[Ubuntu PA] Fwd: Intrepid Release Parties!
freelancer317 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 26 03:17:20 BST 2008
Cool! Pittsburgh's on the move! Great job Tim! I'm going to try to get
Harrisburg on the board here as soon as possible.
2008/9/25 Tim Bosse <taim at bosboot.org>
> I have a few places called for reservations on 10/30 in Pittsburgh. I
> am getting the list together and I will drop a list so folks can vote.
> The sooner the better I say.
> On Thu, 2008-09-25 at 15:59 -0400, Bret Fledderjohn wrote:
> > It's getting to be that time again! Let's see what we can do about
> > release parties for Intrepid Ibex!
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: Jono Bacon <jono at ubuntu.com>
> > Date: 2008/9/25
> > Subject: Intrepid Release Parties!
> > To: "Ubuntu local community team (LoCo) contacts"
> > <loco-contacts at lists.ubuntu.com>
> > Hi all,
> > Ladies and Gentleman who love and adore the world most lovable and
> > adorable Operating System, Ubuntu, we plan on releasing Ubuntu 8.10
> > Intrepid Ibex on October 30th. Now, this release is a pretty special
> > release because not only do we kick out another kick-ass Ubuntu, but
> > October 20th is Ubuntu's 4th birthday!
> > As such, it is time to par-taaay. Seriously. The Beastie Boys faught
> > for
> > your right to partaaay, so show some dignity and respect to these
> > rights, and get out there and do it.
> > So, what is the skinny, I hear you ask? Well, I think it is time for
> > us
> > to put our collective minds together and organise an incredible series
> > of release parties all over the world. On our last release, we had
> > over
> > 60 parties, largely organised by our incredible worldwide LoCo
> > community, and I would love to see us hit nearer to 100 parties for
> > this
> > release, particularly with a birthday to celebrate!
> > Organising a party is pretty simple:
> > Pick a date - I would recommend either Thu 30th October or the
> > following
> > weekend…Sat 1st Nov and Sun 2nd Nov. Pick a date when you can arrange
> > for a bunch of Ubuntu enthusiasts to be in the same building.
> > Pick a venue - this can be someone's back yard, a pub, a university
> > room, a school, a parking lot…wherever. They key thing is not the
> > venue,
> > it is the people. With a venue and date, you are all set to let the
> > world know about it.
> > Add your party to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IntrepidReleaseParties -
> > this
> > is the big list of Ubuntu release parties. :)
> > Let the world know - blog about it, make up some fliers and put them
> > in
> > computers shops / libraries / cafes / educational establishments etc.
> > Encourage a stack of people to come along to your party. :)
> > We have a longer guide to organising a release party at
> > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BuildingCommunity/RunningReleaseParty. You can
> > also discuss organising your party on the ubuntu-event-planners
> > mailing
> > list
> > (https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/Ubuntu-event-planners).
> > When it comes to running your party, there are a bunch of things you
> > can
> > do on the day/evening itself:
> > * Have a cake - it is a birthday, after all! If you can't bake a
> > cake, find someone who can. :)
> > * Hang out with other Ubuntu people, meet new faces and get to
> > know each other.
> > * You may want to perform installfests.
> > * You may also want to organise a few talks and speeches for the
> > event itself.
> > * Why not make some merchandise to give out? Maybe some badges,
> > stickers or t-shirts?
> > Enjoy, and do post here when you organise a party!
> > Jono
> > --
> > Jono Bacon
> > Ubuntu Community Manager
> > jono(at)ubuntu(dot)com
> > www.ubuntu.com / www.jonobacon.org
> > --
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> > loco-contacts at lists.ubuntu.com
> > https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/loco-contacts
> > --
> > - Bret
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