Iowa LoCo - What's Next and My Project Ideas

Paul Tagliamonte paultag at ubuntu.com
Wed Jan 27 14:51:50 GMT 2010


On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 9:49 AM, Jeremy Karns <jkarns at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm more on the support and training side with our custom software.
>
> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 8:32 AM, Aaron Cannon
> <cannona at fireantproductions.com> wrote:
>>
>> In Iowa City here, but willing to travel a little, when possible.
>>
>> Aaron Cannon
>>
>> On 1/27/10, Paul Tagliamonte <paultag at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> > On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 8:56 AM, Jeremy Karns <jkarns at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> I'm in Waterloo. Web development firm...
>> >>
>> >> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 7:48 AM, Rempresent <rempresent at gmail.com>
>> >> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> I am also in the DSM area (Newton).  I don't mind helping any way I
>> >>> can,
>> >>> I
>> >>> am a graphic designer by trade.
>> >>> -Nick Rempe
>> >>>
>> >>> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 7:38 AM, Mike Moum <mike.moum at gmail.com>
>> >>> wrote:
>> >>>>
>> >>>> How many of us are in the Des Moines area? I am.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Mike
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Scott Shields wrote:
>> >>>> > I figured I'd break the silence and address the mailing list
>> >>>> > directly
>> >>>> > (since most of you don't seem to like lurking in our IRC channel).
>> >>>> >
>> >>>> > Currently we're looking for people near the Eastern Iowa Corridor
>> >>>> > (that would be the area between Iowa City and Cedar Rapids). Others
>> >>>> > may join us online via IRC and the like, but in-person activities
>> >>>> > such
>> >>>> > as meetings and projects will really help get this LoCo team
>> >>>> > moving.
>> >>>> > If you haven't done so already and you're interested in being an
>> >>>> > active LoCo member, please register here
>> >>>> > <https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-us-ia>. Right now we're more of a
>> >>>> > social group. In the future, we'll have member requirements and all
>> >>>> > of
>> >>>> > that fancy stuff.
>> >>>> >
>> >>>> > You've already met our new, more vocal member Iowan (be forewarned,
>> >>>> > we'll be using real names soon), but I'd like to put my ideas out
>> >>>> > there too. First we need to get as many people together sometime
>> >>>> > and
>> >>>> > figure out what everyone's strengths are. From there we can decide
>> >>>> > the
>> >>>> > goals and future projects of our LoCo team. Listed below you'll
>> >>>> > find
>> >>>> > my current ideas that I've been thinking of. Let me know what you
>> >>>> > think and/or what suggestions you may have.
>> >>>> > *
>> >>>> > My Project Ideas
>> >>>> > *
>> >>>> >
>> >>>> >     * *In Our Local Community* - How can we help educate our
>> >>>> > friends
>> >>>> >       and family members about FOSS (and especially Ubuntu)
>> >>>> >       alternatives? In the past, the "computer club" at Kirkwood
>> >>>> > has
>> >>>> >       taken older computers from U of I Surplus, fixed them up, and
>> >>>> >       resold them at cost to people. I believe it was somewhere
>> >>>> > around
>> >>>> >       $100 and you could either get a Linux distro on it or payed a
>> >>>> >       little extra for Windows XP.
>> >>>> >     * *Kirkwood Community College* - I'd like to get a Linux User
>> >>>> >       Group (LUG) up and running at the main campus (of course we
>> >>>> >       won't ignore the Iowa City campus either). Then I'd like to
>> >>>> >       promote the use of Open Source software in the labs and maybe
>> >>>> >       classes. At least educate the students of the choices out
>> >>>> > there.
>> >>>> >     * *KRUUFM* - I'd like to find out the status of this "subteam".
>> >>>> >       Are they still active? What are they working on? How can we
>> >>>> >       incorporate them into our LoCo?
>> >>>> >     * *Ubuntu Global Jam (March 26th - 28th)* - This would be a
>> >>>> > great
>> >>>> >       way to get inserted into the community. Basically a bunch of
>> >>>> >       people, not matter what the skill level, to get together and
>> >>>> >       help make Ubuntu better. I've talked to the Chicago LoCo Team
>> >>>> >       about the possibility of joining them for this. Mark your
>> >>>> > calender!
>> >>>> >
>> >>>>
>> >>>> --
>> >>>> ------------
>> >>>> Mike and Dede Moum
>> >>>> Des Moines, Iowa
>> >>>> Visit the Baha'i World at www.bahai.org
>> >>>> Visit the US Baha'i website at www.us.bahai.org
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
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>> >
>> > Hey Iowa!
>> >
>> > This looks like a solid plan of action. I'm loving the energy so far,
>> > let's keep this up.
>> >
>> > Nick --
>> >
>> > You mentioned you are graphic designer.
>> >
>> > Do we have any web programmers? Jeremy, you mentioned you are a
>> > web-dev firm, let's see if we can't get an Iowa page up to start
>> > getting everyone on the same page.
>> >
>> > Let's plan for the long haul. Let's set up a Global Jam [1], and
>> > eventually a Release Party [2] for you guys.
>> >
>> > Central, populated ( at least by the LoCo ) area is key here.
>> >
>> > Your friendly mentor,
>> > Paul
>> >
>> > [1]: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGlobalJam  ( 26th - 28th March 2010 )
>> > [2]: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LucidReleaseParties ( 29th April - 2nd May.
>> > )
>> >
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>> >
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>> > email. I know it sucks to do, just just say'n
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Hey Jeremy,

Ah, sorry for the misunderstanding.

I'd be happy to lend a hand if there are no other devs around

Tag

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