Ubuntu Hour Thurs Nov 17th at iHub?

Grant Bowman grantbow at ubuntu.com
Sun Nov 27 18:28:36 UTC 2011

On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 1:35 PM, Grant Bowman <grantbow at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> 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
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KenyanTeam
>    * 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.
> Cheers,
> Grant Bowman

I am still interested in seeing Ubuntu's presence grow here in Kenya.
I am looking for some volunteers to step forward to take ownership and
to work with, leveraging the considerable resources available in the
broader Ubuntu community.

Grant Bowman

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