[ubuntu-uk] [Fwd: Intrepid Release Parties]

Adam Bagnall bagnaj97 at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 29 15:24:12 BST 2008

John Levin wrote:
> So, anyone up for a party?
> John
> -------- Original Message --------
> Hi all,
> Ladies and Gentleman who love and adore the world most lovable and
> adorable Operating System, Ubuntu, we plan on releasing Ubuntu 8.10
> Intrepid Ibex on October 30th. Now, this release is a pretty special
> release because not only do we kick out another kick-ass Ubuntu, but
> October 20th is Ubuntu’s 4th birthday!
> As such, it is time to par-taaay. Seriously. The Beastie Boys faught for
> your right to partaaay, so show some dignity and respect to these
> rights, and get out there and do it.
> So, what is the skinny, I hear you ask? Well, I think it is time for us
> to put our collective minds together and organise an incredible series
> of release parties all over the world. On our last release, we had over
> 60 parties, largely organised by our incredible worldwide LoCo
> community, and I would love to see us hit nearer to 100 parties for this
> release, particularly with a birthday to celebrate!
> Organising a party is pretty simple:
> Pick a date - I would recommend either Thu 30th October or the following
> weekend…Sat 1st Nov and Sun 2nd Nov. Pick a date when you can arrange
> for a bunch of Ubuntu enthusiasts to be in the same building.
> Pick a venue - this can be someone’s back yard, a pub, a university
> room, a school, a parking lot…wherever. They key thing is not the venue,
> it is the people. With a venue and date, you are all set to let the
> world know about it.
> Add your party to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IntrepidReleaseParties - this
> is the big list of Ubuntu release parties. :)
> Let the world know - blog about it, make up some fliers and put them in
> computers shops / libraries / cafes / educational establishments etc.
> Encourage a stack of people to come along to your party. :)
> We have a longer guide to organising a release party at
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BuildingCommunity/RunningReleaseParty. You can
> also discuss organising your party on the ubuntu-event-planners mailing
> list (https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/Ubuntu-event-planners).
> When it comes to running your party, there are a bunch of things you can
> do on the day/evening itself:
>        * Have a cake - it is a birthday, after all! If you can’t bake a
>          cake, find someone who can. :)
>        * Hang out with other Ubuntu people, meet new faces and get to
>          know each other.
>        * You may want to perform installfests.
>        * You may also want to organise a few talks and speeches for the
>          event itself.
>        * Why not make some merchandise to give out? Maybe some badges,
>          stickers or t-shirts?
> Enjoy, and do post here when you organise a party!
> 	Jono
Will there be more cake? Count me in for the party. I expect someone on 
here will suggest the Pembury Tavern as the location but it's not the 
most accessible place as it's not near a tube station. I vote +1 for De 
Hems again as the turn out was good last time.

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