[ubuntu-uk] UbuCon UK Ideas

James Grabham jgrabham at googlemail.com
Mon Oct 29 23:04:33 GMT 2007


If its Ubuntu UK, we shouldnt have it in the south of England, we should put
it in the north, Newcastle, or Edinburgh, Maybe Manchester at a push.

(Is it that subtle that im a northerner lol XD)

On 10/29/07, John Levin <john at technolalia.org> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> As we've hit 12 people expressing interest in making an UbuCon UK
> happen, I want to take the discussion of an UbuCon in the UK onward.
>
> The fundamentals: When? Where? Who? What?
>
> When? Sometime in Spring 2008, meaning March to May. Gives us time to
> organise, we'll hopefully have some bearable weather, and could coincide
> with the release of Hardy Heron at the end of April.
>
> Where? I'll say London, maybe because I'm a Londoner. I can think of a
> number of venues that could host us. That said, it's an expensive place.
> Other options could be any city with decent transport links and people
> on the ground - Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh.
> There has to be a core team of people in place, who know the area and
> can donate brain and brawn, though.
>
> Who? You! We will need people to organise, help out on the day, run
> stalls, give talks. Plus, we need to reach out and get people to attend,
> whether they're already using Ubuntu or are curious as to what this
> linux lark is all about.
>
> What? The attractions. We can have stalls, films, talks from the likes
> of SABDFL, an Ubuntu-powered arcade, a laptop troubleshooting team
> fixing boxes brought in, space for spontaneous BOFs and meetings ....
> <add your idea here>
> I'd also like to invite organisations and projects that aren't strictly
> Ubuntu but related (or at least have software that runs on Ubuntu), such
> as the Open Rights Group and OpenStreetMap, to broaden the horizons.
>
> So: add your ideas to this thread; post them to the wiki
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UKTeam/IdeasPool/UbuCon_UK
> An open meeting on irc, or similar, will be organised soonish (after the
> Boston Ubuntu Developer Summit is done).
>
> John
>
>
>
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