are 
participating with their LoCo teams. As such, I wanted to ask if some of 
you would be interested in participating more in LoCo events, possibly 
to help mentor new developers.

There are two great ways in which you can contribute here:

    * Q+A - offering a Q+A about packaging and development at LoCo
      meetings or online is a great way to share knowledge.
    * Demos - going along to a LoCo meeting to demonstrate development
      topics such as packaging an application, fixing a bug, using bzr
      etc is good way to tempt people into learning more.

You can find where your local LoCo team is on 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeamList :-)

Does this sound like something that would interest some of you?


Jono Bacon
Ubuntu Community Manager
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