[Ubuntu Chicago] Ubuntu 9.04 release party planning

Richard JOHNSON nixternal at ubuntu.com
Wed Mar 4 08:25:11 GMT 2009

On Tue, Mar 03, 2009 at 04:03:13PM -0600, Jim Campbell wrote:
> Hi All,
> I wanted to put the wheels in motion for the Ubuntu 9.04 (aka Jaunty
> Jackalope) release party.  We have a number of people on this team who are
> active contributors to the project, and all of our hard work deserves some
> time to get together and celebrate.  We also had a good group of people come
> together for the Global Bug Jam, so it would be good to see all of them, and
> to maybe even introduce a couple of new faces to the Ubuntu-Chicago LoCo
> team.

WOOHOO! Thanks Jim for spearheading yet another project here :)

> Possible Locations:
>    - Goose Island (near North and Clybourn in Chicago): Our last in-person
>    release party was held at Goose Island, and we had a good time with
>    reasonably good turnout.  The food was good, the beer (for those of legal
>    drinking age) was good, the price was fairly reasonable, but the wifi was
>    almost non-existent.

You know I love the Goose, but Internet might be a good thing to have for a
release party.

>    - Buffalo Wild Wings (NW burbs): I think this is where the first-ever
>    Ubuntu-Chicago release party was held.  Ah, memories.  I wasn't yet involved
>    with the LoCo team.  :(

This place was nuts the night we held the first ever Ubuntu Chicago
meeting. Man that was a cool night, we even had posters made up which
totally rocked, and one got shipped to Mark where he even took a picture of
it. If you look through the archives of this mailing list, Claire Newman
sent a picture (August 2006).

>    - Pumping Station One (don't think they've finalized a location yet):
>     Pumping Station One is a community-organized hackerspace for all kinds of
>    hacking-related activities and groups.  This might be a cool option if they
>    settle on a location & if we can get permission to meet at the space.  More
>    details at their website, http://www.pumpingstationone.org .  A few
>    ChicagoLug people are actively involved in getting this up and running, and
>    it would be a good location to introduce Ubuntu to people who might not be
>    as directly involved with FOSS.

Ya, this place would rock but I doubt it will be open.

>    - [Your idea here]:  We could have it at someone's house or some other
>    location.

I am in love with the ID spot to be honest. Kevin has a sweet hookup there.
It would be up to him, but he also had ideas, or should I say idea, and of
course Risque Cafe was involved :p

Anyone else have a good spot?

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