[CoLoCo] FC meeting outcomes, ideas, etc...
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Fri Mar 28 17:44:19 GMT 2008
HARDY RELEASE PARTY
I would be willing to help set this up. What area in Denver? North, south,
east, west, central? I remember people did not want to meet in downtown.
Anyone have any places that they recommend? dislike?
Would this be a semi-closed event for just the group or an advertised event
for all to come? If it is an open invitation party then it might be best to
get System76 involved relatively soon
I also have a projector if needed.
UBUNTU EDUCATION WEEK
Sounds like a great idea! I would definitely be willing to help host a local
event at a coffee shop (or where ever) to help spread the word and let
people demo Ubuntu.
On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 9:49 AM, Jim Hutchinson <jim at ubuntu-rocks.org>
> Greetings all,
> Last night four of us (myself, Scott, Paul and his wife (sorry, forgot her
> name)) met at Panera in FC to discuss hardy, activism and the TIE
> conference. Here is a summary of what transpired. This is just the
> beginning. We need people to step up and help move these ideas forward.
> HARDY RELEASE PARTY
> The general feeling here was that we need to pick a location in Denver
> near the freeway and do it soon. Keven Fries had suggested several places in
> a previous email. Perhaps we should pick one. Rather than reserver a meeting
> room, maybe we should just call and make a regular reservation for say 50
> people. They would likely then set aside part of the restaurant for us and
> we wouldn't have to pay any rental fees. We could also inquire about
> bringing a projector. I can grab one or two from work and a large sheet of
> white paper to make a makeshift screen. We can all choose seating in small
> groups and deal with our food bill on a table by table basis rather than one
> HUGE check. Friday the 25th or Saturday the 26th seem the best options for a
> date. Any volunteers in the Denver area want to take this on?
> UBUNTU EDUCATION WEEK
> In order to celebrate the Hardy release and promote Linux, we discussed
> the idea of a week long, statewide event in late May or early June after
> pressed CDs can be obtained. The idea is to set up small events in any town
> or city where members want to. We will contact System76 for fliers, put up
> adds on campuses, downtown kiosks, perhaps get something in the local
> papers. The Sat and/or Sun of the week would be spent in a populous place
> like a downtown area. We would hand out fliers, CDs and demo Ubuntu for
> anyone who stops by. The fliers would detail the locations for the rest of
> the week. These would be in smaller venues like coffee shops, malls, public
> libraries or campus student centers where we would continue doing the same
> thing but also encourage interested people to bring their computers and get
> help installing. It would be the same week all across the state. I think if
> we get 4 or 5 locations going we could probably get some publicity to help
> people know. Also, putting up fliers around your town/city would help.
> Hopefully, we can get enough people in each location to help so that no one
> has to do more than one or two days unless they want to. Any city/town with
> a small group of members should plan to get together to discuss this. I can
> envision events in Fort Collins/Loveland, Longmont, north Denver, south
> Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, west slope or mountain town, and maybe
> more. If those of us in each location only worry about our local event it
> prevents the need for a huge coordinated effort. All we need to do is decide
> the dates and contact System76. Each group can do whatever they want to
> Now the really cool thing is if we can get many loco teams to do this at
> the same time and maybe get some sort of official recognition from Canonical
> for an annual event.
> Feedback? Volunteers? How should we proceed? Can anyone pitch the idea to
> Jono or whomever at Canonical about publicizing the idea from on high to
> inform all locos that might be interested? If we decide we want to do this I
> can post on my blog which feeds to planet. That usually helps get the word
> out. Having CoLoCo push/publicize this would give us some brownie points
> TIE CONFERENCE
> There are two wiki pages to pay attention to for this.
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TIEColorado08 is the planning page. I will get
> motivated and update this today. There are two presentations and we can
> certainly use some help for each. Read the wiki to learn more. The other is
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lessons where we will try to collect lesson ideas
> for the apps we will use in the software session. Once collected we can look
> at uploading them to something like
> The other side of TIE is an Ubuntu presence throughout the conference.
> Last year several of us manned a booth in the vendor pavilion. This year I
> think we should explore just setting up a table in one of the main traffic
> areas with some demo boxes, free CDs, stickers and a knowledgeable staffer
> or two to answer questions. I will be there and can do this for a stint each
> day but having others around so it can be more or less manned the whole time
> would be ideal. Some may be willing to drive up for a day, others may plan
> to stay for a couple days and do a little work and a little play. It's up to
> each person but we do need to try and coordinate something so we don't have
> 6 people at one time and no one at others. I will add a schedule to the TIE
> Okay, that's about it. Please reply with your feedback and of course your
> offers to help these ideas (or something else) come to fruition.
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