Ubuntu-ke Digest, Vol 37, Issue 3

Andrew Mathenge mathenge at gmail.com
Mon Nov 28 12:32:49 UTC 2011


I don't know which date was settled on. I'm travelling back from Canada on
Dec 7 so if the meeting is on the 15th, I'll be there.

Andrew.

On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 10:23 AM, Hungai Kevin <hungaikevin at gmail.com>wrote:

> This email is from a ubuntu-ke subscriber to other subscribers inluding
> you:)
> 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 )
> You can find on Twitter @Hungai
>
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> >   1. Re: Ubuntu Hour Thurs Nov 17th at iHub? (Grant Bowman)
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> >Message: 1
> >Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2011 21:28:36 +0300
> >From: Grant Bowman <grantbow at ubuntu.com>
> >To: ubuntu-ke at lists.ubuntu.com
> >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
> >
> >
> >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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