ubuntu-us-nj Why our team isn't doing anything, and what you can do to help

Tan Chen tantanchen at gmail.com
Sun Jan 31 22:52:59 GMT 2010


I have a question... What do we do? Since I've signed up a few months ago,
we've just gotten emails every once in while about events to promote ubuntu
and then there's the occasional question here and there.

2010/1/31 Tim Kissane <tim at timbury.net>

>  I'd be willing to help. Possibly as contact/leader/organizer.
>
> I was contemplating starting a LUG in my area (and still might).
> Never do I see anything like this at the shore. I'm in Toms River,
> by Seaside Heights (home of the notorious Jersey Shore MTV show).
>
> Dossy makes some good points but I think, as Joe implied, the
> state group should be straightened out and revived before splitting
> things into smaller teams.
>
> Perhaps some virtual events could be organized for folks for whom
> travel is difficult? Or physical events with virtual partici... tici...
> (SAY IT!)
> ...pation. (for any Rocky Horror fans).  :-)
>
> Can we contact current members to verify continued interest and
> create a new list?
>
> Holla back.
>
> Tim
>
>
> Tim Kissane, Timbury Computer Services
> email: tim at timbury.net
> phone: 732.604.3817
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>
> Joe Terranova wrote:
>
>  Do people still want to do this?
>
>
>  Uh, yes?
>
>
>  Would someone else want to be the team contact/leader/organizer?
>
>
>  Not me.
>
>
>  That would be the general problem. People show up to events, but no
> one really wants to organize them. It's always been that way for the
> team. The problem is I don't want to do it either anymore.
>
>
>
>  A LoCo that covers "New Jersey" is too broad.  Jersey has historically
> been divided into thirds (North/201, Central/908, South/609).
>
>
>  That's the way LoCo teams are made. Yes, there are teams that split up
> the loco into subteams, but that requires even more leaders; our team
> hardly has one as it is. I've had people from North Jersey say they
> wanted to do this (one started out saying he wanted to /start/ a new
> jersey team!), but they didn't follow through.
>
>
>
>  Is there a membership roster?  Does it contain a member's zip code or
> county?  How many members are there?  On a scale from 1 (newbie) to 5
> (expert), what's the skill range of members?
>
>
>  I have a membership roster, but no idea of the dedication of said
> members -- ie are they actually going to do stuff, or did they just
> add the loco team like they'd add a facebook group? Usually, it's been
> the latter. And no, no idea of the location.
>
>
>
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