[Ubuntu-US-CA] Ubuntu Open Week - Presenting Ubuntu at Conferences

Grant Bowman grantbow at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 00:31:07 UTC 2009

Below is a snippet from the opening session [1] of Ubuntu Open Week
held earlier today.  More details can be found on the wiki page. [2]

-- Grant Bowman                                   <grantbow at gmail.com>

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/openweekJaunty/Intro
[2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOpenWeek

jono: so, here we are again, and this is our sixth Ubuntu Open Week
jono: for the last six cycles Open Week has provided an incredible
opportunity for us to reach out to new contributors
jono: and to provide an opportunity to welcome these contributors into
our rather awesome community
jono: the idea behind the very first Ubuntu Open Week was pretty simple
jono: Ubuntu has a community depends on a wide variety of contributors
jono: we have literally hundreds of teams, a world covered in LoCo
teams, many translated languages and a variety of methods of getting
involved in a diverse range of skills
jono: the problem with diversity is that it can be devilishly
difficult to know how to get started
jono: Ubuntu Open Week is intended to provide a simple on-ramp for new
and curious contributors to dip their feet into the Ubuntu community
jono: to do this Ubuntu Open Week provides a wealth of IRC tuition
sessions designed to cover this diverse range of contributions that
new contributors can indulge in

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 12:11 AM, Grant Bowman <grantbow at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Joe, it was good talking with you today.  For those that don't
> know, more info on Open Week is at:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOpenWeek
> It runs from Monday, April 27th to Friday, May 1st.  If my
> calculations are correct they run from 8 AM Pacific Daylight Time
> (15:00 UTC) to 4 PM (23:00 UTC) each day.  Sessions are held via IRC
> on http://freenode.net in the #ubuntu-classroom channel.
> I've heard some feedback recently from California LUG members about
> IRC.  The easiest client to use is available from http://pidgin.im
> which handles IRC and several other IM protocols.  It's worth the
> effort, really!
> Cheers,
> --
> -- Grant Bowman                                   <grantbow at gmail.com>
> On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 10:53 PM, Joe Smith <yasumoto7 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey guys,
>> Neal Bussett and I are going to be presenting at Ubuntu Open Week! It'll be
>> on Friday, May 1st at 17:00 UTC. Here's the abstract:
>> Exhibiting Ubuntu at Conferences - As more community-led conferences and
>> other events begin to take center stage, there will be more opportunities
>> for LoCos to host booths on exhibition floors. Running a booth requires
>> careful planning and dedication from the team, but is a great way to work
>> together, promote Ubuntu, and have a blast.
>> I'd really like to hear any opinions, tips, and tricks you guys have,
>> because I think sharing this stuff can help make a great show into an epic
>> one.
>> Thanks!
>> Joe Smith
>> Ubuntu California

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