[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu UK Virtual Global Jam

Alan Bell alan.bell at theopenlearningcentre.com
Tue Mar 29 21:59:23 UTC 2011

This Saturday from 10AM to whenever we get bored there will be an online 
global jam session for the Ubuntu UK community. You can think of it as a 
virtual barcamp, and just like other barcamps the agenda is open and 
available for you to fill out with what you want to do. The agenda is in 
fact here: http://pad.ubuntu-uk.org/globaljam2011 we can cover any 
subjects, but I would like to focus on actually *doing* things rather 
than talking about doing things. Ideas could include things like:

    * Propose a hack session on an application you are working on and
      need some help
    * Talk about Debian packaging and lets actually package something
    * Run though some Natty installation testing together
    * Write some documentation together

The common theme is that this is a collaborative exercise in real time 
and to support that we will be using the #ubuntu-uk IRC channel 
that we use for general support and chat, plus we will also be using a 
voice over IP conferencing server that uses the Mumble client. This 
client is in Ubuntu so just find it in the software centre or “sudo 
apt-get install mumble” from a terminal. Once you have it installed and 
running you need to connect to the server at mumble.libertus.co.uk and 
then start talking away. Please use a headset microphone to avoid 
feedback or you will have to use the push to talk feature which is a bit 
unnatural. The server is up and running already, feel free to give it a 
try in advance.

I look forward to hearing lots of people on Saturday!


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