[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu Hour in the UK: Report on first session

Steve yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Wed Jan 27 18:47:25 GMT 2010


On Wed, 27 Jan 2010 17:09:50 -0000, alan c <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com>  
wrote:

> alan c wrote:
>> Alan Pope wrote:
>> [...]
>>
>>> We have a wiki page listing Ubuntu Hours around the world, and I
>>> wanted to encourage people to consider scheduling an hour to be
>>> somewhere and let the community know. I'd love to start hearing about
>>> Ubuntu Hours around the UK.
>>>
>>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Hour
>>
>> Hour scheduled in
>> Bracknell on
>> Saturday 23rd, 11am
>> South Hill park and Wilde theatre, Terrace bar
>>
>> Initially a single event then hopefully ongoing monthly.
>
> Happy to say this took place.
>
> I had circulated it also to a local computer club, and what do you
> know? One email apology for absence (but would come another time), one
> in-person acknowledgement (at an unrelated meeting I happened to
> attend) of an install being done on the person's friend's computer,
> and above all, one person actually turned up!
>
> I would not have been surprised if nobody had turned up. I was
> surprised by the actual flurry of interest. The attender had
> unsuccessfully tried gnu/Linux some years ago and wanted to try again.
> He was impressed by what he saw on my eeepc - xandros, UNR and Ubuntu
> 8.04, multi boot etc.
>
> Ubuntu Hour is an good method of low investment local contact. Great
> scheme.
>
Not a bad start, slightly more than Matthew Daubney managed. From little  
acorns...
Once my weekends become free again I’ll shall give it a go.

-- 
Steve



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