[ubuntu-uk] ANNOUNCEMENT - Ubuntu Manchester Global Jam: 27-28th March

Lucy lucybridges at gmail.com
Fri Mar 19 21:06:17 GMT 2010

Hi Les

I really think it depends what people decide to do. Working on
documentation, the wiki or triaging some bugs is unlikely to require
Lucid. Whereas, testing upgrades for example would.

I'm going to try to put Lucid Beta 1 on my netbook before the Jam, but
I intend to have a usb stick or two to hand for others to install on
the day. Might be worth other people bringing CDs/USB sticks too, if

On 19 March 2010 18:52, Les <lespounder at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi Gordon
> Quick question, will we be testing on Beta 1 of Lucid, so that we have a
> harmonised platform?
> Thanks
> Les
> On Thu, 2010-03-18 at 09:22 +0000, Gordon Allott wrote:
>> Ubuntu Global Jam, Manchester
>> Location: MadLab - in the Norther Quarter (36 Edge Street) -
>> http://www.madlab.org.uk
>> Dates: 27 - 28th March, 2010. 10-4pm
>> Description: An informal meet up of people working together to make
>> Ubuntu 10.04 the best release yet!
>> The Ubuntu Global Jam is an incredible opportunity for the worldwide
>> Ubuntu community to
>> work together during the weekend of 26th – 28th March 2010 to improve
>> Ubuntu.
>> What is a Jam?
>> The Ubuntu Global Jam evolved out of the concept of Bug Jams, People
>> would come together to sit down in the same room to fix, find and
>> triage bugs. However bugs are just one facet of the challenges involved
>> in producing an operating system that strives for high quality such as
>> Ubuntu. Thus it was expanded to cover many topics and activities,
>> forming the Ubuntu Global Jam.
>> We will be providing training on how to use launchpad (the
>> development system that powers Ubuntu and its community), how to
>> find and report bugs, and give help and guidance on anything else
>> you might have problems with on the day. You don't need to have a
>> technical background, *anyone* who's used Ubuntu can contribute.
>> The main themes that people get involved with at Jams are:
>> * Bugs – finding, triaging and fixing bugs.
>> * Testing – testing the new release and reporting your feedback.
>> * Upgrade – upgrading to Lucid from Hardy or Karmic and reporting your
>> upgrade experience.
>> * Documentation – writing documentation about how to use Ubuntu and how
>> to
>> join the community.
>> * Translations – translating Ubuntu and helping to make it available in
>>  everyone’s local language (including UK English!).
>> * Packaging – work on Ubuntu packages and improve them.
>> * Other – other types of contribution such as marketing and advocacy
>> etc.
>> See http://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGlobalJam for more info
>> What you need to bring:
>> * A computer of some kind that can access the internet via Ethernet or
>>  wifi, you can even bring your desktop if you need to.
>> * A mug for tea!(for cups of tea)
>> * A Smile and the will to make Lucid Lynx the best Ubuntu version yet :)
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