Global Jam - An Irish slant
tom at tomsalmon.com
Fri Jan 22 16:07:34 GMT 2010
I think the first two suggestions, Standard Bug/Translation Jamming and Workshop/Tutorials may work best for such occasions.
The Ubuntu Hour may be better suited for Lightening talks, and general programming sessions may be better handled by an entity like TOG.
Just my thoughts :)
On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 02:37:51PM +0000, Rory McCann wrote:
> Some ideas for things that could happen at it:
> * Standard Bug/Translation/etc Jamming (i.e. commenting on bugs, doing
> translations, etc) Pros: Worked well when we did it in DIT last year.
> Cons: a bit ubuntu specific
> * Workshop/Tutorials on how to do the above (ie bug jamming etc). Pros:
> also worked well when we did it last year, cons: again ubuntu specific
> * Lightening talks, about anything really. Cons: We need volunteers to
> do it!
> * General programming thingie, ie people just hacking on their own
> thing for their own projects, cons: a bit isolation?
> * Bug Jamming Challenge - Given X 'contestants' see who can increase
> their launchpad karma the most in that 24 hours. cons: is this a bit too
> macho compeditive
> * OSM mapping party, cons: central dublin is mapped well
> * Play videos from some conferences on a big(ish) screen, it's like
> being at a real conference! pros: better quality talks than getting
> people to do it ourselves, cons: who has a projector / large screen?
> On 21/01/10 18:35, Laura Czajkowski wrote:
> > Aloha!
> > It's me again.....
> > Ubuntu has a Global Jam, mind way through a release cycle to encourage
> > participation in working on bugs, translations, documentation, cleaning
> > up of the wikis. In the past Ireland has run them. I'd hope this year
> > would be no different. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGlobalJam
> > At the 1st Ubuntu Hour we were discussing getting more groups involved
> > in a day like this, so it's not just focused on Ubuntu, by asking other
> > dev groups to take part. Perhaps making the global jam section of the
> > event more structured would be a good idea, so that we spent 2 hrs on
> > topics or work in teams. I'd be interested in hearing ideas. Ideally we
> > might run this in the trinity capital hotel as there is space, but we
> > would definitely need to confirm numbers as the room I'd be looking to
> > get sponsored. There is free wifi there.
> > Thoughts please....
> > Laura
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