[ubuntu-uk] UbuCon UK Ideas

Daniel Lamb daniel.lamb at dlcomputing.co.uk
Tue Oct 30 09:37:14 GMT 2007

Or we could have a better one just for scots!!! Lol.



From: ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
[mailto:ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Andrew Barber
Sent: 30 October 2007 01:36
To: British Ubuntu Talk
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] UbuCon UK Ideas



On 29/10/2007, 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
An open meeting on irc, or similar, will be organised soonish (after the
Boston Ubuntu Developer Summit is done).


I own the frapper map. I set it up a long while back and forgot about it. 

I am from Glasgow and  I think that you are all talking alot of bollocks ;)
Scotland IS part of the UK and you should stop thinking that Ubuntu-UK stops
when it hits the border.

While I would personally favor a Scottish location, I would also add my +1
to Manchester. Is anybody involved with the University there? Could we
borrow university facilitates etc? 

I am sure this could be an open debate [though probably never solved!] on
IRC. I suppose this is one of the first major milestones that we need to
overcome. :D

Andrew Alexander Barber 

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