Ubuntu-ke Digest, Vol 37, Issue 3
grantbow at ubuntu.com
Wed Nov 30 09:06:26 UTC 2011
Hello Hungai and Andrew,
We are working to have an Ubuntu Hour are every two weeks at iHub on
Thursday from 5 PM - 6 PM. The next scheduled one as I mentioned below
is Thurs, Dec 1st. I look forward to seeing people tomorrow.
The Ubuntu Hour following that is Thurs, Dec 15th.
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On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 3:32 PM, Andrew Mathenge <mathenge at gmail.com> wrote:
> This email is from a ubuntu-ke subscriber to other subscribers inluding you:)
> 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.
> 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
>> 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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>> >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>
>> >> 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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