[Ubuntu-US-CA] Open Week preparations

Grant Bowman grantbow at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 16:56:39 UTC 2009

I look forward to seeing replies from team members about the next
Ubuntu Open Week [1] scheduled for November 2 - November 6th just
after Karmic's release.  People that attend our launch parties might
be interested to hear about Open Week.  The forthcoming flyer will be

While the Developer Week [2] and the Global Jam [3] focus on
contributions to Ubuntu (including documentation and the wiki), Ubuntu
Open Week is designed to reach out to a more general audience.  Last
time Joe and Neal hosted a session titled "Exhibiting Ubuntu at
Conferences."  Here's the session log.



Grant Bowman

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOpenWeek
[2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDeveloperWeek
[3] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGlobalJam - contributions in the
form of bugs, testing, documentation, translations and other

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jorge O. Castro <jorge at ubuntu.com>
Date: Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 7:18 AM
Subject: Ubuntu Open Week preparations
To: "Ubuntu local community team (LoCo) contacts"
<loco-contacts at lists.ubuntu.com>

Hi everyone,

Now that we've got yet another successful Developer Week under our
belts it's time to get planning for Ubuntu Open Week underway. First
of all, Open Week is a weeklong IRC workshop for people to "road test"
our community. The audience for Open Week is more general than
Developer Week, so the sessions are more broad and simple. The wiki
page for OpenWeek is here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOpenWeek

As always, we depend on Local Team participation to make this week a
success. Not in just attending, but in participating in generating
content for users. This is the time when you can give those IRC
classes that you've always wanted to give to a captive audience.
Here's the wiki page:


I have a section called "Topics You'd Like to See Covered" and "Topics
You'd Like to Run". Use these as little brainstorming whiteboards to
write down what you think would make a great session, or if you have
an idea in mind of something you'd like to run. Right now concentrate
on getting some good ideas in there, don't worry too much about the
schedule yet, we'll start penciling them in after we get a bunch of
ideas down.

We're also planning to have a brochure for Open Week like
developerweek. We have that in a Google Doc, if you want to help hack
on it let myself of Amber Graner know and we can invite you in. Also
if you have any wacky or crazy ideas please let me know or discuss
here, we are keen on evolving Open Week from "a bunch of IRC sessions"
to something more interactive and exciting.

Jorge Castro
jorge (at) ubuntu.com
External Project Developer Relations
Canonical Ltd.

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