Ubuntu-ke Digest, Vol 37, Issue 3

Hungai Kevin hungaikevin at gmail.com
Mon Nov 28 15:23:18 UTC 2011


I havent been able to attend any the meetups because of unavoidable circumstances and distance also but now that am around I'll catch you guyz at the next meet up that is on 3rd . Its great to finally have a group of like minded people. Also lets make our presence on the social media front be felt ( lets grow the community )
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>   1. Re: Ubuntu Hour Thurs Nov 17th at iHub? (Grant Bowman)
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>Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2011 21:28:36 +0300
>From: Grant Bowman <grantbow at ubuntu.com>
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>Subject: Re: Ubuntu Hour Thurs Nov 17th at iHub?
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>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
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>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.
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>Grant Bowman
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