[ubuntu-uk] Proposed Manchester Ubuntu 10.04 Jam

Tommy Pyatt tommy.pyatt at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 19 13:09:02 GMT 2010

I've done a bit of looking around myself and found the Manchester Linux
Users Group <http://www.manlug.org/>. It seems they were holding meetings
every month through 2008 have had none since last January due to
construction works at the Kilburn building. They had an installfest planned
for October but no mention as to whether or not that took place. Maybe
someone on this list knows of this group or has been involved with them?
Seems they have contacts at the university and experience with Linux
meetings, and there will probably be a number of them that would be
interested in an Ubuntu Jam.

Anyone know anything?


2010/1/19 Simon Wears <munkyjunky at googlemail.com>

> 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>
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