[ubuntu-uk] Proposed Manchester Ubuntu 10.04 Jam

Simon Wears munkyjunky at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 19 11:53:31 GMT 2010

I agree that a bar/pub wouldn't be an ideal place for this. I did think the
universitys would be ideal, I know the computing block in Manchester Met uni
is fairly decent. There's plenty of power, internet, and the refectory just
downstairs, which sells food & drinks. There's also a lot of computers,
which means that people who don't want to bring / don't own a laptop can
particiapte too. The only downside is that the Internet requires you to log
in, but I can always talk to the relevant people at the university and see
if there's a way round this for a day. There's also a projector in every
room, which would be useful for demonstrations.

It might be worthwhile to do it during the global jam then, instead of on a
weekend by ourselves?

2010/1/19 Gordon Allott <gord.allott at canonical.com>

> On Mon, 2010-01-18 at 21:18 +0000, Simon Wears wrote:
> > Hello everyone!
> >
> > This is an announcement of plans for an Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" Jam
> > in Manchester.
> >
> > As the Ubuntu Wiki puts it, "an Ubuntu Jam is a local event, where
> > people meet to do something with Ubuntu. The point is to have fun,
> > meet great people, learn something new and make Ubuntu better in a way
> > that you like and enjoy." Essentially, it will be a group of geeks
> > with computers meeting up, socialising, and making Ubuntu better
> > through bug fixing, documentation, translation, etc. to help make
> > Ubuntu 10.04 be as good as it can be.
> I shall be endeavouring to provide my assistance at every corner! one
> thing we need sorted is a venue, good wifi is a must, not especially
> fast, but stable. I'm not sure a bar/pub is the best place for something
> like this either, its really about getting constructive contributions
> done which would be hard to focus on in a noisy bar.
> Just to note the date - the next global jam is listed for the 26th -28th
> of march, which is the last weekend in march. Just in time to get those
> last minute bugs for lucid :)
> If anyone interested would like to bring up any specific skill-sets they
> might have that would be great, if your a great packager for example it
> would be wonderful to spend some time teaching others about the
> mysteries and conundrums of debian packaging ;)
> What are peoples thoughts on these?
> --
> Gordon Allott <gord.allott at canonical.com>
> Canonical
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