[Ubuntu-us-ok] the first step

Trey Brown palintheus at gmail.com
Sat Nov 29 23:48:22 GMT 2008

Sounds like we could do a lot with this plan, I look forward to the meeting
and being able to find time to help out with the team.

On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 5:29 AM, Duane Hinnen <duanedesign at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ok LoCo Team,
> I recently joined the Oklahoma LoCo Team. I noticed, especially compared to
> other teams, that this team was very inactive. So after a late night
> encounter on IRC with a fellow team member, who agreed we needed some
> direction, I am going to put forth some goals and start organizing some
> projects. I hope this will help get us on the path to APPROVED status and
> eventually to the newly created Ubuntu Hall of Fame. I encourage everyone
> to
> participate we can make a difference and have a lot of fun doing it.
> 1. Set up a regular meeting at *#ubuntu-us-ok* - Looks like Scotty brought
> this up a couple of months ago. I think Thursdays at 7:30 is a good time.
> So
> unless there are major objections this Thursday at 7:30 at*
> #ubuntu-us-ok*there will be a meeting.
> 2. As a team we could start triaging bugs. Bug triage is an excellent way
> to
> start helping out. You get to learn a lot about Ubuntu, its available
> packages, its infrastructure, and you get a feel for the development pulse.
> There is something for people of all skill levels, developers and non
> developers.  *https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HelpingWithBugs*
> We could join the 5-a-day program. *https://wiki.ubuntu.com/5-A-Day*
> This way our progress is recorded and gives us managable goals, like
> breaking into the top 50 teams. *http://daniel.holba.ch/5-a-day-stats/*
> 3. Develop an outline and materials that any member can use to give a talk
> on Ubuntu. There was a request on the forum by a computer club in OKC. Our
> team was so unprepared that his request went unfilled. We develop a packet
> using all our knowledge, experience, and resources that any member
> regardless of individual skill level can use to give an informative talk.
> This would greatly reduce the burden on members who might want to volunteer
> for a talk but are not very confident in their specific knowledge and also
> dont have the time to develop an outline and all the materials required. We
> should have all this stuff in a packet, along with CD's to hand out, in a
> packet ready to send out to any member as needed.
> 4. Until our status as a LoCo team is APPROVED we can not get CD's sent to
> us (for free). However they are cheap to buy in bulk. A simple fundraiser
> could supply enough money for us to get a few hundred CD's. We then could
> start a partnership with retailers and have them hand out copies of Ubuntu
> with computer purchases along with dual boot instructions.
>  4a. I like the Ohio teams idea of putting CD's in librarys *
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/OhioTeam/CDdistribution*
>   Here is a cool idea *
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DIYMarketing?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=full.jpg
> *
> 5. Start a PR team. This team's goals are to pass on Ubuntu and LoCo
> related
> press releases and other information to the media in Oklahoma.
> 6. Community Outreach Team. Start relationships with local non profits,
> public schools, and businesses. Encourage them to transition to Ubuntu and
> provide support as they do. Look at what Pennsylvania has done. *
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PennsylvaniaTeam/CommunityOutreachTeam*
> I think this gives us plenty to talk about at our first meeting. I want to
> hear everyone thoughts on these ideas as well as your own ideas for
> increasing the number of computers running Linux.
>  --
> Respectfully,
> Duane Hinnen
> duanedesign at gmail.com
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