Fwd: Ubuntu Global Jam - 26 March - 28 March 2010
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From: Chris Johnston <chrisjohnston at ubuntu.com>
Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 10:00 AM
Subject: Ubuntu Global Jam - 26 March - 28 March 2010
To: loco-contacts at lists.ubuntu.com, ubuntu-news-team at lists.ubuntu.com
Hopefully by now you have heard of the Ubuntu Global Jam  coming up
in March. The dates for the Global Jam this cycle are the 26th through
the 28th of March 2010. We are hoping to make this Global Jam
extremely successful, and we need your help in doing it. We are
wanting to have events in as many places as possible not only to help
to improve Ubuntu, but also to help promote Ubuntu.
What is the Global Jam?
The Ubuntu Global Jam is an online and in person event that takes
place all across the world. People get together with the interest of
making Ubuntu better, while having a good time socializing with other
people near you who have the same interest and passion about Ubuntu as
What can your LoCo do?
The Ubuntu Global Jam has many different events that for users to
participate in, just pick what you and your members like, and make it
happen. You can pick from one or more of the following events:
Bug Jam - During a bug jam users would work on finding, triaging and
Testing Jam - Lucid is due out the end of April and we need help
testing it out prior to its release.
Upgrade Jam - Upgrade systems that are currently running older
versions of Ubuntu and report your experience.
Documentation Jam - Write documentation about using Ubuntu, or joining
the Ubuntu community, or work on making the existing documentation
Translations Jam - Help to make Ubuntu available to everyone. Help
translate Ubuntu into your language.
Packaging Jam - Help out with improving packages in Ubuntu.
Other - If your team has some other aspect of helping out the Ubuntu
Community, feel free to participate in that for the Global Jam.
You can find out more information about the different types of Jams on
the Ubuntu Global Jams wiki page .
How do we run a Jam?
If you have never run a Global Jam event before, or if you have, but
would like some fresh ideas, we have three training sessions scheduled
between now and the Global Jam event. The training sessions will be
held by JorgeCastro and will be held in #ubuntu-locoteams on freenode.
The training sessions will take place on:
17 February 2010 at 18:00 UTC
26 February 2010 at 2100 UTC
10 March 2010 at 2100 UTC
All three training sessions will contain tips, tricks, pointers and
advice on how to run a Jam. You can also find out more information at
the Running An Event page  on the Ubuntu Wiki.
What is needed to run a Jam?
In order to effectively run a Jam, each event will need a place to
meet that has a decent internet connection, as well as some computers,
and an area that users can work in. Suggested places are Universities,
schools, and neighborhood centers.
Don't forget after you find a place to run your Jam and have decided
what your LoCo wants to do during the Jam, you need to get the word
out about your Jam! Blog about it, post it on Twitter and Identi.ca,
place it on the Ubuntu Global Jam Events page , send emails to your
LoCo's mailing lists, and anything else that you can think of. The
more people that participate, the more fun that you will have, and the
more help that can be provided to improve Ubuntu.
Need more help?
Read about what other LoCo's have done at their Global Jam events for
more thoughts and ideas  and if you are still in need of more help,
or have questions that aren't covered anywhere, feel free to contact
myself via email or on IRC, or attend one of the training sessions
Chris Johnston - cjohnston
chrisjohnston at ubuntu.com
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