ubuntu-us-nj Next event for the LoCo Team?

Luis R. Rodriguez mcgrof at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 22:25:12 GMT 2008

On Jan 26, 2008 5:16 PM, David A. Harding <dave at dtrt.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 26, 2008 at 03:38:24PM -0500, Joseph Terranova wrote:
> > Dave suggested a HackFest, where we'd all get together to fix bugs and
> > get things working.
> And a rave is where people get together to listen to music and socialise.
> Like a LAN party, a HackFest usually takes place on a weekend afternoon
> and evening. We start by getting a room with power, Internet, and a
> nearby bathroom. We stock the room with pizza, cola, and maybe beer. We
> put ourselves and our computers in the room, lock the door, and we don't
> come out for 12 hours.
> Bug fixing is dull; a HackFest is fun. We reward people for fixing bugs.
> Hugs, pizza slices, colas, beers, and group cheers are common rewards.
> We reward people for asking for help. Help Me Bingo encourages people to
> share their problems and rewards problem solvers. We reward people for
> coming. The good will of the Ubuntu community we earn by our efforts,
> and we'll share it around by attaching the name of every HackFest
> attendee to our scorecard on the Ubuntu Wiki.
>         We PRIORITISED 345 bugs.
>         We   CLARIFIED 234 bugs.
>         We   SUBMITTED  13 bugs.
>         We       FIXED  58 bugs.
>         We                 rock.
> A HackFest is open to everyone. Artists can fix artwork bugs. Writers
> can fix documentation bugs. Programmers can fix programing bugs.
> Everyone can fix bullshit bugs.
> There are no bosses at a HackFest.  Nobody will stop you from
> socialising.  Nobody will stop you from upgrading your computer.  Nobody
> will stop you from seeing how many beers it takes before you can't
> compile a bootable kernel.  (But nobody will stop me from dragging your
> drunk butt outside if I think you're going to throw up on my laptop.)
> If that isn't your kind of fun, if you'd rather eat pizza and drink
> alone, if you'd rather watch Star Wars again and impress yourself
> because you can recite all the lines, well then answer Nay to Joe's
> question below.
> Everyone else, answer Aye.
> > How many people [are] interested in this?

Aye! Great idea, Harda. I love it.


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