Ubuntu Hour Thurs Nov 17th at iHub?
grantbow at ubuntu.com
Sun Nov 13 10:35:25 UTC 2011
Is there going to be an Ubuntu Hour this Thursday at iHub?
How about Thurs, Dec 1st?
How about Thurs, Dec 15th?
How about Thurs, Dec 29th?
We have said we would like to have an Ubuntu Hour
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Hour every two weeks. We have held three so
far with approximately that schedule: Thurs Oct 6th, Wed Nov 19th (one
day early due to Mashujaa Day), and Thurs Nov 3rd. Should this
frequency be revisited? Can we put in place the required actions by
specific individuals or groups of individuals to make these meetings
happen regularly? I believe the actions include:
* updating the ihub calendar http://ihub.co.ke/pages/events.php
* emailing this list with an announcement and updating
* confirming with whatever methods are preferred
* showing up regularly to answer questions
A discussion here on this list to confirm or add to what is required
would be very helpful. I have downloaded Ubuntu .iso images and
provided paper sleeves from another Ubuntu team to give away to
newcomers and provide to other willing Ubuntu promoters to give away
to those that can benefit from them. If someone would like a copy of
the .iso images to host on a server here in Kenya I would be happy to
provide them and/or assist in the process of setting up an official
Ubuntu mirror. I welcome other ideas and participation.
Assuming timely administrative responses to join requests, I believe
this email list is a powerful, almost universally accessible, shared
communication method that requires only a simple email address to
participate. While it does provide a small barrier to participation
(mailman confirmation & administrative approval at present), it allows
everyone interested in Ubuntu in Kenya to participate. The email list
archive also provides visible evidence of Ubuntu activity to the wider
Ubuntu community and newcomers who might be interested in joining; it
provides transparency. While twitter can be useful for private
discussions I believe it's personal nature is less than transparent to
those that do not know who is involved and what their twitter IDs are.
I am a twitter user but each communicate method shapes the messages it
transmits. A shared team twitter account focused on group activities
without distractions might provide a similar function to the email
list if setup and handled well. Though this email list has been
relatively quiet other Ubuntu Local Communities (LoCos) use their list
to answer questions about Ubuntu from newcomer Ubuntu users.
I am sorry I was unable to attend the last Ubuntu Hour on Nov 3rd due
to illness. I look forward to speaking about Ubuntu with anyone
interested, especially if they can provide an appropriate venue to
leverage efforts more broadly. I would like to help this
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KenyanTeam grow and thrive before I leave Dec
5th and provide whatever support I can afterward.
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